Apr
7
Fri
Grinagog Festival Torquay @ Torre Abbey + Various Locations
Apr 7 – Apr 9 all-day

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Grinagog Festival Torquay 2017

A WEEKEND OF MUDLESS MISCHIEF BY THE SEA!

Over 200 acts across Torquay from the people behind the music at Glastonbury’s Shangri-La.

From award-winning festival producers Continental Drifts, the musical heart and soul behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-la, Bestival’s Caravanserai, Boomtown’s Ballroom Stage and Wilderness’ Carousel, comes a brand new addition to the Spring Festival calendar. For the first time, a world-class music festival will descend on the beautiful seaside town of Torquay for a weekend of escapism and adventure to transform even the most jaded festival goer into a tropical, grinning party monster!

A myriad of musical genres will be represented across 15 stages, ranging from the beautiful historical 12th century Torre Abbey to bustling harbourside nightclubs and rock venues with over 200 live bands, solo artists, and DJs. All this alongside street performers, art installations, talks and workshops, award-winning food, outdoor pursuits and much more. With a “No Mud Guarantee,” palm trees aplenty and adventures big and small; get ready to escape the humdrum with Grinagog in Torquay against the backdrop of the stunning English Riviera.

Torquay is part of the Geo Park-status English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay, and is formed by other towns of Paignton and Brixham. A popular seaside tourist destination for well over a century, Torquay has well-established travel links with the rest of the country.

*** Music ~ Arts & Culture ~ Families & Teens ***

Apr
28
Fri
BMAD Bike & Music Festival @ Paignton
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day

BMAD BIKE & MUSIC FESTIVAL

28th  – 30th April  2017

It started in 2002 with an idea by the founders of Bikers Make A Difference – BMAD, Kelvin and Jane Halloran. That idea was to have a social gathering of bikers on Paignton Seafront in Devon. He wanted to raise money for charity and have a good time as well. Which is exactly what has happened.

Paignton Bike Night finally saw its birth in 2003 and has gone on to become the longest running largest regular social gathering of bikers in the South West of England.

Each year on Paignton Seafront we regularly have a mile of bikes parked side by side every Wednesday evening from the beginning of June to the end of Sept.

Due to the success of Paignton Bike Nights we now organise a Bike Festival weekend called Paignton Bike Festival which is held on Paignton Seafront in Devon.

Featured bands listed below:-

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Apr
29
Sat
Brixham Pirate Festival 2017 @ Brixham Harbourside
Apr 29 – May 1 all-day

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Brixham Pirates Festival 2017

http://brixhampirates.com/#the-festival

There will be LOTS of pirates, military and period re-enactors here with guns to make plenty of noise! We will make sure there is plenty of music too with shanties and pirate rock to keep ye hoppin’. Buskers, jugglers and other entertainers will perform around the streets and harbour of Brixham. There will be other shows, reenactments and events around the town through the weekend.

The festival takes place throughout the town with main stage right next to the Golden Hind boat in the inner harbour. The family stage will be in the Central Car park area by the bus stop.

slider_jonty_1We aim to make the festival suitable for everyone and all ages. There will be events for the kids to watch and take part in like  shows and street acts. Historical reenactments and plays during the day. Fancy dress competition for young children. Music to suit all tastes and more music in the (pirate filled) pubs in the evening. There will be GUNS & MUSIC so it might be LOUD!

Please dress up if you can, whatever you can manage will be fine even if it is just an eye-patch! There will be LOTS of pirates in costume right through the weekend so you will fit right in. We stay in costume in the evening too.

 

 

The Super Weekend Torquay @ The Super Weekend
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day

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The Super Weekend ~ Torquay

‘The Super Weekend’ – now in it’s fourth year – returns to Torquay April 29th-30th (May Bank Holiday)

Be prepared to see some spectacular Supercars on display this year on Torre Abbey Meadows from Luxury Brands and Supercar Owners alike.

The weekend presents a unique opportunity to view the latest from Luxury brands such as Princess Yachts, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Landrover, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Hydropool, and many more.

2017 also offers the chance to actually go out for a Dream ride in a large choice of Supercars with the Sporting Bears Club, who will be onsite raising money for ‘Little Troopers’ this year.

In addition Aqua Adrenaline joins The Super Weekend again this year with Powerboat Racing, Waterski Racing, Flyboarding Demos and offering exhilarating Rib Rides for Visitors. If that isn’t enough they’ve joined forces with Bmad Paignton Beach Bike Festival – now one of the biggest Motorcycle Festivals in the UK – to present an unforgettable action packed weekend for Torbay.

Tickets for the Supercar aspect are available from www.thesuperweekend.co.uk ‘
Event Times are 10-5pm Saturday & Sunday
A Celebration of All Things Super !

 

 

May
12
Fri
Dart Music Festival @ Dart Music Festival
May 12 – May 14 all-day

Dart Music Festival ~ Dartmouth

In 2017, May 12, 13, & 14 ~ We Celebrate 20 Years

dart-music-festival-2016The Dart Music Festival was started nearly 20 years ago by Rob and Di Lyon of Dartmouth (now Mayor of Dartmouth). It is an annual music event over three days, which was thought of initially to help improve the length of the tourist season for the small riverside town of Dartmouth and its tourism based businesses.

We have over 100 acts performing in over 20 closely sited town venues. These include churches, arts centre, restaurants and hotels. Our main area (centred around wonderful gardens and bandstand) is next to the river’s edge, surrounded with cafes and bars. There are many open air street-based performances making for a constant buzz of enjoyment over all three days. Many of the musicians, both amateur and professional, are from the West Country but we strive to be inclusive and attract national and international acts.

We are a not-for-profit organisation and have formed a ‘Dart Music Foundation’ whereby young hopefuls can apply for grants to help with music lessons, equipment and other associated costs relating to their musical progression.

May
21
Sun
Totnes Canoe Festival @ Totnes
May 21 all-day
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TOTNES CANOE FESTIVAL

21st May 2017

A great day of excitement and fun for everyone.
2016 marks the sixth year of our popular community event. A summer day to enjoy on and off the river with an amazing atmosphere.
Admission to the Festival is free!

Come and support sponsored crews of 10 paddle Longbow canoes race in full view of enthusiastic crowds 2000 strong lining Longmarsh, natural parkland on the bank of the River Dart.
Relax and enjoy a family picnic, side-shows, entertainments, explore a variety of charity and refreshment stalls

May
27
Sat
Brixfest – Brixham Festival 2017 @ Harbourside Brixham
May 27 – May 31 all-day

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Brixfest 2017 – Multi Award Winning Event

Welcome to BrixFest 2017 – the award-winning annual family festival in Brixham, Torbay (Devon), celebrating the beautiful town and it’s heritage.

BrixFest is a festival celebrating Brixham’s fascinating maritime heritage and vibrant present day culture. Historic fishing trawlers, seafood, live music and fireworks will be combined to celebrate the best of Brixham past and present.

The Heritage Trawler Regatta is a festival highlight. Local chefs will give seafood cooking demonstrations and locally produced beers and ciders will be available. There will also be demonstrations of traditional fishing-related skills including crab and lobster pot weaving, knot tying and rope making.

 

Fireworks,  children’s day,  live music,  cooking demonstrations,  heritage craft exhibitions,  crabbing competitions,  vintage car rally
Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta @ Brixham Yacht Club
May 27 – May 28 all-day
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Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta

27th – 28th May 2017

The Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta has its roots in the Sailing Trawler races that have been held in Torbay since the early 1800’s. In 1914, King George V presented the Perpetual Challenge Cup also popularly known as the ‘King George V Cup’ or the ‘Kings Cup’, to be raced for by Brixham registered sailing trawlers over 40 tons. This was competed for annually from 1919 until 1939 when the war ended racing and sailing trawlers were rapidly being retired. Racing did not resume after the War, but the Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta was revived by enthusiasts in 1997.

The dates for the 2017 Heritage Sailing Regatta are Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May. Consequently, Regatta arrivals can be on the Friday or Saturday with the Fish Supper, Festivities and Fireworks on the Saturday evening and the Skippers Briefing, Regatta, Prize Giving, Raffle and possibly Live Music on the Sunday. It also leaves the Bank Holiday Monday free for crews to sail home. It will be a very similar proven format to 2016.

Geopark Festival @ Torquay & Various location on the English Riviera
May 27 – Jun 4 all-day
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Geopark Festival

27th May – 4th June 2017

Celebrate The English Riviera UNESCO-recognised Global Geopark at this years Geopark Festival . A wide range of events will be available to visitors and residents at a number of locations across the bay.
There’s a range of events all week that can help you enjoy, explore and experience all of the different aspects of the Geopark.

A landscape untouched by glaciation, revealing stories unseen elsewhere in the world. Stories of tropical seas and scorching deserts, raised beaches and drowned forests, hippopotami and mammoth, straight-tusked elephant and sabre-toothed tiger, cave bear and earliest man…

Jun
3
Sat
Torbay Air Show @ Paignton
Jun 3 – Jun 4 all-day
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TORBAY AIR SHOW

3rd & 4th June 2017

The inaugural Torbay Airshow in 2016 was a huge success and the Bay’s unique curvature lends itself to high quality aviation aerobatics, with both hi-tech aircraft and vintage war birds taking to the skies.

Some of the best military and civilian airshow performers will soar through the skies over Torbay

We are delighted to say, that some of the best military and civilian airshow performers will soar through the skies once again over Torbay on 3rd and 4th June 2017.

Entry to the airshow is FREE with the best viewing area at Paignton Green, where there are a number of options for you and your family to upgrade your visit for a truly memorable weekend.