May
27
Sat
Brixfest – Brixham Festival 2017 @ Brixham Harbour
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
Geopark Festival @ Torquay & Various location on the English Riviera
May 27 – Jun 4 all-day
Geopark Festival @ Torquay & Various location on the English Riviera | Torquay | England | United Kingdom

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
Ukulele Festival – On The Beach @ Festival Marquee
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Babbacombe Ukulele Festival – 4th Year

Join us for a full day’s entertainment in and around the Music Marquee. 

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Live Music all day down on Oddicombe Beach from a host of Great Ukulele bands – Free to enjoy.

At the time of posting this event we have fifteen visiting Ukulele clubs performing during the course of the day. each performing in 30 minute sessions. Solo artists will also fill in between bands. Join us and enjoy a singalong,

We have local service providers like Babbacombe Cliff Railway and 3 Degrees Cafe supporting us in making your day an enjoyable experience.

Organising Club:-    www.babbacombeukulele.co.uk

  • * The Festival is sponsored by Babbacombe Cliff Railway.

 

Jun
4
Sun
English Riviera Dance Festival @ Torquay Leisure Hotels Ltd
Jun 4 – Jun 9 all-day

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A week of non stop dancing open to everyone with an interest in dance organised & presented by James & Claire Taplin with operational support from festival originators Philip Wylie and Pam Peters.

The English Riviera International Dance Festival is a glittering annual dance extravaganza is open to everyone with an interest in dancing. So whether you want to join in with the social and leisure dancing, learn and improve your dancing prowess, watch champions in cabaret, or enter the competitions, don’t miss out on this spectacular event. – See more at: http://dance.tlh.co.uk

*Social and Competitive dance programmes.
*Masterclasses and supervised practice sessions with top coaches.
*Learn & Improve workshops for social & competitive dancers.
*Gala dinner with Champions in Cabaret on Thursday evening at the Riviera International Centre.
*5 days of competitions for competitors.
*Cabaret by UK Professional 10 Dance Champions Richard Still & Morgan Hemphil.
*2 beautiful ballrooms.
*Social dancing each evening.

 

 

Jun
9
Fri
Lemonfest
Jun 9 – Jun 10 all-day
Lemonfest

Lemonfest

South Devons favourite festival returns – and this time across two days!

Lemonfest is a two-day festival which takes place on 9th-10th June, at Newton Abbot Racecourse in the beautiful area of South Devon.

Camping Tickets are available for the Friday & Saturday nights; where we have a small but perfectly formed Silent Disco to keep everyone entertained. Oh, and a late night bar – of course.

Doors open for everyone at 6pm on Friday 9th June, and close for General Admission ticket holders at 11.55pm on Saturday night – with no re-entry past 7pm – however those with Camping Tickets can stay until midday on Sunday.

This Newton Abbot festival – taking place for the 7th year running – hosts an array of top local, national, and international DJs and bands across its six diverse stages of music.

Tickets from £22. Please visit website for full ticketing details.

Jun
16
Fri
Occombe Beer Festival @ Occombe Farm
Jun 16 – Jun 17 all-day

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Occombe Beer Festival is back from the 16-17 June 2017 with beer and cider tasting, live music and a feast of food – Torbay’s only festival on a working farm.

The full foot-stomping line-up includes Duke Johnson and the Scorchers, Mammoth, O’Marleys and Alex Dobson, Chris Thomas, the Travelling Blueberries, 3BF, Harbour, NUMB, Joker and Foo Fighters Tribute band – Something from Nothing (with one more yet to be announced).

With 100% of festival profits going to Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust, to protect the places we love – Berry Head, Anstey’s Cove, Occombe Farm and Cockington – this festival offers good times that do good. Plenty of reasons to SAVE THE DATE, grab your pals, buy tickets (April 2017) and head down to the farm.

100% of the profits from the Occombe Beer Festival go to local conservation charity Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust. Conservation is at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to protect and care for over 1700 acres of Torbay coast and countryside, so that it can be enjoyed by you now and future generations. We look after some of the most important natural places in the Bay, including Berry Head National Nature Reserve, Cockington Country Park, Occombe Farm and a whole host of magical woodland and stunning cliff and coastal walks. As a charity, we rely on the generosity and support of the local community to continue our work and by enjoying the Occombe Beer Festival, you are doing good. Thank you!

 

 

Jun
21
Wed
Babbacombe Rotary Fayre 2017 @ Babbacombe Downs
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Babbacombe Rotary Fayre 2017 @ Babbacombe Downs | Torquay | United Kingdom

BABBACOMBE ROTARY FAYRE

21st June 2017

Babbacombe Fayre is a long standing tradition for this Rotary club, we really enjoy bringing together the local community of all ages.

There are stalls of many kinds raising awareness and money for local causes and charities.

Children from the area take part in the tug-of-war and, throughout the day choirs from secondary and primary pupils.
A great day for all ages, we look forward to seeing you there.

Babbacombe Downs comes alive with this wonderful community and charity based event.
A wide variety of stalls, activities, music, fun & games, in fact, one of the best family events in the bay, with plenty to interest adults and children alike.

Jul
1
Sat
Lets Rock Exeter 2017 @ Powderham Castle
Jul 1 all-day

Lets Rock Exeter 2017 ~ POWDERHAM CASTLE

slide_1-950x316-1We are delighted to announce that Let’s Rock Exeter! will return to the magnificent Powderham Castle on Saturday 1st July 2017. With a fabulous line-up of artists to bring you the very best of the 80s, and an action packed day of general 80s madness, there is plenty to do for everyone at this Family Friendly Festival!

Let’s Rock! has been leading the way for quality, family-friendly 80s music festivals since 2009. Don’t miss out on this chance for a retro blast with the very best of the 80s!

 

Jul
22
Sat
Paignton Festival @ Paignton Green & Other Locations
Jul 22 – Jul 30 all-day
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Paignton Festival

Paignton Festival is a very good event that takes places every year during the summer months of July and August. There is an amazing atmosphere and fun for all the family, from clowns to live music there is something for everyone and I am excited to be bringing this to you.

With the name of the event changing for the year of 2017 we hope to bring you a lot more fun and entertainment while keeping the same ethos we’ve had for over 100 years. Since the first event in 1909 we have been run by a small, dedicated team of volunteers and committee members and solely from donations from our main sponsors Anderton & Rowlands Fun Fair and Babbacombe Inn, also from local businesses and traders, as well as from members of the local public.

As the years go on, Paignton Festival is proud to be one of, if not the best events put on in the south west, and with no entry fee, we feel that we have the edge over some of our main competitors.

Despite the new name of Paignton Festival, Torbay Carnival is not gone for good, as the procession night will up keep that name.
The structure of the event will remain the same, with the party on the green taking place on the opening night, the procession taking place on the Wednesday and Dubs on the Beach taking place on the last Sunday.

Sep
1
Fri
Lockdown Festival @ Powderham Castle
Sep 1 – Sep 3 all-day

Lockdown Festival at POWDERHAM CASTLE

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We are delighted to confirm that LOCKDOWN, the South‐West’s biggest dance music
festival, will return to the magnificent Powderham Castle, Exeter on the weekend of
the 1st to the 3rd of September 2017.

Acts already confirmed:
DIZZEE RASCAL, WILEY, WILKINSON DJ, SIGMA DJ, GORGON CITY DJ, BASEMENT JAXX DJ
SET, AJ TRACEY, BECKY HILL, SASASAS, TQD, JAX JONES, SAM WHITMORE, J.MASSISION,
SAM DEVINE, METRIX, MY NU LENG, CONGO NATTY + MANY MORE

Many more LIVE acts and DJ’s to be announced. Huge headline act for Saturday night main stage TBA.
LOCKDOWN will be spread across four stages over the 3 days, and will feature well‐known
brands such UKF, Hospitality, Playaz, Hatcha & Friends and Garage Nation stages, with more TBA.

Camping will be available on site from Friday 1st ‐ Monday 4h September, with free hot
showers in the camping area.

For further details and to book tickets, visit www.lockdownfestival.com