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.
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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:-
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 !
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…
English Riviera Dance Festival
This annual event is organised & presented by Claire and James Taplin and Holiday & Dance with support from festival originator Philip Wylie. This is the perfect dance break for social, leisure and competitive dancers.
• Great music for dancing and listening
• Watching World Class Dancers in Cabaret
• Learn & Improve dance sessions in a fun and friendly atmosphere
• Complimentary Master classes
• General dancing & social teach-ins
• Evening Social Dancing and Gala Dance Evenings
Dancing takes place in the Warwick and Richmond Ballrooms at the Victoria Hotel during the daytime and evening, with Master classes, Practice sessions, Social Dancing and Learn and Improve sessions.
English Riviera Open Bowls Tournament 2017 ~ Torquay
The English Riviera welcomes all bowlers to participate in this friendly but competitive tournament.
Over the years bowlers from all parts of the U.K. as well as from Holland, South Africa and Australia have participated.
We endeavour to provide good facilities and bowling conditions at our three host clubs, Kings, Torquay and Victoria B.C.’s which are all located on the main Torquay sea front and within easy walking distance. We particularly thank those who have regularly supported us over the years, trust they will continue to do so and hopefully introduce new faces.
The tournament runs over an eight day period from Sunday to Sunday and will always be in the week which includes the third Monday in June.
Events programmed for 2017:- 18th to 25th June.
(new competition with enhanced prize money, open to all)
Men’s and Ladies Pairs – There will also be a limited entry “Consolation Men’s Pairs” for early round losers.
Men’s Triples and Mixed Pairs.
Each competition is played through to a conclusion so there is no “finals day”.
BABBACOMBE ROTARY FAYRE
21st June 2017
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.
TORBAY HALF MARATHON 2017
June 25th 2017 will see the 25th running of this very popular seaside event; with demand for places steadily growing, early entry to this event is advised, as we may well be full before race day.
The Torbay Half Marathon route is a traffic free two lap route which starts and finishes on Paignton seafront, taken in the stunning coastal views across Torbay. Starting with one lap of Paignton Green before heading towards Torquay, where the course will pass the historic Torre Abbey and by the Princess Gardens where you will start the return back to Paignton. See Course Map
£450 to first Male & Female finisher, is part of the extensive prize list worth over £3,000 and includes prizes for all age categories from age 17 to 65+ years,there is also an award for the best Fun Costume! All finishers will receive a Goody bag, Souvenir technical T-shirt, and Commemorative medal.
Rowlands Fun Fair & Amusements
The ever popular Rowlands Fun Fair returns to Torre Abbey Meadows once again in August 2017.
(Exact arrival and departure dates are provisional.)
There will be something to interest everyone, with rides and sideshow games for all the family.
Open from 2pm daily.
Seven generations of travelling showmen have made Rowlands Fun Fair and Amusements the family business that it is today.
Like those family members who came before him, David Rowland, current business manager and son of the late Albert Rowland of J Rowland and Sons, has a reputation for delivering the very best in fun fairs and amusements.
That reputation is thanks to the wealth of knowledge and experience accumulated over decades in the business.
There is a lot of history to this family firm.
Family members have served in both World Wars and throughout the lifetime of this great company the skills and expertise required to run a fun fair of the highest quality has been passed down from generation to generation.
Over the years we have worked with many local and national organisations which have benefitted from a reliable, professional service using equipment of the highest quality that offers the ultimate fun fair experience.