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:-
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 International Dance Festival 2017
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.
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 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.
TORBAY HALF MARATHON 2017
June 25th 2017 will see the 26th 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.
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.
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.
2nd August 2017
The famous Cockington Fayre. Come and join in a traditional old English village summer fair in beautiful Cockington. ‘A Great Family Day Out’ in the grounds of the historical Cockington Court.
Torbay Royal Regatta 2017
The Torbay Royal Regatta runs from Saturday 19th to Tuesday 22nd August followed by the Torbay Royal Regatta Anniversary Challenge Cup Pursuit races on Wednesday 23rd.
It promises to be another great occasion with a Laser Traveller event already signed up as part of the Dinghy fleet
Help us to build on the success of the last two years by making a note in your diary now and spreading the word amongst your friends in other clubs and classes.
Funfair August 23rd – 28th:
Arrival of Rowlands Funfair to Torre Abbey Meadows
Pub and Club Rowing August 24th:
Pub and Club Rowing Regatta Races at 3.00pm., from the Harbourside.Come and see the crews in action.
Sailing August 20th – 23rd:
Racing will take place over four days for all yachts, sports boats, dinghy and junior classes between Saturday 20th to Tuesday 23rd August.
Torbay Regatta 10k 6.00pm.
Fireworks 9.30pm at Corbyn Head.
Water Ski Display 7.00pm.
Best vantage points: Princess Pier and seafront.
Sailing Race 10.30am.
Royal Regatta Anniversary Challenge Cup Pursuit Race for all classes on Wednesday 26th August.
To see a full list of Regatta events visit the Torbay Royal Regatta website.