South Devon Attractions, Things to do in South Devon, Whats on South Devon, South Devon Events | Palace Hotel Torquay
South Devon Attractions, Things to do in South Devon, Whats on South Devon, South Devon Events | Palace Hotel Torquay

South Devon Events 2017

Please see below a list of some of the popular South Devon events - there's sure to be something for everyone to enjoy!



Steam & diesel trains; regular passenger trains; occasional goods trains; heritage vehicles; vintage buses; vintage car & motorbike display and an Easter Egg Hunt for younger visitors.

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PLYMOUTH FLAVOUR FESTIVAL:  Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June

The largest food & drink festival in the South West, with over 120 traders lining the city centre's streets with produce ranging from local, homemade delicacies to international favourites.  This free event is located on the Piazza on Armada Way.

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THE TORBAY AIRSHOW:  Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th June

The Airshow returns for a second time in 2017.  This free family event includes two full afternoons of flying, an extensive ground display and a host of attractions on Paignton Green.

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TORBAY ROYAL REGATTA:  Friday 18th to Wednesday 23rd August

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FISHSTOCK:  Saturday 9th September

Fishstock, the English Riviera’s renowned one-day urban music & seafood festival, takes place at the new Fish Quay on Brixham’s picturesque harbour, with the seafood show running all day and the music show continuing throughout the evening.

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THE INTERNATIONAL AGATHA CHRISTIE FESTIVAL:  Wednesday 13th to Sunday 17th September

Each September, the English Riviera transforms itself into the murder mystery capital of the country, with ladies and gents in their period finery immersing themselves in tea parties, theatre, dinners on steam trains and vintage bus tours. Why? For the annual, award-winning International Agatha Christie Festival in honour of the Queen of Crime, who was born in Torquay on 15th September 1890.

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DARTMOUTH FOOD FESTIVAL:  Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October

A tempting mix of delicious regional food and drink, chef demonstrations, workshops, lively food debates and fun for all the family. Set in the beautiful estuary town of Dartmouth in the South Hams, this 3-day event is a foodie’s heaven, celebrating the very best food, drink and culinary skills from the South West.

Entry to the festival is free with a charge for some events.

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