Local news and events in South Devon

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of South Devon while you’re on your holiday.

Beyond its stunning coastlines and charming towns, the region comes alive with a calendar packed with local events, especially during the summer months. 

From the Brixham Pirate Festival in May to the Torbay Regatta over the August Bank Holiday, there's something for everyone.  Explore your interests and discover the local events in South Devon happening this year.

Upcoming events in 2024


4th - 6th May, Brixham Pirate Festival
Arr me hearties! The annual Brixham Pirate Festival takes place over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend, is a swashbuckling mix of seaside shenanigans and pirate-themed fun for all the family.

4th-19th May, English Riviera Walking Festival
The English Riviera Walking Festival offers over 20 coastal walks led by experienced guides, who will take you on a unique journey along one of England's most scenic coastlines.

16th - 18th May, Devon County Show
What was once a show about farming for farmers has become a show about everything that happens in the Devon countryside, for everyone.

1st-2nd June, The English Riviera Airshow
Held in Paignton the airshow is a spectacular event. RAF Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon and Battle of Britain Memorial flight display teams are all confirmed for 2024.

29th June, Let's Rock
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!

13-14th July, Electric Bay Festival
DJ EZ, Example, Hybrid Minds, Joel Corry, Kurupt FM, Songer, Sub Focus, Wilkinson, Bou and A Little Sound are set to take to the stage during this two-day affair, with a whole host of guests to boot with the stunning coastline as the festival backdrop.

22nd-25th August, Gone Wild Festival
dance, explore and adventure through a variety of different exciting activities for all the family! In partnership with Nature Valley, the Gone Wild Festival aims to bring the ultimate family experience to you!

24th-31st August, Dartmouth Regatta
With ?rowing events, sailing regattas, tennis tournaments, running events and much more?. ?The town is transformed with market stalls and a funfair providing great family fun and entertainment.

6th - 8th September, Torbay Pride
Torbay Pride 2024 returns to Torquay for a weekend of inclusive family fun. Everyone is welcome!

7th - 15th September, Agatha Christie Festival
Celebrate Agatha Christie in the place of her birth on the English Riviera. Step into the area’s outstanding literary and geological heritage. 

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