Heathcliff House Discover Torquay in Devon
Heathcliff House Discover Torquay in Devon

What's on Guide

Here is just a small selection of some of the things happening on and around the English Riviera over the coming months. There is always something to see and do, these are just some of our favourites!

14th June, 25th June, 5th July, 13th July, 21st July, 29th July, 14th August, 20th August, 31st August, 9th September

20th September, 30th September, 13th October, 31st October


Horse Racing - Newton Abbot Race Course, Newton Abbot


Experience the excitement of an action-packed day at the races and make lasting memories at Newton Abbot Racecourse.

Tickets are available online now at www.newtonabbotracing.com priced at £19 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Tickets are available online until 17.00 the day before your selected fixture and will also be available at the gates on the day.

28th to 30th June


English Bridge Union Convention - Riviera International Centre, Torquay


If you are attending the annual convention we are located just 1/2 a mile from the Riviera Centre.

Heathcliff House English Bridge Union Annual Convention Torquay in Devon English Bridge Union Annual Convention

30th June


Jaguar and Classic Car Day - Torre Abbey, Torquay


Back for its third year The Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club of Devon brings it annual Classic Car Show to Torre Abbey. You can expect over 100 classic cars from all of your favourite marques, and as a special feature for this year’s show the club will also be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Jaguar Mark 2. This event is FREE entry



5th July to 30th August


Rum/Cocktail evenings aboard the Gloden Hind - Brixham Harbour, Brixham


Come and sample some of the world's finest rums.

Enjoy Mojitos, Cuba Libres, Pina Coladas and Mai Tais onboard.

Tickets £20 pp including four complimentary drinks.



6th July


Teignmouth Airshow - Teignmouth seafront


The flight schedule is as follows:

- RAF Typhoon, a twin-engine, multirole fighter
- RAF Spitfire, British single-seat fighter aircraft
- The Blades, Formation areo-acrobatic team 
- Yak 3, World War II Soviet fighter aircraft.
- Pitts Special, single light aerobatic biplane



7th July


Geopark Triathlon - Across the English Riviera


This event starts with a great sea swim in the warm waters of Goodrington Sands. Then it’s onto the bikes for a challenging loop around the Torbay area and finally a stunning out and back off-road coast run over towards Brixham.



24th July


Penguins and Prosecco - Living Coasts, Torquay


Join Living Coasts for their exclusive evening - Penguins & Prosecco!
Enjoy VIP access and a glass of prosecco on Penguin Beach where you will watch the playful penguins get fed.
Afterwards enjoy a presentation and prosecco in the Terrace Cafe where you can take in the spectacular views of Torbay.

18:30-20:30 (approx)


26th July


Wuthering Heights - Outdoor Theatre at Greenway House, Brixham


Join Heartbreak Productions for this iconic tale of a timeless love affair between two restless souls as wild and untamed as the bleak Yorkshire moors.

Step into the desolate realm of Wuthering Heights, home to the Earnshaw family and the mysterious orphan, Heathcliff. While under the care of the wealthy Mr Earnshaw, Heathcliff’s relationship with the gentleman’s daughter, Catherine, blossoms into an unruly and passionate romance.


27th July


Marldon Apple Pie Fair - Marldon, Paignton


The Marldon Apple Pie Fair has been going since 1888 in memory of local farmer, George Hill, who would use his windfall apples to bake an enormous apple pie for the village. Nowadays, locals and visitors alike join in the celebrations. Events throughout the afternoon include local arts, crafts and food stands, falconry displays, games and even a novelty dog show!



27th July to 4th August


Torbay Carnival Week (Paignton Festival)


You may be surprised to know that Torbay Carnival has been running for over 100 years.
It was originally held on one night - procession night - but over the years it has grown and now runs over nine days of free entertainment for all the family.  They do all this to help raise money for local charities and organisations.



28th July


Classic Motorcycles at Cockington Court - Cockington Court, Cockington


The VMCC Dartmoor (The Vintage Motorcycle Club) will be displaying an array of vintage and classic motorcycles on the front lawn and in the Sea Change Craft Studios area at Cockington Court.
VMCC Dartmoor is a small group of enthusiasts who ride and preserve classic motor cycles.



28th July


Riviera Classic Car Show - Paignton Green, Paignton


Organised by Torbay Old Wheels Club since 1994 as part of the Paignton Festival and Torbay Carnival. Raises funds for local charities. One of the most popular and best supported shows in the region, making the most of its unique and beautiful location. Hundreds of vehicles through the ages with a sprinkling of the exotic and quirky. Stage entertainment, food, licensed bar all on site. Alongside are the beach, the pier, a large funfair and the free GeoPlay Park. Spectator entry on the day by voluntary contribution £2.50 for adults

28th July


Gilbert and Sullivan summer soiree- Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear


You're invited to step back in time to enjoy the decadence of a 1920s summer house party and an evening of Gilbert and Sullivan classics.

Booking essential

What better way to enjoy a summers evening than a 1920s cocktail party with performances of Gilbert and Sullivan at Coleton Fishacre. Sips cocktails from the Savoy Cocktail Book and enjoy delicious canapés in the opulent art deco house.

18:30 - 21:00

2nd to 4th August


Torbay Steam Fair - Dartmouth Road, Churston Ferrers, Brixham


Torbay Steam Fair is now one of the biggest events on the English Riviera events calendar and attracts visitors from far and wide.
Situated just outside Brixham
 on the main A3022, this 3 day event is a must


5th and 7th August


Cockington Summer Fayre - Cockington Court, Torquay


 The famous Cockington Fayre.  Come and join in a traditional old English village summer fair in beautiful Cockington.  'A Great Day Out' in the grounds of the historical Cockington Court.



16th to 26th August


Open Air CinemaFestival - Torre Abbey, Torquay


Returning for a third consecutive year our hugely popular Open Air Cinema Festival. Tickets on sale soon. 




23rd August


Gangsta Granny - Outdoor Theatre at Greenway House, Brixham


Heartbreak Productions invites you to share in this exciting escapade, a David Walliams’ best seller adapted for the outdoor stage. They promise an evening of fun and interaction delivered in the inimitable Heartbreak style.


24th to 26th August


Torbay royal Regatta - out in the Bay


Three great days of racing for IRC and Cruiser Classes, Sportsboats, PY Dinghies and Junior Classes with racing taking place on the fine sailing waters of Torbay on the English Riviera.


25th August


Cowes-Torquay-Cowes Classic Offshore Powerboat Race - Cowes & Torquay


Arriving from 1030 hrs and restart 1400 hrs

The 200-mile classic has long been recognised as one of powerboating’s toughest challenges, and comparisons have been made with motorsport events such as Le Mans and the Indy 500.

Around 20 boats are expected to be in the line-up and if the conditions are calm, the winner could complete the course in under three hours.


Devon Open Studios

Saturday 7th - Sunday 22nd September 2019


Devon Open Studios is a unique opportunity to meet artists in their studios in some of the most beautiful, unexplored parts of Devon. In addition to being able to buy art direct from the creator, many demonstrate, give talks or give you a chance to have a go.


A cornucopia of art is on offer across Devon when over 200 resident artists and crafts people open their studios to show and sell their individual artworks to the public each September. The diversity of studios is remarkable; as here you can explore venues ranging from potter’s studios in meadows to medieval barns, sinuous sculpture gardens or garrets by the sea. These hidden havens reveal fascinating work in every medium that allows the opportunity to purchase affordable art, directly from the artist, and without gallery commission.


Venture out on self-guided art tours using the free full colour event guide or just by spontaneously following the yellow arrows scattered about the countryside. Meet the artists, participate in workshops and events, or simply create your own journey of discovery in this most spectacular landscape.

12th to 15th September


International Agatha Christie Festival - Torquay


Agatha Christie purists and literary fans rejoice, its that time of year again!

Agatha Christie is Torquay's most well-known resident and the best selling author of all time. Each year we have a number of events on and around her birthday, which falls on 15 September. Agatha and literary fans rejoice and find the right event for you to get involved with!


12th October


Supercars by the sea - Torquay Marine, Torquay


The worlds most famous and luxurious brands on show at torquay Marina

FREE admission. Cars displayed from 10:00-16:00

Susnet drive from 16:00-17:00. Passenger ride experiences available for £10.00



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