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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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!