Hers is a handy list of all the current events happening in Torquay for 2018, remember we have various deals and offers on throughout the year, be sure to visit our special weekend breaks for great hotel special offers to combine with any of these events. For those not planning to stay just for the weekend, check out our even further discounted last minute offers and hotel deals for Torquay.


BMAD Motorbike Festival                                             4th-6th                                                    Paignton Seafront

Visit or Artania Cruise Ship                                           4th                                                           Torquay

OCR Powerboat Racing                                                  4th-7th                                                    off Torquay harbour

Aqua Adrenaline – Powerboat Racing                      5th-6th                                                    off Torquay harbour

Brixham Pirate Festival                                                  5th-7th                                                    Brixham

Cliff Railway Day                                                               12th                                                         Babbacombe Cliff Railway

West of England Amateur Rowing 8K                       12th                                                         Thatcher Rock – Torquay

Visit of MS Hamburg Cruise Ship                                                17th                                                        Torquay

Prosecco Festival                                                              18th-19th                                                RICC – Torquay

Race for Life 5K                                                                 20th                                                         Torbay Velopark – Paignton

Wild About Cockington Walk                                       20th                                                         Cockington Country Park

Wedding Showcase                                                         20th                                                         Imperial Hotel – Torquay

Sculpture Trail                                                                    25th– 9th Sept                                      Cockington

Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta                               26th-27th                                                Brixham Harbour

Enchanted Woodland Day                                            26th                                                         Greenway House

Brixfest                                                                                26th-30th                                               Brixham

Paignton Open of Double Handed Dinghies           26th-27th                                               off Paignton harbour

Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta                               26th-27th                                               Brixham

Wildlife Tracker Quest                                                   26th – 1st June                                    Occombe Farm – Paignton

Dinosaur Birthday Half Term Celebration               26th– 3rd June                                      Dinosaur World – Torquay

UNESCO English Riviera Global Geopark Festival 26th -3rd June                                      Various

Half Term Teddy Bear Picnic                                        26th-3rd June                                       Bygones – Torquay

Wild About Cockington Exhibition                             26th– 3rd June                                      Cockington Visitor Centre

Meet Our Animals                                                            28th                                                         Occombe Farm – Paignton

Rockpool Ramble                                                             29th                                                         The Seashore Centre – Goodrington

Tea with Tigers                                                                  30th                                                         Paignton Zoo

Wild Wednesday                                                             30th                                                         Coleton Fishacre

Farm to Fork Day                                                              31st                                                         Occombe Farm – Paignton


Meet Our Animals                                                            1st                                                           Occombe Farm – Paignton

Torbay Air Show                                                               2nd-3rd                                                    Paignton Green

English Riviera International Dance Festival          3rd-7th                                                    TLH and Riviera Centre – Torquay

Back in Time to D-Day                                                    6th                                                           Greenway House

BMAD Bike Nights                                                            6th – 26th Sept Weds                        Paignton Green

Ukulele Festival                                                                9th-10th                                                  Babbacombe Cliff Railway – Torquay

Occombe Festival                                                             15th-16th                                                Occombe Farm – Paignton

SB20 National Championship – keelboats              15th-18th                                                Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay

Belle Voci Concert                                                           15th                                                         Torre Abbey – Torquay

Brixham Trawler Race                                                    16th                                                         Brixham Harbour

English Riviera Open Bowls Tournament                17th-24th                                                Torquay

Outdoor Theatre:  Pride and Prejudice                   17th                                                         Greenway House

Triangle Race                                                                     17th start – 29th finish                      Tor Bay

Babbacombe Rotary Fayre                                           20th                                                        Babbacombe Downs

Murder, Mystery Night                                                  23rd                                                         Imperial Hotel – Torquay

RYA National Sailboat League – keelboats             23rd-24th                                                Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay

Torbay Half Marathon                                                    24th                                                        Paignton Green

Wedding Showcase                                                         24th                                                         Imperial Hotel – Torquay

Classic Motorcycles Event                                            24th                                                        Cockington Court

BLDSA Championships-Long Distance Swimming 30th                                                        starts Meadfoot Beach – Torquay

BYC Larks Open Championships                                 30th-1st July                                         Brixham

Dragon Edinburgh Cup – keelboats                          30th–7th July                                        Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay


Torbay Armed Forces Day                                             1st                                                           Queens Park, Paignton

UDO Dance Championships                                         1st                                                           Torbay Leisure Centre – Paignton

Summer Ghost Tour                                                        4th– 31st Aug                                        Kents Cavern – Torquay

Brixham Hap’nin                                                               6th-7th                                                    St Mary’s Park – Brixham

RTYC Offshore Week                                                      6th-14th                                                  Torquay

The Rowcroft Sleep Walk                                              7th                                                           Torbay Leisure Centre – Paignton

Geopark Triathlon                                                            8th                                                           Goodrington Beach – Paignton

KingsBeer Festival                                                            13th-15th                                               Kingswear Steam Train Station

Torbay Mods on the Green                                          14th                                                         Paignton Green

29er Grand Prix – youth dinghies                                14th-15th                                               Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay

Brixham Dinghy Regatta                                                14th-15th                                               Brixham

Brixham Dinghy Regatta                                                14th                                                         Brixham

40th Pedal Car Grand Prix                                              15th                                                        Torre Abbey Meadows – Torquay

Gerry Cottle’s Circus                                                       16th-29th                                                Torre Abbey Meadows – Torquay

Albacore National Championship – dinghies         17th-29th                                                Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay

Visit of Astor Cruise Ship                                               19th                                                         Torquay

The Big Butterfly Count                                                 20th– 2nd Aug                                       Greenway House

Jazz Party                                                                            21st                                                         Coleton Fishacre

Super Summer Trail                                                         21st-2nd Sept                                       Bygones – Torquay

Pirate Thursdays                                                              26th -30th Aug                                     Brixham Harbour

Kents Cavern Ghost Tours                                            Weds, Thurs, Fri until end Aug    Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves

Paignton Festival                                                              21st-31st                                                Paignton Seafront

Wedding Showcase                                                         22nd                                                        Imperial Hotel – Torquay

Visit of Amadea Cruise Ship                                         22nd                                                        Torquay

Riviera Classic Car Show                                                22nd                                                        Paignton Green

Wild Wednesday                                                             25th                                                         Coleton Fishacre

Paignton Carnival Procession                                      26th                                                        from Paignton Green

Outdoor Theatre:  The Merchant of Venice           27th                                                         Cockington Court

Brixhan Yacht Racing Regatta                                      27th– 29th                                              Brixham

Paignton Harbour Festival Day                                    28th                                                        Paignton Harbour

Marldon Apple Pie Fair                                                   28th                                                        Marldon Village

Sailing Regatta                                                                  28th-29th                                                Brixham

Outdoor Theatre:  Pirates of Penzance                   29th                                                         Coleton Fishacre

Dubs at the Beach                                                            29th                                                         Paignton Green


Cockington Fayre                                                             1st                                                           Cockington

B14 National Championships                                      2nd                                                          Brixham

Prosecco and Fizz Festival                                             3rd-4th                                                    RICC – Torquay

2000 Class National Championship – dinghies      4th-11th                                                  Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay

Gerry Cottle’s Circus                                                       Until 28th                                              Paignton Green

Roller Coaster                                                                    TBC                                                        Paignton Green

Anderton and Rowland Fun Fair                                 Until 31st                                              Torre Abbey Meadows – Torquay

Torbay Steam Fair                                                            3rd-5th                                                    Churston

Holistic Festival                                                                 4th-5th                                                    Lupton House – nr Brixham

Paignton Regatta                                                              4th-12th                                                 Paignton

Visit of MS Hamburg Cruise Ship                                                5th                                                           Torquay

Torbay Open Tennis Tournament                              5th-11th                                                  Torquay Tennis Club

Wild Wednesday                                                             8th and 22nd                                         Coleton Fishacre

Paignton Rowing Club Skiff Regatta                          11th                                                        Paignton Beach

Festival of History                                                            11th-12th                                               Lupton House – nr Brixham

Torbay Lifeboat Seaside Special                                 12th                                                         Brixham Harbour

Paignton Rowing Club Gig Regatta                            12th                                                         Paignton Beach

Outdoor Theatre:  The Midnight Gang                    12th                                                         Greenway House

Children’s Week                                                               13th-19th                                                Paignton Green

OK Nationals and National 12’s                                   16th-19th                                               Brixham

Cockington Dog Day                                                        19th                                                        Cockington Court – Torquay

Torbay Royal Regatta                                                     25th-29th                                               Torquay

VX1 National Championships                                      25th-27th                                               Torquay

29er Grand Prix &29er Summer Championship   25th-27th                                               Torquay

Outdoor Theatre: The Adventures of Dr Doolittle27th                                                       Cockington Court – Torquay

Cowes – Torquay Offshore Powerboat Race         26th                                                        Torquay Harbour

Torbay Sea Angling Festival                                          31st– 9th Sept                                       Various locations


K1/K2 National Championship – keelboats            1st-2nd                                                    Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay

Torquay Food and Drink Festival                                2nd                                                          Livermead Cliff Hotel – Torquay

Fishstock                                                                             8th                                                         Brixham Fish Market

Last Team Standing                                                         8th                                                           Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Women of Worth Charity Ball                                      8th                                                           RICC – Torquay

Heritage Open Day                                                          9th                                                           Coleton Fishacre

Heritage Open Day                                                          9th                                                           Greenway House

The Devon Wedding Show                                           9th                                                           RICC – Torquay

Devon Open Studios                                                       9th-23rd                                                  Various locations

K6 and Viper National Championship–keelboats 13th-16th                                                Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay

Agatha Christie Festival                                                 15th                                                         Various locations

Brixham Heritage Rally                                                   15th-16th                                               Brixham

Heritage Open Days                                                        13th-16th                                                Various locations

England’s Seafood FEAST                                              22nd -7 Oct                                           Various locations

Murder Mystery                                                               26th                                                         Orestone Manor – Torquay

Macmillan Coffee Morning                                          28th                                                        RICC – Torquay


Cockington Apple Day                                                    14th                                                        Cockington Court

Wedding Showcase                                                         14th                                                         Imperial Hotel – Torquay

Wedding Fair                                                                      14th                                                         Livermead Cliff Hotel – Torquay

Halloween Hunt                                                                20th-28th                                               Bygones – Torquay

Halloween Happenings                                                  20th-31st                                                Babbacombe Model Village

Cockington Halloween Festival                                   22nd-28th                                              Cockington Court – Torquay

Children’s Halloween Party                                          31st Oct                                                 RICC – Torquay


Spooks and Sparkle                                                         3rd                                                           Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Bonfire and Fireworks Party                                        3rd-4th                                                    Lupton House – nr Brixham

Shakespeare Underground                                          5th-17th                                                  Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves

Murder Mystery                                                               16th                                                         Orestone Manor – Torquay

Christmas Carnival Procession                                    17th                                                         Torquay

Junior Autumn Regatta – junior dinghies                                17th-18th                                               Torquay

Winter Wonderland Grotto                                         17th-24th Dec                                      Fleet Walk – Torquay

Brixham Christmas Market                                           24th                                                         Scala Hall – Brixham

Lanterns, Lamps and ‘lluminations                            24th                                                         Brixham Harbour

Christmas Craft Fair                                                         24th                                                        Lupton House – nr Brixham

Wedding Showcase                                                         25th                                                         Imperial Hotel – Torquay


Christmas at Cockington                                               1st-2nd                                                    Cockington Court – Torquay

Victorian Christmas                                                         1st-24th                                                  Bygones – Torquay

Carols in the Caves                                                          13th                                                         Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves

Christmas Cracker                                                            15th                                                         Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Christmas at the Model Village                                   15th – 1st Jan                                       Babbacombe Model Village

Visit Father Christmas                                                    17th-24th                                               Bygones – Torquay

Christmas Grotto                                                             17th-24th                                                Fleet Walk – Torquay

Paignton Lions Club Walk into the Sea                     26th                                                         Paignton Beach

Boxing Day Dip                                                                  26th                                                         Corbyn Head – Torquay