28 - 30 April
Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink
A series of events and shows centred on demonstrating the finest in traditional and contemporary cuisine all set in the centre of this pretty cathedral city.
28 - 30 April
BMAD Motorbike Festival – Paignton
Bikers, locals and holiday-makers alike are encouraged to come and see the fantastic display of bikes of all types on display.
29 April – 1 May
Brixham Pirate & Shanty Festival
The annual gathering of the world’s most infamous pirates and scallywags.
Celebrate crab & seafood in the South Hams with hands on demonstrations, crab picking tuition, crab pot making and more!
Blackawton International Festival of Wormcharming
Fancy dress, a parade through the village, live music, dancing around the maypole and of course the wonderful worm charming competition itself!
12 – 14 May
Dart Music Festival
Over 100 performances spanning almost every musical genre across Dartmouth – and it’s all FREE to listen to!
18 – 20 May
Devon County Show – Exeter
Don’t miss the Shetland Pony Grand National, the Bolddog Lings Motorcycle Display Team and more!
27 May - 12 June
Dartmouth Galleries Festival
The town becomes any art lover's dream with a host of new exhibitions and demonstrations around the town.
27 – 28 May
Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta
Races followed by fish supper, fireworks, raffles, prize giving, live music and end-of-regatta party.
27 - 31 May
Award-winning annual family festival in Brixham celebrating our beautiful town and its heritage.
2 – 4 June
Kingsbridge Food & Music Festival
If you love delicious, locally-produced food and brilliant live music, you’re in the right place.
3 - 4 June
Torbay Air Show
This popular air show returns for the second year with some of the best military and civilian air
displays. Activities and entertainment support the event on the ground.
Salcombe Estuary Rowing Club Regatta
A must on any keen gig rower’s calendar!
Brixham Trawler Race
The highlight of the year with boats dressed in bunting and battling it out with a race around the Bay – all in aid of local charities.
24 & 25 June
Dartmouth Arts & Crafts Weekend
The 14th annual Dartmouth Art & Craft Weekend in aid of Children’s Hospice South West in Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth. An interesting and fun weekend to watch, talk to and buy from artists and craft workers displaying their talents.
7 – 17 July
Ways with Words – Dartington
A vibrant and joyful 10-day event, a chance for those who read books to meet those who write them.
14 - 16 July
The 4th annual beer festival in Kingswear on the embankment with over 60 ales and cider to sample. Live music, BBQ and unrivalled views to match.
15 – 22 July
Kingsbridge Fair Week
Fun for all the family with live music, a grand carnival procession and much more!
25 – 29 July
Shakespeare Week – Dartmouth
2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The Inn Theatre Company are celebrating the life and work of the bard with a production of Romeo & Juliet.
29 July – 26 August
Dartington International Summer School & Festival 2016
A heady mix of professional and amateur musicians who come together in the unique and creative environment of Dartington Hall to learn, listen and make music.
Totnes and District Agricultural Show
One of the biggest one-day shows in the country representing life in the wonderful South Hams.
4 - 6 August
Torbay Steam Fair
A 30 year old event which continues to draw the crowds. A great day out for both the family and steam engine enthusiasts.
A fun-filled family event welcoming locals and visitors alike, both on and off the water.
5 - 12 August
Salcombe Town Regatta
A week of celebration in the picturesque town and harbour, with sailing races, air displays, wonderful fireworks, local foodand live music!
13 – 18 August
Salcombe Yacht Club Regatta
Races in a range of classes in the beautiful Salcombe Harbour.
9 – 10 August
British Fireworks Championships – Plymouth
Displays from six professional teams, along with a fun fair, thrill rides and live music.
18 – 23 August
Torbay Royal Regatta – Torquay
Torbay hosts thrilling sailing races, firework displays, rowing championships, air displays and running races – an incredible weekend on the beautiful English Riviera.
24 – 26 August
Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta
Thousands of people flock to Dartmouth for whaler rowing races, sailing competitions, fantastic air displays from the Red Arrows and more!
Kingsbridge Agricultural Show
This is a fantastic day out for all the family offering classes in Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Homecraft, Young Farmers, Horticulture, Floral Art and Domestic pets.
Fishstock Festival – Brixham
A one day celebration of seafood, fishing and maritime heritage with displays of fresh fish, cooking demonstrations, live music and more!
13 – 17 September
Agatha Christie Week – Torquay
Enjoy performances and film screenings, expert talks exploring Agatha Christie’s life and times, and opportunities to enjoy food, drink and dancing in some of the finest venues on the English Riviera.
14 - 30 October
Dartmouth Galleries Festival
Local galleries launch a series of new exhibitions on the same evening, followed by art-inspired events.
20 – 22 October
Dartmouth Food Festival
Best of the South West - The Dartmouth Food Festival is an annual festival celebrating all things food and wine.
24 – 25 November
A weekend of Christmas markets, street entertainers, and carol singing with BRNC Volunteer Band, all building up to the lantern processions through the town with children and families lighting up the streets with festive cheer.
Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas
A day of festive fair with live entertainment and plenty to fill the Christmas stockings.
Dartmouth Fatstock Show