Whats on in Brixham 2023
- Spring Walking Festival: 22nd – 29th April
- Pirate Festival: 29th April-1st May
- Coronation Weekend: 3rd-8th May
- Dartmouth Music Festival: 19th-21st May
- Devon County Show: 18-20th May
- English Riviera Air Show: 3rd-4th June,
- Heritage Sailing Regatta: 27th-28th May
- Food & Music Festival: 26th-29th May
- Paignton Festival: 22nd-30th July
- Torbay Steam Fair: 4-6th August
- Torbay Royal Regatta: 17th-21st August
- Dartmouth Royal Regatta: 19th-27th August
- Agatha Christie Festival: 9th-17th September
- Seafood FEAST: 30th September-15th October
- Dartmouth Food Festival: 20th -22nd October
- Autumn Walking Festival: 23rd-30th September
- Lanterns, Lights & 'luminations: 25th November 2023
English Riviera Spring Walking Festival – 22nd – 29th April
Over 20 different coastal walks led by experienced guides. All walks can be booked directly through the English Riviera Tourist Office.
Pirate Festival - ( Brixham Harbour area) – 29th April-1st May )
A swashbuckling mix of piratical fun and entertainment! The Brixham Pirate Festival is an annual gathering of the worlds’ most infamous pirates and lowly scallywags.
Coronation Weekend – 3rd – 8th May
There will be lots of Free events going on in and around Brixham from Wednesday 3rd May – see below a few events to whet your appetite …
Sat 6th May- 9am-10am Coronation Breakfast in the `Vigilance`
FREE- Sat 6th May -10.30am-2pm Theatre live coverage of Coronation
FREE -Sat 6th May -2pm -4pm Devon Drums in the old fish-market
FREE- Sat 6th May 330pm -5pm musical concert event in the Baptist Centre
FREE- Sun 7th May 10am -1pm 1960`s scooters and cars in Town Sq
FREE -Sun 7th May 12 Noon -2pm Devon Drums in Prince William Sq
FREE-Sun 7th May 7pm -8pm Thanksgiving Service at `All Saints` Church.
FREE-Sun 7th May 9pm-930pm Fire work display Brixham harbour (TBC)
FREE-Mon 8th May 1030 am Coronation Parade & Service in Town Sq
FREE-Mon 8th May 1130am Community `sing-a-long in Town Sq
FREE-Mon 8th May 1230pm Cutting of Coronation Cake -Methodist Hall
FREE- Mon 8th May 2pm -3pm Coronation fashion Parade in Town Sq
Dartmouth Music Festival - (Dartmouth) 19th-21st May
The Dart Music Festival is an annual music event held over three days. There are over 100 acts performing in over 20 closely sited venues throughout the town.
Devon County Show - ( Westpoint, Clyst St Mary,Exeter, EX5 1DJ ) 18-20th May 2023
Three days of the year when the county is revealed in all its glory! The best of food, farming and entertainment. An event not to be missed.
English Riviera Air Show - (Torbay) 3rd-4th June,
Some of the best military and civilian airshow performers will soar through the skies over Torbay in June 2023, not to forget the Red Arrows and will be complimented by a host of activities on the ground.
Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta - Brixham (Harbour area) 27th & 28th May
The Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta has its roots in the Sailing Trawler races that have been held in Torbay since the early 1800’s. In 1914, King George V presented the Perpetual Challenge Cup also popularly known as the 'King George V Cup'.
English Riviera Food & Music Festival – Torre Abbey 26th-29th May 2023
The English Riviera Food & Music Festival is a four-day food and music event, in the heart of Torbay.
Over four days enjoy an eclectic mix of tasty dishes and high-quality local produce at the Daily Food Market, see our talented chefs cook up a storm live on stage, enjoy performances and interactive activities designed especially for kids and families and top it all off with an incredible Main Stage line up from local talent, through to some of the UK’s most well-known headline acts. Situated directly on the seafront overlooking Torquay’s sandy beaches, Torre Abbey Meadows is a beautiful place to come together and enjoy the region’s delicious delicacies alongside incredible entertainment for all the family. Music acts will include : DJ Yoda, The Feeling, UB40, Razorlight, Scouting for Girls to name but a few.
Paignton Festival - (Paignton Green) 22nd-30th July
9 days of entertainment for the whole family, raising money for local charities.
Torbay Steam Fair - (Churston Ferrers) – 4-6th August
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 for all the family. Brixham Steam working and vintage gathering - steam demonstrations, traction engines, vintage cars, commercials, moterbikes, military tractors, stationary engines, fairground rides and more.
Torbay Royal Regatta - (Torquay) – 17th-21st August
One of the premiere sailing regattas in the South West, the event remains as popular as ever and this year promises to be another great occasion with over a 100 yachts and dinghies expected.
Dartmouth Royal Regatta - (Dartmouth) – 19th-27th August
The Regatta is based around a programme of rowing and sailing events, but also incorporates a busy programme of activities including air displays, fireworks, a large fair, and many other smaller events that happen in and around the town centre.
Agatha Christie International Festival – 9th - 17th September
Held at various locations around the bay, this international festival has become very popular with Agatha Christie enthusiasts.
England's Seafood FEAST - (All around Torbay) -30th September-15th October
In September every year, England's Seafood Coast will play host to a feast for all the senses. We are delighted to welcome England’s FEAST back this Autumn with our official dates confirmed as 30th September – 15th October 2023. For 2 weeks you will be able to immerse yourself some of the best seafood in the world. This isn't a conventional festival with a big marquee - instead you can enjoy a whole range of things to eat and do at venues across Brixham, Paignton and Torquay.
Dartmouth Food Festival - (Dartmouth) – 20th -22nd October
Having grown from humble beginnings in 2002 into a first class feast of entertainment featuring workshops, seminars, tastings, competitions, demonstrations and over 120 hand-picked exhibitors (70% of which are from Devon), it truly is the very best that the South West has to offer. Described in The Telegraph as a ‘heady mix of celebrity chefs, parties, food markets, tasting shacks and demonstrations’, the festival is now a landmark event on the culinary calendar. What gives us extra stand out is the fact that we're a free festival. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come along and take part without being charged an entry fee.
English Riviera Autumn Walking Festival - Various Locations - 23rd-30th September
Pack your rucksacks, fill your flasks, dig out your walking boots and join us for the 2nd 2023 English Riviera Walking Festival in September 2023. Whether you're a regular hiker, or an infrequent stroller, this family and dog friendly festival will appeal to walkers of all abilities who enjoy exploring the Great Outdoors. Designed and hosted by an enthusiastic team of local professional tour guides and volunteers, we have created a mouth-watering selection of guided walks, set within the Naturally Inspiring English Riviera, which incorporates Torquay, Babbacombe, Paignton and Brixham.
Lanterns, Lights & 'luminations - Brixham (Harbour area) 25th November 2023
(rumoured to be a 2 day event this year! But tbc). Brixham will celebrate its Christmas Lights Switch on with a ‘Lanterns, Lights and ‘luminations parade. Venue: The Quay, Middle Street, Fore Street, Strand, Kings Street. Lanterns, Lights & ‘luminations was first launched in 2007 and has grown in popularity in recent years. The event includes a magical lantern parade, an incredible firework display held in the Harbour Bowl, live music, street entertainment, and a street market.