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Five free events this August

August is always a busy month in the events calendar, so here are five great free events taking place in Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Exeter and Dartmouth…

Paignton Regatta

When? 4th – 12th August

Where? Paignton Green

Following on from Paignton Festival in July, Paignton Regatta will again see a variety of events and displays on the seafront, with the highlight being a great selection of live music throughout the week and firework display on Friday 10th August.

Torbay Lifeboat Day

When? 12 August

Where? Brixham Breakwater

Taking place from 10am – 10pm, Torbay Lifeboat Day offers packed programme of events including live music, Lifeboat displays and demonstrations, jet ski/fly board displays and pedal car grand prix!

Torbay Royal Regatta

When? 25th – 29th August

Where? Torquay Seafront

The Torbay Royal Regatta is one of Europe’s longest running sailing events, taking place for over 200 years! There’s a variety of championship races taking place over three days and fireworks on Friday 27th August

Exeter Street Arts Festival

When? 25th August

Where? Exeter City Centre

A one day event, showcasing the talents of south west street performers and artists, with a range of free performances taking place throughout the city.

Dartmouth Royal Regatta

When? 30th August – 1st September

Where? Dartmouth

The Regatta is an extremely popular event based around a programme of rowing and sailing events, but also incorporates a busy programme of activities including live music, fireworks, a large fair, and many other smaller events that happen in and around the town centre. An extended Stagecoach 120 bus service runs during the event, making it a great time to visit if you’re living in Torbay.