If there’s one thing Devon does exceptionally well, it’s Summer. With an abundance of events in beautiful locations, Devon is there to be enjoyed. In this article, we’ve picked out 8 top events happening in the county this summer that are worth your time.
May 30th, 1pm-11pm
Hijacked Festival at Double Locks in Exeter
Save the date in your diary for Exeter’s newest annual music festival! Hijacked is located near the Double Locks pub in Exeter and in a beautiful location overlooking the River Exe. The acts are varied, performing across an array of stages with food and drink nearby to keep the party going into the evening.
June 1st-2nd, 9am-6pm
Torbay Airshow in Torbay
The airshow has been bringing families and friends together for the last 3 years. This free event has grown in popularity over the last two years attracting over 150,000 spectators, and it is one not to be missed!
Hosting an incredible air display programme, the Airshow features the best military and civilian display teams, including the RAF Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon Display Team, RAF Tucano T1 and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, featuring the Hurricane, Spitfire and Dakota.
May 18th, 7pm-11.30pm
Bohemian Rhapsody Outdoor Cinema at Bovey Tracey
The award-winning film biopic of Queen’s rise to grace is not to be missed. This special event takes place on the lawn of Bovey Tracey’s cricket pitch.
There is time to relaxing in the ground and grab something to eat or drink before snuggling down to watch this tale when darkness arrives
June 29th, 6.30pm – 9pm
Coleton Fishacre Jazz Party
The Coleton Fishacre Jazz Party allows you to step back in time to the jazz era and celebrate the music of the 1920s.
Sip cocktails on the bowling lawn, listen to jazz music from the Park Lane Stompers and soak up the beautiful surroundings of the D’Oyly Carte’s 1920s country home.
July 7th, 7.30am – 3pm
The Donkey Sanctuary Car Show 2019
One for motor enthusiasts and their families, enjoy a chilled day of car conversation, live music, delicious street food and children’s activities and the Donkey Sanctuary near Beer in East Devon.
The Sanctuary, which does fabulous work in rehoming donkeys, is located a stone’s throw from the seaside and offers beautiful scenic walks from the site.
July 12th – 13th, 6.30pm-Midnight
The Barefoot Ball in Croyde
Experience the Barefoot Ball against the mesmerising backdrop of Croyde Bay in North Devon. The event for families and friends alike features some of the South West’s finest food and drinks offerings.
The bohemian style party by the sea allows visitors to relax and unwind with live acoustic sessions, before dancing the night away at the after party.
July 14th, 11am-3pm
Exmouth Colour Bomb
You can be part of Exmouth’s most colourful fundraising event this summer. The event gives participants the opportunity to walk, run, or dance their way through colour bomb paint stations.
The 4km route along the sandy Exmouth beach will be raising money to help support the New Deaf Academy. Join in with your friends and family, don a white t-shirt and see how colourful you can get by the end of the event!
August 23rd – 26th, 9am-3pm
Torbay Royal Regatta 2019
Come and enjoy the renowned hospitality of the English Riviera over the Bank Holiday Weekend! Set in Torbay these three days host competitive racing on some of the finest sailing waters in the world.
With fast and easy access to the race areas, it makes for a great day out for families and friends. There are over 100 yachts and dinghies expected, in a year where the event will be further enhanced by the presence of the J/70 UK Class for their National Championships.