4 ‘Not To Miss’ Summer Events

Put down your picnics, we’ve put together a list of fabulous & free things you can do when visiting our self-catered holiday cottages this summer. With so much on offer in South Devon this summer we found it hard to limit our suggestions of places to visit & things to do to just one news post!

Sidmouth Folk Week
31st July – 7th August

Sidmouth Folk Week is a unique week-long seaside celebration of music, dance and song taking place in the charming East Devon regency coastal resort. There has been a folk festival in Sidmouth every year since 1955 & with an array of diverse events, which are sure to treat all the senses, there is definitely something for everyone. The town’s streets will come alive with festive atmosphere as visitors come together to enjoy intimate music sessions, colourful dance displays & lively roots parties.

 British Firework Championships
18th – 19th August

The world famous British Firework Championships is set to return the Plymouth for its 19th showdown this August! The skies will light up as six top pyrotechnics companies set off four tonnes of fireworks to compete to become British Firework champions. Not only will the sky be peppered with bright lights but on the both nights visitors will also witness breathtaking aerobatic displays. On the first night the Twister Aerobatics team will wow crowds with their electrifying pyrotechnic display & on the second the world famous Red Arrows take to the skies.

Dawlish Air Show
22nd August

Part Victorian and part Regency, the seaside town of Dawlish has a special charm and is situated on Brunel's stunning South Devon Coast Railway. With its beautiful bay and dramatic coastline, Dawlish is the perfect setting for the Dawlish Carnival Air Show. Each year this event attracts over 80,000 people to watch an array of aircraft soar & swoop at this award winning air show. As well as the thrilling air displays, there are static displays, including helicopters located at Dawlish Warren, & family fun on Dawlish Lawn. Entertainment continues into the night with live music and dance.

Torbay Royal Regatta
22nd – 26th August

This traditional and historic event is as old as the town itself and has continued to flourish and grow over the last 200 years. The Torbay Royal Regatta was the first yachting regatta in the country to gain royal patronage and, as well as organising top class sailing races, the event has variously catered for other sports including motor boat racing, rowing, running, water-skiing, swimming and diving. With competitive racing over four days on Saturday to Tuesday with classes from sports boats to junior dinghies, there’s lots of fun to be had by the whole family!