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Events in Brixham

As well as being a well-known fishing port, Brixham is a prime tourist destination within the UK.  The town has a packed annual event calendar, with a whole host of varied and interesting celebrations and events in Brixham throughout the year.  Keep reading to find out our recommendations below!  Book your Your Devon Escape and enjoy the many events in Brixham!


This five-day event happens each Autumn in the English Riviera.  Walk in Agatha Christie’s footsteps on the walking tour and learn about her life.  Watch performances from crime-writing groups.  Take a boat trip around the Bay and pass locations featured in her works.  And join in the fun at the garden party in Torquay.  Packed with expert speakers and various activities to get involved in, this international festival is one to not miss!  Celebrating the famous writer and her legacy, book Your Devon Escape and enjoy something different.


This festival started in 2007 by a group of locals to simply ‘liven up a quiet bank holiday’.  It has since grown into a something that attracts people from all over.  With live displays and historic sailing ships docked in the port, there are lots of activities for all ages to get involved in.  The festival hosts live music all weekend, showing of the best of local bands.  Come dressed as a pirate and bring your best arghhh!!


Immerse yourself in some of the best seafood in the world at this multi-day festival.  Don’t be expecting a conventional festival with a big marquee.  Instead enjoy a range of locally caught and landed fish and seafood at thirty eateries across Brixham, Paignton and Torquay.  Highlights include tours around the Brixham Fish Market, seafood tasting, nature walks and more.  And don’t worry, there are lots of activities for children too!  Check out their website to find out more and enjoy on Your Devon Escape.


Torbay’s natural amphitheatre provides a unique and stunning location for this annual event.  With air displays happening throughout the four-day show; sit back, relax, and enjoy.  Stroll through the local trading stalls offering everything from artwork to books and toys.  Indulge in some tasty food and a pint from the bar.  Take a ride at the fairground or explore the multitude of family activities.


The English Riviera holds two annual walking festivals in Spring and Autumn.  Whether you’re a regular hiker or infrequent stroller, this dog-friendly festival is for walkers of all abilities who enjoy an adventure in the great outdoors.  The walking festival offers over twenty coastal walks led by experienced guides who will take you on a unique journey along one of England’s most scenic coastlines.  The walks embrace local history, culture, and wildlife, with ones for all fitness levels.  You can choose from a short half-mile stroll underground in one of Europe’s top prehistoric caves, to a twelve-mile hike from Torquay to Brixham along the coast path.  There is a walk for everyone, whatever your intention!  Pack your rucksacks, fill your flasks, dig out your walking boots, and enjoy a stroll or stomp in the English Riviera.


Brixham celebrates its Christmas lights switch on with a ‘Lanterns, Lights and ‘Luminations’ parade each year.  Take part in lantern building workshops pre the event and participate in the magical lantern parade.  Watch the incredible firework display held in the harbour.  There is something special about fireworks over water.  Wander through the market stalls and enjoy the live music.  With entertainment on the Quay, a Christmas market and Santa’s Grotto, be sure to not miss out on this Christmas event on Your Devon Escape.


This event hosts three days of attractions for the whole family.  It has grown into the biggest steam fair in the area, expanding to include vintage cars, stationary engines and military vehicles.  The fair provides market stalls, children’s entertainment, and refreshments.  They pride themselves in bringing a new steam engine to the fair every year!  For those steam enthusiasts, continue the weekend by riding on the Dartmouth Steam Railway.

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