Things to do

August events in Devon

Devon is a big county packed full of things to do in August. Here’s our quick pick to keep you entertained while on holiday.

Events throughout August

Summer events at the Miniature Pony Centre

Enjoy the fun and games of Knights and Princesses day or Pirate Day


Exmouth Pavilion Free Outdoor Concerts

A series of free outdoor concerts from rock to jazz and modern day tribute acts



Looking in Wonderland

Take a trip through Wonderland at Hannahs this August. From Mad Hatter's Tea parties to flamingo croquet, submerse yourself in the wild and whacky


The Dinosaur Tram at Seaton Tramway

Every Sunday in August, enjoy an adventure-filled tram ride and dinosaur meet


1st week of August

30th July to 7th August Teignmouth Regatta

Celebrating all things water-borne since 1773

Image credit: Powderham

4th to 11th August Sidmouth Folk week


A week-long seaside celebration of  music, dance and song since 1955

5th August Shaldon Water Carnival

Not your average carnival procession…


2nd week in August 

5th to 13th August Paignton Regatta

A free nine day event full of fun, fairs and fireworks

27th August to 1st September Wonderland Tea Party Mayhem at Powderham

Themed sessions featuring your favourite characters

13th August Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary summer fair

Soak up the sunshine and all the fun of the fair in aid of the Donkey Sanctuary


3rd week in August

12th to 22nd August Torbay Royal Regatta

A week of sailing, rowing and regatta-ness

Image credit: Dartmouth regatta

20th to 26th August August Pirates’ Week at Powderham

Themed activities in the castle grounds with Captain Jack and his crew


4th week in August



24th to 26th Dartmouth Royal Regatta

Balls, concerts, air displays and guardships

28th August Plymtree Country Fayre and Horse Show

All things horsey with some stalls and activities alongside


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