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

5th to 12th August Teignmouth Regatta

Celebrating all things water-borne since 1773

Image credit: Powderham

3rd to 10th August Sidmouth Folk week

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

4th August Shaldon Water Carnival

Not your average carnival procession…


2nd week in August 

4th to 12th August Paignton Regatta

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


 15th August Shakespeare in the Courtyard - A winters Tale

Open air performance in the courtyard at Powderham Castle

3rd week in August

18th to 19th August Devon Fire and Spice Festival

A red hot chilli festival, fun for all the family 

 21st August Junior Vet Day

Calling all budding vets aged 11 - 15. Learn what it takes to be a vet at the Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth


Image credit: Dartmouth regatta

4th week in August

 25th to 27th Torbay Royal Regatta

Fun filled days of sailing and activities on the water 

30th August to 1st September Dartmouth Royal Regatta

Balls, concerts, air displays and guardships

27th August Plymtree Country Fayre and Horse Show

All things horsey with some stalls and activities alongside


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