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.

Throughout the Month


Miniature Pony Centre

Enjoy the fun and games of the Mad Hatter Tea Party or Unicorn or Dragon day.

Exmouth Pavilion

From live music and tributes to comedy acts, and outdoor events. 

Seaton Tramway - Dinosaur and Pirate Tram

Help uncover secrets of the land with Professor Percival and the Palaeontologist on the Dinosaur Tram, or help find the treasure and become a proper pirate on the Pirate Tram.

Agatha Christie's Home

Agatha Christie's House is now open to the public most of the year around, also is very close to our own Agatha Cottage.


Specific Events


The Sidmouth Folk Festival


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

Teignmouth Regatta


Celebrating all things water-borne since 1773

Shaldon Water Carnival

3rd August

Not your average carnival procession…

Paignton Regatta


Nine days of free entertainment for all the family.

Powderham Castle - Pirate and Parrot Week


Interactive sessions throughout the week with the Pocketwatch Theatre Company.

Junior Vet Day

22nd August

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

Torbay Royal Regatta


Fun filled days of sailing and activities on the water.

Dartmouth Royal Regatta

24th -31st

From the best dressed vessel, to a dog show, to fireworks on some of the evenings.

Plumbtree Country Fayre and Horse Show

26th August

Food, drinks, and bouncy castles accompanied by dog shows, flower and produce shows and much more.


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