August Events in the South Hams - 2017

What's happening in Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes, Ivybridge and surrounding areas of the South Hams in South Devon during August 2017?

A busy month! The BIG events include, Salcombe Yacht Club & Town Regattas, Cornwood Show, Frogmore Regatta, Port of Dartmouth Regatta and the Hope Cove Weekend.

July 29th to 26th August

Dartington International Summer School

Musicians, composers and music lovers of all disciplines from near and far flock to Dartington for the opportunity to immerse themselves in their art.

31st July - 5th August

Dartmouth Art Society Summer Exhibition

Free entry, from 10.15am daily.


Dartmouth Crab Festival

South Embankment, Dartmouth, see for more information.

4th - 6th

Torbay Steam Fair - Brixham

Dartmouth Road, Churston Ferrers,


Loddiswell Show

Village playing field. Stalls, events, food, drink, entertainment.

5th - 12th

Salcombe Town Regatta


Dittisham Regatta

9th to 10th

British Fireworks Championships - Plymouth

Held on the Hoe.


East Portlemouth Annual Church Fete

2pm-5pm in the gardens of the Old Rectory. Traditional games for adults and children, stalls, cream teas and an Auction of Promises. For more information, see


Cornwood Agricultural and Horticultural Show - nr Ivybridge


Frogmore Regatta

Raft race, dog show, rowing races and more.

12th - 13th

South Hams Vintage Machinery Rally

Sorley Cross, Kingsbridge. Over 100 vintage tractors plus cars, lorries and bikes. Craft marquee, entertainment and other attractions.

13th - 14th

Salcombe Cruiser Regatta

13th - 18th August

Salcombe Gin SYC Regatta

18th - 23rd

Torbay Royal Regatta

10K run, sailing events, fireworks, rowing championships and more. See the website for more information.


Totnes Carnival Week

Further information available on the Carnival's Facebook page


Cornwood Horse Show - nr Ivybridge


Totnes Orange Races

Organised by the Totnes Elizabethan society to celebrate the legend that Sir Francis Drake dropped a basket of oranges on Fore Street which the locals then chased down the hill.

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24th to 26th

Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta

Red Arrows, air displays, events, fireworks. See for more information.

25th - 26th

Sea Change Music Festival - Totnes

Films, literature, talks and plenty of music across five venues.

 26th - 28th

Hope Cove Weekend

Three days of good old fashioned family fun - children's races and sandcastle competitions, live music, entertainment, food and drink.

25th - 28th

Bank Holiday Rails And Ales

This August Bank Holiday, come to the South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh for a feast of steam and diesel trains - and our famous beer and cider festival too! For this and other events visit

26th - 3th September

Dartmoor Walking Festival

A chance to explore the moors in an event sponsored by the Dartmoor National Park.


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Kitley House Summer Garden Fete

Kitley House Summer Garden Fete featuring a dog show, vintage stall and much more. (organised by


Aveton Gifford Classic Car Show (Bank Holiday Monday)

The show attracts an eclectic mix of classic and vintage cars with something for everyone and has a friendly village fete atmosphere. Let's hope it's a sunny day!



* The information contained on this page is correct to the best of our knowledge, however, if you notice anything that you know to be incorrect or misleading, please contact us.


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