THE weather forecast is set fair for the Bank Holiday weekend across South Devon, and a glance at the events diary shows it’s one of the busiest of the year.
There are fireworks, air displays, beer festivals and yacht races in a packed programme.
Here are just some of things you could be doing in South Devon over the next few days.
Torbay Week’s sailing events have started out in the bay, with all four of Torbay’s sailing clubs joining forces for what is becoming a major event on the British sailing calendar.
Torbay Royal Regatta begins on Saturday August 24, with the Torbay 10k road race on Sunday evening and fireworks on Corbyn Head on Monday night.
Tuesday sees a 7pm waterski display off Torquay seafront while on Wednesday the RAF Falcons parachute team will drop on to Torquay beach at 4.30pm. The Breitling wingwalkers will be in the air over Torquay at 5pm with the Red Arrows there at 6pm.
Of course, there is an earlier chance to see the Red Arrows as part of the Dawlish Airshow line-up on Saturday at midday. The RAF display team is part of an extensive display programme which also includes the Typhoon and the spectacular Vulcan V-bomber. The flying goes on from 11.30am until 4.30pm.
Shaldon Regatta also takes place on Saturday, as does the South Devon Railway’s Rail and Ales gala at Staverton station, which continues until Monday.
For BMX fans, all roads lead to Decoy this weekend, with some of the country’s top riders heading for the impressive Newton Abbot facility for the day on Sunday.