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Celebrate 178 Years of the Dartmouth Regatta

Rowing and Sailing are at the very core of Dartmouth Regatta week, incorporating the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta. It is all about the river and the sea. The competition is fierce and the fun is full on against the magnificent, scenic backdrop that is the South Hams.

ut it isn’t just about the sport. Regatta always delivers a packed programme on the shoreside too. There are heaps of activities for children and families including crab fishing, pavement artist, colouring, fancy dress and ice cream eating competitions, waterborne treasure hunts and the famous Spot the Oddity Competition. Families can also enjoy many fun events such as trolley racing, waiters and waitresses races, barrel rolling and perhaps as a team in the truly legendary Kon-Tiki raft race. You may even see a Newfoundland dog, or a Flyboarding display. You will definitely see a firework display. Even your four legged friends are covered with our very popular and hotly contested Regatta Dog Show as part of the Regatta Family Fun Day.

If you fancy some retail therapy then the town is full of independently owned shops to browse, and the Regatta organises a Shopping Parade along the Embankment with a mix of local and top quality vendors, and a craft market in the Old Market Square.

Music features heavily too, all around the town, whether in the Royal Avenue Gardens or in the Coronation Park Arena, which showcases some fantastic open air concerts during the week.

The very essence of our prestigious event is its people. The friendly, welcoming town, is full of amazing businesses where you can eat, sleep, shop and enjoy. Everyone comes together during the week to ensure it goes off with aplomb. We hope you enjoy it!


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