May Bank Holiday: What's on

All the events and festivals happening in the South West this May Bank Holiday.

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Fossil festival returns to Lyme Regis

The 8th Lyme Regis Fossil Festival takes place this weekend.

The annual event aimes to celebrate the region's coastal 'treasures'.

Lyme Regis sits at the heart of the Jurassic Coast where the cliffs stretch from Exmouth to Swanage.

The festival will explore the marine habitats that produced different types of cliffs; chalk, lias, or red mudstone.

Watch highlights of the event from last year:

2,000 pirates descend on Brixham harbour on Devon’s English Riviera

The Pirate Festival sees the whole of Brixham Harbour with its colourful cottages, marina and half-mile long breakwater Credit: English Riviera

Up to 2,000 pirates will be heading to the historic fishing port of Brixham on Devon’s English Riviera today [Saturday] for the first day of the Brixham Pirate Festival.

The annual event attracts visitors from all over the world.

It takes place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May.


Thousands of motorbike enthusiasts expected in Paignton for BMAD festival

Motorbike Credit: Anwar Hussein/Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

Thousands of bikers are expected in Paignton, Devon today for the annual Bikers Make A Difference (BMAD) festival.

The event is one of the largest gatherings of bikers in the South West and has been running for ten years.

It's in aid of charity and all money raised will be donated to the Devon Air Ambulance, St John Ambulance and Torbay Young Carers.

41st surfing Championships in Cornwall

Surfers riding the wave. Credit: AAP Image/Dave Hunt

One of the highlights of the UK surfing calendar will return to Watergate Bay this weekend when the 41st English National Surfing Championships takes place.The event attracts the best surfers from across the country to compete for the English title in 14 categories.

For the second year in a row the event has been organised by first year Cornwall College Newquay students from the Surf Science and Technology Foundation Degree.