Events & Festivals
ILFRACOMBE and NORTH DEVON EVENTS 2018
There are a number of events in Ilfracombe and North Devon throughout the year
March 3rd and 4th STARTREK
Sponsored night walk on Exmoor organised by Ilfracombe Rotary to raise funds for Children’s Hospice South West and North Devon Hospice.
April 1st LYNTON & BARNSTAPLE RAILWAY EASTER STEAM WEEKEND
April 2nd RNLI Easter Eggvent at the Lifeboat Station
April 20th to 22nd ILFRACOMBE FILM FESTIVAL Over the weekend Ilfracombe will be celebrating all that the movies has to offer. They will be showing both old and new films as well as a range of short films all with a sea related theme.
May 6th MAY DAY PARADE & JACK IN THE GREEN CELEBRATION
May 5th – 7th ILFRACOMBE ART TRAIL Ilfracombe Art Trail is an open house event of artists, of all disciplines, displaying their work in their own homes, studios and art galleries www.artilfracombe.co.uk
May 6th ILFRACOMBE IN BLOOM FLOWER AND CRAFT SHOW
Pip and Jim’s Community Hall An open show combining flowers, produce and crafts
May 12th – 13th LYNTON & BARNSTAPLE RAILWAY SPRING GALA WEEKEND
Take a trip back in time to the days of railway elegance.
May 13th ‘THE SCRUMPY RUN’
Run by the Vintage Motor Cycle Club – Devon Section Leaves The Seafront at 11am returning approx. 1pm when the bikes will be on display www.devon-vmcc.blogspot.co.uk
May 23rd FORCES MARCH FROM ILFRACOMBE TO BULFORD IN WILTSHIRE
5 marathons in 5 days starting on Ilfracombe Seafront
From June – August BANDS PLAYING IN THE BANDSTAND SUNDAY AFTERNOON
A variety of music played by various bands throughout the summer in Runnymede Gardens (weather permitting)
June 9th – 16th ILFRACOMBE GOLF CLUB OPEN WEEK
June 3rd THE ‘BIG LUNCH’ FORE STREET ILFRACOMBE Street food, craft stalls and live music
June 9th – 17th VICTORIAN WEEK and STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL AND GALA WEEKEND
Celebrate the Victorian era with stalls, shows, processions and lots more for all the family
June 15th – 17th GOLD COAST OCEANFEST CROYDE
A three day surf and live music event
June 17th ILFRACOMBE GIG REGATTA Gig boats from all over the South West compete … watch it from The Collingdale
June 30th ROUND LUNDY YACHT RACE 8am the start of this 45 mile race from Ilfracombe around Lundy Island - Watch the yachts leave the harbour from your bedroom window or whilst having your breakfast
July & August MUSIC ON THE BANDSTAND A variety of free live music – brass and jazz bands, acoustic singers etc. Lunchtimes and afternoons at Runnymede Gardens. Bring a picnic! www.visitilfracombe.co.uk
July 7th and 8th ALL THINGS MORRIS
A festival to celebrate all things Morris ..Morris Dancers, Morris Miners !! www.visitilfracombe.co.uk
July 7th NORTH DEVON STREET FOOD AWARDS Street Food vendors from all over North Devon compete for the best meat, poultry, fish, vegetarian and desert dishes with an overall best of the best winner. All vendors will be serving to the public & there will be entertainment.
July 16th CLOVELLY MARITIME FESTIVAL
August 1st NORTH DEVON SHOW – UMBERLEIGH BARTON FARM
See the animals, craft, food and trade tents at North Devon’s premier agriculture show – Book your tickets at Ilfracombe TIC
August 11th SOUTH WEST BIRDMAN COMPETITION, Ilfracombe
Round Table host their famous “Birdman” event on the Pier in Ilfracombe harbour in aid of local charities – Fun for all the family
August 10th to 13th ST PHILIP AND ST JAMES CHURCH ANNUAL FLOWER FESTIVAL
August 26th ILFRACOMBE CARNIVAL
A procession of Walkers and Floats through Ilfracombe raising funds for local charities - comes past The Collingdale
August 26th to 28th SUN WEST BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL A weekend of live music, entertainment and selection of real ale.
August 27th MINI MADNESS 100s of Mini cars create an amazing spectacle on the Seafront at the end of their Annual Grand Tour
Sep 1st and 2nd – SEA ILFRACOMBE
A whole weekend of events to celebrate all things maritime.
Sep ILFRACOMBE TRIATHLON Competitors swim across the harbour, cycle and then run www.ilfracombetri.co.uk
September 8th ILFRACOMBE MOTORBIKE SHOW
Hundreds of motorbikes on the Seafront – organised by MAG www.visitilfracombe.co.uk
September 29th and 30th LYNTON & BARNSTAPLE RAILWAY STEAM GALA
A weekend of steam on the railway and from road engines. A must for all steam fans.
October 26th SPOOKS AND SPARKS AT ILFRACOMBE RUGBY CLUB Halloween Celebrations, Bonfire & Fireworks with music and BBQ until late.