Events & Festivals
ILFRACOMBE and NORTH DEVON EVENTS 2017
There are a number of events in Ilfracombe and North Devon throughout the year
March 4th and 5th STARTREK
Sponsored night walk on Exmoor organised by Ilfracombe Rotary to raise funds for Children’s Hospice South West and North Devon Hospice.
April 17th RNLI Easter Eggvent at the Lifeboat Station
April 15th to 17th LYNTON & BARNSTAPLE RAILWAY SPRING EASTER STEAM WEEKEND
Fun for all the family at Woody Bay and home-made Easter Cakes too.
April 28th to May 1st LANDMARK BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Free admission to a fantastic weekend of live music, entertainment and selection of real ales and cider to herald the Spring.
April 30th MAY DAY PARADE & JACK IN THE GREEN CELEBRATION
April 30th to May 8th NORTH DEVON & EXMOOR WALKING FESTIVAL A choice of guided & self guided walks & cycle routes taking in Devon & Exmoor’s spectacular scenery. www.walkingnorthdevon.co.uk
May 6th – 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 13th – 14th LYNTON & BARNSTAPLE RAILWAY SPRING GALA WEEKEND
Take a trip back in time to the days of railway elegance.
May 14th ‘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 24th FORCES MARCH FROM ILFRACOMBE TO BULFORD IN WILTSHIRE
5 marathons in 5 days
May 27th ROUND LUNDY YACHT RACE
8am start of 45 mile yacht race from Ilfracombe round Lundy Island and back. Watch the boats start the race whilst you have breakfast at The Collingdale
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 4th – 10th ILFRACOMBE GOLF CLUB OPEN WEEK
June 4th THE ‘BIG LUNCH’ FORE STREET ILFRACOMBE Street food, craft stalls and live music
June 10th – 18th VICTORIAN WEEK and STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL AND GALA WEEKEND
Celebrate the Victorian era with stalls, shows, processions and lots more for all the family
June 16th – 18th GOLD COAST OCEANFEST CROYDE
A three day surf and live music event with the Kaiser Chiefs headlining
June 18th ILFRACOMBE GIG REGATTA Gig boats from all over the South West compete … watch it from The Collingdale
July 8th and 9th ALL THINGS MORRIS
A festival to celebrate all things Morris ..Morris Dancers, Morris Miners !!
July 8th NORTH DEVON STREET FOOD AWARDS Street food vendors from all over North Devon compete to be the best. Plus live entertainment
July 17th CLOVELLY MARITIME FESTIVAL
July 29th 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 2nd 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 to 14th ST PHILIP AND ST JAMES CHURCH ANNUAL FLOWER FESTIVAL
August 27th ILFRACOMBE CARNIVAL
A procession of Walkers and Floats through Ilfracombe raising funds for local charities
August 26th to 28th SUN WEST BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL A weekend of live music, entertainment and selection of real ale.
August 28th MINI MADNESS 100s of Mini cars create an amazing spectacle on the Seafront at the end of their Annual Grand Tour
Sep 2nd and 3rd – SEA ILFRACOMBE
A whole weekend of events to celebrate all things maritime.
Sep 3rd ILFRACOMBE TRIATHLON Competitors swim across the harbour, cycle and then run www.ilfracombetri.co.uk
September 9th ILFRACOMBE MOTORBIKE SHOW
Hundreds of motorbikes on the Seafront – organised by MAG
September 30th and Oct 1st LYNTON & BARNSTAPLE RAILWAY STEAM GALA
A weekend of steam on the railway and from road engines. A must for all steam fans.
November 3rd FIREWORKS DISPLAY AT ILFRACOMBE RUGBY CLUB