To help you enjoy your stay, we’ve compiled a list of goings on in and around Ilfracombe throughout the year
March 7th ROTARY STARTREK CHALLENGE
Sponsored night walk on Exmoor organised by Ilfracombe Rotary to raise funds for Children’s Hospice South West and North Devon Hospice.
April 12th LYNTON & BARNSTAPLE RAILWAY EASTER STEAM WEEKEND
April 22nd RNLI Easter Eggvent at the Lifeboat Station
May 3rd MAY DAY PARADE & JACK IN THE GREEN CELEBRATION
May 9th – 10th 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 9th – 10th LYNTON & BARNSTAPLE RAILWAY SPRING GALA WEEKEND
Take a trip back in time to the days of railway elegance.
May 10th ‘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 31st THE ‘BIG LUNCH’ FORE STREET ILFRACOMBE Street food, craft stalls and live music
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) Bring a picnic
June 6th – 14th GRAND VICTORIAN and STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL
Celebrate the Victorian era with stalls, shows, processions and lots more for all the family
June 13th – 19th ILFRACOMBE GOLF CLUB OPEN WEEK
June 19th – 20th GOLD COAST OCEANFEST CROYDE
A three day surf and live music event
June 20th ILFRACOMBE GIG REGATTA Gig boats from all over the South West compete … watch it from The Collingdale
May 24th 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 11th and 12th ALL THINGS MORRIS
A festival to celebrate all things Morris ..Morris Dancers, Morris Miners !! www.visitilfracombe.co.uk
July 25th CLOVELLY MARITIME FESTIVAL
August 1st 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 5th 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 30th ILFRACOMBE CARNIVAL
A procession of Walkers and Floats through Ilfracombe raising funds for local charities – comes past The Collingdale
August 28th to 31st GIN, BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL A weekend of live music, entertainment and selection of real ale.
August 31st MINI MADNESS 100s of Mini cars create an amazing spectacle on the Seafront at the end of their Annual Grand Tour
September 5th and 6th – SEA ILFRACOMBE
A whole weekend of events to celebrate all things maritime.
September 12th ILFRACOMBE MOTORBIKE SHOW
Hundreds of motorbikes on the Seafront – organised by MAG www.visitilfracombe.co.uk
September 28th and 29th LYNTON & BARNSTAPLE RAILWAY STEAM GALA
A weekend of steam on the railway and from road engines. A must for all steam fans.
October SPOOKS AND SPARKS AT ILFRACOMBE RUGBY CLUB Halloween Celebrations, Bonfire & Fireworks with music and BBQ until late.