What’s on in Ilfracombe August 2018
We have so many events going on in Ilfracombe this summer, that we’re not sure if we’ve got room to list all of them – but we’ve given it a go!
Devon Street Food Festival 10 – 12 August
Whether it’s mac and cheese, a plate of charcuterie or a taste of Morocco, you’ll be spoilt for choice at this fabulous foodie festival. It’s been running for three years, rolling into town each summer and bringing both local and national stalls offering just about everything. It runs from midday until 10pm. There’s a pop up bar too – but if you need a break from all of the bustle, you can always pop in and visit our relaxing bar for extra refreshments.
South West Birdman 11 August
And now for something completely different! Locals make home-made flying machines, then throw themselves off the harbour wall in an effort to ‘fly’ as far as they can. It’s great to watch and has an amazing atmosphere. There’s lots of extra entertainment too, including live music, craft and charity stalls, and much more – if you can tear yourself away from the antics in the sea.
Ilfracombe Beer, Food and Music Festival 25 – 26 August
This festival has some 70s glamour added in! The beer festival, based at the Landmark Theatre, is a long running and popular event in the town. It’s a very chilled atmosphere, and there are lots of good beers to try and plenty of food and music to go with it.
This year it coincides with the show ‘Dancing Queen’ at the theatre. What could make for a better party than a return to the 70s? There’s a competition too for the best fancy dress outfit. Why not book a room at The Carlton? Enjoy the show, stay overnight in one of our fabulous modern rooms, and then head back to the festival the next day.
Mini Madness and Ilfracombe Carnival 26 – 27 August
We’ve saved the biggest events for the Bank Holiday weekend: the Ilfracombe Carnival is happening on 26 August, with the Mini Madness event the next day. The carnival is huge fun and a real community event, and as for the Minis, well who can resist a Mini? This is the little cars’ annual Grand Tour, which luckily winds up in Ilfracombe, so you get the chance to have a really good look at them.
Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival 1 – 2 September
So this one’s in September, but we had to mention it as it’s such a wonderful event. We also have a stall this year, so come along and say hello, we’d love to meet you. There’ll be a great selection of seafood treats to eat, produce to buy and you can feast away to the sounds of live music – from shanty songs to ska and rock and roll. It’s a great atmosphere and we’re thrilled to be taking part. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details…
The Tour of Britain cycle race also charges through the town the next day, 3 September.
It’s all happening in Ilfracombe!
Time to Relax …
Visiting Ilfracombe and going to an event? Why not book your accommodation in Ilfracombe now? Relax in one of our stylish rooms and enjoy an evening of delicious, locally sourced, lovingly prepared food in our newly refurbished brasserie.