Lyme Regis Jazz and Blues Weekend 26th - 29th May 2017
Live music both new and traditional from Friday through to Monday.
A highlight of the weekend will be the annual Jazz Festival Umbrella Parade at 11.00am on Saturday 30th May - not to be missed!
We will also have local samples on offer during the Saturday and Sunday at the Marine Theatre.
The Big Chris Barber Band
King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys
Special guests from USA: CSUN Jazz Band
Tony Roberts Quartet
Matt Carter Trio
Date: 26 May 2017 to 29 May 2017
Location: Lyme Regis, Dorset
B Sharp Busking Festival 27th May 2017
B Sharp Busking Festival Saturday 27th May 11am - 6pm.
Pitches located all around the town, along Marine Parade and The Cobb.
Bridport Food Festival 11th - 17th June 2017
Bridport Food Festival is 6 days of exciting food events around the Bridport area. Starting on Sunday 11th June through to Saturday 17th June 2017.
Now in its 13th year the Festival is a much loved fixture in the local calendar. A week of delicious food events around the town and surrounding area, finishing with the main event at Asker Meadows on 17th June when we join up with the Bridport Round Table Beer Festival.
Guitars on the Beach - 17th June 2017
Geoff Bakers Guitars on the Beach
BRITAINS BIGGEST GUITAR BEACH PARTY - SAND BAND
Record bid for Britain's biggest gathering of guitarists @ 5pm with acts continuing until 10pm, including Mungo Jerry.
Axe Vale Festival 17th - 18th June 2017
A great day out for all the family with local craft and trade stands, food hall, children's entertainment, displays and demonstrations and live bands. Licenced bar and refreshments available.
Axminster Showground - Saturday and Sunday 17th & 18th June 2017.
Takes place from 10am until 6pm on the Saturday and 10 am until 5.30pm on the Sunday.
Tickets available on the day or in advance from the local area. For more information and details about the prices and directions visit https://www.axevalefestival.org.uk
BIG MIX 1st JULY 2017
The Big Mix: B-Sharp’s annual celebration of local young musicians 2pm until late A fantastic day by the sea for all the family A festival run by young people, for young people Building self confidence and nurturing young talent.
Line up and further details to be announced but 2016 included
Outdoor Events 2pm - 6pm Marine Theatre Square, Guildhall Lower Square and Gun Cliff Square – No tickets required
DJ · Acoustic acts · Food: snacks, cakes, refreshments · Marine Theatre bars, Pimms, real ale and cider (for over 18s)
Family-friendly festival activities (hair braiding; festival face painting, stilt walker, precision fire breather etc)
Hammocks and deck chairs
Skateboarding, scooter, in-line skates and BMX park FREE. Bring your own skates and kit.
Indoor Stage 6pm - 1am Ticketed event - tickets available from Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre /Marine Theatre.
Doors open 6 pm
Line up and further details to be announced
Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival 2017 - 8th-9th July
The 8th Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival takes place on Saturday 8th July 10.30 - 6pm and Sunday 9th July 11am - 5.30pm.
With close to 100 stands situated around the historic harbourside in Weymouths selling succulent seafood and associated items.
Terrific line up of chefs, experts, fishermen and fishmongers. Foraging, filleting, competitions and much much more....
JURASSIC FIELDS JULY 14TH - 15TH 2017
A two day festival on Friday 14th July from 6pm-11pm and Saturday 15th July from 10am -11pm at Askers Meadows, Bridport
Jurassic Fields will be showcasing the best music, comedy, food and entertainment the local area has to offer as well as having some well known artists perform and little gems we have found around the country.
Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week 22rd - 29th July 2017
A wide range of events for all the family held at various locations around Lyme Regis www.rnli.org.uk.
Lots of fun all week from the beach and harbour at Lyme Regis. Seven days of activities get under way on Saturday July 22nd. Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week is a week full of fun, from a Teddy Bears Picnic, Pavement Art to Swimming in the Bay. There will be various displays, music evenings, fireworks, RAF Displays and Duck race. Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week certainly has something for everyone!
Raft Race (RNLI) at West Bay 27th July 2017
Raft Race (RNLI) at West Bay 2017.
The Bridport Branch of the RNLI are holding their annual Raft Race, on Thursday 27th July 2017, starts 7pm for 7.30pm on the River Brit, West Bay, Bridport.
Come and watch home made rafts race (and sink!!) down the River Brit.The idea is to avoid sinking, capsizing, falling in, etc.
Honiton Show 3rd August 2017
Honiton Show is a showcase for the best of local farming, crafts and rural skills. It draws exhibitors and visitors from all walks of life. Over 20,000 people attend the show and in the region of 1500 livestock entries are received.
The show is proud to host The West Of England Hound Show - a show within a show - which attracts entries from more working packs of hounds than any other event of its kind in the country. There are more than 350 trade exhibitors, which makes the show one of East Devon’s biggest business events. Pedigree and Fun Dog show, Donkey rides and Alpacas make the show fun for the whole family.
Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Week, August 5th - 13th 2017.
Regatta and Carnival Week –5th - 13th August 2017 - Lyme Regis
Fun and events for all the family including Red Arrow Display Team, Power Boat Rides for children by Lyme Regis Powerboat Club from the North Wall, Lyme Regis Gig Club Regatta, Joshua Memorial Family Dog Show, Theatre Square, Lifeboat Display in the bay and at the Lifeboat Station, Regatta Sailing Club Races, fireworks from the Cobb and much much more...
Red Arrows Display Team - 10th August 2017
The Red Arrows will be returning to Lyme Regis for 2017 as part of the Regatta and Carnival week, performing in aid of local charities.
The Red Arrows will perform at 6.15pm.
Bridport Carnival 19th - 20th August 2017
The main weekend for 2017 is on Saturday August 19th and Sunday August 20th.
There is a Fun Fair in West Street car park on Friday and Saturday and Wessex Military Band in Bucky Doo Square on Saturday morning.
The Grand Carnival Procession sets off from West Road at 7 prompt on Saturday night followed by dancing from 9pm - 11pm.
Sunday August 20th. The torchlight procession is the grande finale – and one of the high points of Bridport Carnival. The river of fire leaves the Town Hall at 9pm but people can buy their torches in Bucky Doo Square from 6.30pm onwards. There is a bonfire and live band on the beach, and fireworks a bit later (weather permitting).
2017 Melplash Show - Thursday 24th August
The Melplash Agricultural Show takes place at the Showground, West Bay, Bridport on Thursday 24th August. Attracting around 16,000 visitors a year from town and country, it is no surprise that it is regarded as the South West’s Premier one day Agricultural Show, and is known by regular visitors as the ‘friendly’ Show. Show includes many Agricultural exhibitions, heavy horse display, trade stands, food hall, By the sea stand and much much more.... details to follow.
The Great Dorset Steam Fair 24th - 28th August 2017
Thursday 24th August - Monday 28th August 2017
This major annual event showcases our national industrial, agricultural and leisure history. Last year hosted stunt displays from The Royal Signals Motorbike Display Team and The International Bug Pete Monster Truck Display Team. There was also Steam Exhibitions, Vintage and Classic vehicles and Rural displays.
The Steam fair takes place in Tarrant Hinton, Blandford, Dorset. More information about what's on and the event prices can be found at www.gdsf.co.uk
Spooky goings on and Halloween Party - 24th - 29th October 2016
Come and join us for the finale to our spooky Halloween week with the end of season Halloween Party in Dorset.
- 5 days of Halloween fun including;
- The Feely Box Challenge
- Spooky story Telling & Writing
- Creepy Kids Club Games & Crafts
- The Haunted House Experience (Thursday and Friday Evenings)
- Children’s & Family Fancy Dress Competitions
- and much much more...
Then be part of the best Halloween Party on the Jurassic Coast (Friday 27th October). There will be;
- Halloween Haunted House
- Halloween Disco
- Halloween Games
- Fancy Dress – optional
River Cottage day courses and evening events
River Cottage day courses and evening events run throughout the year. Including a four day cookery course at Park Farm. All four days are completely hands on and you will learn all the essential skills based around Bread & Pastry, Meat, Fish, and Vegetables. You will learn about home smoking, cooking offal, marinating fish and some outdoor cooking. There are also events at the Store and Canteen which was featured in the chicken out programme with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and filmed in nearby Axminster.
Upcoming Events and Courses
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