Lyme Regis Events 2018

Below are some of the key event dates in Lyme Regis during 2018. Not to be missed!


Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 4th May – 6th May 2018

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival has become one of the most popular events for all the family in Lyme Regis. Organisations from across the UK and beyond descend on Lyme Regis and host a huge array of events, talks, shows and activities for everyone to get involved in. Don’t miss this one!


Lyme Regis Jazz and Blues Weekend 25th – 28th May 2018

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 26th May.


B Sharp Busking Festival 26th May 2018

B Sharp Busking Festival, Play Me Piano & Drums 2018 – Saturday 26th May 11am – 8pm. Run in conjunction with Lyme Regis Jazz & Blues Festival. Pitches located all around the town, along Marine Parade and The Cobb.


Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week 28th July – 3rd August 2018

Fantastic fundraising at the beach! Events run all week in aid of the local Lifeboat. Book early for this week!

Candles on the Cobb Sunday 26th August 2018

“A magical, stunning event when 5000 tea lights candles are placed at thirty centimetre intervals around the historic Cobb and North Wall of the harbour at Lyme Regis and lit”.

Lyme Regis Youth Causes have received 50% of all funds raised and Help for Heroes, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, Diabetes Research, Cancer Research & CLIC/Sergeant and the Devon & Cornwall & Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulances have all received significant donations from the remaining 50% of the proceeds raised. Attracts an audience from around the World!


Lyme Folk Weekend 31st August – 2nd September 2018

Lyme Regis is aiming to become a top annual folk destination so come along to the seaside and enjoy music, dancing, storytelling, shanty singing, workshops and entertainment for all the family. The Summer Festival is starting on Friday 31st August and finishing Sunday 2nd September 2018 and there are events and sessions around Lyme Regis. Expect more than 30 acts appearing over the weekend at multiple venues.

1st March 2018
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