What's On in Lyme Regis

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 and Organisations in and around
Lyme Regis

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Red Arrows over Harry May August 2018

~ Candles on the Cobb
~ The Red Arrows ~

~  Regatta and Carnival  Week  

~  Food Rocks ~  
~  Music By the Sea
 ~ Fireworks ~

 4th - 12th August 2018 

Regatta and Carnival Week 2018

See lymeregiscarnival.co.uk
Raising funds for local good causes


Sunday 26th 2018


Candles on the Cobb



Monday 27th Summer Bank Holiday



2018 Dates to be advised:


Tuesday evenings

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine ParadeMusic by the Sea’
Lyme Regis Town Band, 8pm - 9.15pm The Shelters, Marine Parade





Lyme Regis Sailing Club Regatta races


Walk of Light


Teddy Bear's Picnic in the Marine Parade Shelters - bring your own picnic.

The Red Arrows
 will give a display over Lyme Bay in aid of local charities.  Lyme Regis


Yes, thanks to the efforts of locals, businesses and organisations, Lyme Regis is delighted to welcome the Red Arrows again this year.


 Do not try to drive through Lyme Regis - traffic will be at a standstill in town (more so than usual). If a sign says a car park is full then it is!! There will be marshals advising where there are spaces.  See above right for more info on parking


 www.facebook.com/redarrowslyme,  @LymeRedArrows on Twitter   or www.raf.mod.uk/reds/



Firework Display






Lyme Regis Gig Club Regatta Day


Pavement Art Competition  The Shelters


Regatta and CarnivalJudging of Floats for Grand Carnival Procession in Holmbush Car Park followed by

Grand Carnival Procession
Holmbush car park to Cobb Square (by the Cobb Arms) via Broad Street



Grand Duck Race from the Upper Mill, Windsor Terrace to Jordan Flats.





Food Rocks 2017

Mark Hix’s Food Rocks returns for its 5th year! Expect all things food and drink from Dorset and surrounding areas. The festival not only raises money to support local charities, but also aims to give something back to the local community. Food Rocks is a fun-filled weekend bursting with live, interactive cookery demonstrations from top chefs, talks and tastings from local producers, and a wide range of seasonal food and drink exhibitors to purchase from. There will also be kid’s activities so there is something to suit everyone!


July     September 



Click here to see all the  Regular Events


Lyme Regis Park and Ride
dates to be advised

Download Car Parks Map

If you have to park in the road please do so considerately


Dogs now banned

 from the town's main beaches.  (1st May until 30th September)
Permitted on Back beach & Church Cliff to the East & Monmouth Beach to the West.

will be on duty in Lyme Regis

     What's on in the Galleries


Do take advice about safe tide times before setting off for more than fifteen minutes hike, without a guide, along our beautiful beaches: - what appears to be an easy bit of ground to scramble over is more likely to be a treacherous mud slide - don't take a chance!


Get Fossiling on the Jurassic Coast! Join one of Lyme Regis Museum’s famous fossil walks along this historic stretch of Dorset coast with Geologist Paddy Howe and Marine Biologist Chris Andrew. Some families return time and again to search with Paddy and Chris among the sand and rocks for fossils that have been washed down onto the beach after 190 million years. For adults and children alike, it’s an unforgettable experience.

Lyme History Walks


 Meet at the Marine Theatre at 11.00am

Cost £8.00 Adults   Children £4

AUGUST:  Thurs 3rd,  Sat 5th,  Wed 9th,  Thurs 10th,  Sat 12th,  Wed 16th,  Thurs 17th,  Sat 19th,  Wed 23rd,  Thurs 24th,  Sat 26th,  Mon 28th,  Wed 30th,  Thurs 31st

 “Discover the unique and colourful history of Lyme Regis with experienced tour guide Chris Lovejoy”

 01297 443140


Ghost Walks

Tues and Thurs 7.30 pm  May – September


From outside Lyme Regis Museum
Lasts 1 hour Adults £
8.00 Children £4.00 

01297 443140  www.ghostwalkslyme.org.uk

Mary Anning Walks

Mary Anning was a world famous fossil hunter - and was featured in Tracey Chevalier's novel Remarkable Creatures - hear stories of her life and see where she lived and hunted.                        


Meet at
Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Bridge Street
Lyme Regis

Jane Austen Tours 

'During the Jane Austen tour we visit the houses in which Jane is said to have stayed and hear stories of Lyme Regis as she would have known it. See where Louisa Musgrove fell on the Cobb.'
Tours run all year round. We have scheduled walks detailed below or you can contact us via our website www.literarylyme.co.uk to arrange another time.


Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Autumn Show & Bring and Buy Plant Sale

Schedules now available at local shops; Uplyme, Raymond's Hill and Lyme Regis Post Offices; Ginger Beer, Broad Street, Lyme Regis


Lyme Regis Town Band Summer Concerts

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine Parade

Every Tuesday on Marine Parade
8pm   Weather permitting.


Charmouth Marine Week

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre


Volunteers are always welcome....
During Carnival Week to assist in manning events, taking collections, etc: 


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