Summer in Woolacombe

What’s on this Summer in Woolacombe?

Whether you’re a beach bum or love to hang out by the pool, we have everything you and your family could need this Summer in Woolacombe. We have so much going on that you’ll struggle to do everything in one trip.

If you’re looking for something different; music or shopping, markets or produce, there’s loads going on in the local area.

Don’t miss the North Devon Show or the On The Road music festival.

We’ve put a little guide together of what’s on this Summer in Woolacombe.

Devon Street Food

Devon Street Food festival, Ilfracombe

2-4 Aug, 12-10pm Fri & Sat, 12-8pm Sun, £ Varies

A three-day food extravaganza with a host of unique, talented and friendly street food vendors, serving food and drink from all corners of the globe.

Welcoming locals and visitors, festival lovers and curious foodies. A weekend of outstanding and extremely fresh food, good vibes and refreshing beverages awaits!

Braunton Big Bash

The BIG Summer Bash, Braunton

3 Aug, 12-8pm, £ Free

A completely free event, open to everyone. Showing off everything Braunton village has to offer, from produce and craft-work to amazing talent and performances.

Live music all day long, the best locally sourced food and drink, market stalls, rides & games for the kids, something for everyone. Pubs and grub, including a world-famous fish restaurant.

Ilfracombe Bird Man

South West Birdman, Ilfracombe

3 Aug, 11am-10pm, £ Free

A bunch of would-be aviators throw themselves off Ilfracombe pier in custom-built (homemade) flying devices and costumes. The water is freezing cold, but the atmosphere is fantastic – loads of fun-filled activities fill the day.

The ‘birdmen’ will be looking to fly the furthest to be crowned champion.

Alongside the event is a live music stage with music throughout the day & night, food stalls, ale & cider festival, artisan market, charity stalls and loads of children’s entertainment. There’s also a bar and barbecue, rescue display and a fireworks finale!

A day not to be missed, and always looking for volunteers to take part in the event. Is that you?

North Devon Show, Umberleigh

7 Aug, 8am-6pm, £15 Adults, £3 Children, £34 Family

An amazing annual event showcasing the agricultural roots of North Devon. Livestock classes fill the arenas throughout the day, featuring horses, cattle, alpacas, sheep and more.

Show-jumping and an open dog show also take centre stage. Attractions, demonstrations and trade stands fill 50 acres of level fields, allowing access for all.

Circus performers, countryside skills, laser clay pigeon shooting, ferret racing, sheep shearing, animal petting, baking competitions, vintage tractors & cars, fun fair, carriage driving, young farmers games, falconry, axe-men and much more!

There’s also a beer tent, food hall, craft marquee and a live music stage with fantastic music. A great day out for the whole family. Not to be missed!

Checkout their Facebook page.

Beer Festival

Brew Monkey, Braunton

16 Aug 7-11pm, 17 Aug 12-11pm, 18 Aug 12-6pm

£20 Adult Tickets (covers all 3 days)

Ticket only ale & cider festival in Braunton, hog roast and street food, live music every day, games & rides and a gin bar!

Get on stage with an open mic, bring the kids and enjoy Summer with a drink or two.

Ilfracombe Carnival

Ilfracombe Carnival

25 Aug, 6pm, £ Free

Ilfracombe’s annual carnival procession. Floats and displays, fancy costumes and maybe the odd clown – showing off local businesses and talent.

Raising money for local charities so bring your pennies! More info on Facebook.

Mini Madness

Mini Madness, Ilfracombe

26 Aug, £ Free

Hundreds of Mini’s, in every colour and style imaginable, create an amazing spectacle as they end their annual Grand Tour by whizzing through North Devon to end their journey in the streets of Ilfracombe.

Expect stalls and attractions, games for the kids and food vendors.

On The Road Music Festival

On The Road Music Festival 2019, Braunton

30 Aug-1 Sep, £20-£50

For the 3rd year running, Broadland’s farm brings you a family friendly festival with fantastic live music. Day and weekend tickets are available with a range of ticket prices

Workshops, kids rock tent, local market stalls and fresh foods – all alongside non-stop live music throughout the weekend.

A mixture of different genres, with a main stage and dance tent. Saturday headliners are surf-rock indie band Reef.

Sea Ilfracombe Pirate

Sea Ilfracombe, Maritime Festival, Ilfracombe

31 Aug-1 Sep, £ Free

As with the other festivals and attractions across the Summer, expect local food and beverage vendors, local produce, craft and artwork, and much more with a nautical theme!

Sandcastle competitions, treasure hunts and a proper Punch & Judy show kick off events.

Storytelling mermaids and sword-wielding pirates will be running the streets while vendors sell a huge selection of locally produced foods.

Ilfracombe harbour is the perfect place to learn something new. Maybe you can learn to sail, or row in a gig, try kayaking or learn to paddle board? You can even take party in a demonstration with the RNLI.

Fancy a spot of fishing? All the equipment, bait & tackle is provided free of charge. In fact, the whole Sea Ilfracombe festival is free to everybody.


So much more!

Summer in Woolacombe is absolutely jam-packed with daily events. Please visit the Ilfracombe and Woolacombe Tourist information sites for more details.

There is so much we haven’t covered; craft fairs in Mortehoe, rock pool rambles in Woolacombe, Croyde market, boat rides, Lee Bay craft market, tractor & trailer rides, music on Ilfracombe bandstand, local gigs, etc.

We guarantee you’ll enjoy a fun-filled, second to none, Summer in Woolacombe, check our other blogs for even more info and our beach guide!

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