Like the proverbial duck’s legs operating below the waterline, this is an extremely active time for all those involved with planning for the 2017 Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival

Most the action this year will be centred around the Old Bus Station Car Park (Ropery Road/Broad Street), stretching out to the harbour front and along the pier. Festival entertainments and a raft of other events will also be hosted around the tiown.

The stage is set – literally – for a packed programme of live music, from shanty songs to SKA and rock ‘n roll, already being lined up to provide a toe-tapping backdrop to the abundance of food stalls, seafood cooking demonstrations, street entertainers and water based activities supporting the Festival nucleus in Ropery Road.

A veritable wave of exciting events are planned in and around The Harbour, including sailing lessons with Y-Sail (Yacht Club), historic lifeboat trips on Hampshire Rose, fishing from the pier with Combe Martin Sea Angling Club and a crabbing competition (with prizes!)

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of some of our best known (and loved) local businesses, including RGB, Filers, Ocean Backpackers, Ship and Pilot, Ilfracombe Holiday Park among others, 2017 is shaping up to be the best Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival yet!

The full programme will be available from early August but there’s still time to get involved!!

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Ilfracombe: This is YOUR festival – and our opportunity to spotlight the very best of this uniquely creative, abundant and energetic historic seaside town!

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