Dive into The Ilfracombe Dive Club for snacks and stories of the seas!

ILFRACOMBE DIVE CLUB IS OPEN! Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September 2017 Ilfracombe Dive Club, Ropery Road From midday each day Free admission The Ilfracombe Dive Club is open for Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival, serving tea, coffee and cakes and have a licenced bar for the adults. The club is home to the Ilfracombe and North Devon Sub Aqua Club which is over 50 years old. Come along and learn about the local wrecks that they dive and about the wild, wildlife living below the waters of North Devon and Lundy. See artefacts, photo displays and films about divers and diving, along with welcome refreshments. Find out about the mysteries of the deep off the North Devon Coast. There are 720 recorded ship wrecks off our coast, with many more that are unrecorded. They all have a tale to tell and Chris Mandry of Ilfracombe and North Devon Sub Aqua Club, a keen and well informed maritime historian, will be bringing them to life! Hear about some of...
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Seaside treats for your little treasures! – Treasure Hunt, Sandcastle & Pavement Art Competitions with PRIZES!

DOLPHIN TREASURE HUNT! Saturday 2nd September from 12pm Free entry! Entry forms now available!         Family Sandcastle Competition - with PRIZES!! Saturday 2nd September from 3.30pm                 Pavement Art Competition 1.30pm-2.30pm - trophy awarded by celebrated local Ilfracombe maritime artist, Pete Adderley All ages welcome! - judging categories: 4-6 years / 7-10 years / 10-16 years / Over 16's              ...
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All aboard the Festival Float!

A fabulous Combe Carnival - no better way to shout about our Maritime Festival Day (4 days and counting!)                             #ilfracombe #seailfracombe #VISITilfracombe #lovenorthdevon #2017festivals #livemusic #southwest #maritime #seafood #RNLI #southwestcoastpath #ilfracombeholidaypark #RGBBuildingsupplies #ShipandPilotInnIlfracombe ...
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Seaside Kool before Skool!

Give the kids the last ‘hurrah’ of summer 2017! The Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival is kiddie heaven – all ages, ALL FREE, all weekend! *** Crabbing, sandcastle and pavement art competitions – with prizes!! *** Mermaid story-telling *** Punch & Judy on the beach! *** Face painting *** Yachting and boating experiences   *** Treasure-hunting – with prizes!! *** Street entertainers *** Glorious food! *** Live music - and loads more! Non-stop family fun, Ilfracome Harbour from 9.30am til 9pm, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September! #kids #entertainment #festivals #seaside #northdevon #devon #ilfracombe @VISITilfracombe @lovenorthdevon...
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Friday night is Festival Music Preview Night! – 25th August 2017

Kick off the August Bank Holiday with a rip-roaring night showcasing some of the top talent lined up for the 2017 Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival! Our special guests limbering up at this exclusive sneak preview are: Rakes Adrift Rousing jigs, reels and toe-tapping fiddle, melodeon, banjo, guitar, whistle and bodhran that combine to give us Rakes Adrift! https://www.facebook.com/Rakes-Adrift-502181266505996/ Anchors Aweigh Sea shanty songsters based in Woolacombe and Mortehoe, the ever-popular Anchors Aweigh are also a non profit band raising money for local charities around North Devon. https://www.facebook.com/pg/AnchorsAweighDevon/about/?ref=page_internal One End Street We’re thrilled to welcome the talented local duo Debbie (lead singer and guitar) and Mick (singer and bass) performing an eclectic repertoire of contemporary and traditional folk with a smattering of blues! - ideally suited to make the most of the haunting acoustics of Pip & Jim’s! 7.30pm, Friday 25th August at Pip & Jim’s, Ropery Road, Ilfracombe £5 on the door and free for kids under 16 (all proceeds go to the 2018 Festival!) Make it a date for...
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FAIR’S FAYRE

The 2017 Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival ‘kitchen’ is a sizzling sell-out! Ropery Road Car Park will be billowing mouth-watering aromas of every kind of sweet & savoury fayre from a packed hub of local eatery stalls. From traditional fish ‘n chips, homemade pasties, hog roasts and venison burgers to exotic Mexican street food, high end seafood, haloumi burgers, mushroom melts and home-baked cakes – all washed down with a huge choice of drinks from ‘pop’ to prosecco, local ales and speciality coffees and many other tempting tipples! Our thanks go to the enterprising local eateries who snapped up their space in the festival kitchen! Yummy!     SEA ILFRACOMBE MARITIME FESTIVAL MENU  CALACALOCA – Mexican street food –  tasty + exotic creations for   carnivores and veggies alike! www.calacaloca.co.uk BULLDOG FISH FARM – sumptuous homemade venison and beef burgers www.bulldogfishfarm.co.uk HORNBROOK KITCHEN - Rustic smoked BBQ food - delicious pulled pork/brisket rolls, nachos and veggie delights like halloumi & mushroom melts www.facebook.com/hornbrookkitchen LEE MEADOW FARM - Hog roast & spit roasted chicken...
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Rocking all over the coast!

The stage is set!! We’re thrilled to announce the 2017 Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival musical line-up! From shanty songsters to rock ‘n roll, blues and soulsters, this year’s festival has netted the most eclectic mix of local, national & internationally acclaimed musicians to entertain YOU – for FREE! The full programme will be published a bit nearer the time, but we’ve snaffled some top headliners and a raft of banging bands over the two days, including... HEADLINER Saturday 2nd Sept: The Dambuskers The notorious four-piece fiddle-fronted, high-energy, Celtic rock band, The Dambuskers are coming to “Rock You”, so be prepared to dance yer socks off and sing yerself hoarse! https://www.dambuskers.com HEADLINER Sunday 3rd Sept Jim Crawford Brit blues international phenomena and consummate finger picker & slide guitarist http://www.jimcrawford.org.uk/home.html - and the line-up of top talent, in no particular order (yet!) Press Gang Our acclaimed Cornish cousins, Press Gang, will have you on your feet with their witty and shanties and songs of the sea – a truly rousing...
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Local Businesses Fund Ilfracombe’s 2017 Maritime Madness!! – Last call to get involved!

Thanks to the most generous local sponsorship ever, the 2017 Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival is going to be HUGE! This year will see the richest mix of live music, food stalls, street entertainment, Harbour activities, artful exhibitions and sea-faring fun yet! More details will be revealed over the coming weeks… Ad space in the public flyer is going fast, so get in touch asap to spotlight your local business to the hoards of festival goers for as little as £50! There are a couple of food stall spaces still available too – so get in contact to join the sizzling seaside kitchen! #ilfracombeholidaypark #RGBBuildingsupplies #ShipandPilotInnIlfracombe #NDJournal #NorthDevonGazette #NorthDevon #DevonFestivals #2017Festivals #Maritime #UKCoast #seafood #RNLI #SouthWestCoastPath...
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2017 – ship-shaping up for the best festival yet!

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...
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