What is the Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival? Ilfracombe is perfectly located for a sea-themed celebration, so in 2009 a group of local volunteers and businesses got together to create The Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival!
The event has gone from strength to strength over the years; attracting local, national and even international visitors to enjoy a vast array of attractions, local food, live music and family entertainment all for FREE over a full weekend.
The festival is organised by volunteers, charity and council funding and with the generosity of local businesses. Most of the events are FREE although donations are invited – so do drop some coins into our ‘foot-soldiers’ tins when you see them!
Following the huge success of last years festival, 2018 promises to be the biggest festival ever!
Over the weekend you will find activities for all ages and this year we have added a number of craft stalls which you will find in and around the music marquee. Again the festival is centred around the Ropery Road Car Park. There are even more attraction this year at the Aquarium and the Harbour Masters Office plus of course lots of events and activities going on both on the Harbour beach and of course out on the water.
We’d also welcome your feedback on the festival!
We look forward to seeing you all in 2018
“The Sea Ilfracombe Crew”