Events & Festivals in Lyme Regis

Looking to find out what’s on in Lyme Regis?  Look no further, we have everything you need to find out what’s happening whatever time of year!

Lyme Regis plays host to a fabulous events programme throughout the whole year so whenever you plan to visit there will be something on to entertain you!

Fun for the family!

Lyme Regis is the perfect place for some family fun!  There's never a dull moment in Lyme Regis with a jam-packed calender of events to keep everyone entertained.

Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week is a week full of fun wuth displays, music, fireworks, family games...the list goes on!  There's also the Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Week with a host of activities and events including the carnival procession, regatta races and more fireworks.

Fossiling fun

With Lyme Regis being a treasure trove for fossils, why wouldn’t there be a festival to celebrate?!  The annual fossil festival is one of Dorset's largest science festivals and is a great event for the whole family with talks, exhibitions, fantastic street performances, hands-on experiences and interactive displays.  With something for all ages, this is a weekend to have some fossil-tastic fun!  

Food Rocks!

The Dorset Street Food Festival is a glorious weekend full of fantastic fresh food, delicious drinks and hopefully some sunshine mixed in!

Mark Hix hosts his very own Food Rocks Festival in September to celebrate the fantastic produce that the South West has to offer.  With cookery demonstrations, competitions and foodie fun you’ll have a jam-packed weekend full of delicious delights!

Marvellous Music

Whatever gets you shaking your stuff there are plenty of music events to get you moving and grooving in Lyme Regis!

For lovers of jazz and blues there’s the Lyme Regis Jazz and Blues weekend bringing you the best in old and new music.  Folk fans can enjoy a full programme of singing, dancing and music-making at various venues across the town during Lyme Regis Folk Weekend

Lyme Regis also plays host to Guitars on the Beach, the UK's largest guitar festival at which hundreds of guitarists of all ages and abilities come together to simultaneously play a selection of well-known songs together on the beach in Lyme Regis.

Take a look at our full list of events taking place in Lyme Regis and you’ll soon begin to see why so many Lyme Regis visitors find good reason to return time and time again!