Event & 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 the weather!

Lyme Regis has 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 calendar of events to keep all ages entertained.

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

If you visit during the autumn, make sure you don’t miss the annual Lyme Regis Fireworks Display and Bonfire Night. Join the crowds to watch the fireworks over the ‘Pearl of Dorset’ Lyme Bay, with the Cobb as a specular background and keep warm by the bonfire on the beach afterwards.

Fossiling fun

With Lyme Regis being a treasure trove for fossils, why wouldn’t there be a festival to celebrate them?! 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.

Marvellous music

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

Folk fans can enjoy a full programme of singing, dancing and music-making at various venues across the town during Lyme Regis Folk Weekend

Winter festivities

During the Christmas festivities, Lyme Regis is a wonderful place to visit during the festive season. In the run up to Christmas, the shops will be brimming with gift ideas or you can take time to breathe in the bracing sea air with a stroll along the seafront and perhaps coffee and a mince pie in one of the lovely cafes? To make it even more special, Lyme's picturesque Broad Street will be positively sparkling from the end of November.

There are also many Christmas events throughout the month of December, visit Lyme Marine Theatre to watch a Christmas film, enjoy one of the many carol singing events or catch a Christmas concert – there is something for everyone to get into the Christmas spirit.

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!

Events happening soon

Lyme Crime Jun 20

Lyme Crime

Lyme Crime celebrates the best crime and thriller fiction and examines the real-world issues that find their way onto the page. In a series of panels and conversations, festival visitors will hear...

Lyme Eats Boutique Jun 21

Lyme Eats Boutique

Join us for our community dining feast on Friday evenings during the summer. With global street food, local drinks from our resident pop up pub The Salty Arms, and iconic views what better way to...

B Sharp Busking Festival Jul 06

B Sharp Busking Festival

B Sharp’s annual Busking Festival will take place on Saturday 6th July 2024, 11.00am - 5.00pm on the beautiful seafront at Lyme Regis.  Every year we fill Lyme Regis with music, and our...

Lyme Regis AFC Sausage and Cider Festival Jul 06

Lyme Regis AFC Sausage and Cider Festival

The annual Sausage & Cider Festival will return to Lyme Regis Football Club on Saturday, July 6th 2024.  A mini festival in a day - cider, sausages and great live music! Open 2pm until 11pm.

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Accommodation

Lyme Regis is top of the list for a holiday, short break or just an overnight stay.

Food & Drink

Lyme has a feast of gastronomic delights to suit every taste, budget and occasion.

How to Get Around

You can explore further around Lyme Regis by bike, bus, walking and even boat!

Parking

There are a lots of short and long stay parking, some have EV chargepoints for electric vehicles.