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Carnival Events 2011 Planning Information

Information to help you plan to get the most out of your Lyme Regis Carnival experience  Saturday 6th August  Sunday 7th August Monday 8th August

Spot the window competition – answers

Entries to the week-long spot the window competition were handed in at noon on 12th August. Lyme Regis shops and businesses added an extra item

Lyme Regis Carnival Week 2012

A date for your diary… Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival Week returns 4th-12th August 2012 We hope that you will join us for fun and

Easter Duck Race (Easter Monday) 6th April 2015

The Great Lyme Regis Duck Race returns on Easter Monday

Easter Duck Race Poster 2015

Easter Duck Race Poster 2015

May Day Fete 3rd May 2015

May Day Fete Poster 2015


Fete poster 2015

Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Week 1st – 9th August 2015 – Main Events

Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Week 1st – 9th August 2015

Main Events

Enjoy events throughout the week for all the family.

Saturday 1st August Tano Taiko Drummers

Sunday 2nd August Torchlight Procession through the sea front gardens with Street Heat Samba Band

Wednesday 5th August The Drum Tribe – come and play the drums with 2000 other people!

Thursday 6th August – Fantastic Firework Display over Lyme Bay

Saturday 8th August – Grand Carnival Procession through the streets of Lyme

Full details in the Regatta and Carnival Week Souvenir Programme available in July.


Easter Bonnet Parade – Easter Sunday 5th April 2015

There will be an Easter Bonnet Parade on Easter Sunday at 15:00.

Judging will take place at 14:00 at the Baptist Church.

Easter Bonnet Poster 2015

Bonfire and fireworks on the beach at Lyme Regis 8th November 2014 6:30pm


Bonfire night 2014 poster

Bonfire night 2014 poster

Lyme Regis’ fantastic fireworks launched from the historic Cobb Harbour.

Best views are from the gardens or sea front.

Followed by a massive bonfire on the beach.

Saturday 8th November 2014 18:30.


Lyme Regis Carnival 2014 – Visitor Information

Welcome to Lyme Regis!

Plan Ahead for Lyme Regis Carnival Week 2nd – 10th August 2014

To help you get more from Carnival Week 2014 please click on the links below for important information.

Assistance and information can be obtained from the big yellow Carnival Kiosk which is located on the Marine Parade (sea front) for the whole week.

Further information can be obtained from www.lymeregiscarnival.co.uk or by following @lymecarnival on twitter (#lymeregiscarnival)

We expect busiest days for visitors to be weekends, Thursday night for the Torchlight Procession at 21:00 and especially Saturday Evening 9th August for the Carnival Parade at 20:00 and Fireworks at 22:00.  Please come early!

There is live music in the performance area in the shelters on the Marine Parade on most nights until around 22:30 (varies see programme for details)

Car Parks in Lyme Regis

Park and Ride – please note that Park and Ride is operating to normal timetable. For evening events we suggest returning to your car before the Park and Ride finishes and relocating your car to an alternative carpark closer to the town.

How to find Lyme Regis including buses

Toilets – all toilet facilities in the town are operating as per normal timetable except toilets on the Marine Parade and Broad Street which will be closed shortly after the last scheduled event has finished.

Child Safety – wrist bands to write your mobile number on in case you are separated can be obtained from the Jubilee Pavilion on the Marine Parade and also the Lifeguard station on the beach.

Road Closures – short duration rolling closures to facilitate safe parades and events – roads will be reopened as soon as possible.

Thursday 7th August – 21:00 – Walk of Light Torchlight Procession 45 Minute duration Pound Street from Langmoor Gardens, Broad Street, Lower Cart Road, Bottom of Cobb Road by lifeboat station.

Saturday 9th August – 20:00 – Carnival Procession Pound Street, Broad Street, Lower Cart Road, Cobb Road.

Parking Restrictions

We ask drivers not to park their vehicles on the above roads from 60 minutes before the event.  We believe all car parks are operating normally at their advertised times for the duration of Carnival Week.

Part of Holmbush car park is used as an assembly area for carnival procession participants from about 18:00 Saturday 9th August. There is usually sufficient capacity for visitor parking as well.

Bus Services

We believe that provided the scheduled bus services are running to time, they are unlikely to be affected by our events.

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Carnival Programme 2014(Event Times and Dates)

All set for Carnival and Regatta Week?

Programmes are on sale (Still just £1) giving all the details of all the events taking place.  These can be purchased from the Tourist Information Centre in Lyme Regis, the Big Yellow Carnival Kiosk on the seafront and many of the shops in the town.

Sadly the traditional ‘Wheeled Derby’ and ‘Park and Slide’ cannot take place due to circumstances beyond our control.

Our two most popular events are:

Walk of Light: Torchlight procession – Thursday 7th August 2014.

Carnival Procession and Grand Fireworks display to music – Saturday 9th August 2014.

All of the sale price for the souvenir programmes goes to local good causes as the cost of creating and printing is covered by donors and sponsors.  The programme is again being sold at the inflation-beating price of £1!

All our staff and collectors are unpaid volunteers who do not receive payment of any kind for their time.

All our funds raised go to local good causes, browse around our website for details of previous years’ beneficiaries.

Lyme Regis Carnival 2014 Events Information

Welcome to the Lyme Regis Carnival and Regatta Week 2014

Event list – as always full details are in our souvenir programme which is now on sale for just £1!

Saturday 2nd August 2014

Golf Ball Derby – Lister Gardens

Lyme Regis Sailing Club Regatta

Tano Taiko Drummers – The Shelters

Sunday 3rd August

Lyme Regis Sailing Club Regatta

Disgruntled Dinosaurs

Joshua Memorial Family Dog Show

Egg Catching, Main Beach

Uplyme Gospel Choir

Monday 4th August

Sand Sports on the Sand Bar

Scooter Hill Climb in the Lister Gardens

Pavement Art Competition

Disgruntled Dinosaurs

Family Quiz Night at the Marine Theatre

Candles on the River Lym

23:00 WW1 Commemorative Cry – Sea Front

Tuesday 5th August

Golf Ball Derby

Crab Fishing Competition

Matravers Portraits

Teddy Bears’ Picnic and Parachute Jump

Taekwando Display

Lyme Regis Town Band Concert

Wednesday 6th August

Sand Castle Competition

Fete Games and Clipper Challenge

Matravers Portraits

Scooter Hill Climb, Lister Gardens

Egg Catching, Main Beach

Bear Boat Racing

Quiz Night at the Inn Plaice, The Pilot Boat

Roy, Rob & Friends make music in the Shelters

Thursday 7th August

Free Children’s Boat Trips by Lyme Fishermen

Fossil Polishing

Beach Treasure Hunt

Matravers Portraits – Carnival Kiosk

Pebble Balancing Championship

Cream Teas in the Lister Room

Lyme Regis Majorettes Display

Lyme Regis Town Band Concert

Walk Of Light – Langmoor Gardens to The Cobb

Street Heat Samba Band

Friday 8th August

Scooter Hill Climb Final

Fete Games and Clipper Challenge

12:00 All competition entries to be returned to the Carnival Kiosk

Zumba Party, the Shelters

Junk boat Judging and Race – Victoria Pool (end of The Cobb)

Egg Catching, Main Beach

Shanty Singers

Saturday 9th August

Gig Club Regatta

Golf Ball Derby

Pavement Art Competition

20:00 Grand Carnival Procession to Cobb Square

20:30 Curry Night in the Lister Room

Band in the Shelters – “Delta Tango 7”

22.00 Fireworks with Music 

Sunday 10th August

12:00 Duck Race, Higher Mill to Jordan Flats

14:30 Lyme Regis Town Band Concert

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