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
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
Easter Bonnet Parade – Easter Sunday 20th April Judging from 14.00 in the Baptist Church. Parade 15.00 from the Baptist Church to the Jubilee Pavilion on the sea front.
May Day Fete – Sunday May 4th 14.00 in the Anning Road Recreation Ground.
Solstice Torchlight Procession – Saturday June 21st. Parade starts at midnight from Cobb Gate.
Regatta and Carnival Week – 2nd -10th August. Fireworks and Procession on Saturday 9th. Over 60 events planned for all the family.
Christmas Tree Festival – 16th – 20th December in the Baptist Church
The Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Committee are pleased to announce that following another successful year they have been able to make donations to 24 local good causes totalling £5000.
The following organisations were given donations:
Lyme Regis Christmas Lights, Coastguard, Community Lunch Club, Community Trips Group, Father Christmas Sleigh, Football Club, Get Together Club, Hallett Court, Honiton Gymnastic Club, Lyme Regis Lifeboat Crew, Lyme Regis Town Band, Lyme Regis Majorettes, The Mummers, Operatic Society, Pantomime Society, Power Boat Club (Youth Section), Sailing Club (Youth Section), St Michael’s School, Table Tennis Club, Tae Kwon Do Club, The Project, West Country Befriending, Youth Theatre.
Chairman of the Regatta and Carnival Committee, Teresa Evemy, said, “We have had a successful year organising eight events as well as the seventy events during Regatta and Carnival Week. Although our principal aim is to enhance the holidays of the many families who come to Lyme Regis every year we have been able to raise a substantial amount of money and respond to requests from local good causes including several new ones this year. My committee and I have worked hard to minimise the costs of our events and have tried to make them accessible to as many people as possible. Once again we are indebted to local businesses who have supported us and to the many people from Lyme who have helped us with events and collections.
Lyme Regis Christmas Tree Festival 2013 takes place from 17-20th December 2013 at the Lyme Regis Baptist Church
The Lyme Regis Gig Club Regatta is held on Saturday 10th August 2013.
Errata: our website incorrectly gave the date for this event – we apologize if this has caused any inconvenience.
Welcome to Lyme Regis!
Plan Ahead for Lyme Regis Carnival Week 3rd – 11th August 2013
To help you get more from Carnival Week 2013 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.
We expect busiest days for visitors to be weekends, Thursday night for the Torchlight Procession at 21:00 and especially Saturday Evening 10th 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)
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.
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.
Monday 5th August -19:00 – Wheeled Derby – Short duration Coombe Street, Bridge Street, Lower Cart Road.
Thursday 8th 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 10th August – 20:00 – Carnival Procession Pound Street, Broad Street, Lower Cart Road, Cobb Road.
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 10th August. There is usually sufficient capacity for visitor parking as well.
We believe that provided the scheduled bus services are running to time, they are unlikely to be affected by our events.
Main venues for the Lyme Regis Carnival 2013
All of our events take place in the seaside town of Lyme Regis.
The majority of daytime venues are on or near the beach.
The procession forms in Holmbush car park. It is safer and better for spectators to line the route rather than congregate in the car park.
The route follows Pound Street, Broad Street, Cobb Gate car park, Lower Cart Road, Marine Parade and Cobb Road.
Best viewing is in the town and the sea front.
The following events are usually held on the sandy beach near to the lifeguard hut.
Sand sports, sand castle competition, gymnastic display, egg catching.
The torchlight procession gathers in Langmoor Gardens near to the Pound Street entrance.
The following events take place on the Marine Parade, near to or in the Shelters and immediately adjacent to the Jubilee Pavilion and Big Yellow Carnival Kiosk.
Live Bands, pavement art, dog show, Town Crier competition, golf ball derby, Taekwando display, Zumba.