What’s on – Lyme Regis

A guide to all of the exciting events that take place in the Lyme Regis area each year with everything from winter swims to literary festivals, Lyme always has something exciting going on to entertain holiday makers.


Lyme LungeJanuary

 The Lyme Lunge

Another madcap New Year’s Day  tradition. At 1pm on the Cobb beach, fancy dress is encouraged (though not essential!) as the bold and the brave take the plunge into Lyme Bay to raise money for charity. Heads will be cleared but spirits are never dampened!


Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

This cultural combination of natural science and arts has something for all the family and is well worth a visit.


River Cottage Spring Food Fair

Gardening, gigs and great grub! The Spring Food Fair at River Cottage HQ is a great day out for the family with children under 12 going free!

Blessing of the Boats

Join the RNLI outside the boathouse at The Cobb as wreaths are blessed and taken out to sea to commemorate those that have been lost.

Jazz and Blues Weekend

The last weekend in May sees some of the best new and traditional live music come to Lyme Regis.


Held at Lyme Regis’s vibrant Town Mill quarter, this festival of milling, music, art and food coincides with National Mills Weekend and the start of Real bread Week.

Busking Festival and Play Me Piano

This wonderful fundraising event welcomes musicians and audiences of all ages to enjoy and celebrate music around the town.

RNLI Lyme RegisJuly

Big Mix Festival

This impressive festival mixes the music of creative young people with headline acts from all over the world. Performers are also involved in the organisation and promotion of the event.

Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week

A week full of of fun to support the RNLI at Lyme Regis. A Teddy Bears Picnic, Duck race and fireworks are just a few of the events scheduled.

Somers Day Parade

A celebration of Admiral George Somers, former Mayor of Lyme Regis. The parade runs along Broad Street, Marine Parade and ends on the Cobb.


Regatta and Carnival Week

A week packed with more than 60 events to raise money for local schools, charities and community events.  The grand Carnival Procession at the end of the week is not to be missed!


Food Rocks

Started as a vision of Mark Hix, this festival will see over 40 exhibitors promoting the quality and diversity of Dorset’s food and drink.  Don’t miss the HIX Academy cook-off on the main stage.

Lyme Folk Weekend

Quality music, dancing and activities in different locations throughout the town.

Lyme Regis ArtsFest

Discover the work of artists in Lyme Regis and surrounding areas. Exhibitions, events, workshops and an art trail are all on offer.


Lyme Regis Walking Festival

A week of walking in and around Lyme Regis encouraging locals and visitors to explore this magnificent corner of the Dorset Coast.


Fireworks and Bonfire Night

Enjoy a bonfire on the beach and a spectacular fireworks display over Lyme Bay.

Yuletide Lyme

Time to turn on those Christmas lights! Running from the last weekend in November right through to December 23rd, this event is all about capturing the festive spirit.


Yuletide Lyme continues with madcap events like the Christmas Pudding Race (a local athlete dressed as a Christmas Pudding is chased by Santas!) and ends with an evening of reflection at Rotary’s Carols Round the Christmas Tree on 23rd December (music provided by Lyme Regis Town Band!).

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