If you’re in North Devon over the August Bank Holiday weekend and you’re wondering what sort of events are taking place over the long weekend, here are a couple of suggestions to add to your diaries.
One of the most popular bank holiday events in the county are regattas, these boat races have been taking place for generations and as well as watching the skills of the sailors there are usually a host of other marine activities going on too. You’ll find live music, food stalls and more. In Clovelly, you can watch the Gig Regatta on Saturday, 27th August. Gig racing can be very exciting, so get yourself along to the water’s edge and cheer on your favourite racers. Find out more here.
Also on the Saturday at the Big Sheep is a night of 80s and 90s classic with a host of incredible tribute bands playing all your favourite tunes. With an Oasis tribute, a Blur tribute, a Stone Roses tribute and a U2 tribute on the bill, this is guaranteed to set off the nostalgia! That’s not all that’s happening at the Big Sheep, there’s an entire family friendly festival taking place all weekend. The IMI Installer Stock Festival starts on Friday 26th August and features family rides and attractions, local food and drink and some great musical acts.
If you want to spend some time watching a thrilling murder mystery, head to RHS Rosemoor. for a production of Much Ado About Murder, which is part of the RHS’ outdoor theatre events. Starting at 3pm, this is a classic whodunnit and you are welcome to bring your own blankets and seats for a comfortable mystery.
Another family friendly evening of fun can be found in Ilfracombe on 28th August with their annual carnival. Featuring an eclectic mix of floats guaranteed to keep you entertained all evening, this is a colourful and fun way to spend the evening. Find out more here.
Of course, there is always something happening in North Devon, so whether you want to sit back and relax on one of the beaches, hop on a surf board or party the night away at a festival, you’ll find plenty to entertain you.