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Nautical but nice at Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival

PUBLISHED: 11:53 01 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:53 01 September 2017

There is plenty of fun and entertaining characters at Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival 2017 this September 2-3. Picture: Charmain Lovett

There is plenty of fun and entertaining characters at Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival 2017 this September 2-3. Picture: Charmain Lovett

Charmain Lovett

Saturday and Sunday, September 2-3 at Ilfracombe harbour, pier and Ropery car park with live music, food, entertainers and much much more

There is plenty of fun and entertaining characters at Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival 2017 this September 2-3. Picture: Charmain Lovett There is plenty of fun and entertaining characters at Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival 2017 this September 2-3. Picture: Charmain Lovett

Don’t miss an exciting weekend of all things about the briny as Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival returns this Saturday and Sunday.

Two days of live music, tasty street food and a host of maritime activities will be on offer, centred around the pier, harbour and Ropery Road car park.

The main stage at the car park will host headliners The Dambuskers and Jim Crawford, plus a line up that includes shanty group Press Gang, Chris Millington, Rakes Adrift, The Last Rancheros and Anchors Away.

The Festival Kitchen will be running all weekend with a wide variety of cuisine on offer from traditional fish and chips to Mexican street food.

Street entertainers will include Dave Hendy, Ilfracombe Holiday Park characters and ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’ and friend causing havoc.

A host of other activities for all ages includes sailing taster sessions, try your hand at sea fishing, pavement art, a Saturday sandcastle competition and a visit on Sunday by the Waverley and Balmoral.

The festival has been sponsored by Ilfracombe Holiday Park, RGB Ilfracombe, the Ship and Pilot, Fullabrook CIC, North Devon Council and Ilfracombe Town Council.

For the full programme go to http://seailfracombe.co.uk

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