Hooray for summer! It took it’s time coming, but it looks like the sunshine has finally arrived big time! The last few days have been absolutely gorgeous, and it’s great timing because there are a whole bunch of fantastic outdoor events coming up in Lyme Regis this summer and into the Autumn. Here are a few of the things we’re most looking forward to…
RNLI Lifeboat Week (21st July – 29th)
Lifeboat Week kicked off last weekend with the Red Bull Wakeboarders, and there are lots of different attractions and activities going on every day up until Sunday.
It’s all about raising money for a very good cause, namely the RNLI Lifeboat fund, which does so much good in seafaring communities like Lyme and relies entirely on donations to survive.
One of our highlights of last summer was the RAF Falcons parachuting down onto Lyme Regis beach, and we’re delighted to hear they’ll be back again on Friday, performing their spectacular jump at 3pm. Not to be missed!
Carnival Week and Regatta (August 4th – 12th)
The famous Lyme Regis Carnival is always a massive event for the town, and all the classic elements of the carnival will be returning once again this year, like the sea front procession and the fireworks over the Cobb providing the big finale. There’ll be a full week of festivities, from August 4th to 12th, and all proceeds raised will go to good causes in the local area.
Candles on the Cobb Evening (August 25th – 26th)
If you’ve never been to this incredible spectacle, we really urge you to go. Each year 5,000 candles are lit and placed around the Cobb and North Wall of the harbour, in memory of lost loved ones. The thousands of tiny flames twinkling in the darkness create a magical sight, and one which is utterly unique and unforgettable.
The Candles on the Cobb is on 26th August, and is preceded on the 25th by a torchlight procession on the seafront, which is also well worth a look.