Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Week

1st August 2020 - 8th August 2020

Event summary

A week of over fifty events for the whole family during the summer holidays aiming to raise as much money as possible for local good causes. Highlights of the week include the Walk of Light Torchlight Procession, the Carnival Procession, fireworks, the duck race, the beach treasure hunt, open air film screenings, beach sports and regatta.

Some of the highlights include:

Duck race

The duck race will be held at 12 noon on Thursday 8 August. Duck Race Tickets can be bought from the yellow carnival kiosk which is situated next to the Jubilee Pavilion, Marine Parade on the seafront. Duck race tickets can also be purchased from 11am at the Duck Race start at Windsor Terrace.

Candles down the river in memory of someone

Sponsor a candle in memory of someone and watch as it drifts gently down the river in the quietness of the evening as the light fades over Lyme Regis. Candle cards can be bought from Saturday 3 August and throughout Sunday 4 August from the carnival kiosk or from Jericho Bridge from 8pm.

Walk of light – torchlight parade

An iconic event as the walk of light makes its way through Langmoor gardens led by the Mayor and Mayoress, accompanied by the Town Crier. As participants head on to the beach they form a circle of light on the sand before the torches are used to light a beacon.

Torches on sale from 8.30pm. Start 9pm from the entrance to Langmoor Gardens.

Carnival procession

The carnival procession takes place on Saturday 10 August.

Download a copy of the official carnival programme for a full list of events and times.

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