Sea Ilfracombe was set up to celebrate the Maritime culture and Heritage of Ilfracombe. We are a not-for-profit company and all members of the working group are volunteers.
The Festival has now expanded to be a two day event using the harbour area and the Ropery Road Car park. Our focus is on setting up the event and encouraging other organisations to join in. So, we invite musicians, local food sellers, local craftspeople and street entertainers.
Local organisations are actively involved, eg Sea Angling club run taster sessions, the Yacht Club run a ‘crab-day’ plus Y-Sail (hands on sailing), the Dive Club is used as the Festival office, Pip and Jim’s church do a special service. Both Rotary clubs, Lions and Round table join in. In all it has become a great community event – and all at no charge to visitors.