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Enjoy the Latest Events here at Hele Valley Holiday Park….

Bands on the Band Stand - 1st July-31st August 2019

Every summer Ilfracombe presents a series of Sunday afternoon performances on The Bandstand in Runnymede Gardens on The Seafront.

Performances are from 2pm to 4pm. There is some seating although some prefer to sit on the grass. These performances are sponsored by local businesses and organisations and are therefore totally free



Devon Street Food Festival - 2nd-4th August 2019

  • A fully licensed bar will be offering lagers, craft beers and cocktails. For those driving, low ABV lagers and mocktails will also be available ensuring visitors don't miss out the opportunity to taste the variety of food on offer with a refreshingly cold beverage.

    Three days of glorious food, drink and music by the beach, and what's more, entry is free! So no excuses! Calling all friends, family and four legged friends – everyone is welcome!


South West Birdman - 3rd August 2019

The South West Birdman Competition sees crazy aviators and would-be pilots hurl themselves off Ilfracombe Pier into the icy waters below - all hoping to "fly" the furthest and be crowned champion of the event.

  • Organised by registered charity Ilfracombe Round Table, the day-long event attracts thousands of people to the town and raises money for local worthy causes.

    As well as the main flying event, the South West Birdman Competition will also play host to a day long music festival, food stalls, an ale and cider festival, artisan market and children's entertainment.



North Devon Show - 7th August 2019

  • The North Devon Show is THE premier agricultural spectacle in the region and has something for everyone.

    There are classes for Alpacas, Beef & Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Horse Showing Classes & Show Jumping as well as Pony Club Games and Young Handler Competitions. There is also an Open Dog Show & Poultry Display plus a wide variety of Trade Stands including a Food Hall and Crafts & Gifts Marquee. There will be demonstrations in the Rural Skills and Country Pursuits arenas, Vintage Cards & Tractors, The North Devon WI Summer Competition and Young Farmers Rally.


Ilfracombe Carnival - 25th August 2019

  • Carnival Procession - An eclectic mix of floats will keep you entertained for an evening. This spectacular event raises monies for local charities and is a fun night for all the family.

    Road closure is at 18:00 prompt.

    Route: Parade leaves Hillsborough (Swimming Pool) car park at 6pm, travels along Hillsborough Road, Portland Street, High Street, Church Street, turns right at Wilder Road along the Seafront, down St James Place arriving on Broad Street at approximately 8pm.


Mini Madness - 26th August 2019

Mini cars, all different, create an amazing spectacle at the end of the Annual Grand Tour. The Grand Tour brings the locals out in their thousands into the streets to watch the Minis go by. It takes about 15/20 minutes for all the Minis to clear an area, one after the other. The event takes in some fantastic countryside and has some breathtaking stopping points. The final resting place is Ilfracombe and what a sight to behold, not to be missed.


Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival - 31st August &1st September 2019

The main festival hub is based in the Ropery Road car park, spreading down to the harbour and beyond to many of the pubs, eateries, galleries and venues all around the seafront.

Centre stage is the music - a packed programme of local and national bands from traditional Shanty songs to SKA and rock 'n roll surrounded by sizzling seaside kitchen with stalls offering seafood and local produce; sweet & savoury and a seafood preparation and cooking master class. read more...

Ilfracombe Bike Show - 17th September 2019

The North Devon Motorcycle Action group held this popular event which is staged along the front near the Landmark Theatre.  Motorcyclists travelled from near and far. Some local, some from as far as Coventry. Over 250 motorcycles lined the promenade and competed for 9 hand crafted glass trophies made by Dartington Crystal.  read more...

Spooks & Sparks at Ilfracombe Rugby Club - October 2019

  • Halloween themed firework event with Bonfire, BBQ, performers, Live Music from Falling Apart, Disco, Bar, Bouncies, Fancy dress competition not to forget the fireworks. Adults £3.00 Children (under 16) £2.00

    All proceeds to Ilfracombe Rugby Club.

  • Opening times & hours:
  • Gates open at 6.30pm 10pm finish


Combe Crawlers Run - November 2019

This event takes runners across country, down valleys and up hills towards Combe Martin, returning via Watermouth & Hele. The start and finish point is the Ilfracombe Academy.
  • The race is in November with an 11am start. 8.5 miles long and registration on the day is £16 on the day. There will be a T shirt for all finishers and prizes in each category.


Combe Christmas 22nd - 24th November 2019

Lighting of the lights switch on will start when the lantern parade arrives at the war memorial. This year's parade will start from The Candar and along the High St and thanks to Carol Turner and her team of elves, the lantern parade will be bigger and better than ever! Once again there will be lots of chances to sing some festive tunes, you can meet Santa and the tree which will look extra twinkly this year will be blessed by Father John Roles. Following the light switch on, you are encouraged to meander through the High Street, popping in to the many fantastic shops many of whom will be open for late night shopping and mince pies! read more...