Local Events

For more information about future events in Charmouth organised by the local community, or to volunteer to help organise events, see the Charmouth Events Facebook page @Charmouthevents


Local events in and around Charmouth in 2017

Date Event
4 March Charmouth Heritage Centre Jurassic Rocks and Fossils Day
17 – 18 March Manor Farm opening celebration weekend
25 March Live music by young musicians – Charmouth Community Hall
24-26 March Jurassic Coast Challenge
30 March Secrets of the Jurassic Coast at Hensleigh House
8 April The Taunton Garrison, Forde Abbey
9 April Pirate Day
13 April Charmouth And District Through The Lens
14-15 April Lyme Regis Beer Festival
14 – 17 April Easter Egg Hunt Stonebarrow Hill
14 – 17 April Alice In Wonderland – Forde Abbey
14 – 17 April Giant Easter Egg Hunt – Abbotsbury Gardens
14 – 17 April Easter Entertainment – Pecorama
16 April Easter Bonnet Parade Lyme Regis
17 April Lyme Regis Duck Race
20 April In conversation with Mike Seaman – Charmouth Library
27 April – 3 May Art Exhibition St Andrews Church, Charmouth
29 April – 30 April Lyme Regis Fossil Festival
30 April Dorset Knob Throwing & Frome Valley Food Festival
13 May Bridport Charter Fair and Saturday Market
18-20 May Devon County Show
20 May Spring Tide Food Festival
26-29 May Lyme Regis Jazz Festival
27 May Lyme Regis Busking Festival
28 May Charmouth Party In The Park – Live music and family entertainment
28 May Classic & Vintage Vehicle Rally
30 May Junior Boat Fishing
2 June Wildlife Discovery – Forde Abbey
10 June Official Opening of Charmouth Coast Watch
10-11 June Manor Farm Hillclimb
10-11 June Vintage Tractor Rally
11-17 June Bridport Food and Beer Festival
17 June Guitars on the beach
17 – 18 June Axe Vale Festival (Country show)
1 July Charmouth Challenge a 8-mile walk, 8-mile fell run and a 2-mile fun run
7 July Launch of Charmouth Free Exhibitions which run until September
14 – 15 July Jurassic Fields Music Festival, Bridport
22-29 July Lyme Bay Lifeboat week
24 July Junior Boat Fishing
27 July Charity Summer Fair – Forde Abbey
5 – 6 August Dorset Food & Arts Festival, Poundbury
5 – 13 August Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival
6 August West Bay Day
9 August Abbotsbury Fair – Abbotsbury Gardens
10 August Red Arrows Air Display 6:15pm
11 – 13 August Purbech Steam Rally
13 August Bridport Folk Festival
19 – 20 August Bridport Carnival and Torchlight procession
19-20 August Food Rocks Festival
20 August Buckham Fair – Martin Clunes Pony & Dog show
20 August Bridport Torchlight Procession
21 August Junior Boat Fishing
21 – 28 August Loco Week & Railway Gala – Pecorama
24 August Melplash Agricultural Show
24-28 August Great Dorset Steam Fair
27 August Charmouth Party In The Park – Live music BBQ & family entertainment
1-3 September Lyme Folk Weekend
2 September Bridport Hat Festival
2-3 September Dorset County Show
17 September Autumn Charity Garden Fair at Mapperton
22 September Charmouth In Living Memory
23-24 September Manor Farm Hillclimb
12-29 October Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens Enchanted Illuminations
21-29 October Pecorama Half Term activities and indoor play area
21-29 October Axe Valley Wildlife Park Half Term
21-29 October Forde Abbey Halloween Half Term
4 November Charmouth Spooky Firework Fun
5 – 12 November Bridport Literary Festival
25 December Charmouth Christmas Day Swim

Community Events

See our community events page for details of local community meetings, events, clubs and societies.

Don’t forget Charmouth Market – every Monday to the end of September!

Charmouth Library

The Library page has details of events at Charmouth Central

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