Events at Clovelly
Keeping the history alive
Clovelly Events are organised and designed to celebrate all aspects of the village and its history.
Lentsherd on Shrove Tuesday. Children run down the cobbles, dragging clattering tin cans. The aim is to chase bad spirits away and drive the devil into the sea.
Find the Easter Chicks is a popular event for children with prizes.
Seaweed Festival in May or June is the only one in the UK to celebrate all that is great about seaweed. It has immense health and nutritional benefits.
Maritime Festival in July is packed with a great programme of activities for all the family.
Gig Regatta in August is an exciting and strenuous event.
Lobster & Crab Feast in September celebrates Clovelly’s famous and sustainably caught lobsters and crab.
Apple Day in October is another enjoyable event for children, full of games and crafts.
Herring Festival in November is another main event when the “silver darlings” start to come along our coast.
Then there are other annual events:
Clovelly Lectures takes place in the evenings at the Visitor Centre. Two or three times a year, it features well-known speakers covering current affairs
Woolsery Agricultural Show at Clovelly Court at the end of July is a hugely popular summer show.
Lundy Gig Race takes place in July or August. This is ocean racing from Clovelly to Lundy and back and takes the teams two days.
Lifeboat weekend in August is a celebration of the Clovelly lifeboat and its volunteer crew. A host of different attractions with the Lifeboat House open to visitors.
Christmas Lights at the beginning of December is a truly magical time at Clovelly.
Boxing Day Barbecue is with Free entrance and should make the perfect follow-up to your Christmas Day.
New Year’s Eve Fancy Dress Party is a thrilling way to welcome in the New Year in an atmospheric village setting