As you’d expect from a harbour boasting the famous Damien Hurst Verity statue Ilfracombe has a range of art galleries as well as the renowned Landmark Theatre.
In May there is and annual open house art event where artists open their homes, gardens, studios and galleries to the public.
Further a field
Appledore book festival is a 10-day literary festival in September, only 40 mins drive from Ilfracombe, welcoming some of the greatest names from the world of literature
Ilfracombe Maritime festival
This annual family festival is an annual celebration of Ilfracombe’s unique character and coastal life, with live music and animation.
For further information on what is on over the summer please go to https://www.visitilfracombe.co.uk/what-is-on/