..  Keep Our Flags Flying ..


Virtual – Ilminster Midsummer Experience 2020

..as we can’t bring you IMEx physically this year, we’re bringing IMEx to you here online !  a Virtual-IMEx .. and we’ ll keep updates going extended through the year until we see you again at IMEx 2021..  

..UPDATE..Sept 2020 

..Keep Our Flags Flying  ..after 13 years of annual Flag Festival some of the Flags need repair or replacement ..grants will be helping with the cost but to help with your donation please visit:

..  Keep Our Flags Flying ..



All are welcome to get involved..

Send us your images/videos of events/activities in earlier years if you’ld like to see them included here, in this Virtual version of IMEx..              


June 11 – 14 – V-IMEx 2020 – We’re open – online !  Stroll through the site to find some of your favourite Events from previous years, together with introductions to some of the groups and people busy and involved with activities in the Community Area..regular updates will be made with the previous-IMEx items as they come in to us ..
..for an example from last year’s IMEx, turn up your volume and listen along with Phoenix Brass Band,  regulars in the Rec on the IMEx Sunday..

..and, a visit to the Flags Parade will show you detail of the Flags which are now up and fluttering on the buildings in the centre of Ilminster this year..and of course if you can, make a physical visit to the centre to see them for real !
.. Community Drive is open for a virtual stroll..take a look to see the images of the work of the local charities and community enterprises and read up on the info on how you can help support them..

Community Drive      Street Market       Flags      Classic Vehicle Show      Dog Show 

….  earlier times …

May 18, V-IMEx – Exciting plans are in hand to have a Virtual IMEx here on on our website, to maintain the Spirit of IMEx !  Videos and photos of many of the events and experiences from previous years will feature.  If you have a video from some part of IMEx and would like to see it as part of V-IMEx get in touch, we would love to include it. Virtual may not be the same as Normal, but it will bring a smile to our faces..!


May 13, Flags – Although this year’s Ilminster Midsummer Experience will have to remain cancelled for all the obvious reasons we are already planning for IMEx to return in 2021 bigger and better than ever  –  big news is that meanwhile we will be able to put up in town as many Flags as possible at the end of this month of May.  The Flags will be up for a few weeks, on many of the business premises in Ilminster’s town centre..and very cheering it will be to see them !


March 18, Cancellation – Decision taken that IMEx 2020 must be cancelled , following government’s pandemic guidelines. Work continues to ensure a successful event in 2021 ..Meanwhile, we wish everyone to keep safe..and be sure to keep washing your hands and keeping your social distance!

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As it used to be..and will be again !

The Ilminster Midsummer Experience (IMEx) has been running since 2008 and is now firmly established as a major tourist attraction, drawing people from far and wide to our historic town. There are dozens of events covering the arts, music, exhibitions, fun shows, markets and much, much more.

Many visitors come to see the famous Ilminster Flag Festival that runs for 4 weeks from the end of May.  This colourful event celebrates many of the town’s businesses and organisations with over 100 flags throughout the town including stunning banners designed by Patrick Reytiens and John Reytiens in the Minster grounds.

There is sure to be something to appeal to all members of the family . Everyone is welcome, so come along to enjoy and participate in the extraordinary Ilminster Midsummer Experience

Take a look at our program of events and make us part of your summer activities and click here to view the leaflet.

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