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What's On?

Here are some great events taking place over the year!



Wareham Carnival - 22nd July 2018

Swanage Carnival and Regatta - 28th July to 4th August 2018

Poole Carnival - TBC

Winton Bournemouth Carnival - 30th June 2018

Dorchester Carnival - 16th June 2018

Weymouth Carnival - 14th & 15th August 2018

Bridport Carnival - 18th August 2018

Lyme Regis Carnival - 4th to 12th August 2018


Local Firework Displays

Check the Visit Dorset Website for display information

5th November Free fireworks display, music & family events at Poole Quay

Fun on Wareham Quay

Wareham Wednesdays: Events in Wareham every Summer Wednesday.

Have a look at monthly events happening in Dorset at What’s On in Dorset
The Purbeck Gazette: A local Community Magazine - local news, events, features, art & entertainment news, tide times, public notices, a food section & local business adverts.
Festivals, Shows, Fairs and Events Through the Year
Click the links to find out more information and check dates


British Sled Dog Racing in Wareham Forest
Discover Arne Nature Reserve RSPB - Wednesdays January to April


Purbeck Literary Festival
Various wildlife and walking events at Durlston Country Park


Swanage Blues Festival
Spring Lambing Weekend at Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester
Purbeck Strings Festival 
DIPPY THE DINOSAUR ON TOUR from the Natural History Museum 2018 
*Free but must book tickets* at Dorset County Museum, Dorchester From Saturday 10th February 2018 until Monday 7th May 2018
Wareham Beerex
NT Cadbury Easter Egg Trails - Corfe Castle or Brownsea Island or Studland or Kingston Lacy
Family Woodland Adventure Days - Wareham Forest
Various Dorset Food Festivals - from Easter/April each year
Spring Charity Garden Fair at Mapperton House
Tiger Day at Bovington Tank Museum - Special Event
Sherborne Abbey Music Festival - April/May
Poole Dream Machines- Motorbike event every Tuesday from April to September
Dorset Knob Throwing & Frome Valley Food Festival - Back in 2019
DIPPY THE DINOSAUR ON TOUR from the Natural History Museum 2018 
*Free but must book tickets* at Dorset County Museum, Dorchester From Saturday 10th February 2018 until Monday 7th May 2018
Dorset Food and Vension Festival - Lytchett Minster
Diesel Gala and Beer Festival at Swanage Railway
Mini Steam on the Quay, Poole
Christchurch Food & Wine Festival
Lyme Regis Fossil Festival
Spring Tide Festival at Hive Beach (NT) Burton Bradstock
Bournemouth 7s Sport and Music Festival - usually May Bank Holiday weekend 
Purbeck Arts Week May & June


Poole Festival of Running
Swanage Fish Festival
Wimborne Minster Folk Festival
Harry Paye Day- Pirate themed Family Fun day for local Charities, Poole
Poole Harbour Boat Show, Free event
Jazz by the Sea Festival week - Poole and Bournemouth
Weymouth and Portland Armed Forces & Veterans Day Celebrations
Kingston Maurward Open Day & Country Fair
Bridport Food and Drink Festival
Folk on the Quay is a free folk music festival around Poole Harbour
TankFest at Bovington Tank Museum - booking advisable


Swanage Jazz Festival
Quay for my Car, themed car event on Poole Quay every Friday in July & August
Sandbanks Beach Volleyball Festival 
British Beach Polo Championships -Sandbanks
Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival
Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival around Weymouth Harbour
Sherborne Castle Classic and Supercars Show
Poole Goes Vintage 
Church Knowle Food Fayre
Summer Breeze live music with Fireworks on Poole Quay -
From end of July & (every Thursday) in August 
Great Dorset Chilli Festival
Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle


The Dorset Arts & Crafts Summer Exhibition
Poole Town & Country Fair - Upton Country Park
Mowlem Theatre Revivial Rep Season, 3 summer shows Swanage
Melplash Agricultural Show
Purbeck Valley Folk Festivalbetween Corfe Castle and Swanage
Candles on the Cobb at Lyme Regis
Weymouth Classic and Sprint Triathlon
Great Dorset Steam Fair near Blandford - August Bank Holiday weekend
Bournemouth Air Festival


Bridport Hat Festival
Dorset County Show at Dorchester
Swanage Folk Festival
Classic Transport Rally at Harmans Cross near Swanage
Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival
Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival
Purbeck Running Festival


Swanage Blues Festival
Sherborne Literary Festival
Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival​
Dorchester Literary Festival

November and December

Free fireworks display & family events - Poole Quay
Santa Steam Special on Swanage Steam Railway - booking essential
Festive Season at Farmer Palmers Farm Park
Santas Chase the Pudding along Weymouth beach in a 5K charity run 
Swanage Annual Boxing Day Charity Dip
Bournemouth Ice Skating at Christmas
Local Markets
To find details of when and where the Markets are on, click here
Purbeck Produce Market in Swanage on various dates through the year is a co-operative of local farmers, cooks and crafts people producing quality, environmentally friendly & locally made products such as meat, vegetables, bread, preserves, pies, cakes, cards and gifts.
Dorset Country Markets started trading in 1941 set up to sell only the freshest, homemade, home grown, hand crafted items to local customers. There are currently twelve country markets in Dorset, part of a nationwide group of around 400 markets in England, Wales and the Channel Islands. A co-operative social enterprise and a place to buy your food direct from the producer.

Details above updated in March 2018 however could be subject to change.