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Events and what's on in Dorset

There's never a dull moment here! With a huge choice of events in Dorset taking place throughout the year, you'll be entertained no matter when you visit.

You'll find tasty food festivals like the award-winning Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival, red arrows and other spectacular flying displays at the Bournemouth Air Festival, fireworks aplenty, the world-famous Great Dorset Steam Fair, music festivals such as the Wessex Folk Festival, some fantastic theatre productions, comedy shows and of course some slightly quirkier events to enjoy (Bridport Hat Festival and Dorset Knob Throwing, we're looking at you!)

Dorset County Show and Melplash Show are just two of many events giving you the chance to discover rural life in Dorset, and don't miss Dorset Moon - a programme of lunar-inspired events which take place in Bournemouth, Sherborne and Weymouth in 2019.

Whatever your interests, you'll find details of what's on in Dorset on this page. Use the tabs to browse events today, this weekend, this week or next week - or just use the calendar to find out what's on when you're visiting.

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The next 60 events in Dorset appear below.

18 Jul 2019 to 20 Jul 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Broadway ShowtunesThe students from BIGLITTLE Theatre School's Youth Theatre and Professional Development Programme continue to wow year after year. Join us this July for our 19th year of Broadway Showtunes. If you love musicals, then you won’t want to miss this stand out, high-energy show featuring music from some of the greatest shows of all time. Performed by an amazing company of over 150 professionally trained musical theatre students and backed by a West End orchestra. Venue: Bournemouth Pavilion ...
20 July 2019

Wareham, Dorset
On Saturday 20 July from 11am – 4pm we will be opening up Dorset Police HQ (DT2 8DZ) to the public! Come along and meet: Dog unit | Drone unit | Traffic unit | Safety camera team | Neighbourhood policing team | Firearms unit | Safer schools team | Forensics team | Search team | Marine section | Public order unit | Ropes team | Cyber crime team | Rural crime team | 999/101 Call handling team | Recruitment and volunteering team | Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner There will be ...
20 July 2019

New Forest, Dorset
Fordingbridge FestivalFordingbridge Festival is a one-day event designed to bring the community together. The day will be full of entertainment for the whole family, including a music stage, a procession of classic vehicles and a range of stalls from local artisan businesses and community groups.
20 July 2019

Sherborne, Dorset
Leigh Food Festival and Vintage VehiclesLeigh's annual Food Fair returns with a wonderful selection of stall holders selling a wide array of excellent local produce. Taste and buy some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers and enjoy viewing a good variety of interesting vintage and classic cars and motorbikes on display. Barbecued hamburgers and sausages, refreshments, ice cream, beer and cider will be available. Entertainment includes children’s activities. This is proving to be a very successful ...
21 July 2019

Sherborne, Dorset
Classic & Supercar ShowA fantastic day of events and displays including motor club stands, motor trade stands, autojumble, craft fair and a quality classic and supercar auction as well fun activities for the whole family. Opening Times: Sunday 21st July, 2019 – 9.30am to 4.00pm Venue: Sherborne Castle Parking is FREE – Reserved hard standing area for Motor Cycles. Dogs on leads are welcome.
21 July 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Diane's 60th Fun DayDiane’s 60th Weldmar Fundraiser The event is being held at Weymouth Rugby Club from 12pm to 6pm on Sunday 21st July! £1 entry fee, children free! There will be over 60 stalls, classic cars, rides, inflatables, entertainment, food & drink, raffle & tombola and many more exciting things! More info can be found at www.facebook.com/events/290739685165575/ This event has kindly been organised on behalf of Weldmar Hospicecare.
20 Jul 2019 to 21 Jul 2019

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, Dorset
Medieval gamesHave fun with friends and family playing the different games you find as you explore the castle ruins. Normal admission prices apply, free for National Trust members
19 Jul 2019 to 21 Jul 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Moonbury RingsDorset celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with a weekend of free lunar-themed events. Featuring Apollo - One Giant Leap!, a huge, free community performance on Friday, space-themed outdoor cinema on Saturday and a family science and arts festival day on Sunday. Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon will be on display throughout. Venue: Maumbury Rings
21 July 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Music in Greenhill GardensThe Omega Project performing on the Bandstand. (In aid of South West Dorset Talking Newspapers). Starts 2pm, (weather dependent).
19 Jul 2019 to 21 Jul 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Tolpuddle Martyrs FestivalFamily festival celebrating the memory of the Tolpuddle Martyrs - Tolpuddle village near Dorchester.
20 Jul 2019 to 21 Jul 2019

Nothe Fort, Weymouth, Dorset
Victorian Military WeekendThe 'Ragged Victorians – ‘The Great Unwashed' are an award-winning living history group, re-enacting the lower classes of Victorian England, c1851. They will be taking up residence over the weekend of Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July at the Nothe Fort, where they will be ‘living’ in the tunnels and cellars under the Fort. The "Ragged Victorians" offer a variety of characters and skills, that include street history at general events and fayres, educational talks (both first and third ...
21 July 2019

Wareham, Dorset
WAREHAM CARNIVALITS ALL GO FOR WAREHAM CARNIVAL THE THEME FOR THE PROCESSION IS DANCING THROUGH THE DECADES This year celebrates the 60th Carnival in Wareham the all-important procession takes place on Sunday 21st July 2019 at 1pm. Keep an eye out for the dinosaurs who will be making a return and of course our procession would not be complete without the carnival royalty. There really is something for everyone. For more information please see: www.warehamcarnival.co.uk
19 Jul 2019 to 21 Jul 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Wilkswood Roots Reggae FestivalHeld in the stunning Purbeck countryside in Langton Matravers, on the outskirts of Swanage in Dorset, the Wilkswood Roots Reggae Festival will take place from Friday July 19th to Sunday July 21st 2019. The festival will see reggae legends rub shoulders with upcoming bands and DJs from the UK and abroad perform across three stages. Previous headliners on the main stage have included Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Mad Professor, General Levy, Brinsley Forde, Tippa Irie, Mikey General, Joe Ariwa, Earl ...
20 Jul 2019 to 22 Jul 2019

Wimborne, Dorset
Wimborne St Giles Flower FestivalWimborne St Giles holds a Church Flower Festival every year with a theme running through the arrangements. Discussing the theme is one of the decisions made early in the year. This year we have decided on ‘OUR FAVOURITE BOOKS’. A popular decision which has resulted in some interesting titles, from ‘Winnie the Pooh’ to The Shepherd Boy of Bethlehem! The dates are SATURDAY JULY 20th, SUNDAY JULY 21st and MONDAY JULY 22nd. The Church is open for viewing from10am—6pm. Wimborne St Giles is ...
23 July 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor cycle event on Poole Quay from 6pm. Poole Quay Dream Machines is a fully marshalled event, with a £1 entry charge per night. It is a self-funding event. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their ...
23 Jul 2019 to 24 Jul 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Summer Panto: Pirates of the PavilionMade-to-Measure Productions are delighted be returning to the Weymouth Pavilion with a brand new Swashbuckling production of PIRATES OF THE PAVILION which celebrates its 6th successful season this summer! This year, it's time for a BRAND NEW EGYPTIAN ADVENTURE as our famous pirate crew set sail for EGYPT in a mission to return the Ribena Ruby to its rightful place, deep within the tomb of Pharaoh Rocher! But it's not all plain sailing as the Ruby holds untold magical powers and ...
25 July 2019

Wimborne, Dorset
Family Fun Show with Mervyn ColeJoin Mervyn Cole for the first of his summer family fun shows with us at Wimborne Model Town at 12noon and 2pm. There'll be jokes, magic tricks, balloons and puppets, and later in the day (and subject to availability) Mr Punch and friends will be making an appearance. We suggest you take your seats 15 minutes before the performance to ensure a good view. There is no additional charge for this event.
25 July 2019

Portland, Dorset
Open-Air Theatre: The Comedy of Errors The Comedy of Errors Open-Air Shakespeare production. Bring along a picnic and enjoy this classic comedy in a beautiful setting. Folksy Theatre present Shakespeare's classic tale of mistaken identities. After being separated from their twins in a shipwreck, Antipholus and his servant Dromio go to Ephesus to find them. The other set of twins live in Ephesus, and the new arrivals cause a series of hilarious mistaken identity. Filled with Folksy's wonderful live music, audience interaction ...
25 July 2019

Poole, Dorset
Poole Park Family Fun DayThe Poole Park Fun Day is back on Thursday 25th July from 10am 'til 3pm with lots more fun (and mostly free) activities for everyone to enjoy. Take part in activities and learn about Poole Park’s heritage and wildlife plus the new and planned improvements taking place later this year. This year's Fun Day will include a climbing wall, circus skills, arts and crafts, wildlife activities and much more. Rockley Watersports will be offering free kayak or paddle board tours of the new ...
25 July 2019

West Bay, Dorset
RNLI Raft RaceCome and watch home made rafts race (and sink!!) down the River Brit. The idea is to avoid sinking, capsizing, falling in, etc. The rafts and participants are usually 'dressed up'.
26 July 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Friday FireworksStarting at 10pm from Bournemouth Pier, we know you’ll love watching the skies light up! Firework dates for this year are as follows: 26th July, 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23th August.
26 July 2019

Poole, Dorset
Quay For My CarA different marque of car each Friday from 6pm on Poole Quay. The event offers free entry onto the quayside for the car owners who fit the theme for that particular evening. With a stunning backdrop of the Quay and Poole Harbour it is the perfect location for owners to show off their vehicles.
26 Jul 2019 to 27 Jul 2019

Poole, Dorset
Beer & Bluegrass FestivalOur Festival is a musical celebration of Bluegrass and roots of Bluegrass, featuring some of world’s finest musicians with a Beer and Cider Festival complete with excellent home-cooked food.
27 July 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Dorset Art MarketTalented Dorset artists selling originals, prints and handmade items. The perfect place to pick up something beautiful, unique and Dorset inspired. Sat 27th July 2019, 10am-2pm The Avenue Stadium, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester.
23 Jul 2019 to 27 Jul 2019

Blandford, Dorset
Dorset Opera FestivalThe Dorset Opera Festival is recognised as the home of Country House opera in south west England. Held at Bryanston on the outskirts of Blandford Forum each July, international opera stars join a chorus of 80 and a full orchestra, to present high-calibre productions in a stand-alone, air-cooled, 600-seat theatre with excellent acoustics and sightlines from nearly every seat in the auditorium.
24 Jul 2019 to 27 Jul 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Jesus Christ SuperstarWith the "Superstar" anthem itself and well-known songs including "I Don’t Know How to Love Him", "Everything’s Alright" and the immensely moving and dramatic "Gethsemane", this 1970s iconic rock opera with soaring melodies by Andrew Lloyd Webber and powerful lyrics by Tim Rice, tells a story which has echoed through the ages and is still relevant today, of an oppressed people looking for a leader. Have they found him in this man called Jesus? BBLOC are Bournemouth’s biggest amateur ...
27 July 2019

Blandford, Dorset
Milton Abbas Street FayreA great family day out in this picturesque village near Blandford. Lots of music and dancing, craft stalls and demonstrations, Farmers’ Market & a big choice of refreshments All proceeds to local good causes.
27 July 2019

Poole, Dorset
RNLI College Summer FeteFamily-friendly fun including Circus School, Dr Balloonman, BBQ, Cream Tea, traditional games, live music and much more! FREE entry and FREE parking.
26 Jul 2019 to 28 Jul 2019

Bridport, Dorset
Bridport Folk FestivalThe programme planning for the Bridport Folk festival is well under way. Keep an eye on the website for updates.
25 Jul 2019 to 28 Jul 2019

Lulworth, Dorset
Camp BestivalDorset's favourite family festival returns! LIVE ACTS- NILE RODGERS & CHIC JESS GLYNNE ANNIE MAC THE HUMAN LEAGUE SISTER SLEDGE THE WAILERS BIG SHAQ ASH RICK WITTER & PAUL BANKS (SHED SEVEN ACOUSTIC) RAK-SU MORCHEEBA GOLDIE BLACK GRAPE NAPALM DEATH LEWIS CAPALDI NINA NESBITT EAST 17 VENGABOYS THE CUBAN BROTHERS GOLDIE LOOKIN CHAIN LEGENDS SET MR MOTIVATOR HOUSE GOSPEL CHOIR THE CORRESPONDENTS BEANS ON TOAST STANTON WARRIORS ELVANA: ELVIS FRONTED NIRVANA PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS ...
28 July 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
Classic Cars on the PromClassic Cars on the Prom is returning to Highcliffe Castle on 28th July. An ever-changing line-up of vehicles dating from 1915 up to the early 1980s. Free admission for eligible vehicles and free public viewing. No pre-booking required. Our displays are open to all cars and motor bikes (in the classic spirit) registered before August 1983. Around 70 to 130 Classic cars normally go on display.
28 July 2019

Bridport, Dorset
COLLECT: CONTEMPORARY DANCE SUN 28 JULY COLLECT: CONTEMPORARY DANCE Hosted by Grace and Growl Dance Company ‘Collect’ is a contemporary dance event hosted by Bridport’s own dance company Grace & Growl. This lively and inspiring programme will profile mature dance companies from across the South West, celebrate diversity and challenge preconceptions about who makes and consumes art. Come and join us for an evening of live performance with choreography by award winning dance artists such as Eleesha Drennan and ...
28 July 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Music in Greenhill GardensEntertainer Tony Lowe. (A Weldmar Hospice Event). Starts 2pm - weather dependent.
26 Jul 2019 to 28 Jul 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth & Portland PrideOur pride will be a colourful and truly inclusive programme of events designed to showcase the vibrant diversity of Weymouth and Portland, bringing together our local community and warmly welcoming others to an unforgettable celebration of equality. We will have a family fun night, a full parade, Pride in the Park and Fireworks, see the website for full details!
26 Jul 2019 to 28 Jul 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Beach Volleyball ClassicWeymouth Beach Volleyball Classic will take place from 27th to 29th July.
28 July 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth RNLI 150th Anniversary - Parade of SailTo kick-start Lifeboat Week, there will be a Parade of Sail open to all boats of all sizes. Led by Weymouth RNLI's all-weather lifeboat Ernest and Mabel and inshore lifeboat Braemar, the Parade will form near the Pier Bandstand at 10.55am and enter the Harbour at 11am, signalled by the Nothe Fort cannons. The salute will be taken at the landing stage before the Parade turns to port at a pin buoy laid in the Cove; heading back to sea before dispersing. A number of historic lifeboats will ...
30 July 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Creative Writing on the Pier The Sea Join us to celebrate National Marine Week with Jurassic Coast (UNESCO World Heritage Site) poet-in-residence, Sarah Acton for a gentle morning of creative writing and poetry on the pier. We will take the sea as our theme, using the very special vantage position of Swanage Pier to connect our writing to the coastal landscape, using memory and imagination to travel in time and over miles. We’ll see Swanage and the local seascape from the pier’s-eye-view, working with the outdoor ...
30 July 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dream Machines - Poole QuayThe UK’s biggest and best weekly bike meet takes places on Poole Quay every Tuesday from 6pm. This popular motorbike event runs from the first Tuesday in April to the end of September. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night ...
30 July 2019

Wimborne Model Town, Wimborne, Dorset
Family Fun Shows with Mervyn ColeJoin Mervyn Cole for a summer family fun show with us at Wimborne Model Town at 12noon and 2pm There'll be jokes, magic tricks, balloons and puppets and later in the day (and subject to availability) Mr Punch and friends will be making an appearance. We suggest you take your seats at least 15 minutes before showtime! There is no extra charge for this event.
29 Jul 2019 to 30 Jul 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Summer Panto: Pirates of the PavilionMade-to-Measure Productions are delighted be returning to the Weymouth Pavilion with a brand new Swashbuckling production of PIRATES OF THE PAVILION which celebrates its 6th successful season this summer! This year, it's time for a BRAND NEW EGYPTIAN ADVENTURE as our famous pirate crew set sail for EGYPT in a mission to return the Ribena Ruby to its rightful place, deep within the tomb of Pharaoh Rocher! But it's not all plain sailing as the Ruby holds untold magical powers and ...
31 July 2019

Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch, Dorset
Meet Bing & FlopWhat better way to celebrate the start of the long summer holidays than meeting Bing and Flop at Adventure Wonderland. Bing, as seen on CBeebies, uses everyday events to help children learn. They will be making personal appearances at intervals throughout the day. So bring your camera or phone to capture the magic.
31 July 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
Outdoor Theatre: Sense and SensibilityFunny, fast paced and faithful adaptation of this Jane Austen classic by the critically acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company Elinor Dashwood has a lot of good Sense. Her sister Marianne Dashwood has an excess of Sensibility. Together they make a snappy title for Jane Austen’s classic novel of scandals and severely sprained ankles. The performance is held in the open-air and will continue in all conditions – bar a full blown tempest! Please bring a picnic and something to sit ...
31 July 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Superslam WrestlingDon't miss this brand new exciting action-packed family event on its 2019 UK tour. The kids are sure to get excited watching the world famous superstars in action. See the kind of action that the rest of the world can only see on TV, live in the flesh. Venue: Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom
31 July 2019

Wimborne Model Town, Wimborne, Dorset
The Dancing TurtleWelcome to the first of our summer Wednesday afternoon adventures. Treehouse Theatre presents THE DANCING TURTLE We’ll start with making our own Amazon rainforest adventure with optional costumes and musical instruments, all supplied, before moving on to the main feature. The Dancing Turtle is a Brazilian folk tale about a clever and talented turtle who almost ends up as turtle soup! The action encompasses wildlife and the rainforest with group involvement in dance, music and the ...
01 August 2019

Wimborne, Dorset
Family Fun Shows with Mervyn ColeJoin Mervyn Cole for a summer family fun show with us at Wimborne Model Town at 12noon and 2pm. There'll be jokes, magic tricks, balloons and puppets and later in the afternoon (and subject to availability) Mr Punch and friends will be making an appearance. We suggests you take your seats at least 15 minutes before showtime! There is no extra charge for this event.
30 Jul 2019 to 01 Aug 2019

New Forest, Dorset
New Forest & Hampshire Country ShowTaking place in Brockenhurst, in the heart of the National Park, the New Forest Show offers visitors 30 acres of showground for the whole family to explore. Say hello to farmers competing with their prized livestock; watch cattle and sheep being awarded with rosettes in the rings; and taste deliciously fresh food and drink from Hampshire’s finest local producers. Admire first-hand forestry skills from the country’s best known lumberjack display team. and so much more……………………..
01 August 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
We Are Weymouth Summer NightsA professionally co-ordinated evening entertainment programme held on the beach for 4 Thursday evenings in August, based on good old seaside family fun! The programme will include a compere to host the event. Elements include kids' fun and games, family entertainment (audience participation may be required!) music and entertainment. Child-friendly
02 August 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Friday FireworksStarting at 10pm from Bournemouth Pier, we know you’ll love watching the skies light up! Firework dates for this year are as follows: 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23th August.
02 August 2019

Music by the LakeSet in the stunning surroundings of Kingston Maurward, Music by the Lake is a tribute event not to be missed. Featuring top UK tribute acts performing live on stage with the gorgeous grounds and lake as their backdrop, you’re guaranteed a night to remember. Plus Music by the Lake is in partnership and supported by Weldmar Hospicecare. Elton John – ‘Absolutely Elton’ – The music of Elton John makes up the soundtrack of several generations with songs including ‘Crocodile Rock’, ‘I’m still ...
02 August 2019

Poole, Dorset
Quay For My CarA different marque of car each week from 6pm on Poole Quay. The event offers free entry onto the quayside for the car owners who fit the theme for that particular evening. With a stunning backdrop of the Quay and Poole Harbour it is the perfect location for owners to show off their vehicles.
01 Aug 2019 to 03 Aug 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
BSO Proms in the ParkJoin us for a spectacular weekend of music and fireworks in Bournemouth this summer. Thursday 1st August - Relaxed Family Afternoon, an afternoon of musical fun for the whole family, featuring a matinee concert by the BSO, as well as performances from other BSO ensembles and audience participation! Friday 2 August - Galactic Classics, a selection of the best classical music in and out of this world! Chosen to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, music includes ...
03 August 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Dorset Food & Arts FestivalA free festival held in Queen Mother Square, Poundbury with chef demonstrations, live music, children's entertainment and, of course, plenty of delicious local food.
03 August 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Fish & Chip CruiseSwanage Pier Trust is offering an evening cruise to Poole to include a fish & chip supper. You'll arrive back in Swanage at 9pm, in time to watch the carnival fireworks display. £18.00 per person, includes fish and chips at Poole. Spaces are limited book early to avoid disappointment Contact Swanage Pier for tickets 01929 425 806 or visit Pier Gatehouse.
03 August 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Lions Club All Day Street BuskThe Weymouth and Portland Lions Club will be holding their annual “Busk” in the town centre on Saturday 3rd August, raising funds for the Lions Charity Fund. The Busk will be fronted by 'Replay' and includes a full line-up to whet your appetite: Ken Watkins – Guitarist B J McCabe Brian Lincoln – Irish songs Wyke Ukeholics Maisie Sheridan Replay featuring Ann & Norman Replay’s new drummer Rob Goodwin, is a seasoned sound and lighting man who has worked with some very notable people ...
27 Jul 2019 to 03 Aug 2019

Lyme Regis, Dorset
Lyme Regis Lifeboat WeekLyme Regis Lifeboat Week is a week full of fun, from a Teddy Bears' Picnic, pavement art to swimming in the bay. There will be various displays, music evenings, fireworks, a parachute display by the Parachute Regiment's 'Red Devils', and the popular duck race. Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week certainly has something for everyone!
29 Jul 2019 to 03 Aug 2019

Blandford, Dorset
Milton Abbey International Music FestivalThe annual Milton Abbey International Music Festival returns with another week of superb music-making. The Festival’s hosts, VOCES8, present vocal and orchestral programmes throughout the week in association with world-class visiting artists. The VOCES8 Summer School runs alongside the Festival, and this year the participants will prepare and perform Haydn’s rousing oratorio The Creation to close the week. Milton Abbey is some 9 miles from the town of Blandford.
03 August 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
Stompin' on the QuompsFree afternoon and evening of live jazz on Christchurch Quay.
27 Jul 2019 to 03 Aug 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Swanage Regatta & Carnival WeekFor one week at the end of July and the beginning of August, Swanage will be radiating to the sound, fun and excitement of the annual Regatta & Carnival, the South Coast’s Premier event. This ‘must do’ attraction has so much to offer everyone, from the magnificent two-mile carnival procession, vibrant with dance, sound and colour, to the beat of live bands playing on the Main Stage and in the carnival marquee.
28 Jul 2019 to 03 Aug 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Lifeboat WeekCelebrating its 150th anniversary this year, Weymouth Lifeboat Week kicks off with a fabulous parade of boats on 28th, when some 200 boats will taking part. Lots more events throughout the week - all raising money for the RNLI.
03 Aug 2019 to 04 Aug 2019

Wimborne, Dorset
Great Dorset Chilli FestivalThe Dorset Chilli Festival is a great day out for chilli enthusiasts, food lovers and families. Held with the kind permission of the Earl of Shaftesbury at St Giles Park, we’ve lined up a glorious weekend of “chilli fiesta”, with stalls selling all things chilli, from pepper plants to cayenne condiments; seeds to ceramics; plus cooking demonstrations; talks on growing chillies; artisan food producers; music; spicy street food; local ice creams to cool the mouth; local beers to slake the ...

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11 Jul 2019
Dorset Village Fairs Our village fairs pay homage to the rural culture that Dorset is built upon. It’s a way of celebrating Dorset that involves fun for everyone. Dorset village fairs, fetes and festivals range from large to small, such as the Dorset County Show which has been running for more than 175 years and attracts over 60,000 visitors each year! Then, we have local fairs that celebrates life in the smaller villages such as the Milton Abbas Street Fayre which demonstrates the strength of our ... Read more...
9 Jul 2019
Portland Bill Portland Bill is quite literally a place like no other. Combining all the weird and wonderful aspects of the Isle, here you can roam freely over large, open stretches of land set to a backdrop of fishermen’s huts, spectacular lighthouses, and rocky shoreline that make up this unique part of the Jurassic Coast. You’ll also find the famous Pulpit Rock – an instantly recognisable stack and relic of quarrying at the site, formed in the 1870s when quarrymen cut away ... Read more...
4 Jul 2019
Durdle Door Durdle Door is one of the most photographed landmarks along Dorset's famous Jurassic Coast. The name Durdle derives from an Old English word 'thirl' meaning bore or drill. Eventually the arch will collapse to leave a sea stack such as those that can be seen at Ladram Bay in East Devon. Below the cliffs lies a sweeping shingle beach that was once three separate coves. This popular beach has no facilities although during the summer a mobile kiosk on the path ... Read more...

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