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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.

17 September 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 ...
19 September 2019

Bridport, Dorset
The ProducersAfter a year sabbatical, the blues boys are back in Bridport! Over the past quarter of a century The Producers have established themselves as one of the UK’s top blues bands and have played as far afield as New Zealand, Australia, the USA and the Bahamas, alongside regular tours throughout Europe. They have also been featured in session on the Paul Jones Blues Show on BBC Radio 2 and have been praised by Johnnie Walker and Bob Harris. These chaps always put on a corker of a show so ...
20 September 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Art & Antiques EveningJoin specialists and experts seen on Antiques Roadshow for a unique and exclusive evening at the Russell-Cotes Museum. Bring your portable items for valuation by the stars as you enjoy drinks and canapés in our Galleries. Marc Allum will then give a ‘Behind the Scenes’ talk, sharing stories and anecdotes from his longstanding time as an expert on the iconic show, and Lee Young and Lisa Lloyd will share and discuss their favourite pieces from our collections. Tickets include drinks, ...
21 September 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Antiques Valuation Fundraiser DayIn partnership with Duke’s Auctioneers, the Russell-Cotes Museum will be holding a valuation day in its gorgeous garden, where a whole host of specialists, many of whom are regularly seen on BBC Antiques Roadshow, will be appraising items. All are welcome to bring along portable items such as jewellery, watches, ceramics, silver, books, pictures and photographs for verbal valuations by experts including Marc Allum, Lee Young, Paul Atterbury, Lisa Lloyd, Judith Miller, and Steven ...
21 September 2019

New Forest, Dorset
BSO: September ClassicsBeauty captured through music has never been clearer than in this selection of three phenomenal classics from Mendelssohn and Haydn. Influenced by a myriad of magical stories and stunning surroundings, these two composers succeeded in preserving beautiful images through orchestral works. The BSO are proud to present you with Haydn’s Symphony No. 6 and a double-bill of Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 and Midsummer Night’s Dream Suite. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Classic FM’s ...
17 Sep 2019 to 21 Sep 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Calendar Girls The MusicalCalendar Girls - The Musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth is the award-winning production based on the true story of the calendar girls - a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary. This marvellous musical comedy which received fantastic five-star reviews in London's West End now comes to Bournemouth's Pavilion Theatre, starring Sarah Jane Buckley, Sue Devaney, Julia Hills, Judy Holt, Ruth Madoc, Lisa Maxwell and Rebecca Storm. Venue: Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
21 September 2019

Poole, Dorset
Glow in the Park 5K Fun RunGlow in the Park is the ultimate nighttime neon event for families and friends. This brand new evening fun run brings colour and fun to Upton Country Park as participants dance, walk, jog and run around a 5km circuit and six different glow zones. Child (6-14 years) and Adult & Group tickets available. Spectators welcome, the more the merrier! Sat 21st Sep 7:30pm - 10:00pm Upton Country Park, Poole Rd, Poole.
19 Sep 2019 to 21 Sep 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Wellbeing by the LakesWellbeing by the Lakes is a 3-day festival exploring what it means to be mindful and live well in this fast-paced modern world. A curated blend of experts talks, meditation, movement sessions, art, live performance and healing therapies will open your eyes to fresh experiences for wellbeing. Set in the picturesque sculpture park nestled in 26 acres of Dorset’s glorious countryside, the event brings together a wide-ranging programme to inspire and revitalise you. Broaden your knowledge, ...
21 Sep 2019 to 22 Sep 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Broadmayne & West Knighton Art & Craft ShowcaseThe Broadmayne & West Knighton Villages host a hotbed of creative talent. This year is the second year of this popular community event and it is designed to showcase the many wonderful and creative talents of the residents in Broadmayne and West Knighton. Exhibits include painting, sculpture, caning, woodworking, glasswork, textiles, mosaic, lacemaking, model engineering, papercraft, flower arranging and much more. We even have a full size canoe! There will be live craft ...
20 Sep 2019 to 22 Sep 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Dorset Tango FestivalDorchester is a great place to spend the weekend, it's a historic market town with lots of shopping and restaurants available. Plus you have the added bonus of the beautiful countryside of Dorset with popular seaside resorts of Weymouth and Lulworth Cove just 10 miles away. The Corn Exchange is a fantastic Victorian building in the middle of Dorchester Town Centre. It has 2 superb dancefloors. Upstairs is the Town Hall and downstairs is the Grand Hall with a capacity of 350. We will be ...
13 Sep 2019 to 22 Sep 2019

Wimborne, Dorset
Heritage Open DaysWelcome… to the 2019 programme of events celebrating Dorset’s rich architectural heritage. This is your chance to visit buildings not normally open to the public, to go on guided walks, hear talks and generally enjoy the county’s built environment. East Dorset Heritage Trust has put together a packed programme, with an exciting mixture of fascinating old favourites and intriguing new venues for the whole family to explore and enjoy. From a tiny cottage to a mighty castle, the ...
22 September 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Ironman 70.3 WeymouthIRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth will bring thousands of athletes to England's South Coast in September for the ultimate one-day test of endurance.
22 September 2019

Wareham, Dorset
Margaret Green Animal Rescue Centre Country FayreFrom local crafts to the finest produce; feast on these delights whilst enjoying displays in our main ring! This is a day out for the whole family including your four-legged friends and all money raised will help our rescue animals. You can expect hay bales and cider at this proper Country Fayre! Address: Margaret Green Animal Rescue, Church Knowle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5NQ Time: 11am to 4pm.
21 Sep 2019 to 22 Sep 2019

Corfe Castle, Dorset
Medieval GamesDiscover traditional games as you explore Corfe Castle: Throwing games: Hand tennis and Quoits Bowling games: Crown green bowls, Ninepins and Kayles Board games: Morris Have a friendly game with friends and family or keep score as you create your own rules and points system. However you decide to play, there is fun to be had for all ages. Time: 10am to 5.30pm. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
22 September 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Help clean Swanage Bay and make the beach better for people and the environment! Everyone welcome, bring suitable clothing for the weather. Meet outside the 'Bull and Boat', Swanage. Free Location: Swanage Beachfront
24 September 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 ...
25 September 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Jazz: Quentin Collins SextetAs one of the hardest working and in-demand internationally renowned jazz trumpet players, Quentin Collins, has formed an all-star band which is a progression of his quintet with alto sax ace, Tom Harrison. On this tour, Quentin celebrates the release of his new album ‘Road Warrior,’ featuring the star of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, pianist Dan Nimmer. Road Warrior is a musical depiction of life as a touring musician, which all of these artists know too well. Tonight’s group is an all ...
27 September 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
An Audience with Jonathan AgnewAn Audience with Jonathan Agnew is always full of surprises and fun for cricket fans and non-lovers of the game alike. A trip down memory lane, recounting tales from a wonderful and entertaining career on the field and in the commentary box, with film footage, audio clips and photographs on our big screen. Jonathan Agnew – or “Aggers” as he is known to his many fans – is the BBC’s cricket correspondent and the senior member of the award-winning Test Match Special team. Jonathan’s ...
28 September 2019

Bridport, Dorset
Bridport Charter FairCome join us as we celebrate the granting of the royal charter and everything that it means to Bridport.
28 September 2019

Bridport, Dorset
Bridport’s most historic and now thoroughly revitalised event revisits the Arts Centre for a second year running – but with a difference. Whilst the building and forecourt will again be bustling from 10am through to 2pm with community stalls, displays and music, complemented by a non-stop programme of entertainment in Bucky Doo Square, the evening sees something new to the Fair and new to Bridport. From 7-9.30 pm, and in a partnership with Bridport Arts Centre, the Charter Fair presents a ...
28 September 2019

Mapperton Gardens, Beaminster, Dorset
Eat Well, Live Well FairEat Well, Live Well is a one-day celebration of Dorset’s commitment to good food, good living and good health. Held at Mapperton House & Gardens on 28 September, this food and wellbeing fair will host over forty local stallholders, supplying nourishment for both body and spirit. In addition, there will be free talks and classes in yoga, cooking, mindfulness and self-care. The event will be hosted by Julie Montagu, author and top London yoga teacher who lives part of the time at Mapperton. ...
28 September 2019

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury CarnivalGrand illuminated parade on the streets of Shaftesbury.
26 Sep 2019 to 28 Sep 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
The Gondoliers - Christchurch G&S SocietyJne 1953 and in London a coronation takes place. In Venice, Marco and Giuseppe are about to claim their brides. But…! What secret is the Grand Inquisitor hiding? Join us as we set sail to Barataria , “Dance the Cachucha”, and where the secret is revealed with a rousing ‘FIESTA FINALE’! The Gondoliers tells the story of two charming Venetian gondoliers who are informed that, due to an error of identity when they were young boys, one of them is the heir to the throne of Barataria. ...
25 Sep 2019 to 28 Sep 2019

Poole, Dorset
Theatre: MacbethPassion, ambition and desire ignite in this thrilling tragedy. Blazing with tension, energy and passion, experience a powerful new interpretation of Macbeth, the Watermill Ensemble’s boldest production to date. Fuelled by greed, ambition and desire, Macbeths’ desperation to survive is reflected in the fierce reverberations of Johnny Cash,The xx and The Rolling Stones. The Watermill Theatre is a regional producing theatre touring work across the UK. Recent touring productions include ...
27 Sep 2019 to 29 Sep 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Arts by the Sea FestivalThe annual multi-artform festival with lots of new and exciting events for everyone. Days of outdoor performance, music, live score, film, digital art, visual art, spoken word and more. Various venues and outdoor spaces.
29 September 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
Bournemouth Concert Brass: Last Night of the PromsBournemouth Concert Brass are one of the South's premier brass bands. September sees them perform their annual 'Last Night of the Proms' concert to the Regent Centre. Bring your flags and whistles, and you vocal chords! to join in this most patriotic event. Along with British Sea Songs, Jerusalem and Elgar's Land of Hope and Glory, the band will present a selection of music to suit all tastes. Tickets: £11, Concessions £10.50 (50p to the Regent Development Fund)
27 Sep 2019 to 29 Sep 2019

New Forest, Dorset
Holiday Park & Homes ShowLocated in the grounds of Beaulieu, Holiday Park & Homes Show is a special exhibition of next season's ranges of Caravan Holiday-Homes and Lodges from many of the major UK manufacturers. Please Note: This event is charged separately from the Beaulieu attraction and is not held within the main attraction. This is the main caravan holiday-home show for the south of England and features many of the “static” models – well over 150, including holiday lodges and park homes. The show is ...
29 September 2019

Lulworth, Dorset
Lulworth Off-RoadThis challenging and exhilarating fixture will take place on Sunday 29th September and will be a day for all cycle enthusiasts. Two route lengths: Choose from 29km and 58km Run in partnership with British Cycling, you’ll have the chance to take in some of the most stunning views the Jurassic Coast has to offer. On the day support includes: Well-stocked water stations Bike wash facilities Mechanical Support around the route Flapjack to keep those energy levels up!! The course is ...
28 Sep 2019 to 29 Sep 2019

Blandford, Dorset
Model Railway ExhibitionThe Wessex Association of Model Railway Clubs is holding its annual exhibition at The Blandford School on 28th and 29th September. The Association's aim is to promote the wonderful hobby of railway modelling by supporting its member clubs and to run exhibitions within our region of Wessex.
28 Sep 2019 to 29 Sep 2019

Tank Museum, Wareham, Dorset
South West Model ShowOn the 28-29 September, The Tank Museum will be inviting exhibitors from across the UK to exhibit their models throughout the Museum. Miniature, Remote Control and Scale models will all be in attendance. Book online for reduced prices. Annual Passes are valid for this event. Over two days, see a wide range of models and buy your own! Exhibitors and traders throughout the Museum Model boats, cars, planes and trains - and, of course, tanks! Models and modelling ...
26 Sep 2019 to 29 Sep 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Theatre: RoundaboutThe world’s first pop-up plug in and play theatre returns to Bournemouth, once again becoming an inspiring creative hub of the Arts by the Sea Festival. Enjoy four days of unforgettable theatre, live music and comedy in one truly unique and intimate setting. With three brand new plays to choose from Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd productions, you’re spoilt for choice. Venue: Bournemouth Gardens
04 October 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Opera: Gilbert & Sullivan's PatienceAn approachable and inspired production featuring a cast of fine young singers. Patience, a light opera by Gilbert and Sullivan is the duo’s extremely witty, infrequently performed little masterpiece about the Aesthetic Movement of the 1880s, with willowy poets, sighing maidens, hearty milkmaids and burly officers galore. Every tune is memorable, every word worth hearing, and the humour is as fresh as it was at the first performance. Venue: The Corn Exchange
04 Oct 2019 to 05 Oct 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournevaria OktoberfestFrom the people who bring you the Big Bournemouth Beer Festival. Loosen your Lederhosen for our fourth annual Bournevaria - Oktoberfest. Bigger and better than 2018 - The BIC Solent Hall will transport you to Bournevaria serving up German inspired beer and food with live music to get you moving. On arrival you will receive a free souvenir glass and 50% off your first drink. Fancy dress is optional but encouraged!
05 October 2019

Poole, Dorset
Carole - The Music of Carole KingFrom the producers of the West End hit shows Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of The Dubliners and Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers Story, this brand new production takes to the stage for 2019. Carole - The Music of Carole King is the story of the career of one of the most successful and admired songwriters in the history of popular music. With a cast of the UK’s finest musicians, singers and dancers, we tell the story of the music of Carole King, from its early beginnings in New ...
05 October 2019

Gillingham, Dorset
Gillingham CarnivalStarting with a morning duck race, followed by a children's procession, funfair and evening procession, there's something happening all day here in Gillingham
04 Oct 2019 to 05 Oct 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Octoberfest WeymouthThe annual CAMRA Octoberfest returns to the Pavilion Ocean Room on 4th and 5th October. This year it will feature around 50 real ales and 15 ciders/perries. Food available all sessions. No music at any session. Lunchtime session extended to 4pm. Entry by ticket includes first pint and pint glass. Extra free pint for card carrying CAMRA members. The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is one of the most influential consumer organisations in the UK with over 160,000 members. From its ...
04 Oct 2019 to 05 Oct 2019

Poole, Dorset
Poole OktoberfestThe legendary Oktoberfest is coming to Poole! Bavarian beers and snacks, oompah bands, fairground rides, games including axe throwing and stein carrying and much more can be found at Poole Park West Field on the 4th-5th October. Due to demand there will be three 5-hour sessions: Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening. There are 3 types of tickets: Seated, standing and VIP, the latter will have designated entrance and waitress service. Time: Fri 5-11pm, Sat 12-5pm , ...
03 Oct 2019 to 05 Oct 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
Regent Rep: One Man, Two GuvnorsFired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from the dad of his fiancee. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who has been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and ...
05 Oct 2019 to 06 Oct 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Marathon FestivalThe Bournemouth Marathon is ’Running as it should be’. Beautiful coastal views, a chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth Piers with a spectacular finish.
05 Oct 2019 to 06 Oct 2019

Farmer Palmers, Wareham, Dorset
Grandparents' WeekendGrandparents' Weekend - FREE Entry for Grandparents at Farmer Palmer's! Vouchers available from website in due course. Treat Grandad and Grandma to a family day out at the farm and celebrate Grandparents' day in style.
05 Oct 2019 to 06 Oct 2019

Wimborne, Dorset
Joe Brown: 60th Anniversary TourPremier rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown has gone from strength to strength as his contemporary achievements continued to gather momentum. His ‘Very Best Of’ album achieved Gold Record Status and was on the UK charts for eight weeks staying four weeks in the Top 20 and in the same year his 50th anniversary was celebrated with a wonderful sell-out show at the Royal Albert Hall and his new Ukulele Album caused a similar stir although branching out internationally and broke new territory for ...
06 October 2019

Portland, Dorset
Osprey Sprint TriathlonThe Osprey Sprint October race will put good use to the months of summer training you will have put yourself through. 300m Pool Swim – 12 lengths of the pool starting at individual times 17k Bike – Around Portland Island, Visiting the Bill. 5k Run – Off road along Hamm Beach. This is a perfect event for a fantastic end to the 2019 season. Legacy café will be open throughout the event for spectators and competitors alike.
04 Oct 2019 to 06 Oct 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Portland House Weymouth Open DaysCome down to the National Trust's Portland House in Weymouth for a special peek inside this stunning 1930s art deco holiday villa, not usually open to the public. Perching on the hillside overlooking Portland harbour, Portland House is a stunning reminder of a glamorous bygone age. For three days only this autumn, visitors are invited to walk up the palm-lined path and explore the house with its original art deco features. Admission is free to National Trust members. For non-members ...
03 Oct 2019 to 06 Oct 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Swanage Blues FestivalThe Swanage Blues Festival brings together an amazing collection of blues musicians, fans and friends for a weekend of jams, open mics and headline performances that will have you coming back time after time.
09 October 2019

Poole, Dorset
BSO: Love & LossR Strauss, Beethoven & Prokofiev With its dense chromaticism, intricate counterpoint and Wagnerian drive sweeping toward a great climax, Metamorphosen is a sonic representation of mourning and melancholy, written during the aftermath of the destruction of Strauss’ beloved Vienna, Dresden and Berlin. It is a memorial to a type of music that had been abandoned long before 1945 and succeeds so brilliantly because Strauss had found a way to address the present with the voice of the ...
09 October 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
Digging Into Britain's Past with Alice RobertsAnthropologist, author and broadcaster Professor Alice Roberts has been delving into Britain’s past, and making archaeology programmes, for nearly twenty years. Alice joined Time Team as a bone expert before going on to present anthropology and archaeology stories on BBC Two’s immensely popular Coast series and co-presenting The Celts in 2015. Alice has presented seven series of Digging for Britain, sharing new archaeological discoveries from across the UK on BBC Four, and she has ...
11 October 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
Sounds of the Seventies with The ZootsFollowing a debut sell out show last summer The Zoots are back at the Regent Centre with the Sounds of the Seventies show. The Zoots are a multi-award-winning act and have wowed audiences of stage and screen in more than 30 countries – and now you can experience their smash 70s show, in all its poptastic glory! This amazing 70s tribute has it all! Join The Sounds Of The Seventies for their unforgettable live show, as they explore the monster sounds of T.Rex, Mud, Queen, The Jacksons, ...
05 Oct 2019 to 11 Oct 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Speed WeekWeymouth Speed Week is the oldest and longest-running speed sailing event in the world. Held annually since 1972, it has challenged sailors of a wide variety of wind-powered craft to sail as fast as they can over a distance of 500m with their speed being recorded as the average speed over that distance.
11 Oct 2019 to 12 Oct 2019

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury OktoberfestCelebrate the start of autumn in style with quality music from live bands, premium German lagers served in litre steins, drinking games, thigh-slapping, Bavarian bratwursts, pretzels and lots of fun. Barton Hill Recreation Ground will be transformed into a Bavarian Bierhalle on 11th and 12th October offering an authentic German cultural experience. ​New for 2019 is a gaming area where there will be stein carrying, pretzel and axe throwing. Due to demand there will be three 5-hour ...
11 Oct 2019 to 13 Oct 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Autumn Steam GalaA weekend filled with guest locomotives, all available home-fleet engines, an exciting timetable and evening dining awaits.
12 Oct 2019 to 13 Oct 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
History Weekend at the Old Town HallThe Old Town Hall will be open from from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday when visitors are invited to go along and view the building whilst finding out more about the heritage of the Weymouth and Portland area. The event is free but tickets are available on Eventbrite to ensure a place at the various talks.
13 October 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Lions Beach Motocross - Weymouth BeachThis exciting national motocross event attracts over 250 top male and female riders from all over the country. Free to spectators - this event regularly draws in the crowds to enjoy the thrills and spills of high quality and enthusiastic riders. The sands of Weymouth are dramatically transformed into a 1-mile course of bomb holes, dare-devil jumps and sharp chicanes.
13 October 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
Paul Zerdin’s Puppet PartyPaul Zerdin and his dysfunctional puppet family are back by popular demand with a brand-new UK tour. As well as starring everyone’s favourites Sam, Albert and Baby, there’ll be his new bodyguard, an urban fox, some hilarious audience participation - and a talking ice cream - all using a mixture of master puppeteering, state-of-the-art animatronic wizardry and a unique blend of edgy comedy. It's a quirk of British theatre that a man can get a standing ovation for spending the best part of ...
13 October 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Studland StampedeJoin the Studland Stampede for our 15th year! A tough off-road running event that races over heath land and sandy beaches, in the beautiful location of Studland Bay in Dorset. The 12k route offers stunning views of Old Harry Rocks, Brownsea Island and the Isle of Wight. Runners of all abilities enjoy the race but it does require an amount of determination and grit to get you through the final tough sandy miles.
14 October 2019

Sherborne, Dorset
Pack Monday FairPack Monday is a street fair full of stalls selling a bewildering variety of commodities including clothes, jewellery, food and household goods, all erected in Cheap Street, Half Moon Street and Digby Road. Outside of the Fair, there has long been a fun fair operating concurrently on the Terrace from Thursday to the Monday, today operated by Anderton & Rowlands. The 2019 event will see the return of Friday and Saturday night entertainment in Pageant Gardens - 2019 acts to be announced ...
16 October 2019

Poole, Dorset
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's Latin FiestaMarquez, Montero & de Falla De Falla’s marvellous ballet score imparts a strongly Spanish flavour through its allusions to traditional Iberian music and dances, showing his command of both a folkloric Spanish idiom and a dazzling palette of orchestral colour. Briefly, the semi-serious farce concerns a lascivious magistrate who lusts after a miller’s wife and has the husband arrested in order to pursue her, but to no avail as ultimately he is defeated and thoroughly humiliated by the ...
18 Oct 2019 to 19 Oct 2019

Wimborne, Dorset
Wimborne OktoberfestCelebrate the start of autumn in style with quality music from live bands, premium German lagers served in litre steins, drinking games, thigh-slapping, Bavarian bratwursts, pretzel and lots of fun. The Paddock on Poole Road will be transformed into a Bavarian Bierhalle on 18th-19th October offering an authentic German Cultural experience. Wimborne Oktoberfest will take place over three 50-hour sessions: Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening. There are three types of ...
19 Oct 2019 to 20 Oct 2019

Sherborne, Dorset
Autumn Colours WeekendReduced price entry to the gardens. Explore acres of impressive gardens beside the lake and witness the spectacular autumn colours all around you. The tea rooms are open for drinks and a light lunch or cream tea and our gift shop is open for a souvenir of your visit. (A Castle upgrade is available on the day for £4 per person. Children under 16 free.)
15 Oct 2019 to 20 Oct 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Dorchester Literary FestivalWe have started planning events for this year's festival and some we've confirmed are already on the website. There are more exciting events in the pipeline so keep in touch. We'll also post the latest news on our Facebook page and keep Twitter updated with the latest news. Events last approximately one hour. There will be enough time in between each event to enable you to attend consecutive events, although in some cases you may have to change venues. After every event Waterstones ...
20 October 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
Sounds of the 60s live with Tony BlackburnAn evening at the Regent Centre hosted by Radio 2’s legendary DJ, Tony Blackburn of 60s classics performed live by the Sounds Of The 60s All Star Band & Singers. Every week, more than a million people tune in to BBC Radio 2 to hear Tony Blackburn wax lyrical about the biggest stars of the 60s – With stories and songs from this most loved decade, come along and spend the evening with Tony, as he brings Sounds Of The 60s from the studio to the stage! Tickets: £29.50 (50p of every ...
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16 Sep 2019
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13 Sep 2019
Dorset Tourism Awards - Finalists Announced for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year As proud sponsors of the small visitor attraction of the year category, all at Resort Dorset would like to congratulate the businesses that have made it through to the finals of the Dorset Tourism Awards. Finalists for this category are: Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park, Verwood Langham Wine Estate, Dorchester Shire Hall Historic Courthouse and Museum, Dorchester Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum Shire Hall offers a historic, educational experience to ... Read more...
12 Sep 2019
Heritage Open Days in Dorset Heritage Open Days return for 2019! Events are running from Friday 13th September until Sunday 22nd September. Each year in September, thousands of volunteers unite, so doors can be opened to hidden places or places that are not often visited of which contain lots of heritage, history and culture. Where many of the venues that are taking part are often close during the rest of the year, this is a great opportunity to explore the rich history and culture within. Dorset is ... Read more...
13 Aug 2019
Halloween Events in Dorset The October half-term is now synonymous with Halloween and the themed fun that takes place. If you’re out and about in Dorset, you’ll find many a Halloween event happening, so grab your broomsticks, sharpen those fangs, and prepare to have one hell of a good time! Dorset Halloween events include everything from zombie fests and enchanted illuminations, to pumpkin carving and the Sea Life Asquarium! It's scary how much there is to choose from... Halloween ... Read more...
8 Aug 2019
Things to do on a rainy day in Dorset Dorset is blessed with countless scenic locations to explore in the summer months, from Durdle Door to Portland Bill there are plenty of beauty spots and outdoor activities to enjoy. But what about those rainy days in Dorset when the number one priority is keeping dry? We’ve compiled a list of fantastic Dorset attractions and activities to keep you and your family entertained when the rain takes hold. Rainy Day Attractions & Activities in Dorset What else ... Read more...

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