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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 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.

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.

15 June 2021

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor Cycles on Poole Quay from 6pm. There will still need to be Covid measures in place which includes maintaining social distancing, so would ask that on these evenings you observe any instructions from marshals on duty, or take note of any on-site signage, regarding parking of bikes. We need to maintain the safety of all event attendees, spectators, contractors, staff and local residents.
13 Jun 2021 to 19 Jun 2021

Bridport, Dorset
Bridport Food FestivalThe week of delicious food events around the town and surrounding area will take place from Sunday 13th June 2021.
19 June 2021

Lyme Regis, Dorset
Guitars on the BeachGuitars On The Beach is the UK’s largest guitar festival at which hundreds of guitarists of all ages and abilities come together to simultaneously play together a selection of well-known songs and form Britain’s biggest band, performing on the beach in Lyme Regis in Dorset.
20 June 2021

New Forest, Dorset
Hot Rod & Custom ShowThe South’s biggest Hot Rod and Custom event features hundreds of cool, colourful, custom cars, live music and hip entertainment throughout the day! We will run Hot Rod and Custom in a covid-secure way.
18 Jun 2021 to 20 Jun 2021

Dorchester, Dorset
Raising Spirit Festival is here to celebrate your local and upcoming musicians. In such uncertain times we wanted to do something that not only supports your local entertainment industry but also the community. We are bringing the people of Dorset together in June to, well, raise everyone's spirits! The founder of the festival, Mr Ben Waters, came up with the idea as the entertainment equivalent of shopping locally. And what better place to do it then at the ever stunning Came ...
19 Jun 2021 to 20 Jun 2021

Dorchester, Dorset
Shire Hall Mid-Summer MarketJoin us at Shire Hall for our Mid-Summer Market! We’re delighted to welcome the following businesses: ○ Crafts of the shoreline ○ Whites Delights ○ Caroline Parrott metal work ○ Dorset Forager ○ Little Harbour Crafts ○ 68 Charms handcrafted jewellary ○ Richard Beech Photography ○ Sebastians Trove ○ Allingham games ltd ○ Tide Dorset ○ Weymouth 51 ○ CoCo bags ○ Jurassic candles ○ Daves Turnings ○ Fordington gin ○ Fusiology glass art ○ May tree design ○ Creative clay for ...
20 June 2021

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
Sunday Night Comedy with Phil WangThe star of Taskmaster, Live at the Apollo and his own Netflix stand-up special - Phil Wang returns to Weymouth to headline at the Pavilion. One of the UK’s most exciting and in-demand stand-up comedians, join Phil as he brings you a hilarious evening full of tops off a sensational line-up. “Hugely entertaining…a unique and properly funny stand-up comic” The Times
22 June 2021

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor cycles on Poole Quay from 6pm. There will still need to be Covid measures in place which includes maintaining social distancing, so would ask that on these evenings you observe any instructions from marshals on duty, or take note of any on-site signage, regarding parking of bikes. We need to maintain the safety of all event attendees, spectators, contractors, staff and local residents.
24 June 2021

Dorchester, Dorset
Outdoor Theatre: Tess of The D'UrbervillesHotbuckle Productions make a welcome return, bringing what is perhaps one of Hardy’s finest works back to his home town. Hardy’s heroine is one of the most moving in all of literature and this new version brings her story hauntingly to life. Come prepared! – Bring whatever you need for a cosy evening. Sun shades, sun cream, hats, warm woollies, blankets, waterproofs, face mask, a waterproof lap cover (either a sheet of paper or a bin bag work well), a sleeping bag (it may seem silly, but ...
25 Jun 2021 to 27 Jun 2021

Poole, Dorset
Upton House Food & Drink FestivalThree days of great food, drink and local produce featuring quality street food traders showcasing food from all around the world, an array of artisan & local produce from the best suppliers in Dorset and beyond. As well as stalls from rum, gin and wine producers, there will be vast selection of drinks including a craft beer tent, real ales & ciders, a Prosecco & cocktail bar as well as coffee, shakes & smoothies. Alongside stalls featuring local goods and produce ranging from arts & ...
17 May 2021 to 27 Jun 2021

Swanage, Dorset
Woodland Clan Activity TrailJoin a magical adventure through Durlston's woodland, meeting the characters from the book by Annie Herridge and Mark Page and win a prize! Supported by ACE. Visit www.thewoodlandclan.co.uk for more information. £3. Location: Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve, Lighthouse Rd, Swanage BH19 2JL.
29 June 2021

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor Cycle event on Poole Quay from 6pm. There will still need to be Covid measures in place which includes maintaining social distancing, so would ask that on these evenings you observe any instructions from marshals on duty, or take note of any on-site signage, regarding parking of bikes. We need to maintain the safety of all event attendees, spectators, contractors, staff and local residents.
03 July 2021

Poole, Dorset
Harry Paye Pirate DayTis time for you landlubbers to dig out yer eye patch, earring and cutlass for Poole’s annual celebration of its favourite pirate son.
03 July 2021

Weymouth, Dorset
MelWey GamesThis year marks an important anniversary in Weymouth's history; the 450th anniversary of Melcombe Regis and Weymouth uniting to form one town! We welcome you to join us on Saturday, 3rd July, at the Nothe Fort in celebrating this historic occasion and the first ever MelWey Games. A show-stopping display of games, competitions and fun. The MelWey Boat Race will be our blue-ribbon event. An amateur gig boat race around Newton's Cove by two teams, one from Melcombe Regis and the other ...
03 Jul 2021 to 04 Jul 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim (BHF)We're back for our 30th anniversary! Take part on Saturday or Sunday and swim 1.4 miles between Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers in one of Europe's biggest charity swimming events. Your willpower has never been more important to support the lives of those living with heart and circulatory diseases. To support social distancing at the event, we have introduced start waves so we can safely guide people through the start line. You’ll be able to choose your start time as part of the ...
05 July 2021

Poole, Dorset
FamFestMusic festivals are back! Ibiza Chill Festival with Brandon Block. Authentic Ibiza vibe with DJs including celebrity DJ Brandon Block combined with live musicians that include Percussion, Sax and Flute providing a truly special musical concept. An afternoon of dance house classics and nostalgia for the parents where the kids have a great time too. Venue: Moonacre Party Fields, Dorchester Road, Sturminster Marshall. BH21 4EU (Just 15 minutes from Poole). Please book tickets via ...
06 July 2021

Poole, Dorset
FamFestBack to the 80s. Whether you're a MATERIAL GIRL or a WEST END BOY, we're taking you back to the decade where VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR. Bright colours, spandex, bangles, hoop earrings, loud makeup and neon clothing is the order of the day… Start practising your MC Hammer shuffle or your MJ Moonwalk as you’re going to WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY when we take you right through the 80’s playing all your old mixtape faves. Venue: Moonacre Party Fields, Dorchester Road, Sturminster ...
07 July 2021

Poole, Dorset
FamFestEverybody Sing Now! Warm up your vocal cords, you’re the headline act at this festival! Experience ‘group singing’ like never before to on-screen lyrics in sync and lead by the live DJ / vocalist Sing like no one's listening as you along with 499 other festival goers will be singing your heart out to the greatest music anthems of all time. Venue: Venue: Moonacre Party Fields, Dorchester Road, Sturminster Marshall. BH21 4EU (Just 15 minutes from Poole). Please book tickets via the ...
07 July 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
James Blunt - Once Upon a Mind TourJames Blunt released his first album, Back To Bedlam in the autumn of 2004 and soon after the single You’re Beautiful became a global smash hit. After flirting with electronica on his last album, James Blunt returns to what he does best on new album Once Upon A Mind, writing classic songs that touch both the heart and the head. Highlights are many and include the breezy first single Cold, the poignant ballad Monsters, the pop swagger of 5 Miles and the country tinged Halfway. There’s a ...
08 July 2021

Poole, Dorset
FamFestIbiza Chill Festival with Brandon Block. Authentic Ibiza vibe with DJs including celebrity DJ Brandon Block combined with live musicians that include Percussion, Sax and Flute providing a truly special musical concept. An afternoon of dance house classics and nostalgia for the parents where the kids have a great time too. Venue: Moonacre Party Fields, Dorchester Road, Sturminster Marshall. BH21 4EU (Just 15 minutes from Poole). Please book tickets via the website.
08 July 2021

Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch, Dorset
Outdoor Theatre: Pride & PrejudiceIt is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen’s witty and romantic masterpiece is one of the best-loved stories of all time, dealing with the most important questions in life… Will Mrs Bennett manage to offload her numerous daughters in record time? Will Lizzy and Darcy actually get together? Will creepy Mr Collins just go away please? Join The Pantaloons at Highcliffe Castle for this delightfully innovative and hilarious new adaptation.
09 July 2021

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
ABBA ReunionThe ABBA REUNION TRIBUTE SHOW is the creation of the Director, Producer and Choreographer of the Award Winning ABBAMANIA musical. Starring the original 'Frida' from the London West End cast! ABBA REUNION TRIBUTE SHOW gives Abba fans, old and new, the opportunity to once again get together and re-live the addictive Abba phenomena that swept the airwaves and discos during the 70’s and 80’s in a truly feel good party style tribute concert. From Waterloo to Dancing Queen, all of the hits are ...
10 July 2021

Dorchester, Dorset
Outdoor Theatre: MacbethThe Handlebards have been pedalling to Maumbury Rings for several years with their bicycle-powered, environmentally sustainable brand of Shakespeare and this year is no exception. Forget the tears and tragedy – join the all-female troupe for a frantic, delirious and full-of beans interpretation of Macbeth like you’ve never seen before. Come prepared! – Bring whatever you need for a cosy evening. Sun shades, sun cream, hats, warm woollies, blankets, waterproofs, face mask, a waterproof ...
10 Jun 2021 to 10 Jul 2021

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
Queen RhapsodyFormed in 1971, Queen signed their first record deal in 1973, released their debut album the same year and by the Spring of 1976 had four albums in the top 20 UK charts. World domination soon followed and one of the greatest and most enduring Rock bands still resonate with audiences today, particularly after the Biopic of the late Freddie Mercury won Remi Malek an Oscar in the principle role. QUEEN RHAPSODY is the ultimate live concert experience with stunning accuracy in sound and ...
10 July 2021

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
The Music of the Northern Soul LiveThe UK’s premier live Northern Soul act, The Signatures, bring the sounds of the music that made Northern Soul. The evening sees the band with special guest Lorraine Silver whose song ‘Lost Summer Love’ was a massive Northern Soul favourite at the legendary Wigan Casino. The evening also sees support from UK vocalist Stefan Taylor. Stefan has an abundance of personality performing classic tracks such as ‘The Night’, ‘Do I Love You’, ‘Higher & Higher’ and all the other firm ...
12 July 2021

Poole, Dorset
FamFestIbiza Chill Festival with Brandon Block. Authentic Ibiza vibe with DJs including celebrity DJ Brandon Block combined with live musicians that include Percussion, Sax and Flute providing a truly special musical concept. An afternoon of dance house classics and nostalgia for the parents where the kids have a great time too. Venue: Moonacre Party Fields, Dorchester Road, Sturminster Marshall. BH21 4EU (Just 15 minutes from Poole). Please book tickets via the website.
13 July 2021

Poole, Dorset
FamFestBack to the 80s. Whether you're a MATERIAL GIRL or a WEST END BOY, we're taking you back to the decade where VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR. Bright colours, spandex, bangles, hoop earrings, loud makeup and neon clothing is the order of the day… Start practising your MC Hammer shuffle or your MJ Moonwalk as you’re going to WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY when we take you right through the 80’s playing all your old mixtape faves. Venue: Moonacre Party Fields, Dorchester Road, Sturminster ...
14 July 2021

Wareham, Dorset
FamFestBack to the 80s. Whether you're a MATERIAL GIRL or a WEST END BOY, we're taking you back to the decade where VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR. Bright colours, spandex, bangles, hoop earrings, loud makeup and neon clothing is the order of the day… Start practising your MC Hammer shuffle or your MJ Moonwalk as you’re going to WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY when we take you right through the 80’s playing all your old mixtape faves. Venue: Black Dog Inn, Stokeford, Wareham BH20 6AN Please book ...
15 July 2021

Wareham, Dorset
FamFestIbiza Chill Festival with Brandon Block. Authentic Ibiza vibe with DJs including celebrity DJ Brandon Block combined with live musicians that include Percussion, Sax and Flute providing a truly special musical concept. An afternoon of dance house classics and nostalgia for the parents where the kids have a great time too. Venue: Black Dog Inn, Stokeford, Wareham BH20 6AN. Please book tickets via the website link.
16 July 2021

Wareham, Dorset
FamFestEverybody Sing Now! Warm up your vocal cords, you’re the headline act at this festival! Experience ‘group singing’ like never before to on-screen lyrics in sync and lead by the live DJ / vocalist Sing like no one's listening as you, along with 499 other festival goers, will be singing your heart out to the greatest music anthems of all time. Venue: Black Dog Inn, Stokeford, Wareham BH20 6AN. Please book tickets via the website link.
16 July 2021

Weymouth, Dorset
Outdoor Opera: HMS PinaforeOpera Anywhere have thrilled us time and time again with their energetic and accessible versions of Gilbert and Sullivan classics. This year they return to the perfect location of Nothe Fort with a marvellous performance of HMS Pinafore. This is a tale of mismatched love across different social classes. Climb aboard to find out if love prevails and enjoy a feast of fun along the way. Hip hip hooray! Come prepared! – Bring whatever you need for a cosy evening. Sun shades, sun cream, ...
15 Jul 2021 to 17 Jul 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Broadway ShowtunesJoin us at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre for an evening of song and dance from some of the greatest musicals of all time, performed by an amazing company of over 150 professionally trained musical theatre students and backed by a West End orchestra as Broadway Showtunes brings a taste of Broadway to Bournemouth. For twenty years this show has been a highlight of the Bournemouth summer season and is a must-see for anyone who loves musicals. Wowing audiences for two decades, this high-energy ...
17 July 2021

Swanage, Dorset
Festival on the FieldFun, family entertainment including Big Top Mania circus shows, Wipe Out, music, arts & crafts, STEM, workshops, stalls, refreshments, bar and more. FREE ENTRY!
17 July 2021

Lyme Regis, Dorset
Lyme Morris DayCome and watch Morris sides from The South West and further afield in the iconic Jurassic Coast town of Lyme Regis. Performing along the seafront and massed parade through the town and along the seafront. From 11am. Informal dancing also on the 18th.
18 July 2021

Dorchester, Dorset
A Summer Sunday with Rainer HerschWe are delighted that our annual Summer Sunday event in the barn at beautiful Whitcombe Manor is to go ahead, by the kind invitation and support of Minette and Alec Walters. This year we welcome Rainer Hersch, a conductor and musician who has performed on every major comedy stage in Britain and abroad. But be warned, you may never look at piano lessons or playing the triangle in the same way again! Summer Sunday is our first indoor performance of 2021, and the safety of our audiences ...
18 July 2021

Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch, Dorset
Outdoor Theatre: Mr StinkEnjoy a brilliant product of the David Walliams classic ‘Mr Stink’ at Highcliffe Castle on the lawn. You’re invited to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th birthday, hosted by everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb! (Almost) everyone is welcome… that is, everyone apart from Chloe’s particularly smelly new friend, Mr Stink. One perfectly normal afternoon in an average English town two restless souls unite on a park bench – one of them the lonely 12 year old Chloe Crumb and the other an ...
19 July 2021

Poole, Dorset
FamFestBack to the 80s. Whether you're a MATERIAL GIRL or a WEST END BOY, we're taking you back to the decade where VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR. Bright colours, spandex, bangles, hoop earrings, loud makeup and neon clothing is the order of the day… Start practising your MC Hammer shuffle or your MJ Moonwalk as you’re going to WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY when we take you right through the 80’s playing all your old mixtape faves. Venue: Moonacre Party Fields, Dorchester Road, Sturminster ...
20 Jun 2021 to 20 Jul 2021

Haynes Motor Museum, Sherborne, Dorset
Dad's go FREE this Father's Day!FREE VISIT FOR DAD THIS FATHER’S DAY* This Father’s Day on Sunday 20 June, surprise Dad with a free* day out at Haynes International Motor Museum. First, get the need for speed in the brand-new Williams: The Drivers and the Driven exhibition, then let him show off his skills on the racetrack at Karting at Haynes.
21 July 2021

Poole, Dorset
FamFestEverybody Sing Now! Warm up your vocal cords, you’re the headline act at this festival! Experience ‘group singing’ like never before to on-screen lyrics in sync and lead by the live DJ / vocalist Sing like no one's listening as you along with 499 other festival goers will be singing your heart out to the greatest music anthems of all time. Venue: Venue: Moonacre Party Fields, Dorchester Road, Sturminster Marshall. BH21 4EU (Just 15 minutes from Poole). Please book tickets via the ...
22 July 2021

Wareham, Dorset
FamFestIbiza Chill Festival with Brandon Block. Authentic Ibiza vibe with DJs including celebrity DJ Brandon Block combined with live musicians that include Percussion, Sax and Flute providing a truly special musical concept. An afternoon of dance house classics and nostalgia for the parents where the kids have a great time too. Venue: Black Dog Inn, Stokeford, Wareham BH20 6AN. Please book tickets via the website link.
23 July 2021

Wareham, Dorset
FamFestEverybody Sing Now! Warm up your vocal cords, you’re the headline act at this festival! Experience ‘group singing’ like never before to on-screen lyrics in sync and lead by the live DJ / vocalist Sing like no one's listening as you, along with 499 other festival goers, will be singing your heart out to the greatest music anthems of all time. Venue: Black Dog Inn, Stokeford, Wareham BH20 6AN. Please book tickets via the website link.
22 Jul 2021 to 23 Jul 2021

New Forest, Dorset
Outdoor Theatre: Alice in WonderlandFollow Boxtree Productions down the rabbit hole into a strange world of caterpillars, cards and tea parties. Join Alice as she tries to navigate this curious world of curiouser creatures, but don't lose your head! We promise you a wonderful experience of original toe-tapping songs, colourful characters, costumes and hilarious comedy. With inventive staging, original songs and magical storytelling we invite audiences to enjoy Lewis Carroll’s classic tale of Alice In Wonderland, in ...
24 Jul 2021 to 25 Jul 2021

Wimborne, Dorset
Bringing families and the community together, Family Fest in Wimborne is the place to be on the first weekend of the summer holidays in 2021. Come and visit us and be part of something special; Dorset's best traders, live music from local artists, charity dog show, family and friends fun zone and more. Entry is £1 for anyone ages 6 or over. Under 5's are free. Tickets available via the website below.
29 July 2021

Dorchester, Dorset
The Importance of Being Earnest (Slapstick Picnic)From the creators of The HandleBards comes a fantastically wild(e) new production, ripping up the rule book and celebrating silliness. We ask that you prepare to witness the impossible – the entirety of Oscar Wilde’s classic play of manners, affairs and handbags being performed by just two rather dashing entertainers. Our guide to getting the best out of your time outdoors: Come prepared! – Bring whatever you need for a cosy evening. Sun shades, sun cream, hats, warm woollies, ...
29 Jul 2021 to 01 Aug 2021

Lulworth, Dorset
Camp BestivalWe're excited to announce the dates for Camp Bestival 2021 - we'll be returning to Lulworth Castle, on Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast for more award-winning family fun from Thursday July 29th to Sunday August 1st next summer and look forward to seeing you all there! Camp Bestival 2021 tickets will go on sale later this year with a payment plan available to help spread the total cost over multiple payments.
01 August 2021

Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch, Dorset
Outdoor Theatre: Treasure IslandSet in the days of sailing ships and pirates, Treasure Island tells of the adventures of Jim Hawkins and his search for the buried treasure of the notorious pirate Captain Flint. In this exciting new adaptation by Michael Whitmore, Quantum Theatre presents an action-packed show for all the family. Venue: Highcliffe Castle Book tickets via the website.
03 August 2021

Wareham, Dorset
FamFestIbiza Chill Festival with Brandon Block. Authentic Ibiza vibe with DJs including celebrity DJ Brandon Block combined with live musicians that include Percussion, Sax and Flute providing a truly special musical concept. An afternoon of dance house classics and nostalgia for the parents where the kids have a great time too. Venue: Black Dog Inn, Stokeford, Wareham BH20 6AN. Please book tickets via the website link.
04 August 2021

Wareham, Dorset
FamFestBack to the 80s. Whether you're a MATERIAL GIRL or a WEST END BOY, we're taking you back to the decade where VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR. Bright colours, spandex, bangles, hoop earrings, loud makeup and neon clothing is the order of the day… Start practising your MC Hammer shuffle or your MJ Moonwalk as you’re going to WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY when we take you right through the 80’s playing all your old mixtape faves. Venue: Black Dog Inn, Stokeford, Wareham BH20 6AN Please book ...
06 August 2021

Wareham, Dorset
FamFestEverybody Sing Now! Warm up your vocal cords, you’re the headline act at this festival! Experience ‘group singing’ like never before to on-screen lyrics in sync and lead by the live DJ / vocalist Sing like no one's listening as you, along with 499 other festival goers, will be singing your heart out to the greatest music anthems of all time. Venue: Black Dog Inn, Stokeford, Wareham BH20 6AN. Please book tickets via the website link.
07 Aug 2021 to 08 Aug 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Shake & Stir Vintage FestivalOur festival has been revving up fans of vintage and retro music, vehicles, dancing, fashion and lifestyle living for nearly a decade. From its beginning at the bandstand on Fisherman’s Walk in Southbourne, it has grown year on year to become one of the most popular vintage music festivals in the UK! In order to help us evaluate and monitor crowd numbers this year could you please book your free ticket on Eventbrite.
09 August 2021

Poole, Dorset
FamFestBack to the 80s. Whether you're a MATERIAL GIRL or a WEST END BOY, we're taking you back to the decade where VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR. Bright colours, spandex, bangles, hoop earrings, loud makeup and neon clothing is the order of the day… Start practising your MC Hammer shuffle or your MJ Moonwalk as you’re going to WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY when we take you right through the 80’s playing all your old mixtape faves. Venue: Moonacre Party Fields, Dorchester Road, Sturminster ...
11 August 2021

Poole, Dorset
FamFestMore Than Soul Experience. The perfect opportunity to experience the British-born, world-famous discovery that is Northern Soul. Then we take you stateside to the famous Motown rhythm & Blues and more for a complete More than soul experience! ​This dance movement and iconic scene is as exciting now as it ever was. For adults and kids of any age! Includes top Northern soul DJs and a live PA by the one and only Angelo Starr. Venue: Venue: Venue: Moonacre Party Fields, Dorchester Road, ...
10 Aug 2021 to 12 Aug 2021

Lulworth Castle & Park, Lulworth, Dorset
Open Air CinemaThe Luna Cinema is returning to Lulworth Castle from Tuesday 10th to Thursday 12th August with a line-up of classic and feel-good films to make your summer. After months of staying indoors watching movies on the small screen, it’s time to head outside for an unforgettable big-screen experience. Throw in great food, a full bar, both with click and collect service, an optional seated upgrade, and of course giant screens with incredible state of the art sound, and you have yourself your perfect ...
13 August 2021

Wareham, Dorset
FamFestMore Than Soul Experience. The perfect opportunity to experience the British-born, world-famous discovery that is Northern Soul. Then we take you stateside to the famous Motown rhythm & Blues and more for a complete More than soul experience! ​This dance movement and iconic scene is as exciting now as it ever was. For adults and kids of any age! Includes top Northern soul DJs and a live PA by the one and only Angelo Starr. Venue: Venue: Black Dog Inn, Stokeford, Wareham BH20 ...
15 August 2021

Poole, Dorset
Poole at War VE/VJDayPoole payed a key role during the war, the flying boats connecting us the world, Dunkirk small boats, raiding parties, D-Day trials and being one of the largest embarkation points for D-Day itself. Bringing together information and images of the time. The Society for Poole is organising an exhibition on the Quay which commemorates the 75+1 anniversary of the end of the war and depicts some of the stories of the town. On the 15th August the Quay will be closed to showcase military ...
18 August 2021

Poole, Dorset
FamFestThe perfect opportunity to experience the British-born, world-famous discovery that is Northern Soul. Then we take you stateside to the famous Motown rhythm & Blues and more for a complete More than soul experience! ​This dance movement and iconic scene is as exciting now as it ever was. For adults and kids of any age! Includes top Northern soul DJs and a live PA by the one and only Angelo Starr. Venue: Venue: Venue: Moonacre Party Fields, Dorchester Road, Sturminster Marshall. BH21 ...
19 August 2021

Poole, Dorset
FamFestBack to the 80s. Whether you're a MATERIAL GIRL or a WEST END BOY, we're taking you back to the decade where VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR. Bright colours, spandex, bangles, hoop earrings, loud makeup and neon clothing is the order of the day… Start practising your MC Hammer shuffle or your MJ Moonwalk as you’re going to WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY when we take you right through the 80’s playing all your old mixtape faves. Venue: Moonacre Party Fields, Dorchester Road, Sturminster ...
18 Aug 2021 to 19 Aug 2021

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Gillingham & Shaftesbury ShowOne of the largest agricultural shows in the south, and held on the Turnpike Showground in North Dorset, usually held on the third Wednesday in August, will this year be spread over two days to comply with social distancing if required. To manage our safe return there will be a number of changes, these include a strict capacity plan meaning that for now there will be a limited number of pre-purchased tickets with none available to purchase on the day.
19 Aug 2021 to 22 Aug 2021

Swanage, Dorset
Purbeck Valley Folk FestivalPurbeck Valley Folk Festival is a small festival set on a farm on the beautiful Jurassic Coastline. We’re a festival that’s loved by everyone because there’s loads for kids to do, loads for parents and loads for the old folkies! It features outstanding, original young folk, roots and world music. We always encourage the young up and coming musicians too as well as booking national and international folk acts and a good variety of local music. There’s something for everyone. Three full ...
23 August 2021

Poole, Dorset
FamFestBack to the 80s. Whether you're a MATERIAL GIRL or a WEST END BOY, we're taking you back to the decade where VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR. Bright colours, spandex, bangles, hoop earrings, loud makeup and neon clothing is the order of the day… Start practising your MC Hammer shuffle or your MJ Moonwalk as you’re going to WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY when we take you right through the 80’s playing all your old mixtape faves. Venue: Moonacre Party Fields, Dorchester Road, Sturminster ...
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18 Feb 2021
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16 Nov 2020
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21 Oct 2020
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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 and activities include everything from Monster Minions to Ghost Tours and more besides. It's scary how much there is to choose from... Halloween Events Read more...
3 Jul 2020
We've missed you too Firstly, thank you for staying away during lockdown; but now, here at Resort Dorset, we can’t wait to welcome you back. If you are looking for inspiration for this year’s staycation then look no further, Dorset has it all – beautiful beaches, rolling hills, rugged coastline, stunning coastal walks, and countryside rambles – breathe in the fresh air and leave your troubles behind. Dorset is a county of beauty and tranquillity, and although you will ... Read more...

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