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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 SEAFEAST - The Dorset Seafood Festival, red arrows and other spectacular flying displays at the Bournemouth Air Festival, fireworks aplenty, 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.

20 June 2024

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
Big Girls Don't CryAll tickets £31.50 The Internationally-acclaimed Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons They skyrocketed to worldwide stardom 60 years ago with No1 hit Sherry – so, come out tonight as we celebrate all of their million-selling hits. Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll, Oh What a Night, Silence is Golden. . . in one incredible concert show! Time to hang on to what you got. . . 7:30pm - it’s the time, Weymouth - it’s the place, Weymouth Pavilion it’s the motion. So, come out tonight as ...
22 June 2024

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Dorchester, Dorset
Athelhampton - Peter Pan Outdoor TheatreFollowing the success of “The Wizard of Oz,” multi-award nominated Immersion Theatre invite you to soar away to Neverland as they proudly bring their trademark energy to their most magical musical to date, PETER PAN. Get ready to think happy thoughts and fly high as the mischievous Peter embarks on an awfully big adventure, introducing the Darling children to the lost boys, the cheeky Tinkerbell, the hilarious Smee, and a host of other exciting characters before facing the most feared ...
20 Jun 2024 to 22 Jun 2024

Weymouth, Dorset
Chesil RocksChesil Rocks has been an annual music and arts festival since 2012, with all proceeds going to Samaritans of Dorset. Chesil Rocks 2024 will take place between Thursday 20th June and Saturday 22nd June and involve a similar format to the 2023 event: Thursday 20th June Comedy Night, supported by Dorset Wood Fired Pizza. Every ticket purchaser will get a free pizza during the interval. Early bird ticket price £15 - to include the pizza! Friday 21st June Prelude of Classical Music and ...
22 June 2024

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
QTA presents VelocityStandard tickets £15, under 2s go free (under 2 tickets can only be booked via the Box Office 01305 783 225) QTA are proud to present “ Velocity”. An evening full of dance and musical theatre entertainment, featuring students from 2-18 years in a variety of styles both old and new, there really is something for everyone. We are at Weymouth Pavilion on Saturday 22nd June 2024 for a matinee at 2.00pm and evening show at 7pm. Tickets are available from the Pavilion box office and ...
22 Jun 2024 to 23 Jun 2024

Weymouth, Dorset
Armed Forces & Veterans CelebrationsWeymouth & Portland Armed Forces celebrations take place in the Borough on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June. The main events will take place on Weymouth Seafront. Our Armed Forces and Veterans have made, and continue to make, a significant contribution to our nation, and the Weymouth event will continue to honour, celebrate and provide a focus on the tireless work carried out by all veterans' associations, individuals and today’s military forces. With a host of displays and ...
23 June 2024

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Abbotsbury, Dorset
Plant FairSpecialist Plant & Garden Fair organised by Plant Heritage Dorset. There will be another Plant Fair on Sunday 1st September. Many specialist nurseries and growers, selection of garden, craft and wildlife stalls. Quality refreshments and food. Proceeds support Plant Conservation and Education in Dorset. Venue: Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens.
22 Jun 2024 to 23 Jun 2024

Bournemouth, Dorset
Shake & Stir Vintage Music FestivalShake and Stir, award-winning, vintage music festival welcomes lovers of vintage music and style from across the UK and beyond! Two full days of live music & entertainment to get your toes tapping and hips swaying! 22nd & 23rd June 2024 & its free! Venue: Fisherman's Walk, Southbourne, Bournemouth.
26 June 2024

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
Rumours of Fleetwood MacAll tickets £47.50, £40.50 & £32.50 Personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups. Channelling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved groups of all time. “An ...
27 June 2024

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
An Evening of BurlesqueAll tickets £31.50 Roll up, roll up. . . a scintillating night out of sparkling entertainment – the UK’s longest running burlesque show – is back touring the nation. And, it’s bigger than ever. Join us for the good old-fashioned night out as we bring you the ultimate variety show, blending stylish cabaret, comedy, music, circus and burlesque to light up all your senses. With world-class entertainers and stars of the stage and screen – prepare for an extravaganza of glitz and ...
29 June 2024

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Dorchester, Dorset
Athelhampton Producers, Growers & Makers MarketWe have invited a host of Dorset producers, growers and makers to sell their produce on Athelhampton's West lawn. The market is free to attend and is open to all to allow everyone the chance to purchase the finest products Dorset has to offer. Athelhampton House & Gardens will be open as well (normal admission charges apply). It’s the perfect opportunity to shop for a wide selection of delicious products and artisan crafts. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy a tipple as you shop with local ...
29 June 2024

Key West, Bournemouth, Dorset
Taylor Swift TributeTaylor Swift Tribute comes to Bournemouth Pier! 🎵🎤 On Saturday 29th June 2024, We welcome Ashleigh as Taylor Swift. Tickets are on sale now! Missed an opportunity to see Taylor Swift on her UK ‘Eras’ tour this year? An award-winning extravaganza that plays tribute to one of the leading contemporary recording artists of our time. Ashleigh a self-confessed ‘Swiftie’ promises to deliver the most authentic recreation of a Taylor Swift you will ever see. Ashleigh has already ...
03 Jun 2024 to 30 Jun 2024

Key West, Bournemouth, Dorset
25% OFF FOR LOCALS AT ROCKREEF!25% off for locals on PierZip and RockReef on Bournemouth Pier! Are you local to Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Salisbury, Portsmouth, Dorchester and the surrounding areas? Have you never visited RockReef or completed the PierZip on Bournemouth Pier? Now is your opportunity to do so! We are offering local residents 25% off for single Clip ‘N Climb and single PierZip tickets* (*Excludes Friends & Family tickets, Group Tickets, Birthday Parties and Ultimate Adventure tickets) but ...
23 Jun 2024 to 30 Jun 2024

Beaminster, Dorset
Beaminster FestivalSet amidst the rolling hills of West Dorset, very near the Jurassic coast, the small but vibrant town of Beaminster plays host to the annual Beaminster Festival of music, theatre, literature and art. Performers include those of international standing as well as young artists, early in their careers. We try to involve all the community, young and old, in a wide range of events.
29 Jun 2024 to 30 Jun 2024

Castletown D-Day Centre, Portland, Dorset
Military Vehicle WeekendVisit Castletown D-Day Centre on the first weekend of August for a celebration of WWII military vehicles. We will be gathering together unusual vehicles used in the Second World War, including the amphibious DUKW, M3 half-track, M8 Scout Car, Jeeps and more! Get up close and personal with these genuine wartime artefacts. Climb in the vehicles, see them driving, and handle authentic weapons! We will also have talks on the vehicles and other military vehicle themed displays such as RC tanks.
30 June 2024

Dorchester, Dorset
Durnovaria Silver Band presents a Proms in the Park Concert at the Borough Gardens. Featuring our special guests The Encore Singers. Music commences at 4:30pm on the Bandstand. Don’t forget your chairs, rugs & picnics! Singing and flag waving optional. For further information contact secretary.durnovariasilverband@gmail.com
29 Jun 2024 to 30 Jun 2024

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
Razzamataz - Into the SpotlightTickets £16 adult and £14 concession (Under 14 and over 60s) Razzamataz Theatre School Weymouth is proud to present their annual showcases! Into the Spotlight features performances from both sides of the Razzamataz curriculum and celebrates the unique, diverse and brilliant talents of each and every student.
28 Jun 2024 to 30 Jun 2024

Corfe Castle, Dorset
Roads to Rail Steam RallyStep back in time for a weekend of steam-powered demonstrations and vintage fairground fun. Working traction engines, road rollers, showman’s engines, Land Rovers, lorries, classic cars, stationary engines and much more – bringing the Isle of Purbeck to life with recreations of a bygone age. Located near Corfe Castle, next to Norden train station, you can experience road steam and rail steam together for our popular annual event in the Isle of Purbeck with rides and stalls suitable ...
29 Jun 2024 to 30 Jun 2024

Christchurch, Dorset
Stewarts Grill FestHALF PRICE TICKETS AVAILABLE UNTIL 22ND JUNE!! Calling all outdoor cooking and BBQ enthusiasts, you won’t want to miss Stewarts Grill Fest 2024… Head on down to Stewarts Garden Centre, Christchurch, on the 29th or 30th June for a fun filled day of live music, sizzling food, delicious drinks, BBQing, mouth watering pizzas, and feasts cooked on Firebowls. Enjoy the live music with friends and family, while sipping on cocktails made by CONKER Gin, local brews from Pig Beer, Powder ...
28 Jun 2024 to 30 Jun 2024

Tank Museum, Wareham, Dorset
TANKFEST 2024Tons of tank action! TANKFEST features three full days of arena action, with explosive displays of unique historic and modern armour running throughout the weekend. See the stars of the Museum’s collection running alongside guest tanks and vehicles from the British Army. PLUS hear lectures from tank experts, explore Living History encampments, and see the world’s best collection of tanks inside The Tank Museum. TANKFEST is a sell-out event so we recommend booking soon so you ...
26 Apr 2024 to 30 Jun 2024

West Bay, Dorset
West Bay at WarPop up Exhibition ‘West Bay in the War’ at the West Bay Discovery Centre. Bridport and West Bay like all towns was hugely affected by the impact of the Second World War, both from a civilian and military perspective. In this exhibition we aim to highlight some events that took place here which played an important role in achieving eventual peace in Europe in 1945. Summer opening hours Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 4pm. (Open Bank Holiday Mondays only)
04 July 2024

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
A Country Night in NashvilleAll tickets £29.50 Direct from The Royal Albert Hall, A Country Night In Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing honky tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of country music. Prepare to be transported on a musical journey through the history of Country, featuring songs from its biggest stars both past and present. Hits from Johnny Cash to Alan Jackson, Dolly to The Chicks, Willie Nelson to Kacey Musgraves, are showcased ...
05 July 2024

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
Psychic SallyAll tickets £28 The nation’s favourite psychic is back on tour! Sally has been wowing theatre audiences young and old around the world for over 12 years. Her show will have you on the edge of your seat, as she continues to bring mediumship into the 21st century. Whether you know her from her hit TV series, through watching her on Celebrity Big Brother or reading one of her best-selling books, there is nothing quite like seeing Sally live on stage. Sally explains: “My tour has become a ...
05 Jul 2024 to 06 Jul 2024

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bourne Free Pride FestivalTaking place at Meyrick Park, dates for this year's Bourne Free are 5th & 6th July. More details to follow on their website.
06 July 2024

Bridport Colour DayA chance to show off your brightest colours as you enjoy Bridport's Historic Street Market!
06 July 2024

Abbotsbury, Dorset
Show of Hands Festival Family DayShow of Hands 2024 Festival Family Day Join Show of Hands for their grand finale at the Abbotsbury Festival Family Day on Saturday 6th July 2024. Show of Hands, the beloved folk duo with a 25 year legacy, are bidding farewell in style at the Abbotsbury Festival Family Day on Saturday 6 July 2024. Amid the stunning sub-tropical gardens of Dorset, Steve and Phil will open with a classic duo performance. Steve Knightley will unveil his new band – Dream in Colors featuring Johnny Kalsi, ...
06 Jul 2024 to 07 Jul 2024

Weymouth, Dorset
Chickerell Steam & Vintage ShowOver the years the Show has developed and grown into one of the best loved and most popular shows of its kind in the West Country. Our team has worked really hard behind the scenes again this year to bring you a truly family-orientated experience. Whatever your interest or age, from full size steam engines to face painting, there’s loads to do while you’re with us!
06 Jul 2024 to 07 Jul 2024

Swanage Railway, Swanage, Dorset
Dinosaur Adventures at Swanage Railway!Travel back in time and Go Jurassic on the Jurassic line! Our dinosaur friends Loki the Velociraptor and Betsy the Triceratops will be making appearances throughout the day at Corfe Castle Station on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July. You may even meet a baby dinosaur and its ranger travelling on one of our trains. This is a perfect day out for the little (and not so little) dinosaur fans in your family. "My kids fell in love with Loki! How the Rangers managed to keep a straight face ...
05 Jul 2024 to 07 Jul 2024

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Beach Rugby & Netball FestivalWeymouth Beach Rugby & Netball Festival returns for 2024 with the addition of Beach Netball and is sure to be one not to be missed. This showpiece of sand, sun, music and rugby will take place from Friday 5th July to Sunday 7th July 2024 with a theme of “Baywatch” where we encourage you to all dress accordingly! Teams from across the UK, including the local element, will be joining us for a weekend of fun. The event will feature tag rugby for all levels to join in the fun, with a ...
11 July 2024

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
Celine - My Heart Will Go OnAfter a sold out tour across the UK and Europe in 2023, Celine-My Heart Will Go On is back for 2024, bigger and better than ever!!! The concert is a stunning celebration of the music of one of the greatest singers of our time. Starring Alexandra Darby - as seen on ITV’s This Morning - and an outstanding live band, the audience is taken on a magical ride through four decades of hits that include: The Power Of Love, It's All Coming Back To Me Now, I'm Alive, All By Myself, Because You ...
11 July 2024

Christchurch, Dorset
Outdoor Theatre: The Importance of being EarnestJoin us at Highcliffe Castle for Theatre Thursdays… The Pantaloons present The Importance of being Earnest. Everybody loves Earnest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Earnest. The only trouble is, he doesn’t exist. Or does he…? Best friends Jack and Algy have both created alter-egos to win the affections of their beloveds; but when will they stop being Earnest and start being, well, earnest? Wilde’s comic masterpiece gets The Pantaloons’ treatment in their ...
12 July 2024

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
The CommitmentsDirect from the hit Hollywood Film "The Commitments", the man who has fronted the touring band for the last ten years, is here with his sensational show and his own 8-piece band behind him, performing all the hits from the film and much more. Dave Finnegan’s Commitments features the same commitment to their music, with the instantly recognisable horn section, and that sweet soul rhythm section. On their ongoing journeys they undoubtedly continue where the film left off, still spreading ...
14 July 2024

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
Beach Boyz Tribute Band Beach Boyz Tribute Band presents The 'GOODBYE-Brations'FINAL Year Tour! After a near-decade of touring the UK with the music of The Beach Boys - Beach Boyz Tribute Band will be performing their show called “The Beach Boys Tribute Show”, before hanging up their surfboards for the final time. Bringing you a show like no other. The songs you know and love so well are presented fresh and imaginative performances which have made crowds return time and time again. GOD ONLY KNOWS the next ...
12 Jul 2024 to 14 Jul 2024

Bridport, Dorset
Jurassic Fields Music FestivalJurassic Fields will be showcasing the best music, comedy, food and entertainment the local area has to offer as well as having some well known artists perform and little gems we have found around the country. Venue Askers Meadow
12 Jul 2024 to 14 Jul 2024

Wimborne, Dorset
Labyrinth Arts FestivalLabyrinth Arts Festival is a brand new celebration of outdoor live performance encompassing theatre, storytelling, music and dance located in Manswood, on the outskirts of Wimborne Minster. Showcasing the very finest local and nationwide talent, the festival melds the joyous spirit of a music festival with the invigorating energy of a fringe to create a wholesome experience for all ages that will delight, sooth and enrich your soul. Hosted over one long weekend, the festival will ...
14 July 2024

Poole, Dorset
SandFestOn Sunday 14th July 2024 Sandfest returns for its 7th instalment with headliner Dizzee Rascal. Party like never before on the golden shores of the glamorous and internationally famous Sandbanks beach. Be among five thousand party people who gather to indulge in sand, sun, fun and seriously good music!
12 Jul 2024 to 14 Jul 2024

Swanage, Dorset
Swanage Jazz FestivalEstablished and popular mixture of old friends and new faces, over 40 bands and artists from across most of the spectrum of jazz. Various venues throughout the town.
16 July 2024

Beaminster, Dorset
Shakespeare in the Garden: As You Like ItMAPPERTON AND CASTLE THEATRE COMPANY PROUDLY PRESENTS WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S AS YOU LIKE IT. Tuesday 16th July 2024, a matinee at 2pm and evening performance at 6:30 pm. ABOUT THE PRODUCTION ‘Our show in 2024 will be As You Like It. A short publicity statement reads as follows, with a full press release to be shared in the new year.Castle Theatre Company is delighted to announce its 2024 touring production of one of Shakespeare’s most quick-witted comedies: As You Like It. When a court ...
18 July 2024

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
A History of British Mass MurderersHow can one angry man enter a school then shoot innocent children to settle a grudge? What makes a person capable of killing dozens of strangers? Why would a young man go on a stabbing rampage over a weekend leaving four people dead? How could someone contaminate babyfood with poison and place it back on supermarket shelves? Why would someone kill their partner, parents and even their own children? Mass Murderers and Spree Killers commit unspeakable explosive acts of violence ...
19 July 2024

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Dorchester, Dorset
Athelhampton - Hamlet – The Lord Chamberlain’s MenJoin The Lord Chamberlain’s Men this summer, in their 20th year, for Hamlet, the greatest play in the English language. With a history stretching back to William Shakespeare’s original company, they present this great play as he first saw it – in the open air, with an all male cast and Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. This production is co-hosted with Dorchester Arts and tickets are available from their site only - CLICK HERE “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” Returning ...
19 July 2024

Swanage, Dorset
Fish and Chips CruiseEmbark on an early evening circular cruise to Poole Harbour with City Cruises, departing from Swanage Pier. All proceeds will go towards supporting the work of Swanage Pier Trust. The cruise offers vast panoramas of sky, sea, and sand as you pass Old Harry Rocks, Studland Bay, Sandbanks and into Poole, Europe's Largest natural harbour. Fish and chips will be served on the boat at Poole before heading back to Swanage. £27.50 per person (Includes fish and chips at Poole) Depart ...
21 July 2024

Sherborne Castle, Sherborne, Dorset
Sherborne Castle Classic & SupercarsClassic & Supercars can now be regarded as certainly one of the premier classics and supercar shows in the South of England with over 2,000 cars on display, from veteran and heritage vehicles to the latest supercars. In recent years the show has raised over £230,000 for national and local charities. A host of attractions include over 2,100 private classic and supercars on display, motor club and trade stands, an autojumble, craft fair, catering village and a VIP Members area. This classic ...
19 Jul 2024 to 21 Jul 2024

Dorchester, Dorset
Tolpuddle Martyrs FestivalThere has been an annual gathering to mark the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs since 1930s. It began as a Sunday afternoon event with wreaths laid on the grave of James Hammett, followed by a procession of banners and speeches. Today, the annual event sees thousands of trade unionists from around the UK and the world descends on the small village of Tolpuddle in Dorset to celebrate the memory of the Tolpuddle Martyrs and the legacy they left behind. The Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival ...
23 July 2024

Portland, Dorset
Open Air Theatre - Romeo & JulietTwo wealthy families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are at war. Their feud has been long and bitter. But when Romeo, Montague’s son, gatecrashes Capulet’s party in disguise, everything changes. There he meets Juliet, Capulet’s daughter, and the pair fall into an intense, forbidden love that sets in motion a chain of events leading to a devastating conclusion. From a secret rendezvous in a moonlit garden to a fateful duel under the scorching Verona sun, Shakespeare masterfully explores ...
25 July 2024

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
The Magic of MotownSeen by over a million people, now in its 18th year touring the UK. It’s no surprise that this show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history. Come celebrate our brand-new show for 2023 as we Reach Out and show you there ain’t no mountain high enough with the biggest Motown party of the year. Get ready for all the hits, glittering costumes, dazzling dance routines and outstanding musicianship in this breath-taking live concert spectacular. You will be going ...
26 July 2024

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
Lipstick On Your CollarStep back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn't touch the floor. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake and relax - you are in for an evening of back-to-back hits from the 1950s and 60s! From the birth of Rock n Roll through to the Beat Group sounds of the British Invasion and beyond, the show is packed with over forty hits from the likes of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Ronettes, Cliff ...
26 Jul 2024 to 27 Jul 2024

Bournemouth, Dorset
BSO Proms in the ParkProms in the Park is back at Meyrick Park for another fantastic weekend of music and fireworks and two spectacular concerts. On Friday 26 July we have our Classical Extravaganza with some of the best classical music ever written including Rimsky- Korsakov’s Scheherazade, John Williams’ Jurassic Park, The Last Samurai by Hans Zimmer, other masterpieces by Johann Strauss, Bach and Grieg. and ending in an explosive finale with Wagner’s rousing Ride of the Valkyries. Saturday 27 July sees ...
26 Jul 2024 to 28 Jul 2024

Bridport, Dorset
Bridport Folk FestivalA weekend of music and dance in brilliant Bridport.
25 Jul 2024 to 28 Jul 2024

Lulworth, Dorset
Camp BestivalCamp Bestival will once again take place at the majestic Lulworth Castle, set against the backdrop of England’s dramatic Jurassic coastline in Dorset. With music to tickle all taste buds and much much more, stand up comedy, DJ sets, and a fantastic line up for the little ones this is a festival not to be missed.
26 Jul 2024 to 28 Jul 2024

Poole, Dorset
Poole Harbour FestivalFamily and live music festival with over 50 live acts, family entertainment and activities over 3 days!
26 Jul 2024 to 28 Jul 2024

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury FringeShaftesbury Fringe is back from the 26th to 28th July 2024! We’ll have music, comedy, dance, theatre, poetry and everything in between! Our venues range from historic churches to cosy cafes and local pubs.
27 Jul 2024 to 28 Jul 2024

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Food & Family FestivalWeymouth Food & Family Festival is returning to Lodmoor Country Park, DT4 7SX (just behind Sandworld), on Saturday the 27th of July from 10 am to 6.00 pm and Sunday the 28th of July from 10 am to 5 pm. With entertainments including a live music stage, companion dog shows, circus skills workshop, bubble parties, cooking demonstrations from our ‘Comedy Chef duo’, a chilli eating competition, a ‘verses food’ competition, dance performances, fun fair and free garden games we have plenty to keep ...
31 July 2024

Swanage, Dorset
Fish and Chips CruiseEmbark on an early evening circular cruise to Poole Harbour with City Cruises, departing from Swanage Pier. All proceeds will go towards supporting the work of Swanage Pier Trust The cruise offers vast panoramas of sky, sea, and sand as you pass Old Harry Rocks, Studland Bay, Sandbanks and into Poole, Europe's Largest natural harbour. Fish and chips will be served on the boat at Poole before heading back to Swanage. £27.50 per person (Includes fish and chips at Poole) Depart 6.30pm ...
30 Jul 2024 to 01 Aug 2024

New Forest, Dorset
New Forest & Hampshire County 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.
02 August 2024

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
The Absolutely Dragulous Show (18+)This August "The Disco Tour" comes to Weymouth Pavilion… The Absolutely Dragulous Show Returns with a Bang! Ladies and gentlemen…it's time to put on your dancing shoes because The Absolutely Dragulous Show is back and better than ever This year's tour, aptly titled "The Disco Tour," guarantees a high-energy extravaganza that will leave you dancing all night long. From the dazzling costumes to the larger-than-life performances…The Absolutely Dragulous Show never disappoints! We ...
03 August 2024

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Dorchester, Dorset
Athelhampton - The Secret Garden, Outdoor TheatreJoin Mary, Colin and Dickon as they tell you the story of their favourite place in the world - The Secret Garden. A brand new re-imagining of the classic Frances Hodgson Burnett book brought to you by The Plandits. Suitable for anyone aged 6+ who loves literature and the great outdoors, this heartfelt, energetic show is full of original music, puppetry, interaction and laughs. As the three characters discover the transforming power of being active, the magic of nature and the joy of play, ...
03 August 2024

Bridport Colour DayA chance to show off your brightest colours while enjoying Bridport's Historic Street Market
03 August 2024

Dorchester, Dorset
Dorset Food & Arts Festival MarketThe Dorset Food and Arts Festival is back on the menu, and ready to champion the best of Dorset and showcase a great line up of local food, drink, art, craft and community talent. Join us on Saturday 3 August from 10 – 3 on the Great Field in Poundbury, as we bring together a FREE mini ‘pop-up’ festival market! It’s the perfect opportunity to shop for a wide selection of delicious products and artisan crafts. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy a tipple as you shop with local stallholders, ...
03 August 2024

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny (16+)If you like fast-paced, edgy one-liners then get ready to be happy. Jimmy Carr is going back on tour with his brand-new show ‘Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny’. Jimmy tells jokes, and jokes are like magnets. Jokes attract people, but they can also repel. Some people are repelled by Jimmy's dark brand of comedy. This show is not for them. But if it's the kind of thing you like, then this is the kind of thing you’ll like. ‘Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny’ will be 90 minutes of solid jokes, no ...
03 August 2024

Christchurch, Dorset
Stompin' on the QuompsAn afternoon and evening of live jazz on Christchurch Quay. Each year, a host of local food and drink producers provide a wide selection of culinary delights for our audience.
27 Jul 2024 to 03 Aug 2024

Swanage, Dorset
Swanage CarnivalSwanage Carnival is the premier Carnival on the south coast. Self funded and run solely by volunteers, Swanage Carnival is full of fun-filled entertainment across eight days.

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