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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, 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 57 events in Dorset appear below.

12 February 2023

Mapperton Gardens, Beaminster, Dorset
Snowdrop SundaySnowdrop Sundays - Harbinger of Spring! William Wordsworth called the snowdrop a ‘venturous harbinger of Spring’ and visitors who come to Mapperton for Snowdrop Sundays will see sweeps of them in the lower garden. They will also encounter many hellebores – the Lent lily, Corsican and stinking hellebores – all around. Camellias are coming through especially on the north façade of the house where Bow Bells and the single white camellia are already making a show. The early crocus ...
11 Feb 2023 to 12 Feb 2023

Tank Museum, Wareham, Dorset
South West Model ShowThe biggest model show in the South West is back! 11-12 February 2023 Open 9.30am to 5pm Traders, exhibitors and modelling demonstrations alongside the real thing. A huge collection of model tanks, plus planes, ships and trains – all types and sizes will be available to see, make and purchase.
12 February 2023

Swanage, Dorset
Stargazing at DurlstonJoin experts from the Wessex Astronomical Society at Durlston Country Park and use telescopes to view Jupiter, Mars, the Orion Nebula, galaxies and the winter constellations. Phone on the day to confirm if rainy or cloudy. £3 Booking: not required.
14 February 2023

Bridport, Dorset
Children's Valentine's PartyThis half term Symondsbury Estate host a Valentine's Party the children will be guaranteed to love! Hosted by Strawberry Jam, the party will include a disco, fun themed games, and a live performance. There will be a wide range of food and drink available to purchase throughout the duration of the party, including sweet treats and drinks from the bar. Recommended for up to 7-year old’s. Event Details: Price: Tickets are £6.50 per child and each child can have up to two accompanying ...
14 February 2023

Dorset Museum, Dorchester, Dorset
FREE - After Hours Relaxed Opening14 February 2023, 4:30pm - 6:00pm Join our friendly staff during a relaxed evening at Dorset Museum. The event is designed to support autistic and neurodiverse children and families. Families can explore the galleries with adjustments and lowered volume levels and take part in arts and crafts activities. We have a quiet space to take time out should anyone need it and sensory resources and ear defenders are available to support your visit. Best for children aged five to 15. ...
15 February 2023

Lemur Landings, Poole, Dorset
1/2 Term Phaser Night 🔫 Radio Alert... It's another Lunar Landings meteoric event... The Asteriod Trunkesar will pass closer to the earth than any of our satellites... We believe this is a desperate plan to mask an alien invasion... can you help Captain Lewey Hoops stop them? 🚀 Join the crew aboard SS Clash Landings for an exciting evening of phaser tag! Whether you come alone or bring your friends it's sure to leave you feeling like a lunar lemur! ❗ The battle will commence once the teams have been formed, ...
15 February 2023

Swanage, Dorset
Wild WednesdayDrop in to the Learning Centre at Durlston Country Park between 11 and 3 for free craft activities for kids and families. Donations welcome!
16 February 2023

Dorset Museum, Dorchester, Dorset
Brew Dorch - Beer MasterclassSample 4 different beers !!! Delve into the wonderful world of craft beer and discover lots of different styles and tastes, plus enjoy some interesting facts and beer stories from our resident beer expert! About Brewhouse and Kitchen Brewhouse and Kitchen is the UK’s largest and most innovative brewpub group Founded in 2011 by pub industry trailblazers Simon Bunn and Kris Gumbrell, the entrepreneurs saw an opportunity to recreate the ‘Great British Pub’ – a great social space with ...
17 February 2023

Purbeck Sports Centre, Wareham, Dorset
Laser Tag and Nerf Gun Fun*** HALF TERM OFFER*** Laser Tag and Nerf Gun Fun - £10 for both On Friday 17 February we are running back to back Nerf Gun battles and Laser Tag battles in our Main Hall. Each session is an hour and costs £7.50 each or pay just £10 for both. Spaces still available - book now to not miss out! Suitable for 7 to 12 year olds
18 February 2023

Comedy in the CourtroomEnjoy a brilliant evening of stand-up comedy in Shire Hall’s historic courtroom! Ticket includes a welcome drink. This event is in partnership with Heckle & Squelch Comedy Club. Acts to be confirmed… £20 ticket (over 18s only) To book your ticket, please see the website below.
18 February 2023

Poole, Dorset
Float to Love FestivalThis one-off event will raise awareness and funds for the Poole Lifeboat Station. With a tombola worth hundreds of pounds, Float to Love will bring a wide range of bands and an opportunity to enjoy some great food. 18th of February 2023, at The King Charles and Lord Nelson, Poole Quay! Tickets to be released soon.
11 Feb 2023 to 18 Feb 2023

Half-Term at Shire HallKids visit Shire Hall Museum for FREE* this February half-term! Join us for a week packed full of exciting activities! interactive trail craft activities explore the cells dress up in the courtroom! There’s no need to pre-book this half-term. To find out more about your visit to Shire Hall Museum, click here *Under 18s only, up to three children per paying Adult
13 Feb 2023 to 19 Feb 2023

Wareham, Dorset
100th Anniversary Celebrations at Half TermJoin us at The Tank Museum for our 100th birthday celebrations this February Half Term, with centenary and party-themed fun for the whole family to enjoy. Experience the biggest day out in history with interactive exhibitions, 300 tanks, kids’ activities, and more at Dorset’s largest indoor attraction. Celebrate our 100th birthday with us, with birthday party-themed activities all week – expect cake, balloons and festivities! PLUS the biggest model show in the South West on 11-12 ...
11 Feb 2023 to 19 Feb 2023

RockReef, Bournemouth, Dorset
Fun Family Fun this February Half TermFamily Fun This February! Do you live in Bournemouth and want something to keep the kids entertained whatever the weather? Are you staying in the area and looking for fun things to do at the Bournemouth seafront? Book your adventure online today and save money on your ticket price!
11 Feb 2023 to 19 Feb 2023

Go Halves This Half Term!Kid’s tickets to Monkey World are half-price for the week of the 11th to the 19th February 2023! Bring your little monkeys to the park and see over 260 rescued and endangered monkeys and apes! Most primates have been rescued from unbelievable cruelty or neglect, but at Monkey World they can enjoy the company of their own kind in safe and natural living environments. Some are even part of breeding programmes for endangered species. Combining fun with conservation, half hourly keeper Q&A’s ...
13 Feb 2023 to 19 Feb 2023

Swanage Railway, Swanage, Dorset
Kids for a Quid this half termKids travel for a quid from Monday, 13 to Sunday, 19 Feburary 2023 Book your tickets online Standard terms and conditions Children aged 5-15 can travel for £1 when accompanied by a fare paying adult
11 Feb 2023 to 19 Feb 2023

Beaulieu, New Forest, Dorset
Kids Go FREE* this February half-term at Beaulieu!✨ Kids go FREE this February Half Term at Beaulieu! ✨ Join us between 11th – 19th February 2023 and make the most of our kids go free* offer! There’s so much for all the family to see at 'Hands-On Half Term' at Beaulieu, from fun crafts, to new exhibitions. Why not spend it with us? Sign up to our e-newsletter today to receive your voucher code! 🤩 ➡️ bit.ly/3RyFLZQ ⬅️ Please note: to redeem your voucher, tickets must be booked at least one day in advance online.
11 Feb 2023 to 19 Feb 2023

West Bay, Dorset
West Bay Discovery Centre - Origami BoatsWe are open at the West Bay Discovery Centre over February half–term with all our usual fun interactive displays and toys, plus try your hand at making some colourful origami boats! Open every day from Feb 11th - 19th (excluding Monday 13th), 11am - 4pm. Free entry – donations welcomed.
11 Feb 2023 to 19 Feb 2023

Keep Military Museum, Dorchester, Dorset
Who Captured the Colonel?Join us this February half term to solve the biggest mystery in town- who captured the Colonel? This brand new children's trail guides visitors around the museum in a murder mystery-style story to discover who kidnapped the Colonel, and where is he trapped in the museum? The trail is included in the price of admission, and we are open every day of the week from 10am-4:30pm! Children under 3 go free!
11 Feb 2023 to 19 Feb 2023

Nothe Fort, Weymouth, Dorset
World War II WeekJoin the Nothe Fort for a journey back to Weymouth in World War II this February Half Term! For 9 whole days, Nothe Fort will be revisiting the 1940s, with plenty of family fun activities and entertainment. You will be able to give the assault course a go, experience what it was like to be an evacuee, check out some WWII military vehicles, see how the NAAFI made Armed Forces Soldiers feel at home, have a go at identifying enemy planes and see if you can send an important message using ...
03 Feb 2023 to 25 Feb 2023

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury Snowdrop EventsShaftesbury’s snowdrop season is one of the biggest events of its type in the country and the town’s free snowdrop walks, including wheelchair and pushchair accessible routes, can be enjoyed by all, including dogs. Activities on offer during the 2023 season include an open snowdrop art exhibition at Shaftesbury Arts Centre (from 3rd to 25th February), snowdrop-themed craft classes, snowdrop walks a snowdrop procession and visits to local landmarks. - 3rd to 25th February, Snowdrop Art ...
25 Feb 2023 to 26 Feb 2023

Poole, Dorset
Hey Duggee the Live UK Theatre ShowHey Duggee The Live Theatre Show is going to be HUGE and will feature Duggee, the Squirrels and many more of your favourite characters! Betty wants to make costumes, Happy wants to sing, Tag wants to make music, Norrie wants to dance, Roly wants jelly and they all want you to join them at the Clubhouse. Join Duggee and the Squirrels in this new vibrant interactive production bursting with music, puppets and barrels of laughs along the way. It’s time for a Duggee hug! Venue: ...
03 Dec 2022 to 26 Feb 2023

Dorchester, Dorset
I Grew Up 80s3 December 2022 - 26 February 2023 This winter visitors to Dorset Museum are invited to take a trip back in time with the nostalgia-filled exhibition I Grew Up 80s. In this fascinating time capsule of over 200 objects, you’ll experience the youthful exuberance of this iconic decade through the eyes of a child. Embark on a colourful adventure and discover toys, technology, fashion, rock bands, food, and even an iconic car, a Volkswagen Golf GTI, 1981, on loan from the National Motor ...
19 Jan 2023 to 05 Mar 2023

Wareham, Dorset
Illuminate at The Blue PoolBack For 2023! - The Blue Pool will be bringing back ILLUMINATE in association with OT Event Technicians for its second year. Following on from the success of 2022, this year will include new waterside lights to music as well as additional musical sections of woodland trail. Begin the New Year with a spectacular evening of illuminations and music, take time to reflect in the peaceful tranquillity of The Blue Pool at night. Over 1km of professionally staged illuminations, lighting ...
11 March 2023

Nothe Fort, Weymouth, Dorset
Springtober FestDon your lederhosen and prepare yourself for the Nothe Fort Springtober Fest! This Spring, we are bringing you all the fun of Oktoberfest, but you don’t have to wait until Autumn! Come and celebrate a selection of Dorset’s best beers (breweries to be announced soon), and enjoy them alongside some outstanding Dorset food! Providing the “Oompah” good time will be none other than the Bierfass Band, playing a unique mix of polkas, waltzes, drinking tunes, combined with British pop and other ...
12 March 2023

Dorset Museum, Dorchester, Dorset
Family Science Dayhe Family Science Fair at the Dorset Museum is a free event, is aimed at children aged 4 plus, but with something for people of all ages to enjoy. Come and meet a real scientist! Get involved with some fascinating hands-on learning and experiments. Lots of experts on hand to ask those tricky science questions and test your knowledge! There will be a great range of activities, hosted by local scientists, allowing you to try all sorts of investigations – find out how physics plays a part ...
18 March 2023

Dorset Museum, Dorchester, Dorset
Dinosaur Sleepover - Dorset MuseumThe Jurassic Coast Trust’s Dinosaur Sleepover returns to Dorset Museum in Dorchester for 2023! These ever-popular family events feature an evening of fun and varied activities led by our Jurassic Coast experts, plus a film and breakfast, and the chance to spend the night in this beautiful and historic museum in the heart of Dorchester. Tickets: £25.00 per person for both adults and children. Suitable for children aged 6-12 years. Your ticket includes hot chocolate and biscuits in the ...
19 March 2023

Farmer Palmers, Wareham, Dorset
Mother's Day at Farmer Palmer'sWe are offering 1/2 PRICE TICKETS for all mums this Mother’s Day (Sunday 19th March 2023)! We know that you want a quiet night to put your feet up, watch some rubbish TV or have a bath. Take some time to do YOU! Well, what better way to do that than visiting Farmer Palmer's for 1/2 the price. So, your little VIPs can explore, play, and completely wear themselves out so you can enjoy the quiet night you’ve been longing for! Not only are we offering 1/2 price tickets for Mother's Day ...
25 March 2023

Key West, Bournemouth, Dorset
Adele Tribute on Bournemouth PierA Tribute To The Music Of Adele Jax’s ‘Inspired By Adele Show’ is packed full of the greatest hits from Adele’s chart storming albums 19, 21, 25 & her latest album 30. Combine this with replica costumes, a demanding stage presence and beautiful vocals that can be closely compared to the pop diva herself. Jax brings to life the hits you love to sing to, cry to and shake your hair to! “You’re so much like her it’s EXTRAORDINARY!” ★★★★★ Holly Willoughby – ITV’s This ...
24 Mar 2023 to 26 Mar 2023

Swanage, Dorset
Spring Steam GalaInformation to follow. Check out the website below for updates.
08 April 2023

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Abbotsbury, Dorset
Abbotsbury Food FairIn association with Dorset Food & Drink come along to the Abbotsbury Food Fair 2023. Ticket includes entry to the Subtropical Gardens. With around 30 stalls of makers and producers, food, drink and crafts from across Dorset. A fantastic fun day out in the beautiful setting of the Gardens. The perfect kick off to the season! Support eating and shopping local!
08 April 2023

Key West, Bournemouth, Dorset
Breakfast with the Easter BunnyWe’ve heard that Key West on Bournemouth Pier is having a special visit from the Easter Bunny on Saturday 8th April 2023! 🐰🐣 Hop into Key West Bar & Grill on Saturday 8th April for Breakfast and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny! You’ll be greeted by our bunny helpers who will take you to your seats and entertain your morning. You’ll then get a chance to meet the Easter Bunny so bring along your bunny ears and capture the moment! All children will receive an Easter egg from ...
09 April 2023

Lyme Regis, Dorset
Easter Bonnet ParadeLyme Regis will be aglow with colour and creativity on Easter Sunday as paradegoers gather to show off their fancy hats and beautiful bonnets in the Lyme Regis Easter Bonnet Parade. The annual Easter headpiece extravaganza returns this year following a two-year hiatus due to Covid. Come along and take part or just watch the wonderful and extravagant creations parade through the town. The event is open to all ages with prizes awarded for the most creative bonnets in each age category ...
07 Apr 2023 to 09 Apr 2023

Key West, Bournemouth, Dorset
Live Music this Easter Bank Holiday WeekendRelax and unwind with Live Music this Easter at one of the most beautiful venues in Bournemouth. Come down, enjoy some tasty food, wonderful 2-4-1 cocktails surrounded by spectacular sea views and great music. We recommend booking a table in advance. You can do this for free below. We cannot guarantee tables will be available with walk-ins. • FREE Entry • Music from 8pm to 10pm • Join us for dinner before live music • 2-4-1 cocktails all evening • Stunning views of Bournemouth ...
05 Apr 2023 to 12 Apr 2023

Farmer Palmers, Wareham, Dorset
Easter at Farmer Palmer'sThe Easter Bunny has been in touch and he’s delighted to be bouncing back to Farmer Palmer's this April for some EGG-CITING fun on the farm! Have you heard? There are ‘Bandit Bunnies’ on the loose! These cheeky characters have plotted to capture the Easter Bunny and steal their chocolate eggs! We can’t let that happen so we need your help! Join in with the Tractor Rides* and help us rescue the Easter Bunny! Your little ones will be provided with water pistols to soak those cheeky ...
07 Apr 2023 to 14 Apr 2023

Sherborne Castle, Sherborne, Dorset
Easter Trail at Sherborne CastleMore details to follow. Please see website below for updates.
01 Apr 2023 to 16 Apr 2023

Abbotsbury Swannery, Abbotsbury, Dorset
Abbotsbury Swannery Easter Spotter's TrailIt's a wonderful time of year to visit the Swannery, as the swans are already busy laying their eggs. Take part in the Easter Spotter’s Trail around the Swannery. Perfect fun for the school Easter Holidays.
28 Apr 2023 to 30 Apr 2023

New Forest, Dorset
BBC Gardeners' World Spring FairTickets are now on sale for BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair taking place in the stunning grounds of Beaulieu from Friday 28 April to Sunday 30 April. What better way to inspire your gardening year than by joining us in Spring. Set in the beautiful grounds of Beaulieu, this Spring Fair includes Beautiful Borders and The Hillier Experience packed with planting ideas, and stunning floral displays from top nurseries. As we look forward to spring, we hope you’ll join us at what promises to ...
28 Apr 2023 to 30 Apr 2023

Blandford, Dorset
Teddy Rocks FestivalFamily rock festival raising money for Teddy20, a children's cancer charity. Camping available. All details on the website.
07 May 2023

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury Food & Drinks FestivalCome and join us for a celebration of the best in local food and drink. Not to be missed, it’s a day jam-packed with food, fun and frivolity. There’ll be stalls the length of the town, featuring the fabulous Anonymous Travelling Market on Park Walk, as well as producers from The Dorset Farmers Market and Dorset Food and Drink in the High Street. Live cooking demonstrations will be taking place outside the Shaftesbury Town Hall at the ‘Chef’s on Stage’ demonstration Kitchen with Local ...
12 May 2023 to 14 May 2023

Swanage Railway, Swanage, Dorset
Diesel GalaThe Swanage Railway is delighted to announce the dates of its ever-popular Diesel Gala The event will be held between Friday 12th and Sunday 14th May 2023. As in previous years there will be a variety of visiting diesel locomotives at the event - watch the website below for further announcements.
13 May 2023 to 14 May 2023

New Forest, Dorset
Spring AutojumbleSpring Autojumble at Beaulieu is the one-stop-shop for all your classic motoring needs. Whether you are seeking an illusive part for your historic vehicle project, or simply in need of a terrific motoring-themed day out, then mark May 13 and 14 in your diary! With hundreds of stands packed with spare parts, books, automobilia, model cars and much more motoring miscellany besides, there’s a reason why Spring Autojumble has been a highlight of the events calendar for enthusiasts for over a ...
21 May 2023

Lulworth Castle & Park, Lulworth, Dorset
Dorset Blind Association Motor ShowDorset Blind Association’s Motor Show will be taking place again this year, on Sunday 21st May. The South’s most picturesque automotive event welcomed over 3,000 attendees in 2022 and raised over £15,000. The event is hosted by Dorset Blind Association at Lulworth Castle and is sponsored by Blue Sky Financial Planning. Owners of classic & super cars, motorbikes and all types of motor vehicles are invited to join the exclusive event and are encouraged to book soon to not miss out! The ...
20 May 2023 to 21 May 2023

Poole, Dorset
Magic of ThailandA two-day Thai Festival to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Harbourside Park is brought to you by Magic of Thailand. Treat yourself to a weekend wonder and bring along your families and friends to feel a touch of Thai culture, where you can challenge your taste buds and feast your eyes on world class food and performances. Unwind with a traditional Thai massage and don't miss the unique eating competition and Muay Thai boxing. The festival starts with a traditional ...
29 May 2023

Sherborne Castle, Sherborne, Dorset
Sherborne Castle Country Fair & Rare Breeds ShowThe Sherborne Castle Country Fair presents a rich and fun programme of events, country activities, stands and entertainment including one of the largest Rare Breed Shows in the country. For one day each year, one of the finest settings, with its spectacular grounds and lake surrounding Sherborne Castle, is transformed into a fun-packed Country Fair with attractions, entertainment and activities for all the family. We look forward to welcoming you for a great day out with your family. The ...
03 June 2023

Weymouth, Dorset
SummerfestA fun filled day for all the family. Come and join us for an action packed day filled with entertainment, sports tournaments, live music, soft play, food, drink, farmers markets, stalls and more. Why not watch the live showing of the FA cup and experience our incredible firework display. It’s a day you don’t want to miss. All money raised will go towards the Dorset Air Ambulance and two defibrillators for the town.
03 Jun 2023 to 04 Jun 2023

Weymouth, Dorset
Wessex Folk FestivalWelcome to the Wessex Folk Festival 2023. The famous free Wessex Folk Festival is held every year in the first week of June and has been established for the past 20 years. It is one of the biggest free festivals in the UK, held on the picturesque Harbourside in Weymouth. The weekend starts with ‘warm up’ sessions in the harbourside pubs on the Friday afternoon and evening, where people can meet up with friends old and new and begin to enjoy the festival atmosphere. The whole of ...
09 Jun 2023 to 11 Jun 2023

Wimborne, Dorset
Wimborne Minster Folk FestivalIn the second weekend of June, we will be bringing the town alive with an exciting mix of music & dance. You can wander through Wimborne and enjoy any of the free shows, or buy tickets to see one of our headline acts.
23 Jun 2023 to 25 Jun 2023

Corfe Castle, Dorset
Swanage Railway Roads to RailStep back in time for a weekend of steam-powered demonstrations and vintage fairground fun. Traction engines, road rollers, showman’s engines and more – bringing the Isle of Purbeck to life with recreations of a bygone age. Located near Corfe Castle, experience road steam and rail steam together for our annual event in the Isle of Purbeck with rides and stalls suitable for all ages. Don’t forget to wear your flat cap! If you fancy dressing up for the event, feel free to dress up ...
23 Jun 2023 to 25 Jun 2023

Wareham, Dorset
TANKFEST 2023Tons of tank action! TANKFEST 2023 features three full days of arena displays – with the same programme running each day from Friday to Sunday for the first time. As before the pandemic, visitors will have the freedom to move around the site as they please, enjoying live tank displays, talks, demonstrations and living history before exploring the vast halls of the museum. With so much to see and do – including a new Museum exhibition for 2023, a two or three-day day ticket is highly ...
16 July 2023

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 ...
21 Jul 2023 to 23 Jul 2023

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Beach Volleyball ClassicThe Classic is Weymouth Beach Volleyball Club’s flagship event. It was the first ever Beach Volleyball event held in Great Britain when it began in 1983. It remains Britain’s most prestigious event and was described by British Beach legend Denise Austin as the ‘ Wimbledon’ of British Beach Volleyball. The event is held on Weymouth’s main Beach, which is right in the heart of the town and is a few metres from accommodation, restaurants and bars.
27 Jul 2023 to 30 Jul 2023

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. Camp Bestival in Dorset will be celebrating its 15th Birthday with an 'Animal Snap' themed bash to remember! The 2023 line-up includes Craig David, Grace Jones, Sister ...
16 Aug 2023 to 17 Aug 2023

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Gillingham & Shaftesbury ShowDorset’s annual Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show is to become a two-day event in 2023. The show, which takes place at the Turnpike Showground in Motcombe will run on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th August 2023.
24 August 2023

Bridport, Dorset
Melplash ShowThe Melplash Agricultural Society Show is one of the South West’s premier agricultural exhibitions and is held at The West Bay Showgrounds, Bridport, Dorset on the last Thursday before the August Bank holiday. There really will be something for everyone at our show. The show is packed full of exhibits including livestock, horses, homecrafts and horticulture. There are over 350 trade stands selling everything from locally produced food to tractors….and plenty in between!
09 Sep 2023 to 10 Sep 2023

Weymouth, Dorset
SEAFEAST - The Dorset Seafood FestivalA visit to SEAFEAST - the award-winning Dorset Seafood Festival - offers an amazing opportunity to gain a better understanding of the superb seafood available to us just off our wonderful shores. For 2023, the event continues at the Weymouth Peninsula, taking place on 9th and 10th September. Offering delicious seafood, quality wines and local ales, as well as family entertainment, here’s a snapshot of what to expect: - Taste fresh seafood dishes from a great selection of stalls, or ...
15 Sep 2023 to 24 Sep 2023

Weymouth, Dorset
Inside Out DorsetInside Out Dorset is an international outdoor arts festival that takes place across the county every two years. Inside Out Dorset 2023 will be at various locations in Dorset from 15-24 September. Celebrating Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, promoting the natural landscape and sense of place. Some of Dorset’s most remarkable urban and rural spots are transformed with experiences that touch hearts and minds like nothing else. At the heart is a belief that performing arts ...

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