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Events and what's on in Bournemouth

The bustling seaside town, Bournemouth, is home to extremely popular events due to its range of attractions. With the best beach in the UK, vast shopping facilities, gardens and a busy nightlife attracts a range of bands, singers, comedians, beach events and much more.

Whilst large events regularly occur at Bournemouth's famous beach such as the Bournemouth Air Festival, the BIC (Bournemouth International Centre) hosts frequent worldwide names across performing arts.

Take a look at what's on in Bournemouth below, you're likely to find something just for you.

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The next 6 events in Bournemouth appear below.

25 October 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Shaken' Fright NightShaken' Fright Night - a vintage horror on Oct 25th. Masked adult Halloween event at the Cliff House Hotel; live rock'n'roll and cocktails! About this Event: Join the undead of Southbourne this October to celebrate Halloween 2019! On Friday 25th, from 7:30pm the team behind the Shake'n'Stir vintage festival bring you 'Shaken' Fright Night' at the Cliff House Hotel. Dress up in your finest classic horror outfit for a night of vintage terror, with monster music from Folk & Americana ...
26 October 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
FrankenfestThis year’s event is happening on Fisherman’s Walk. A free fun day for all the family, which stalls, activities, live music, food and drink. This really is a community event and in the ghostly spirit of bringing out all your skeletons in the cupboard for some fun together.
31 October 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Russell-Cotes After DarkIt’s 1901, and the House on Haunted Cliff is for sale. Dare you join the servants for a Halloween viewing? Be warned, all is not as it seems… If you survive, join us in Annie’s Unearthly Apothecary for a restorative drink.Suitable for ages 12+ £9 per person 7pm – 10pm. Not suitable for children under 12 years. To purchase a ticket visit the Welcome Desk, call 01202 451820 or buy online.
02 November 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth FireworksThe stage is set for Bournemouth’s biggest fireworks party at the Littledown Centre on Saturday, November 2nd. With three top quality displays, including the famous White Knuckle – the South’s loudest and latest fireworks show – the 23rd annual Bournemouth Fireworks are sure to go with a bang. As well as the three fireworks displays there’s the free-entry indoor Family Fun Zone, with the amazing wildlife collection of Crazy Creatures, the inflatable zone and the brilliant Get Up & ...
15 Nov 2019 to 02 Jan 2020

Bournemouth, Dorset
Christmas Tree WonderlandFeel the wonder at Bournemouth’s unique, free festive trail 15 Nov 2019 – 2 Jan 2020. Experience the magical, mystical and memorable spectacle of over 100 glittering trees and illuminations. Explore the Alpine Market and skate in the enchanting Victorian Lower Gardens. Enjoy live music, entertainment and magical illuminations across the town. As the skies darken, enter a world filled with light as Christmas trees from around the world guide you through an enchanted walkway encountering ...
07 Dec 2019 to 05 Jan 2020

Bournemouth, Dorset
Pantomime: AladdinFrom the producers that brought you Jack and the Beanstalk and Sleeping Beauty, comes the thrilling story of Aladdin . Packed full of everything you’d want in a pantomime including laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and, of course, a flying carpet! Follow Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee, and his mother Widow Twankey, on a spectacular adventure. Starring BBC EastEnders Richard Blackwood as Abanazar and The X Factor's Amelia Lily as Spirit of the Ring, ...
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23 Sep 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 Ascarium! 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...
2 Jul 2019
Special Places to Stay in Dorset by the Sea When it comes to golden beaches, stunning coastlines and picturesque harboursides, Dorset is first on the list for many. Escaping the urban lifestyle, all of this makes for a dreamy getaway. The 285km stretch of Jurassic coast is home to both vibrant and relaxing locations with offerings nothing short of spectacular. From world-famous landmarks including Durdle Door to hidden gems such as Eype Beach that sits next to West Bay, looking for special places to stay in Dorset by the ... Read more...
18 Jun 2019
Art in Dorset: Craft Your Creativity We believe that local art deserves all of the credit it's due, which is why we're showing you many of the ways you can get creative with art in Dorset. There are lots of talented artists around the area, and much of their work is showcased at art galleries across Dorset - you’re also likely to discover the talent at events throughout the year. With plenty of exciting art and creative events taking place in Dorset in the coming months, it's a great ... Read more...
3 Jun 2019
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