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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 21 events in Bournemouth appear below.

29 June 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Summer Fun Day - The Family Network BournemouthJoin us for our 2019 Summer Fun Day! There are over 40 stalls with local products and handmade goodies. There are cakes, hot and cold food, face painting, bouncy castles, live entertainment and more!! FREE entry. Our Summer Fun Day is raising money for The Dorset Children's Foundation. Come along and join in the fun! 10:00 – 15:00 at Bournemouth Electric Club, Broadway Lane, Bournemouth BH8 0AA.
28 Jun 2019 to 30 Jun 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Museum of the Moon: Dorset MoonMuseum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface*. Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As it ...
03 July 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Rhythm of the DanceThis dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent, an exciting 2-hour trip through hundreds of years of Irish dance and music, 22 award-winning World & Irish dance champions with 25 dazzling costume changes. Experience flailing fiddles, flutes, and inspiring dances along with live vocalists, all complimented by a top live Irish trad band of multi-instrumentalist musicians and a sensational sound and light show as seen on TV from China to California, from Siberia to ...
06 July 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Music Competitions Festival ConcertCome along and enjoy "An evening of talented local and national amateur choirs, vocalists, instrumentalists, dancers , speech and drama winners from the 91st competitions festival". Event Timings Doors: 7pm Act 1: 7.30pm Interval: 8.40pm Act 2: 8.55pm Finish: 9.55pm Venue: Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre.
13 July 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim (BHF)Dive in to our brand new Pier to Pier Sunset Swim on 13 July 2019, you'll brave the English channel in this incredible 1.4 mile open water challenge from Bournemouth to Boscombe Piers, setting off at 6.30pm.
09 Jul 2019 to 13 Jul 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Dirty DancingDirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage is back, exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and the ...
12 Jul 2019 to 14 Jul 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bourne Free Pride FestivalBourne Free’s Family Fun Night is a night for the entire family. This fun filled evening kicks off at 5pm on 12th in The Triangle Arena, food stands and a fully stocked bar (adults only) will be available. We hope you and your family can join us for this special evening! Admission is FREE and available for all! No wristbands are required. Our Family Fun Night offers lots of things to do for children, why not get their face painted, enjoy our bouncy castle or snack on FREE candy floss & ...
18 Jul 2019 to 20 Jul 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Broadway ShowtunesThe students from BIGLITTLE Theatre School's Youth Theatre and Professional Development Programme continue to wow year after year. Join us this July for our 19th year of Broadway Showtunes. If you love musicals, then you won’t want to miss this stand out, high-energy show featuring music from some of the greatest shows of all time. Performed by an amazing company of over 150 professionally trained musical theatre students and backed by a West End orchestra. Venue: Bournemouth Pavilion ...
26 July 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Friday FireworksStarting at 10pm from Bournemouth Pier, we know you’ll love watching the skies light up! Firework dates for this year are as follows: 26th July, 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23th August.
24 Jul 2019 to 27 Jul 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Jesus Christ SuperstarWith the "Superstar" anthem itself and well-known songs including "I Don’t Know How to Love Him", "Everything’s Alright" and the immensely moving and dramatic "Gethsemane", this 1970s iconic rock opera with soaring melodies by Andrew Lloyd Webber and powerful lyrics by Tim Rice, tells a story which has echoed through the ages and is still relevant today, of an oppressed people looking for a leader. Have they found him in this man called Jesus? BBLOC are Bournemouth’s biggest amateur ...
31 July 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Superslam WrestlingDon't miss this brand new exciting action-packed family event on its 2019 UK tour. The kids are sure to get excited watching the world famous superstars in action. See the kind of action that the rest of the world can only see on TV, live in the flesh. Venue: Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom
02 August 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Friday FireworksStarting at 10pm from Bournemouth Pier, we know you’ll love watching the skies light up! Firework dates for this year are as follows: 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23th August.
01 Aug 2019 to 03 Aug 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
BSO Proms in the ParkJoin us for a spectacular weekend of music and fireworks in Bournemouth this summer. Thursday 1st August - Relaxed Family Afternoon, an afternoon of musical fun for the whole family, featuring a matinee concert by the BSO, as well as performances from other BSO ensembles and audience participation! Friday 2 August - Galactic Classics, a selection of the best classical music in and out of this world! Chosen to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, music includes ...
04 August 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Thai Summer FairWe are happy to announce the return of the much loved Thai Summer Fair in Bournemouth! Organised by Bournemouth's Thai Language and Culture School, 2019 will be the 14th Thai Summer Fair and will be held at King’s Park, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4NB. The Fair's events entails all the variety that visitors of Thailand are used to, from traditional Thai food to Thailand's favourite sport of Muay Thai; there will be something for everyone on the day. Previous years' guests can expect ...
16 August 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Friday FireworksBe prepared to be dazzled by the Bournemouth Firework display. Starting at 10pm at Bournemouth seafront, we know you’ll love watching the skies light up!
23 August 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Friday FireworksBe prepared to be dazzled by the Bournemouth Firework display. Starting at 10pm at Bournemouth seafront, we know you’ll love watching the skies light up!
12 Jul 2019 to 26 Aug 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Summer LiveSummer Live is a free event for all ages. Bournemouth town centre offers visitors a wide variety of shops, restaurants, bars and the award-winning gardens. Summer Live is located in The Square. Live music every day (from 5pm week days / from 12pm weekends) Visit the huts and watch the artists in action as they paint, draw and create Face painting on most days (for a small fee) Outdoor 'Garden Bar' plus BBQ Other huts include Henna body art, beach themed jewellery and the ...
26 Aug 2019 to 31 Aug 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Fame The MusicalSelladoor Productions presents the definitive 30th anniversary tour of Fame The Musical starring Keith Jack (Any Dream Will Do, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Mica Paris (Love Me Tender, Chicago, Mama I Want To Sing) and Jorgie Porter (Hollyoaks, Dancing On Ice). Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film, Fame The Musical is the international smash hit sensation following the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way ...
29 Aug 2019 to 01 Sep 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Air FestivalHuge free air festival with international aircraft, beach assault and air display teams. The Festival site is open daily from 10am with displays starting late morning/ early afternoon . See website for latest information.
27 Sep 2019 to 29 Sep 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Arts by the Sea FestivalThe annual multi-artform festival with lots of new and exciting events for everyone. Days of outdoor performance, music, live score, film, digital art, visual art, spoken word and more. Various venues and outdoor spaces.
05 Oct 2019 to 06 Oct 2019

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

Latest Bournemouth Features

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18 Jun 2019
Art in Dorset: Craft Your Creativity We believe that art in Dorset needs the credit it deserves, which is why we're showing you many of the ways you can get involved. There are lots of talented artists around the area, where much of their work is showcased at art galleries across the Dorset - you’re also likely to see lots of this at events throughout the year too. With plenty of exciting art and creative events taking place in Dorset in the coming months, it's a great opportunity to get involved, ... Read more...
10 Apr 2019
Dorset Moon It has travelled all over the world and wowed thousands. Now Luke Jerram’s internationally acclaimed Museum of the Moon is making its way to Dorset for the first time as part of DORSET MOON; the exciting new arts event for summer 2019. Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon is an astounding seven-metre-diameter spherical sculpture. This incredible installation is a fusion of large-scale NASA lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound audio created by Ivor Novello Award ... Read more...
27 Feb 2019
Dorset’s hidden gems - secret places to visit Get off the beaten track in Dorset, and explore some of these hidden locations. Dorset is well-known for some spectacular places to visit, but there’s much more just waiting to be discovered. Some of these are more secret than others, but most are free and well worth adding to any itinerary – there are lots of great hidden things to do here, especially if you’re looking to escape the crowds! 1. Chapman’s Pool A pretty little hidden cove nestled in the ... Read more...

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