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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 11 events in Bournemouth appear below.

30 Jul 2021 to 01 Aug 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
The Bournemouth Reggae WeekenderWhen? 30th July-1st Aug 2021 Where? King’s Park Dr, Bournemouth BH1 4NN The Bournemouth Reggae Weekender is a Not-For-Profit event organized by Afro*Disiac Live Radio a Non- Profit Community Interest business based in Bournemouth with a sincere wish to provide a diverse cultural enrichment to our community in Bournemouth and beyond. This is 1st Reggae in Park event in Bournemouth, a unique occasion to celebrate the diverse African-Caribbean Culture and Reggae music adding to the thread ...
06 August 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Friday FireworksBe prepared to be dazzled by the Bournemouth Firework display! Taking place every Friday in August - 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th at 10pm. Bournemouth seafront will light the skies up! Pull up a chair at your favourite spot across our beautiful coastline and watch the gorgeous pyrotechnic delights! Why not make a night of it and enjoy some food & drink in one of our many restaurants and bars in the town. This free event will kick off your weekend with a bang! Please note, changes ...
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.
13 August 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Friday FireworksBe prepared to be dazzled by the Bournemouth Firework display! Taking place every Friday in August - 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th. Bournemouth seafront will light the skies up! Pull up a chair at your favourite spot across our beautiful coastline and watch the gorgeous pyrotechnic delights! Why not make a night of it and enjoy some food & drink in one of our many restaurants and bars in the town. This free event will kick off your weekend with a bang! Please note, changes can ...
20 August 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Friday FireworksBe prepared to be dazzled by the Bournemouth Firework display! Bournemouth seafront will light the skies up! Pull up a chair at your favourite spot across our beautiful coastline and watch the gorgeous pyrotechnic delights! Why not make a night of it and enjoy some food & drink in one of our many restaurants and bars in the town. This free event will kick off your weekend with a bang! Please note, changes can and do occur, please keep checking the website or the official ...
27 August 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Friday FireworksBe prepared to be dazzled by the Bournemouth Firework display! Taking place every Friday in August - 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th. Bournemouth seafront will light the skies up! Pull up a chair at your favourite spot across our beautiful coastline and watch the gorgeous pyrotechnic delights! Why not make a night of it and enjoy some food & drink in one of our many restaurants and bars in the town. This free event will kick off your weekend with a bang! Please note, changes can ...
02 Sep 2021 to 05 Sep 2021

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.
12 September 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth International TriathlonBournemouth International Triathlon is located on the west side of Bournemouth Pier. Both sprint and standard distance swims start on the award-winning blue flag beach just under the zig zag of West Cliff Gardens before heading out of Bournemouth on a fast bike course towards the market town of Ringwood on the edge of The New Forest. You then finish by running along the promenade to finish back on the sand! Different options available: Sprint Distance Triathlon: 750m swim, 20km bike, ...
10 Sep 2021 to 12 Sep 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Contender FestivalWELCOME TO CONTENDER FEST BOURNEMOUTHS' EXCITING NEW FESTIVAL GATES OPEN 10th - 11th - 12th SEPTEMBER 2021 This new Food and Fitness Festival has everything from great food vendors to an obstacle course. Craft Artisan makers, gym equipment, exercise classes, wild street food. This 3-day Bournemouth festival is a spotlight for all Contenders to shine.
01 Oct 2021 to 03 Oct 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Arts by the Sea FestivalExploring the Artistic Concept ‘Connect’. Human beings are inherently social by nature – relying on relationships and social interaction for their mental health and wellbeing. Covid 19 created a newly troubling experience of isolation for some, while compounding a pre-existing epidemic of loneliness in the UK. Age UK predicts that by 2026, there will be 2 million people over 50 in England who will often feel lonely, having a dramatic impact on their wellbeing and quality of life. ...
09 Oct 2021 to 10 Oct 2021

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.
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