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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.

02 Jun 2022 to 04 Jun 2022

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth 7s FestivalBournemouth 7s Festival, the UK’s largest sport and music festival, is returning to Chapel Gate, Bournemouth from June 2nd – 4th (Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend), with an incredible line-up of additions to the all-encompassing ‘Sporting Glastonbury’ experience, including 100 live performers & DJs and an unrivalled electric atmosphere that sets it apart from other UK festivals. By day, the multi-award-winning festival, set on the beautiful South Coast, will serve up some of the best ...
25 Jun 2022 to 26 Jun 2022

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! From rock’n’rollers looking for the best in 1920’s-1970’s music… to jive bunnies, fashionistas and grease monkeys - the Shake & Stir festival appeals to a variety of vintage life-stylers; ...
08 Jul 2022 to 09 Jul 2022

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bourne Free Pride FestivalTickets for Bourne Free 2022 are available now using the website below. Although the Friday evening is completely free and certain age groups are free on Saturday, everyone will require a wristband for entry. This allows us to monitor our capacity and keep everyone on site safe. We are so excited for everyone to enjoy our new ‘Pride In The Park’ and look forward to seeing you all in July! Please make sure you read all the terms and conditions on our ticketing site.
13 Aug 2022 to 14 Aug 2022

Bournemouth, Dorset
Magic of Thailand - BournemouthA two-day Thai Festival to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at King's Park is brought to you by Magic of Thailand. Here's what you can expect to see: • Live cooking demonstrations • Authentic Thai Cuisine – Food Stalls • Thai Carving & Produce • Thai Boxing Demonstrations • Lady boy Shows • Kids Rides • I'm British Get Me Out of Here! Eating Competition • Thai Beer Garden • Traditional Thai Music and Dancing
01 Sep 2022 to 04 Sep 2022

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.
30 Sep 2022 to 02 Oct 2022

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Arts by the Sea FestivalBournemouth’s annual celebration of art, culture, people and place, will run from Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October. Arts by the Sea takes over Bournemouth town centre including the iconic Town Square, Lower Gardens and Pier Approach, filling it with a diverse mix of art forms from artists from across the UK and beyond. Various venues and outdoor spaces.
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9 May 2022
Queen's Platinum Jubilee Events in Dorset Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with us here in Dorset. Dress for the occasion in red white and blue and join in the fun to be had at events right across the county (scroll down for events listings). Little ones can dress up as princes and princesses and head for Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park where, as well as all the animals to see, there’ll be cream teas to enjoy – just be sure to pre-book! Fancy a celebratory picnic lunch with sea views? Then ... Read more...
7 Oct 2021
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! It's scary how much there is to choose from... Halloween Events Read more...
13 Jul 2021
Hidden gems - secret places to visit in Dorset 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! 1. Chapman’s Pool A pretty little hidden cove nestled in the Isle of ... Read more...
18 Feb 2021
Plan your Dorset Staycation We’ve all had better years. If you’re looking for a much-needed break, look no further - here are 10 good reasons you can’t go wrong with a Dorset staycation in 2021. Dorset has lots of outside space. Whether on the coast or out in the country, there’s room to spread out and enjoy the great outdoors. Accommodation – there’s plenty of choice, and accommodation providers, from campsites and B&Bs to luxury cottages and hideaways, ... Read more...
16 Nov 2020
Shop for Dorset this Christmas Shop Dorset and it’s a win, win – not only will your gift please the recipient but by shopping locally online in these difficult times you’ll be helping our Dorset businesses. Below are just a few ideas for Christmas gifts and goodies. Cheesed off? – Well check out Delicious, the Weymouth deli that will deliver cheeses and wines to your Dorset door. Craig’s Dairy Farm Shop and Chalbury Food & Wine are open and well-stocked with tasty local ... Read more...

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