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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 10 events in Bournemouth appear below.

31 December 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
New Year's Eve at FlirtThis New Year's Eve let Mr Kyps and Flirt Cafe Bar take care of you, with our 4 show extravaganza. With music from 20.00 until 01.00 you can enjoy a full night of entertainment, featuring live music from The Blues Brothers Show, The Soul Sisters (singing sweet soul Motown), Bonney Tyler a Tribute and Terry Nash as Meat Loaf. Tickets for this event will sell fast due to limited capacity at the Flirt venue.
31 December 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
New Year's Eve at the Pavilion BallroomDress to impress for one of the biggest nights of the year and celebrate in style in the grand setting of Bournemouth Pavilion ballroom. Ring 2020 in on a high-note by joining us at for a night of unforgettable food and entertainment; Celebrations start at 7:30pm with a drinks reception followed by a lavish four-course gala dinner and coffee with entertainment from The Chris Manning Show Band. They will be playing the best of soul, pop favourites and sing-a-long classics sure to keep ...
31 December 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
New Year's Eve Casino Royale PartyCome and celebrate the end of 2019 and bring in the New Year in style at Bournemouth’s most unique venue! Dance your way in to the New Year at the Casino Royale Party at Key West on the iconic Bournemouth Pier! Key West will be transformed and you will be fully immersed in a Black & Red Casino Royale experience with full room décor, live music and a DJ and dancing until late. We promise you a full evening of fun to end 2019 and begin 2020! To get the party started, a sparkling ...
31 December 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
New Year's Eve With MistajamThe biggest New Year's Eve celebration on the South Coast - across 5 rooms each uniquely themed for the biggest event of the year, New Years Eve 2019! This year we are going out with a bang with BBC Radio One’s legendary MistaJam counting down the New Year on our main stage! In Myu Bar we have a Peaky Blinders dress theme and in Vinyl we have a live ABBA tribute! The incredible 1Xtra DJ J Fresh hosts the Basement to welcome you to 2020! Cameo: Deep House, Dance and EDM with Dave ...
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 ...
14 Nov 2019 to 05 Jan 2020

Bournemouth, Dorset
Ice Skate BournemouthWhether you're a Dancing on Ice champion, a total newbie or just about anything in between, you can be sure to find some festive euphoria on the surface of our real, genuine ice. The rink is held within the canopies of Bournemouth's Lower Gardens, which have been magically brought to life for the Christmas season.
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, ...
18 January 2020

Bournemouth, Dorset
BSO Eastern PromiseThe exotic and unknown are brought to life with this selection of mysterious masterpieces, featuring a selection of Khachaturian classics along with Schubert’s famous unfinished symphony. Venue: Pavilion Theatre
18 Dec 2019 to 22 Jan 2020

Bournemouth, Dorset
Cool Coast Ice RinkEmbrace that wintry feeling with Cool Coast Ice Rink at Bournemouth International Centre! Whether you’re a budding figure skater or feel more comfortable clinging on to the sides, everyone is welcome – the rink is big enough for all. There’s even a mini rink for those first nerve-racking glides and skate mates available to hire for the youngsters. Venue: BIC Purbeck Hall
28 January 2020

Bournemouth, Dorset
Kaiser Chiefs Plus Special Guests RazorlightFresh from their triumphant homecoming gig at Leeds Elland Road on June 8th, Kaiser Chiefs have announced a 2020 UK arena tour with very special guests Razorlight which includes a date in Bournemouth! Venue: BIC Windsor Hall
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3 Dec 2019
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2 Dec 2019
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23 Sep 2019
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8 Aug 2019
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