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Events and what's on in Bridport

Bridport is an iconic, historical town situated on the west side of Dorset. With attractive buildings deriving from the 18th century and querky street, Bridport is home to many fun and exciting events.

Bridport host the traditional yet popular Melplash show each year, along with their food & beer festival and Bridport Folk Festival.

The fun doesn't stop here - check out more events in Bridport below.

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02 June 2022

Bridport, Dorset
Symondsbury Estate Jubilee PartyOn Thursday 2nd June the Symondsbury Estate is hosting a traditionally British Jubilee party in celebration of Her Majesty’s monumental milestone. Come together and join us for a fun-filled day of activities! Traditional Street Party on the Café Terrace – Pre-order your picnic box online or in our Home & Garden Store. Live Music – From Harvey Causley. Village Fete Games – Skittles, Coconut Shy, Giant Jenga and more. Competitions – For all the family with some great prizes. ...
12 Jun 2022 to 24 Jun 2022

Bridport, Dorset
Bridport Food FestivalThe week of delicious food events around the town and surrounding area will take place from Sunday 12th June 2022.
08 Jul 2022 to 10 Jul 2022

Bridport, Dorset
Jurassic Fields Music FestivalJurassic Fields will be showcasing the best music, comedy, food and entertainment the local area has to offer as well as having some well known artists perform and little gems we have found around the country. Venue Askers Meadow
15 Aug 2022 to 21 Aug 2022

Bridport, Dorset
Bridport Carnival WeekBridport Carnival is a must-see event and a highlight of the town's calendar! The fun-packed extravaganza includes a grand procession held on the third Saturday in August each year and features plenty of floats and colourful walking entries. Here’s the proposed schedule for this year's carnival commencing Monday 15th August. Monday 15th August – Crowning of Bridport Royalty – Location to be advised. Tuesday 16th – Carnival Quiz at The Ropemakers, West Street, ...
16 Aug 2022 to 21 Aug 2022

Bridport, Dorset
Burton Bradstock Festival of Music & ArtThree days of brilliant classical, jazz and world music with internationally acclaimed performers, and a six-day art exhibition featuring some of the finest art and ceramics in the South West. Burton Bradstock village is just 3 miles west of Bridport.
25 August 2022

Bridport, Dorset
Melplash ShowThe Melplash Agricultural Society Show is one of the South West’s premier agricultural exhibitions and is held at The West Bay Show grounds, Bridport, Dorset on the last Thursday before the August Bank holiday. There really will be something for everyone at our show. The show is packed full of exhibits including livestock, horses, homecrafts and horticulture. There are over 350 trade stands selling everything from locally produced food to tractors….and plenty in between!
03 September 2022

Bridport, Dorset
Bridport Hat FestivalDorset, you’ll need to hold on to your hats for this fabulous festival! Ascot has nothing on this beaut of a hat-themed weekend in Bridport. Originally starting in 2009 as a low-key bit of charitable fun, Bridport Hat Festival has now grown to be an important and spectacular event in the town’s busy calendar. ‘Haturday’ is the big day! Estimates of the number of hats vary but it’s thought to be between 5 and 10 thousand be-hatted folk! There will be pop-up bands and street ...
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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...
6 Dec 2021
Dorset’s Christmas Markets and Festive Fairs ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and you will be when you discover the fantastic selection of Christmas markets and festive fairs that are set to be held around Dorset in the coming weeks. If you’re getting organised with your shopping, these events are a great way to find those perfect gifts; if delicious food and drink is on your wish list, then you’ll love the tasty selection available from local producers; or maybe you’d like a day out to get you in the ... Read more...
3 Nov 2021
Dorset Firework Displays in 2021 Celebrate with a bang this weekend as Dorset plays host to a wide range of firework displays and bonfire events. A selection of fireworks / bonfire events can be found below: 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...

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