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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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The next 7 events in Bridport appear below.

07 July 2019

Bridport, Dorset
Colmers Hill Challenge2019 will see our 3rd Colmers Hill 10k Challenge. A Multi-Terrain 10km Running event. Our aim is to provide a friendly 10k open to everyone. The race will be mainly off road, running on privately owned paths and tracks and incorporating a climb to the top of the iconic Colmers Hill. This is the only commercial event that is allowed access to this privately own Hill! The stunning views around the route are not to be missed. The start and finish will be at Symondsbury Estate, Manor Yard ...
12 Jul 2019 to 13 Jul 2019

Bridport, Dorset
Jurassic Fields Music FestivalFor those who missed last year's event, it will be offering a family a day out of fun and entertainment. Jurassic 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
26 Jul 2019 to 28 Jul 2019

Bridport, Dorset
Bridport Folk FestivalThe programme planning for the Bridport Folk festival is well under way. Keep an eye on the website for updates.
28 July 2019

Bridport, Dorset
COLLECT: CONTEMPORARY DANCE SUN 28 JULY COLLECT: CONTEMPORARY DANCE Hosted by Grace and Growl Dance Company ‘Collect’ is a contemporary dance event hosted by Bridport’s own dance company Grace & Growl. This lively and inspiring programme will profile mature dance companies from across the South West, celebrate diversity and challenge preconceptions about who makes and consumes art. Come and join us for an evening of live performance with choreography by award winning dance artists such as Eleesha Drennan and ...
10 Aug 2019 to 18 Aug 2019

Bridport, Dorset
Burton Bradstock Festival of Music & ArtBurton Bradstock will be filled with folk, classical and jazz music performed by internationally acclaimed musicians and some of the brightest young stars on the UK music scene. You’ll also be able to enjoy a superb exhibition by West Country artists in the village hall. Burton Bradstock village is just 3 miles west of Bridport.
22 August 2019

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!
07 September 2019

Bridport, Dorset
Bridport Hat FestivalThe town centre will be taken over by thousands of hat wearers throughout Saturday, with competitions, trade stalls, food & drink, live acts, some surprises, and a mass hat-wearing photo-op in Bucky Doo Square.

Latest Bridport Features

The latest Bridport articles from Resort Dorset are previewed below.

11 Jun 2019
12 Unusual Things to do in Dorset In Dorset, things can get a bit quirky, but quirky often means a fun, unforgettable experience. With a wealth of history, attractions and even animals, the county offers an eclectic mix you’d struggle to find anywhere else. The rural culture that blesses the South West, along with a striking coastline, creates many unique opportunities, meaning you’ve got plenty of choices when looking for unusual things to do in Dorset. From visiting a ‘ghost village’ to ... 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...
31 Oct 2018
Dorset Firework Displays in 2018 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...

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