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Events and what's on in Dorchester

The historical town of Dorchester has built a range of strong communities over the years, and is now home to many fun and interesting events. Shows, fairs, music festivals and historical events regularly occur in Dorchester.

Dorchester welcomes the ever-popular Dorset County Show on an annual basis, an event certainly worth going to.

For most Dorset towns and villages, Dorchester is relatively easy to get to, so take a look at the upcoming events below.

 

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The next 3 events in Dorchester appear below.

09 February 2020

Dorchester, Dorset
Ships & Shanties ConcertAn evening of entertainment with traditional shanties, new songs and readings to celebrate the golden age of sail. Set in the beautiful location of Kingston Maurward House with ample parking, a log fire and a licensed bar. Tickets now available by emailing us at: wareham.whalers@gmail.com
17 Feb 2020 to 21 Feb 2020

Dorchester, Dorset
Half-term: Pirates at Shire HallSwash-Bucklin’ Fun Aplenty at Shire Hall! Treasure Hunt Parrot Spotting! Film Nights.. Create your own wanted poster 10 – 4pm Kids Dressed as Pirates go free! 2 kids go free with every full paying adult.
18 April 2020

Dorchester, Dorset
Diverse Dorset DayWE ARE BACK!!! We are so excited to announce that the Dorset One World Festival will be back in 2020!!! It is going to be even bigger and better and will now be called the Diverse Dorset Day and include even more people. So please put the date in your diary and all will be revealed in time ... 18th April 2020 - Borough Gardens Dorchester
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4 Dec 2019
New Year's Eve Events in Dorset New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration. We raise a glass to the year that’s gone by, everything we’ve achieved, and that glass is also raised to the year ahead. It is often spent with family and friends, the ones who have been by our side for last 12 months, and the ones we look to spend the next 12 months with. For many of us, a change is about to happen. We step into the New Year with a fresh vision of exciting things to come. Whatever you’re ... Read more...
3 Dec 2019
Ice Skating in Dorset Christmas is nearly here and there’s a fun way to get you in the festive spirit — by ice skating in Dorset! Nothing beats wrapping up, getting your skates on and heading out to glide (or stumble) across the ice, before treating yourself to a delicious hot chocolate afterwards. Whether you’re a cling-to-the-side kind of skater or have a Torville and Dean style, ice skating is a fab activity for all and a great way to get together with friends and family to have ... Read more...
26 Nov 2019
Dog-Friendly Dorset A fully-fledged member of the family, your four-legged friend doesn’t need to feel left out of the holiday loop and will be well-catered for when you come to dog-friendly Dorset. Accommodation When it comes to finding somewhere to stay, there’s no shortage of accommodation to choose from. Whether it’s camping, a caravan, cottage or lodge you’re after, Dorset has plenty of dog-friendly options to choose from to make the perfect holiday for you and your ... Read more...
8 Nov 2019
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...
23 Sep 2019
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! Dorset Halloween events include everything from zombie fests and enchanted illuminations, to pumpkin carving and the Sea Life Ascarium! It's scary how much there is to choose from... Halloween ... Read more...

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