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Events and what's on in Poole

If it's events you're after, Poole delivers plenty.

From Poole Harbour Boat Show to Poole Regatta, Poole is packed with events on and off the water to keep you entertained.

Music lovers are spoilt for choice with three festivals featuring world-class performers from the worlds of folk, classical and blues, plus rampaging pirates, classic cars, and vintage and arts events for all the family.

Use the tabs below to browse Poole events today, this weekend, this week or next week - or use the calendar to see what's on when you're visiting.

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The next 15 events in Poole appear below.

12 May 2018

Poole, Dorset
Mini Steam on the QuayPoole’s Mini Steam on the Quay will see some of the most beautiful and detailed mini steam and traction engines, some which have featured on the Discovery Channel, on display and running from 10am-5pm.
15 May 2018 to 19 May 2018

Poole, Dorset
Theatre: Thoroughly Modern MillieFollowing a hugely successful tour in Spring 2017, award-winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is touring the UK again, taking in a stop at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts from 15 – 19 May. Hayley Tamaddon takes on the title role of Millie Dilmount, a Kansas girl determined to make it big in New York City. Hayley is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Del Dingle in Emmerdale and Andrea Beckett in Coronation Street and for winning the fifth series of ITV1’s Dancing on Ice. ...
20 May 2018

Poole, Dorset
Join us at the RNLI College to enjoy a variety of locally produced artisan and gourmet brands, delicious free samples, fair-trade goods, live music, FREE entry and FREE parking.
27 May 2018

Poole, Dorset
BSO Benevolent Fund ConcertJoin us in celebrating the 60th year of the OBF with a special concert featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Beethoven. We’re delighted to welcome best-selling author, Philip Pullman who will be narrating the famous Peter and the Wolf. With its use of various instruments to portray the animals in the story, Peter and theWolf has enticed audiences young and old into listening to classical music for many years. Francesca da Rimini tells a tragic love story and Tchaikovsky captures ...
30 May 2018 to 02 Jun 2018

Poole, Dorset
Theatre: The Gruffalo's ChildThe Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. . . One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist... does he? Tall Stories returns, bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to life in this magical, musical adaptation. Venue: The Lighthouse
02 Jun 2018 to 03 Jun 2018

Poole, Dorset
Poole Festival of RunningTake part in Poole’s biggest running event! The weekend includes five kids’ races, a 5k charity race and our flagship 10K road race, a 1 mile time trial, along with family entertainment and live music for a festival atmosphere!! Find out more via the website below.
08 Jun 2018 to 10 Jun 2018

Poole, Dorset
Poole Harbour Boat ShowWith stunning views of Brownsea Island, and in close proximity to lively cafes, bars and restaurants, Poole Quay Boat Haven is perfectly placed to host this prestigious show on Town Quay. FREE LIVE MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT AND FIREWORKS!
16 June 2018

Poole, Dorset
Harry Paye Pirate DayAvast me hearties! 'Tis time for you landlubbers to dig out yer eye patch, earring and cutlass for Poole’s annual celebration on 16th June, of its favourite pirate son Harry Paye.
30 June 2018

Poole, Dorset
Folk on the QuayA free folk music festival in Poole on 30th June with outdoor music stages and dancers in the streets overlooking Poole’s lovely Harbour. With traditional folk dancing, cehilidhs on the Quay and lots more.
13 Jul 2018 to 14 Jul 2018

Poole, Dorset
British Beach Polo ChampionshipsBuilding on the last 10 years, The British Beach Polo Championships promises to be yet another phenomenal event. Combining high-adrenaline sport, a fabulous social occasion and the renowned beach parties, Sandbanks beach on the 13th and 14th July is the place to be seen. International Beach Polo Teams will compete for the Championship title. Professional Beach Volleyball provides even more sporting action over the the two days.
15 July 2018

Poole, Dorset
Poole Goes VintageHead to Poole Quay for a day of nostalgia! Vintage cars, fashion shows, music and a vintage market.
15 July 2018

Poole, Dorset
SandfestSandfest – the ultimate outdoor beach festival located on Sandbanks Beach. Enjoy the sounds of some of the world's best DJs and live acts. Following a success first event in 2017, SandFest returns in 2018 with an even bigger line-up! A 5000 strong crowd will enjoy some of the world's best DJs and live acts along with amazing food and drink on offer. This promises to be one of the most talked about events of the summer! The artist line-up will include the best of the dance, party and ...
27 Jul 2018 to 28 Jul 2018

Poole, Dorset
Beer & Bluegrass FestivalOur Festival is a musical celebration of Bluegrass and roots of Bluegrass, featuring some of world’s finest musicians with a Beer and Cider Festival complete with excellent home-cooked food.
04 Aug 2018 to 05 Aug 2018

Poole, Dorset
Poole Town & Country FairSet in the lovely grounds of Upton Country Park, this Family Country Show now in its 10th year with all-day entertainment including birds of prey, working dogs with the Purbeck Gun Dogs, as well as arts, crafts, gifts and food marquees.
07 Sep 2018 to 10 Sep 2018

Poole, Dorset
Poole Blues FestivalJoin us on Poole Quay for the Poole Blues Festival. Blues bands and entertainment.

Latest Poole Features

The latest Poole articles from Resort Dorset are previewed below.

26 Mar 2018
Resort Dorset Magazine 2018 The popular Resort Dorset magazine for 2018 is out today. Our free title offers visitors the chance to discover all the best things to see and do across the county. Resort is packed with great attractions, activities, food and drink, shopping, events and more ideas for great days out. You'll also find lots of money-saving vouchers! Keep an eye out for the bright yellow dispensers and pick up your copy soon - they'll be found in many hotels, holiday parks, shops, ... Read more...
27 Feb 2018
10 of the Best Dorset Places of Interest Dorset is blessed with more beauty spots and landmarks per square mile than anywhere else (ok we just made that up, but it's got a lot). With its stunning countryside, breathtaking coastal views, historic monuments and spectacular natural features, you don’t have to look far to see why visitors just can’t get enough of what Dorset has to offer. One of the great advantages is just how accessible everything is – many sights are close together and you could ... Read more...
27 Feb 2018
Brownsea Island Brownsea Island is the largest of the islands in Poole harbour. It has been owned by The National Trust since 1962 and is open to visitors from March until October. Brownsea Island by Ian Woolcock / shutterstock.com A visit to Brownsea Island begins for most visitors with an exciting ferryboat trip across Poole Harbour from Poole, Sandbanks, Bournemouth or Swanage. The island is dramatically located at the entrance to the harbour and has spectacular cliff top views of the ... Read more...

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