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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 8 events in Poole appear below.

26 Oct 2021 to 27 Oct 2021

Poole, Dorset
Dragons and Mythical BeastsCalling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family. Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you'd think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don't ...
29 October 2021

Poole, Dorset
Urban Heaths Halloween TakeoverJoin the Urban Heaths Partnership & friends in the Activity Area, Upton Country Park for a family fun day to celebrate half term! No booking required, just drop in, say hello - we'll be at the Activity Area (near the Tea Rooms and opposite the Education Centre). Lots of free things to do. Free heathland Halloween crafts drop-in sessions 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. Urban Heaths pop-up info hub with BARI & Firewise - come and meet the team and find out all about what we do. Drop-in winter ...
30 Oct 2021 to 31 Oct 2021

Poole, Dorset
Creepy Creatures Halloween HuntIt's free. Simply pick up a trail sheet from the Tea Rooms at Upton Country Park between 10am - 3pm, then head out into the Country Park to find the pumpkins. What creepy creatures are lurking there?
10 November 2021

Poole, Dorset
Show of HandsMusic legends Phil Beer, Steve Knightley, Miranda Sykes and Cormac Byrne will return to captivate audiences with live renditions of their award-winning hits and festival favourites, two years since their concerts were cancelled due to Covid-19. The band will perform a mouthwatering compilation of iconic signature tracks from the last 25 years, including their two Folk Award-winning songs, ‘Arrogance Ignorance Greed’ (AIG) and ‘Country Life’. Fans will also be entertained by the band’s new ...
18 Nov 2021 to 20 Nov 2021

Poole, Dorset
Global RainbowFor three days in November, the night sky above our coastal region will be transformed by Global Rainbow, a monumental outdoor laser installation by American artist Yvette Mattern. Seven rays of laser light representing the colour spectrum of a natural rainbow will illuminate the night sky. Beaming direct from Lighthouse with its origin on our roof, the lasers will be visible across the BCP area as it heads out toward Hengistbury Head and beyond. The lasers will extend over 35 miles and ...
20 Nov 2021 to 21 Nov 2021

Poole, Dorset
Christmas Arts & Craft FairBrowse the arts, crafts and gifts from local Dorset artisans, whilst enjoying musical performances in the grand setting of Upton House. £2 per adult (pay on arrival), free entry for under 16s. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to pick up some unique Christmas gifts and treats for friends and family (or for yourself!) 10am to 4pm.
06 Jan 2022 to 07 Jan 2022

Poole, Dorset
Giselle Having wowed audiences across the UK since 2016, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet returns to Lighthouse this new year with two spectacular productions: Adolphe Adams’ heart-breaking Giselle, and Tchaikovsky’s perennial favourite, The Nutcracker. Under the expert direction of Marina Medvetskaya, this acclaimed company combines classical training and technique with outstanding soloists to entertain audiences in breath-taking style. A full orchestra complements the purity of the dancing and ...
08 Jan 2022 to 09 Jan 2022

Poole, Dorset
The NutcrackerHaving wowed audiences across the UK since 2016, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet returns to Lighthouse this new year with two spectacular productions: Adolphe Adams’ heart-breaking Giselle, and Tchaikovsky’s perennial favourite, The Nutcracker. Under the expert direction of Marina Medvetskaya, this acclaimed company combines classical training and technique with outstanding soloists to entertain audiences in breath-taking style. A full orchestra complements the purity of the dancing and ...
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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...
18 Feb 2021
Plan your Dorset Staycation We’ve all had better years. If you’re looking for a much-needed break, look no further - here are 10 good reasons you can’t go wrong with a Dorset staycation in 2021. Dorset has lots of outside space. Whether on the coast or out in the country, there’s room to spread out and enjoy the great outdoors. Accommodation – there’s plenty of choice, and accommodation providers, from campsites and B&Bs to luxury cottages and hideaways, ... Read more...
16 Nov 2020
Shop for Dorset this Christmas Shop Dorset and it’s a win, win – not only will your gift please the recipient but by shopping locally online in these difficult times you’ll be helping our Dorset businesses. Below are just a few ideas for Christmas gifts and goodies. Cheesed off? – Well check out Delicious, the Weymouth deli that will deliver cheeses and wines to your Dorset door. Craig’s Dairy Farm Shop and Chalbury Food & Wine are open and well-stocked with tasty local ... Read more...
3 Jul 2020
We've missed you too Firstly, thank you for staying away during lockdown; but now, here at Resort Dorset, we can’t wait to welcome you back. If you are looking for inspiration for this year’s staycation then look no further, Dorset has it all – beautiful beaches, rolling hills, rugged coastline, stunning coastal walks, and countryside rambles – breathe in the fresh air and leave your troubles behind. Dorset is a county of beauty and tranquillity, and although you will ... Read more...

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