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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 24 events in Poole appear below.

19 February 2019

Poole, Dorset
Animalcolm the MusicalMalcolm doesn’t like animals, which is a problem because his family loves them. Their house is full of pets. After a bizarre school trip unlike any other, Malcolm begins to understand animals more deeply than anyone. But will he end up the same as before? Because sometimes the hardest thing to be is…you. A vibrant, energetic and gloriously funny new musical comedy from the award-winning Story Pocket Theatre. ANiMALCOLM combines physical theatre, puppetry and the company’s outstanding ...
19 February 2019

Poole, Dorset
Forest School FunJoin Dorset Wildlife Trust for fun and games in a natural woodland setting at Upton Country Park from 10am to 12 noon in Grove Wood. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for 5 - 10-year-olds. £5 per child. Places are limited so booking is essential on 01202 692033 or at kwilkinson@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk.
21 Feb 2019 to 22 Feb 2019

Poole, Dorset
Creepy Crawly ShowGet up close and personal with creepy crawlies, birds and reptiles! Encourage your child's interest in the outdoors with this interactive and informative show, led by a talented presenter. £2 per child. A real hands-on experience featuring loads of interesting creatures and fun facts! Thu 21st Feb and Fri 22nd Feb 10:00am - 11:30am In the Activity Area near the Education Centre, Upton Country Park.
21 Feb 2019 to 23 Feb 2019

Poole, Dorset
Light Up Poole: A Festival of LightAs darkness falls, Light Up Poole will transform the town centre, combining light art and digital installations with interactive activities in partnership with leading cultural organisations across the region. More than 20 art spectacles will be shown at various locations to accentuate the town’s diverse landscapes, from the harbour’s natural beauty and the industrial expanse of the docks to the Old Town’s historic buildings and the urban setting of the High Street.
23 February 2019

Poole, Dorset
Yamato - The Drummers of JapanThe Yamato drummers are back at the Lighthouse by popular demand. Their acclaimed performances of Japanese Taiko drumming and music have captivated audiences of over 6 million people in 53 countries across the globe. In a brand new show, the drummers challenge and push themselves to their absolute limits. Yamato will leave audiences exhilarated by this visually spectacular, high-energy and explosive show.
16 Feb 2019 to 24 Feb 2019

Poole, Dorset
Woodland Adventure TrailStuck for something to do in half term? Come along to Upton Country Park and try our woodland adventure trail. Pick up an activity map, £1 from the Tea Rooms, and try to find all the hidden clues in the Park! Make sure you fill out all the answers and send it back to us for the chance to win fun prizes!
26 Feb 2019 to 02 Mar 2019

Poole, Dorset
Theatre: The VerdictThe powerful best-selling courtroom thriller What price the truth? Following the phenomenal success of its world premiere tour, Middle Ground Theatre Company is delighted to present the second tour of the gripping and critically acclaimed courtroom sensation The Verdict. Frank Galvin is a washed up veteran lawyer and an alcoholic. He is presented with one last chance to redeem himself when he is given an open-and-shut medical malpractice case that no one thinks he can win. Up ...
02 April 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor Cycles on Poole Quay from 6pm. Poole Quay Dream Machines is a fully marshalled event, with a £1 entry charge per night. It is a self-funding event. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their ...
09 April 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor Cycles on Poole Quay from 6pm. Poole Quay Dream Machines is a fully marshalled event, with a £1 entry charge per night. It is a self-funding event. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their ...
16 April 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor Cycles on Poole Quay from 6pm. Poole Quay Dream Machines is a fully marshalled event, with a £1 entry charge per night. It is a self-funding event. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their ...
16 Apr 2019 to 18 Apr 2019

Poole, Dorset
The Tiger Who Came To TeaA musical play adapted and directed by DAVID WOOD, based on the book by JUDITH KERR. Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour, celebrating over 10 years on stage! The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles ...
06 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Poole, Dorset
Bouncing Bunny Easter TrailHop along to Poole Museum to find the hidden bunnies in the cases. Complete the trail to collect your chocolate prize. Free. Available during museum opening hours. (10am-4pm)
23 April 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor cycles on Poole Quay from 6pm. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their menus.
27 April 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dorset Neon RunThe Dorset Neon Run is a 5k neon night run open to anyone over the age of 12 in the iconic Poole Park with the aim of having fun! Join up to 1,000 other neon runners and run, walk or skip the 5k route whilst lit up in neon face paint, glow sticks, glow bracelets and fluorescent tutus – whatever takes your fancy – before returning to show off your bling under UV lights and shake your thing to music at the end. This event is organised and run by Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability ...
23 Apr 2019 to 27 Apr 2019

Poole, Dorset
The Comedy About A Bank RobberyOcean’s Eleven meets the Marx Brothers in this dynamite new comedy now enjoying its third year in the West End! Following the phenomenal sell-out success of their multi award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre return with their latest fast and fabulous comedy caper, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. A priceless diamond has been entrusted to the city bank, an institution so corrupt that even the security guards are on the take. Can it be safely stored or will it all go ...
30 April 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor Cycle event on Poole Quay from 6pm. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their menus.
07 May 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor Cycle event on Poole Quay from 6pm. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their menus.
09 May 2019 to 11 May 2019

Poole, Dorset
The Lion, The Witch & The WardrobeWrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight". The Arts University Bournemouth and Kokoro present an exciting and enchanting musical adaptation of this well-loved children's story. Join Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy as they step through a wardrobe and enter a gateway into a frozen, magical world where the White Witch reigns. A world that is always winter but never Christmas, and in which animals talk and mythical creatures roam. Together they must find the courage to join Aslan the Lion ...
14 May 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor Cycle event on Poole Quay from 6pm. Poole Quay Dream Machines is a fully marshalled event, with a £1 entry charge per night. It is a self-funding event. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their ...
21 May 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor cycle event on Poole Quay from 6pm. Poole Quay Dream Machines is a fully marshalled event, with a £1 entry charge per night. It is a self-funding event. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their ...
01 Jun 2019 to 02 Jun 2019

Poole, Dorset
Poole Festival of RunningThe Poole Festival of Running is Poole’s biggest running event and is organised by Poole Runners. It’s a celebration of running held over two days with races for everyone including Children’s Minithons, a 5K charity run, our flagship Poole 10K road race and the Poole Half Marathon. The 5k, 10k and Half Marathon take place on flat, fast and scenic parts of Poole including Poole Quay, Upton Country Park and the harbourside parks. The kids minithon races take place within the safety of Poole ...
07 Jun 2019 to 09 Jun 2019

Poole, Dorset
Poole Harbour Boat ShowThe fifth Poole Harbour Boat Show will take place from its award-winning home, Poole Quay Boat Haven. With over 30,000 people in attendance in both 2017 and 2018, the show continues to be the biggest-ever free to attend boat show on the South Coast. The show has gone from strength to strength and we have built a strong following with many exhibitors having renewed each year since the first show in 2015. Running from the 7th - 9th June 2019, the three-day extravaganza will bring ...
15 June 2019

Poole, Dorset
Harry Paye Pirate DayThis year it's the 600th anniversary of Poole pirate, Harry Paye! Tis time for you landlubbers to dig out yer eye patch, earring and cutlass for Poole’s annual celebration on 15th June, of its favourite pirate son.
22 June 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dance in the Park - Motown & MichaelExperience the magic of an open air concert and dancing under the stars! Following a sell-out Motown Night last year, Starlight Concerts are back in 2019 with an even bigger arena show! Celebrating Motown and its greatest star in an unmissable performance, including back to back classic hits from artists such as Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Martha Reeves, The Four Tops and a spectacular celebration of The Drifters. Bring a picnic, family & friends and ...

Latest Poole Features

The latest Poole articles from Resort Dorset are previewed below.

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...
12 Sep 2018
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 ghoulish ghost hunts and fright nights, to zombie invasions and sea witches! It's scary how much there is to choose from... Halloween Events Read more...
24 Jul 2018
Sunday Carvery in Dorset Let's be honest, nothing really beats a Sunday roast, and just because you're on holiday doesn't mean you have to miss out! Dorset has an ever-growing reputation as a foodie destination, and what better way to put this to the test than to sample a Sunday carvery at one of the excellent Dorset pubs and restaurants featured below. Already have a favourite place for a spot of Sunday lunch in Dorset? Let us know in the comments below! Find Your Sunday ... Read more...

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