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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 11 events in Poole appear below.

24 May 2022

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.
28 May 2022 to 29 May 2022

Poole, Dorset
Magic of ThailandA two-day Thai Festival to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Harbourside Park is brought to you by Magic of Thailand, previously known as Poole Thai Festival. Treat yourself to a weekend wonder and bring along your families and friends to feel a touch of Thai culture, where you can challenge your taste buds and feast your eyes on world class food and performances. Unwind with a traditional Thai massage and don't miss the unique eating competition and Muay Thai ...
30 May 2022

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.
02 June 2022

Poole, Dorset
Upton Country Park Jubilee PicnicCelebrate with us on Thursday 2nd June in our beautiful Walled Garden. With music from Swing Unlimited’s Community Big Band, playing 45-minute sets at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm Bring your own picnic or purchase one from the Tea Rooms
05 June 2022

Poole, Dorset
Big Jubilee Lunch on the FieldIt’s not every day you get to celebrate a Jubilee! Join us on the St Edward's School field to celebrate The Queen’s 70-year reign with a picnic lunch. There will be music, traditional games and a community atmosphere. It’s sure to be a fun day for everyone involved. Purchase your tickets today (free or donation via the website below) and join us on the field for our ‘Big Jubilee Lunch on the Field’ . We hope to see you there!
07 June 2022

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.
14 June 2022

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.
18 June 2022

Poole, Dorset
Harry Paye Pirate DayTis time for you landlubbers to dig out yer eye patch, earring and cutlass for Poole’s annual celebration of its favourite pirate son. Organised by the Pirates of Poole and supported by BCP Tourism, the popular shindig gets underway from noon until 6pm. Starting with a parade of pirates, followed by live music, best dressed junior pirates competition, pirate games, children's rides, live history areas, cannons and the usual Harry Paye Day shenanigans.
25 Jun 2022 to 26 Jun 2022

Poole, Dorset
Folk on the QuayA free folk music festival in Poole over two days, with outdoor music stages and dancers in the streets overlooking Poole’s lovely Harbour. With traditional folk dancing, ceilidhs on the Quay and lots more.
08 Jul 2022 to 09 Jul 2022

Poole, Dorset
Sandpolo at SandbanksA firm fixture in Dorset’s social calendar, Sandpolo brings world-class polo to Sandbanks in Poole. The unique, high-energy format makes one of the oldest equestrian sports easier for both newcomers to follow, and dedicated polo fans to enjoy. Of course, it’s not just about the weekend’s sport – Sandpolo brings fashion, food and entertainment together; enjoy a day of fine-dining in the Gold Hospitality marquee, take time out and make the most of the street food village, relax at the ...
08 Jul 2022 to 09 Jul 2022

Poole, Dorset
Upton Country Park FestivalFri 8th Jul 6:00pm - 11:00pm. Friday Night is Ladies Night at the Upton Country Park Festival! Come along with friends & family, dance the night away to the BEST tributes to Beyoncé, Little Mix, Spice Girls, Pink and Madonna! You're welcome to bring your own picnic and drinks but there will be a range of incredible street food and drink vendors on site including the Cocktail Cabin and Prosecco & Pimms Bar. Sat 9th Jul 3:00pm - 11:00pm. The very best tributes to American rock legends ...
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9 May 2022
Queen's Platinum Jubilee Events in Dorset Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with us here in Dorset. Dress for the occasion in red white and blue and join in the fun to be had at events right across the county (scroll down for events listings). Little ones can dress up as princes and princesses and head for Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park where, as well as all the animals to see, there’ll be cream teas to enjoy – just be sure to pre-book! Fancy a celebratory picnic lunch with sea views? Then ... Read more...
6 Dec 2021
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...
3 Nov 2021
Dorset Firework Displays in 2021 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...
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...

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