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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 21 events in Poole appear below.

22 August 2019

Poole, Dorset
Rockley Summer SpectacularGet your groove on for Rockley's Summer Spectacular as fabulous FREE live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay! Supported by Poole's 5* family holiday park, Rockley Park and part of Wave 105 Summertime in the South, the free event is organised by BCP Tourism and takes place every Thursday (from end July until the end of August) bringing a party atmosphere to Poole’s continental quayside with live music, entertainment and family fun before finishing with a firework finale ...
23 August 2019

Poole, Dorset
Quay for my CarA different marque of car each Friday evening from 6pm on Poole Quay. The event offers free entry onto the quayside for the car owners who fit the theme for that particular evening. With a stunning backdrop of the Quay and Poole Harbour it is the perfect location for owners to show off their vehicles.
27 August 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.
29 August 2019

Poole, Dorset
Rockley Summer SpectacularGet your groove on for Rockley's Summer Spectacular as fabulous FREE live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay! Supported by Poole's 5* family holiday park, Rockley Park and part of Wave 105 Summertime in the South, the free event is organised by BCP Tourism and takes place every Thursday (from end July until the end of August) bringing a party atmosphere to Poole’s continental quayside with live music, entertainment and family fun before finishing with a firework finale ...
30 August 2019

Poole, Dorset
Quay for my CarA different marque of car each Friday evening from 6pm on Poole Quay. The event offers free entry onto the quayside for the car owners who fit the theme for that particular evening. With a stunning backdrop of the Quay and Poole Harbour it is the perfect location for owners to show off their vehicles.
31 August 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dorset Vegan Festival80 fantastic stalls, world food caterers, exciting cookery demos, inspirational talks, interactive workshops, yoga and children’s activities running throughout the day from 10.30am – 4.30pm at Lighthouse, Poole, Dorset Entry is £5 payable per day on the door (under 16s free) or £15 for VIP tickets in advance from Eventbrite to include fast track entry and a goody bag full of vegan products, samples, discounts and offers.
03 September 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.
06 Sep 2019 to 08 Sep 2019

Poole, Dorset
Poole Blues FestivalJoin us on Poole Quay for the Poole Blues Festival. Blues bands and entertainment.
10 September 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.
14 September 2019

Poole, Dorset
Poole Circus SpectacularJoin Poole BID for the Circus Spectacle on Saturday 14 September, from 10am until 6.30pm. There will be a host of things to enjoy including street performances, workshops and family-friendly activities throughout the high street and on Poole Quay. Visit the Poole BID Facebook page for more information, or contact the office on 01202 308800.
17 September 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 September 2019

Poole, Dorset
Glow in the Park 5K Fun RunGlow in the Park is the ultimate nighttime neon event for families and friends. This brand new evening fun run brings colour and fun to Upton Country Park as participants dance, walk, jog and run around a 5km circuit and six different glow zones. Child (6-14 years) and Adult & Group tickets available. Spectators welcome, the more the merrier! Sat 21st Sep 7:30pm - 10:00pm Upton Country Park, Poole Rd, Poole.
24 September 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 ...
04 Oct 2019 to 05 Oct 2019

Poole, Dorset
Poole OktoberfestThe legendary Oktoberfest is coming to Poole! Bavarian beers and snacks, oompah bands, fairground rides, games including axe throwing and stein carrying and much more can be found at Poole Park West Field on the 4th-5th October. Due to demand there will be three 5-hour sessions: Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening. There are 3 types of tickets: Seated, standing and VIP, the latter will have designated entrance and waitress service. Time: Fri 5-11pm, Sat 12-5pm , ...
09 October 2019

Poole, Dorset
BSO: Love & LossR Strauss, Beethoven & Prokofiev With its dense chromaticism, intricate counterpoint and Wagnerian drive sweeping toward a great climax, Metamorphosen is a sonic representation of mourning and melancholy, written during the aftermath of the destruction of Strauss’ beloved Vienna, Dresden and Berlin. It is a memorial to a type of music that had been abandoned long before 1945 and succeeds so brilliantly because Strauss had found a way to address the present with the voice of the ...
16 October 2019

Poole, Dorset
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's Latin FiestaMarquez, Montero & de Falla De Falla’s marvellous ballet score imparts a strongly Spanish flavour through its allusions to traditional Iberian music and dances, showing his command of both a folkloric Spanish idiom and a dazzling palette of orchestral colour. Briefly, the semi-serious farce concerns a lascivious magistrate who lusts after a miller’s wife and has the husband arrested in order to pursue her, but to no avail as ultimately he is defeated and thoroughly humiliated by the ...
23 October 2019

Poole, Dorset
BSO: Great American SongbookBournemouth Symphony Orchestra perform works by Copland, Barber & Mussorgsky. Rodeo, originally called The Courting at Burnt Ranch, is unique in the extent to which Copland used many traditional American folk tunes practically intact – incorporated for their nostalgia and sense of place, not to mention that they are wonderful songs. It tells the tale of a tomboyish Cowgirl who vies for the attention of the Head Wrangler – a simple tale meant to showcase great dancing, great buffoonery and ...
26 October 2019

Poole, Dorset
Poole Zombie FestZombie Fest, organised by Poole BID and Zombie Escapes HQ, will be taking over Poole High Street on Saturday, October 26. Poole Zombie Fest is a free, family-friendly day of spook-tacular activities taking place within Falkland Square, in the Dolphin Shopping Centre. All visitors are encouraged to wear zombie fancy dress and visit the special effects team and the face painting stand, where experts will be on hand throughout the day to add the finishing touches to costumes, ahead of the ...
04 December 2019

Poole, Dorset
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's Tchaikovsky MagicTchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker has charmed Christmas audiences over the years with its range of gorgeous music and romantic imagery. There is a wonderfully vivid, pictorial quality to his colourful music. From the elegant Waltz of the Flowers to the witty Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Dance of the Reed Flutes, the score is a feast of wonderful melodies. Then there is the Battle of the Mice and the lively dances – Spanish, Chinese, Arabian and Russian. The music tinkles in the memory ...
04 December 2019

Poole, Dorset
Poole Carols by CandlelightJoin us at St James' Church in Poole on Wednesday 4th December for a magical candlelit evening featuring all your festive favourites. Carols by Candlelight is now a firm favourite in the Julia's House events calendar, well known for a lively mix of celebrity and family readers, music and traditional carols. Our 2019 special guests will be confirmed later in the year - previous readers have included Martin Clunes, Julian Fellowes and Holby City actor Guy Henry. You will be treated to ...
12 Dec 2019 to 05 Jan 2020

Poole, Dorset
Pantomime: Jack and the BeanstalkThe seeds have been sown for a magical Christmas as Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, is delighted to announce Jack and the Beanstalk as this year’s family pantomime. Giant Blunderbore is in a terrible rage. He shouts from above threatening to eat any villager who won’t pay their rent. Poor Dame Trott has to sell her precious cow Buttercup and sends her son Jack to market to get the best price he can. Jack is in love with Jill, the Squire's daughter and is easily fooled by the ...

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13 Aug 2019
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8 Aug 2019
Things to do on a rainy day in Dorset Dorset is blessed with countless scenic locations to explore in the summer months, from Durdle Door to Portland Bill there are plenty of beauty spots and outdoor activities to enjoy. But what about those rainy days in Dorset when the number one priority is keeping dry? We’ve compiled a list of fantastic Dorset attractions and activities to keep you and your family entertained when the rain takes hold. Rainy Day Attractions & Activities in Dorset What else ... Read more...
2 Jul 2019
Special Places to Stay in Dorset by the Sea When it comes to golden beaches, stunning coastlines and picturesque harboursides, Dorset is first on the list for many. Escaping the urban lifestyle, all of this makes for a dreamy getaway. The 285km stretch of Jurassic coast is home to both vibrant and relaxing locations with offerings nothing short of spectacular. From world-famous landmarks including Durdle Door to hidden gems such as Eype Beach that sits next to West Bay, looking for special places to stay in Dorset by the ... Read more...

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