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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.

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08 August 2020

Wareham, Dorset
Tiger Day 13TIGER DAY 13, IS DEDICATED TO THE WORLD'S MOST INFAMOUS TANK - TIGER 131. •See Tiger 131 in action - the world's only running Tiger I •WWII-themed Tanks in Action - including German and Allied vehicles •Living History around the site •Explore The Tank Museum and get a FREE Annual Pass for return visits •... and more! •PLUS get up close with Premium Tickets, available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON STANDARD TICKETS UNTIL 14 SEPTEMBER Visit the page here: ...
17 Aug 2020 to 23 Aug 2020

Nothe Fort, Weymouth, Dorset
Pirates of the Pavilion LIVE at the Nothe FortThis year Pirates of the Pavilion will be held at the Nothe Fort as a way of enforcing social distancing and keeping our audience safe. Performance dates and times have changed but we are welcoming back the same faces you know and love, along with a few extra surprises! The hilarious LIAM MELLOR returns for his fourth summer season in the role of Seadog Billy - expect side-splitting comedy antics and laughter by the bucketful…anything can happen…and it probably will! ROBERT ...
18 Jul 2020 to 02 Sep 2020

Wareham, Dorset
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum!This Summer Holiday explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history… Activities running 20 July – 2 September 2020 Open daily 10am-5pm 300 tanks from around the world 9 Powerful Exhibitions Tanks in Action Displays, weekdays at 1pm Vehicle Rides every day Allow 4-5hrs for your visit This summer there's a limit on daily visitors, but you can guarantee space by booking a slot in advance via the Museum website.
19 September 2020

Wareham, Dorset
Tiger Day 14TIGER DAY 14, 19 SEPT 2020, IS DEDICATED TO THE WORLD'S MOST INFAMOUS TANK - TIGER 131 •SEE TIGER 131 IN ACTION - THE WORLD'S ONLY RUNNING TIGER I •WWII-THEMED TANKS IN ACTION - INCLUDING GERMAN AND ALLIED VEHICLES •LIVING HISTORY AROUND THE SITE •EXPLORE THE TANK MUSEUM AND GET A FREE ANNUAL PASS FOR RETURN VISITS •PLUS GET UP CLOSE WITH PREMIUM TICKETS, AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON STANDARD TICKETS 15% OFF UNTIL 25 APRIL 2020 BOOK YOUR ...
25 Jun 2021 to 27 Jun 2021

Wareham, Dorset
TANKFEST 2021Don’t miss the world’s biggest display of historic moving armour – TANKFEST 2021, sponsored by World of Tanks. See tanks roar round the arena, explore Living History encampments, meet your favourite YouTube stars and historians, and discover the best collection of military vehicles.
10 Jul 2021 to 11 Jul 2021

Weymouth, Dorset
Nyetimber Dorset Seafood FestivalA fabulous weekend of seafood, delicious English Sparkling Wines from Nyetimber, celebrity chefs and a great atmosphere around Weymouth harbour. The Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival brings together sparkling wine and seafood, family entertainment and a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the superb seafood available to us just off our wonderful shores. Taste fresh seafood dishes from nearly 100 stalls around the beautiful harbour, or simply relax with a bottle of ...
29 Jul 2021 to 01 Aug 2021

Lulworth, Dorset
Camp BestivalWe're excited to announce the dates for Camp Bestival 2021 - we'll be returning to Lulworth Castle, on Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast for more award-winning family fun from Thursday July 29th to Sunday August 1st next summer and look forward to seeing you all there! Camp Bestival 2021 tickets will go on sale later this year with a payment plan available to help spread the total cost over multiple payments.
31 Jul 2021 to 07 Aug 2021

Swanage, Dorset
Swanage CarnivalFor one week at the end of July and the beginning of August, Swanage will be radiating to the sound, fun and excitement of the annual carnival, the South Coast’s Premier event. This ‘must do’ attraction has so much to offer everyone, from the magnificent two-mile carnival procession, vibrant with dance, sound and colour, to the beat of live bands playing on the Main Stage and in the carnival marquee.
18 August 2021

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Gillingham & Shaftesbury ShowOne of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the south, and held on the Turnpike Showground in North Dorset, this traditional show is always held on the third Wednesday in August and regularly has an attendance of over 24,000 people.
26 Aug 2021 to 30 Aug 2021

Blandford, Dorset
Great Dorset Steam FairIf you’re looking for an excellent fun and action-packed day out for all the family, you’ll love the Great Dorset Steam Fair. This English fair is held at the village of Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside. Further directions are superfluous. Just find the village on the map, head in that direction and follow everyone else to the show. From small beginnings this annual event has become one of the favoured places for those interested in ...
27 Aug 2021 to 30 Aug 2021

Lyme Regis, Dorset
Lyme Folk WeekendLyme Folk Weekend 2020 has been cancelled but is scheduled to go ahead in 2021. We are, though, thrilled to say that all the headline acts that we had booked have agreed to return next summer, so the festival will look exactly the same as it would have done this August. The new dates are Friday August 27 to Monday August 30 2021, when we will be delighted to bring you an amazing line-up for our first four-day festival - kicking off with the brilliant Gigspanner Big Band, followed by ...
02 Sep 2021 to 05 Sep 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Air FestivalHuge free air festival with international aircraft, beach assault and air display teams. The Festival site is open daily from 10am with displays starting late morning/ early afternoon . See website for latest information.
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8 Jul 2020
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 2020. 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...
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...
4 Dec 2019
New Year's Eve Events in Dorset New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration. We raise a glass to the year that’s gone by, everything we’ve achieved, and that glass is also raised to the year ahead. It is often spent with family and friends, the ones who have been by our side for last 12 months, and the ones we look to spend the next 12 months with. For many of us, a change is about to happen. We step into the New Year with a fresh vision of exciting things to come. Whatever you’re ... Read more...
3 Dec 2019
Ice Skating in Dorset Christmas is nearly here and there’s a fun way to get you in the festive spirit — by ice skating in Dorset! Nothing beats wrapping up, getting your skates on and heading out to glide (or stumble) across the ice, before treating yourself to a delicious hot chocolate afterwards. Whether you’re a cling-to-the-side kind of skater or have a Torville and Dean style, ice skating is a fab activity for all and a great way to get together with friends and family to have ... Read more...
2 Dec 2019
Dorset Beaches Dorset is surrounded by an 88-mile stretch of quite remarkable coastline. One of the pleasures of visiting (or living in) Dorset is that you’re never too far away from the beach – whichever beach that may be, because there’s plenty! And by plenty, we mean loads! There are the major beaches such as the award-winning Bournemouth Beach and Weymouth Beach, along with the many smaller beaches such as Church Ope Cove. Take a look at some of many: Chesil ... Read more...

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