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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 6 events in Poole appear below.

06 Jun 2020 to 07 Jun 2020

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 ...
12 Jun 2020 to 14 Jun 2020

Poole, Dorset
Poole Harbour Boat ShowThe sixth Poole Harbour Boat Show is taking place in June from its award-winning home, Poole Quay Boat Haven. With over 30,000 people in attendance in during 2017, 2018 and 2019, 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 12th - 14th June 2020, the three-day extravaganza ...
20 June 2020

Poole, Dorset
Harry Paye Pirate DayTis time for you landlubbers to dig out yer eye patch, earring and cutlass for Poole’s annual celebration on 20th June, of its favourite pirate son.
27 June 2020

Poole, Dorset
Folk on the QuayA free folk music festival in Poole on 27th June 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.
10 July 2020

Poole, Dorset
Upton Country Park Festival - Totally 90sLet us entertain you with an unforgettable trip back to the 90s at Upton Country Park Festival! We've put together the world's very best tributes to Robbie Williams (Tony Lewis), the Spice Girls (Wannabe), Take That (Rule the World) and Kylie Minogue (Jade Chamberlain) for a supercharged night of nostalgic fun at Upton Country Park. 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 ...
11 July 2020

Poole, Dorset
Upton Country Park Festival - Best of Brit RockA celebration of British rock giants who've changed the world with the power of their music! The very best tributes to Pink Floyd (Floyd Effect), The Beatles (Upbeat Beatles), Rolling Stones (The Stones), Queen (QE2), Oasis (Oas-is) and Coldplay will electrify the night sky at Upton Country Park. 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 ...
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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...
26 Nov 2019
Dog-Friendly Dorset A fully-fledged member of the family, your four-legged friend doesn’t need to feel left out of the holiday loop and will be well-catered for when you come to dog-friendly Dorset. Accommodation When it comes to finding somewhere to stay, there’s no shortage of accommodation to choose from. Whether it’s camping, a caravan, cottage or lodge you’re after, Dorset has plenty of dog-friendly options to choose from to make the perfect holiday for you and your ... Read more...
8 Nov 2019
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...

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