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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 30 events in Poole appear below.

29 June 2019

Poole, Dorset
Folk on the QuayA free folk music festival in Poole on 29th 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.
29 June 2019

Poole, Dorset
I Am TurtleThe MakeShift Ensemble with support from Norwich Puppet Theatre present I am Turtle. “Just how old are you Great Uncle Archie?” “As old as time and a bit before then” “….like eight in the morning?” “More like half past ten” From the delightful storybook of The Makeshift Ensemble comes a new adventure through the deep blue. Discover the ancient song of the Sea Turtles as they guide us through ship wrecks and sea shells, to sing their song anew when the future of their ...
02 July 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.
03 July 2019

Poole, Dorset
TransmissionTaking inspiration from the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, SoundStorm and the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Music Education Hub presents Transmission, our biennial celebration, exploring themes of communication and collaboration through music. Set in the distinctive walled garden at Upton House, the show will offer a unique platform for young musicians to ‘broadcast’ their voice and response to the theme. Tickets via the Lighthouse website.
05 July 2019

Poole, Dorset
Quay For My CarA different marque of car each Friday 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.
06 July 2019

Poole, Dorset
Upton House Summer Craft FairCome along and browse the excellent crafts on offer in the historic ground floor estate rooms of Upton House. Admission £1 per adult. Children's crafts available to make in the Dining Room on the day too.
07 July 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dorset Rainbow RunUpton Country Park is delighted to be hosting a crazy fun day out with the Dorset Rainbow Run! Get pelted with powdered paint whilst running a breezy 3k through our beautiful grounds. Back for its sixth year in a row, this wonderfully popular event is all about celebration, having fun with friends, family and colleagues and raising vital funds for Naomi House & Jacksplace. As you make your way around the course, you'll arrive at different coloured painted stations where you'll be ...
09 July 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.
12 July 2019

Poole, Dorset
Quay For My CarA different marque of car each Friday 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.
12 Jul 2019 to 13 Jul 2019

Poole, Dorset
British Beach Polo ChampionshipsThe British Beach Polo Championships promises to be yet another phenomenal event. Combining high-adrenaline sport, a fabulous social occasion and the renowned beach parties, Sandbanks beach on the 12th and 13th July is the place to be seen. International Beach Polo Teams will compete for the Championship title. Professional Beach Volleyball provides even more sporting action over the the two days.
14 July 2019

Poole, Dorset
Poole Goes VintageHead to Poole Quay for a day of nostalgia! Vintage cars, fashion shows, music and a vintage market. This celebration of 1940s-60s music, fashion, memorabilia, entertainment and transport is a feel-good festival the whole family will enjoy.
14 July 2019

Poole, Dorset
SandfestFollowing the incredible response and success of our first two events in 2017 & 2018, SandFest returns in 2019 with an even bigger story to tell…. Located on the internationally famous location of Sandbanks, with stunning surroundings and beautiful white beaches, Sandfest 2019 will be the ultimate outdoor beach festival this summer! Thousands of people will enjoy the sounds of the worlds best DJ’s and live acts in an astonishing location complimented with funky food stalls, fully ...
12 Jul 2019 to 14 Jul 2019

Poole, Dorset
Wonkydonk 19Now in its 7th year!!!! Wonky Donk has a reputation for its chilled, fun and intimate vibe and zero hassle - once you’ve been you become part of our Wonker family. This festival keeps to its DIY roots and gives you that garden party atmosphere that makes Wonkydonk so special but this year we are adding a few extras so watch the space and get you tickets in early before they sell out.... Tickets available from http://www.wegottickets.com/f/11824 and various outlets across Dorset and ...
16 July 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 ...
19 July 2019

Poole, Dorset
Quay For My CarA different marque of car each Friday 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.
23 July 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 ...
25 July 2019

Poole, Dorset
Poole Park Family Fun DayThe Poole Park Fun Day is back on Thursday 25th July from 10am 'til 3pm with lots more fun (and mostly free) activities for everyone to enjoy. Take part in activities and learn about Poole Park’s heritage and wildlife plus the new and planned improvements taking place later this year. This year's Fun Day will include a climbing wall, circus skills, arts and crafts, wildlife activities and much more. Rockley Watersports will be offering free kayak or paddle board tours of the new ...
26 July 2019

Poole, Dorset
Quay For My CarA different marque of car each Friday 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.
26 Jul 2019 to 27 Jul 2019

Poole, Dorset
Beer & Bluegrass FestivalOur Festival is a musical celebration of Bluegrass and roots of Bluegrass, featuring some of world’s finest musicians with a Beer and Cider Festival complete with excellent home-cooked food.
27 July 2019

Poole, Dorset
RNLI College Summer FeteFamily-friendly fun including Circus School, Dr Balloonman, BBQ, Cream Tea, traditional games, live music and much more! FREE entry and FREE parking.
30 July 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dream Machines - Poole QuayThe UK’s biggest and best weekly bike meet takes places on Poole Quay every Tuesday from 6pm. This popular motorbike event runs from the first Tuesday in April to the end of September. 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 ...
02 August 2019

Poole, Dorset
Quay For My CarA different marque of car each week 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.
04 August 2019

Poole, Dorset
Poole Lifeboat Station Open DayOn the water demonstrations by boats and lifeboat crew (subject to operational requirements). A raffle, various stalls, tombola and ‘have a go’ stalls fun for all the family. Refreshments – BBQ and tea/coffee and cakes. For more information, please contact Poole Lifeboat Station via phone 01202 6655607 or email poole@rnli.org.uk.
09 August 2019

Poole, Dorset
Quay For My CarA host of cars (a different marque each week) on Poole Quay from 6pm. 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.
07 Aug 2019 to 10 Aug 2019

Poole, Dorset
Open Air CinemaSummer Screens open air cinema returns to our beautiful Walled Garden this August, bringing us some great new releases. Wed 7th Aug 7:00pm - 11:00pm In “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Cooper makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple ...
16 August 2019

Poole, Dorset
Quay for my CarA different marque of car each Friday 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 , ...

Latest Poole Features

The latest Poole articles from Resort Dorset are previewed below.

27 Feb 2019
Dorset’s hidden gems - secret places to visit 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 the crowds! 1. Chapman’s Pool A pretty little hidden cove nestled in the ... Read more...
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...

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