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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 19 events in Poole appear below.

06 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Poole, Dorset
Bouncing Bunny Easter TrailHop along to Poole Museum to find the hidden bunnies in the cases. Complete the trail to collect your chocolate prize. Free. Available during museum opening hours. (10am-4pm)
23 April 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.
27 April 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dorset Neon RunThe Dorset Neon Run is a 5k neon night run open to anyone over the age of 12 in the iconic Poole Park with the aim of having fun! Join up to 1,000 other neon runners and run, walk or skip the 5k route whilst lit up in neon face paint, glow sticks, glow bracelets and fluorescent tutus – whatever takes your fancy – before returning to show off your bling under UV lights and shake your thing to music at the end. This event is organised and run by Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability ...
23 Apr 2019 to 27 Apr 2019

Poole, Dorset
The Comedy About A Bank RobberyOcean’s Eleven meets the Marx Brothers in this dynamite new comedy now enjoying its third year in the West End! Following the phenomenal sell-out success of their multi award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre return with their latest fast and fabulous comedy caper, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. A priceless diamond has been entrusted to the city bank, an institution so corrupt that even the security guards are on the take. Can it be safely stored or will it all go ...
30 April 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.
07 May 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.
11 May 2019

Poole, Dorset
Mini Steam on the QuayPoole’s Mini Steam on the Quay will see some of the most beautiful and detailed mini steam and traction engines, some which have featured on the Discovery Channel, on display and running from 10am-5pm.
09 May 2019 to 11 May 2019

Poole, Dorset
The Lion, The Witch & The WardrobeWrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight". The Arts University Bournemouth and Kokoro present an exciting and enchanting musical adaptation of this well-loved children's story. Join Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy as they step through a wardrobe and enter a gateway into a frozen, magical world where the White Witch reigns. A world that is always winter but never Christmas, and in which animals talk and mythical creatures roam. Together they must find the courage to join Aslan the Lion ...
14 May 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 May 2019

Poole, Dorset
RNLI College Food & Drinks FestivalJoin us at the RNLI College for our annual Food and Drink Festival, which sees us celebrate the outstanding produce Dorset has to offer. As well as the very best in local street food and artisan brands, we’ll have workshops, live music, face painting and much more. Come along for a fantastic family day out and help celebrate the very best that Dorset has to offer, here at the home of RNLI Training. Free entry and free parking
21 May 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 ...
01 Jun 2019 to 02 Jun 2019

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 ...
07 Jun 2019 to 09 Jun 2019

Poole, Dorset
Poole Harbour Boat ShowThe fifth Poole Harbour Boat Show will take place from its award-winning home, Poole Quay Boat Haven. With over 30,000 people in attendance in both 2017 and 2018, 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 7th - 9th June 2019, the three-day extravaganza will bring ...
15 June 2019

Poole, Dorset
Harry Paye Pirate DayThis year it's the 600th anniversary of Poole pirate, Harry Paye! Tis time for you landlubbers to dig out yer eye patch, earring and cutlass for Poole’s annual celebration on 15th June, of its favourite pirate son.
22 June 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dance in the Park - Motown & MichaelExperience the magic of an open air concert and dancing under the stars! Following a sell-out Motown Night last year, Starlight Concerts are back in 2019 with an even bigger arena show! Celebrating Motown and its greatest star in an unmissable performance, including back to back classic hits from artists such as Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Martha Reeves, The Four Tops and a spectacular celebration of The Drifters. Bring a picnic, family & friends and ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.

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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