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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 8 events in Poole appear below.

29 July 2021

Poole, Dorset
Poole Quay Summer FireworksGet your groove on for CityFibre Poole Quay Summer Fireworks, as fabulous FREE live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay for six weeks over July and August. Supported by CityFibre, and organised by BCP Tourism, the event will take place every Thursday (from 22 July until the 26 August) bringing a party atmosphere to Poole’s continental quayside with live music, entertainment and family fun before finishing with a firework finale over the largest natural harbour in Europe ...
30 Jul 2021 to 01 Aug 2021

Poole, Dorset
Poole Harbour FestivalPoole and Bournemouth's biggest & best family & live music festival is back on the 30th, 31st July, and 1st August 2021!!! With over 50 live acts across THREE stages including TWO HEADLINE BANDS, the best local bands, tribute bands & DJs. You spoke and we LISTENED - 2020 boasts not two but THREE bars, more toilets, better access to stages, and a bigger dance tent. 2021 is going to be HUGE! The FREE kid's entertainment on Sat & Sun includes Circus Workshops, Street Performers, ...
05 August 2021

Poole, Dorset
Poole Quay Summer FireworksGet your groove on for CityFibre Poole Quay Summer Fireworks, as fabulous FREE live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay for six weeks over July and August. Supported by CityFibre, and organised by BCP Tourism, the event will take place every Thursday (from 22 July until the 26 August) bringing a party atmosphere to Poole’s continental quayside with live music, entertainment and family fun before finishing with a firework finale over the largest natural harbour in Europe ...
12 August 2021

Poole, Dorset
Poole Quay Summer FireworksGet your groove on for CityFibre Poole Quay Summer Fireworks, as fabulous FREE live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay for six weeks over July and August. Supported by CityFibre, and organised by BCP Tourism, the event will take place every Thursday (from 22 July until the 26 August) bringing a party atmosphere to Poole’s continental quayside with live music, entertainment and family fun before finishing with a firework finale over the largest natural harbour in Europe ...
15 August 2021

Poole, Dorset
Poole at War VE/VJDayPoole payed a key role during the war, the flying boats connecting us the world, Dunkirk small boats, raiding parties, D-Day trials and being one of the largest embarkation points for D-Day itself. Bringing together information and images of the time. The Society for Poole is organising an exhibition on the Quay which commemorates the 75+1 anniversary of the end of the war and depicts some of the stories of the town. On the 15th August the Quay will be closed to showcase military ...
13 Aug 2021 to 15 Aug 2021

Poole, Dorset
Upton House Food & Drink FestivalGreat food, drink and local produce featuring quality street food traders showcasing food from all around the world, an array of artisan & local produce from the best suppliers in Dorset and beyond. As well as stalls from rum, gin and wine producers, there will be vast selection of drinks including a craft beer tent, real ales & ciders, a Prosecco & cocktail bar as well as coffee, shakes & smoothies. Alongside stalls featuring local goods and produce ranging from arts & crafts, jewellery, ...
19 August 2021

Poole, Dorset
Poole Quay Summer FireworksGet your groove on for CityFibre Poole Quay Summer Fireworks, as fabulous FREE live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay for six weeks over July and August. Supported by CityFibre, and organised by BCP Tourism, the event will take place every Thursday (from 22 July until the 26 August) bringing a party atmosphere to Poole’s continental quayside with live music, entertainment and family fun before finishing with a firework finale over the largest natural harbour in Europe ...
26 August 2021

Poole, Dorset
Poole Quay Summer FireworksGet your groove on for CityFibre Poole Quay Summer Fireworks, as fabulous FREE live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay for six weeks over July and August. Supported by CityFibre, and organised by BCP Tourism, the event will take place every Thursday (from 22 July until the 26 August) bringing a party atmosphere to Poole’s continental quayside with live music, entertainment and family fun before finishing with a firework finale over the largest natural harbour in Europe ...
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13 Jul 2021
Hidden gems - secret places to visit in Dorset 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! 1. Chapman’s Pool A pretty little hidden cove nestled in the Isle of ... Read more...
18 Feb 2021
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 2021. 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...
16 Nov 2020
Shop for Dorset this Christmas Shop Dorset and it’s a win, win – not only will your gift please the recipient but by shopping locally online in these difficult times you’ll be helping our Dorset businesses. Below are just a few ideas for Christmas gifts and goodies. Cheesed off? – Well check out Delicious, the Weymouth deli that will deliver cheeses and wines to your Dorset door. Craig’s Dairy Farm Shop and Chalbury Food & Wine are open and well-stocked with tasty local ... Read more...
28 Sep 2020
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 and activities include everything from Monster Minions to Ghost Tours and more besides. It's scary how much there is to choose from... Halloween Events 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...

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