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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 17 events in Poole appear below.

23 October 2019

Poole, Dorset
BSO: Great American SongbookBournemouth Symphony Orchestra perform works by Copland, Barber & Mussorgsky. Rodeo, originally called The Courting at Burnt Ranch, is unique in the extent to which Copland used many traditional American folk tunes practically intact – incorporated for their nostalgia and sense of place, not to mention that they are wonderful songs. It tells the tale of a tomboyish Cowgirl who vies for the attention of the Head Wrangler – a simple tale meant to showcase great dancing, great buffoonery and ...
26 October 2019

Poole, Dorset
Poole Zombie FestPoole Zombie Fest is a free, fun day of spook-tacular activities taking place on the High Street down to Poole Quay. All visitors are encouraged to wear zombie fancy dress and visit the special effects team and the face painting stand, where experts will be on hand throughout the day to add the finishing touches to costumes, ahead of the Zombie Parade. The free-to-enter Zombie Parade will begin at Falkland Square at approximately 4pm and will travel along the high street and end at ...
30 October 2019

Lemur Landings, Poole, Dorset
Spooktacular Fun at Lemur LandingsPark your brooms at the door as it’s that time of the year again. Get out your hats and broomsticks, wizard wear and ghostly get ups and come and have a fang-tastic time at our Halloween Trick or Treat party on the 30th October. Bang in the middle of Half Term, what better way to keep the kids entertained in a safe, warm and dry environment! Whatever the weather, there’s a spookily good time to be had at Lemur Landings Tickets inlucde: A special appearance from Lewey and Lola, music, fun ...
26 Oct 2019 to 31 Oct 2019

Poole, Dorset
Half-term Pumpkin FunCome along and pick your own pumpkin from our brand new spooky pumpkin tunnel, then carve your most creative designs into it, onsite with our friendly activity team in the Education Centre. £5.99 per pumpkin, and booking is essential through the website below.
29 Oct 2019 to 02 Nov 2019

Poole, Dorset
The Buddy Holly StoryThis sensational multi award-winning West End show first opened in 1989 and has been thrilling audiences around the world ever since. Now it triumphantly visits Lighthouse as part of its landmark 30th Anniversary Tour. Forget feel good, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is FEEL GREAT! Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at The Surf ...
05 November 2019

Poole, Dorset
Fireworks on Poole QuayFREE Firework Night on Poole Quay! No better way to spend bonfire night. The party atmosphere starts from 5pm on one of the biggest nights of the year. There will be live music, family entertainment and activities to delight the crowds and keep the fun going until the big firework finale. The firework finale will start at 8pm. So remember, remember the 5th of November!
16 November 2019

Poole, Dorset
Symphonic Pink FloydThe full symphonic power of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus join forces for an epic concert featuring hits by Pink Floyd including Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Money, Hey You, Another Brick In The Wall, Wish You Were Here, Time and many more… Venue: Lighthouse Concert Hall
23 November 2019

Poole, Dorset
A Century of SongCelebrate 100 years of Poole & Parkstone Productions as we recreate our most memorable moments. Chosen by our audiences, friends and members past & present, join us as we reprise and reimagine iconic numbers and sensational showstoppers from the last century. From Gilbert & Sullivan classics to modern-day musicals, join us as we Step in Time to the magic of Mary Poppins, sweep through the plains of Oklahoma, storm the barricades in Paris and with a spectacular new finale, this will indeed be ...
01 December 2019

Poole, Dorset
Lewis-Manning Santa DashA fun new Christmas charity event for all the family to enjoy! The Lewis-Manning Hospice Santa Dash involves participants dressing up as Santa and running a 2km course around Upton Country Park whilst raising money for a worthy cause. Registration at 10.30am. Adult tickets £10, children £5. Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £25. Dogs go free - there will be a prize for the best-dressed dog!
04 December 2019

Poole, Dorset
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's Tchaikovsky MagicTchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker has charmed Christmas audiences over the years with its range of gorgeous music and romantic imagery. There is a wonderfully vivid, pictorial quality to his colourful music. From the elegant Waltz of the Flowers to the witty Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Dance of the Reed Flutes, the score is a feast of wonderful melodies. Then there is the Battle of the Mice and the lively dances – Spanish, Chinese, Arabian and Russian. The music tinkles in the memory ...
04 December 2019

Poole, Dorset
Poole Carols by CandlelightJoin us at St James' Church in Poole on Wednesday 4th December for a magical candlelit evening featuring all your festive favourites. Carols by Candlelight is now a firm favourite in the Julia's House events calendar, well known for a lively mix of celebrity and family readers, music and traditional carols. Our 2019 special guests will be confirmed later in the year - previous readers have included Martin Clunes, Julian Fellowes and Holby City actor Guy Henry. You will be treated to ...
07 Dec 2019 to 08 Dec 2019

Poole, Dorset
Santa's Woodland GrottoSanta is returning to Upton House in December with some new friends and things to see and tickets are available now so you have plenty of time to plan your visit. This year Santa is joined in his Woodland Grotto by some friendly new elves, owls and donkeys (his reindeer are staying at home). Also new this year is a covered Light Tunnel to enjoy! Pre-booking is highly recommended. Same-day walk-in tickets can be purchased at our ticket booth, but there are likely to be queues especially ...
14 Dec 2019 to 15 Dec 2019

Poole, Dorset
Santa's Woodland GrottoSanta is returning to Upton House in December with some new friends and things to see and tickets are available now so you have plenty of time to plan your visit. This year Santa is joined in his Woodland Grotto by some friendly new elves, owls and donkeys (his reindeer are staying at home). Also new this year is a covered Light Tunnel to enjoy! Pre-booking is highly recommended. Same-day walk-in tickets can be purchased at our ticket booth, but there are likely to be queues especially ...
23 December 2019

Poole, Dorset
BSO: Celebration Of Christmas Carols 2019Join the BSO in our traditional sing-a-long, featuring all your favourites alongside the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus. Gavin Carr CONDUCTOR Bournemouth Symphony Chorus TRAD God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen TRAD Good King Wenceslas TRAD O Come All ye Faithful MENDELSSOHN Hark the Herald Angels Sing Venue: Lighthouse Concert Hall
10 Dec 2019 to 24 Dec 2019

Poole, Dorset
Can't Wait For ChristmasFestive fun for everyone ages 3–10 and their families Jessie’s dad has got her a lovely little present. It’s all wrapped up, and tied with a beautiful bow. She can’t wait to open it, but she isn’t allowed to until Christmas day. Jessie shakes it and sniffs it and tries to sneak a peek, but Dad puts it just out of her reach and keeps a close eye on it. To keep her amused, he has laid a secret advent trail for her to follow. Jessie discovers a fun-filled journey filled with magical ...
20 Dec 2019 to 24 Dec 2019

Poole, Dorset
Santa's Woodland GrottoSanta is returning to Upton House in December with some new friends and things to see and tickets are available now so you have plenty of time to plan your visit. This year Santa is joined in his Woodland Grotto by some friendly new elves, owls and donkeys (his reindeer are staying at home). Also new this year is a covered Light Tunnel to enjoy! Pre-booking is highly recommended. Same-day walk-in tickets can be purchased at our ticket booth, but there are likely to be queues especially ...
12 Dec 2019 to 05 Jan 2020

Poole, Dorset
Pantomime: Jack and the BeanstalkThe seeds have been sown for a magical Christmas as Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, is delighted to announce Jack and the Beanstalk as this year’s family pantomime. Giant Blunderbore is in a terrible rage. He shouts from above threatening to eat any villager who won’t pay their rent. Poor Dame Trott has to sell her precious cow Buttercup and sends her son Jack to market to get the best price he can. Jack is in love with Jill, the Squire's daughter and is easily fooled by the ...

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23 Sep 2019
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 zombie fests and enchanted illuminations, to pumpkin carving and the Sea Life Ascarium! It's scary how much there is to choose from... Halloween ... Read more...
8 Aug 2019
Things to do on a rainy day in Dorset Dorset is blessed with countless scenic locations to explore in the summer months, from Durdle Door to Portland Bill there are plenty of beauty spots and outdoor activities to enjoy. But what about those rainy days in Dorset when the number one priority is keeping dry? We’ve compiled a list of fantastic Dorset attractions and activities to keep you and your family entertained when the rain takes hold. Rainy Day Attractions & Activities in Dorset What else ... Read more...
2 Jul 2019
Special Places to Stay in Dorset by the Sea When it comes to golden beaches, stunning coastlines and picturesque harboursides, Dorset is first on the list for many. Escaping the urban lifestyle, all of this makes for a dreamy getaway. The 285km stretch of Jurassic coast is home to both vibrant and relaxing locations with offerings nothing short of spectacular. From world-famous landmarks including Durdle Door to hidden gems such as Eype Beach that sits next to West Bay, looking for special places to stay in Dorset by the ... Read more...
3 Jun 2019
Al Fresco Dining in Dorset As summer beckons, days and evenings begin to warm. And there's nothing better than soaking up the sun with friends and family whilst enjoying the great food and drink that Dorset offers. Al fresco dining in Dorset is a great way of treating yourself and making memories, with lots of pubs, restaurants and cafes creating a perfect outdoor environment, whether you’re a local or just visiting. Smuggler’s Inn, Osmington Escape from everyday life with this perfect ... Read more...
27 Feb 2019
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 the crowds! 1. Chapman’s Pool A pretty little hidden cove nestled in the ... Read more...

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