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Events and what's on in Weymouth

Weymouth is renowned for a packed events schedule and 2018 is no different!

During the summer months, there are frequent events taking place around Weymouth's beach and harbour, which are buzzing at most times but really come to life with crowds of event-goers!

Visitors can take in delicious seafood and champagne at the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival, enjoy the fun of the carnival or take in some excellent shows at Weymouth Pavilion. Don't forget the excellent Wessex Folk Festival which takes place in and around the harbour and Hope Square. There's so much choice and something for everyone - and most of Weymouth's events are free to attend!

Using the tabs below you can browse Weymouth 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 22 events in Weymouth appear below.

23 March 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Rock for HeroesAre you ready to ROCK! Immerse yourself in the incredible new live music experience with Rock For Heroes. Bringing the perfect combination of your favourite Rock & Pop artist across the eras, in celebration of an incredible cause Help for Heroes. We will be collecting for this amazing cause, after every show. Performed by a full live rock band and superb singers, It’s the must see show of the year. With music from artists such as Dire Straits, Status Quo, Queen, David Bowie, Madonna, ...
13 April 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Bright for Sight Night RunFollowing on from its hugely popular Bright for Sight Night Run on Boscombe Seafront, Dorset Blind Association are bringing their fun run to Weymouth Seafront! They want you to help mark this special occasion by going ‘Bright for Sight’ and taking on the 5k or 10k Night Run. So get your glow sticks, head torches and neon paint at the ready! Entry is £15 per person (group discounts available). Advanced registration is essential either through eventbrite or by contacting them directly for ...
10 Apr 2019 to 13 Apr 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Musical: Chitty Chitty Bang BangJoin Weymouth Operatic Workshop's Youth Theatre for a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car. Based on the much-loved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious.” An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They discover the car has magical properties, ...
16 Feb 2019 to 06 May 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Jawsome SharksTake a dive into the deep at SEA LIFE WEYMOUTH this spring and become the newest recruits of the Jawsome Rangers and fulfil the mission of finding the missing shark teeth. Guests will be tasked with helping Professor Finn locate the large Play-Doh model shark teeth in the tanks. This latest activity from SEA LIFE marks an exciting collaboration with Play-Doh, offering guests exclusive hands on creative play for hours of fun. Along the way, guests will discover facts about the ...
11 May 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Weldmar's Colour RunDorset’s Brightest Colour Run is back for 2019 and it also sees the return of 10 crazy obstacles! Scramble up/over/through 10 inflatable obstacles along the 4km course, as well as getting covered in colour at our Colour Stations. Our obstacles are suitable for the whole family, but little ones may need a helping hand. Taking place on Saturday 11th May, we will be holding two runs throughout the day at 11.30am and 2.00pm. Entertainment Throughout the day we will have live bands on ...
10 May 2019 to 12 May 2019

Nothe Fort, Weymouth, Dorset
International Guild of Knot TyersNothe Fort are delighted to be hosting the International Guild of Knot Tyers (IGKT) from the 10th to the 12th May 2019. Members and visitors to the Fort will be able to see the various displays and engage with Guild. The International Guild of Knot Tyers is an association of people with interests in knots and knotting techniques of all kinds. They have over a thousand members world-wide, from all walks of life, including academics, surgeons, sailors, sportsmen and women, scouters, ...
12 May 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Weldmar's Bubble RushThe Bubble Rush is back for a third year following its foamtastic debut in 2017. The 2019 Bubble Rush is open to the whole family and included in the registration (for all participants age 5 years and over) is a white t-shirt for you to wear on our 4km course. As you pass through our bubble stations, you will be covered in coloured foam from yellow to pink, green to blue! You will feel like you’re in a giant washing machine! Taking place on Sunday May 12th, we will be holding two runs ...
25 May 2019 to 26 May 2019

Nothe Fort, Weymouth, Dorset
1040s Family Fun DaysThis is an opportunity to visit areas of the Fort not generally open to the public. Take part in the ‘Evacuee Experience’ with Nothe Fort guides. Displays of military and civilian vehicles and 1940's memorabilia. 1940’s live entertainment - music and dancing, & themed activities, side shows and stalls. Meet Warren and Winnie the new Nothe Fort mascots. Games involve Coconut Shy; Hoopla; Splat the Rat; and many more. Please note there will be an extra charge to participate in the ...
25 May 2019 to 26 May 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Fayre in the SquareTwo days of entertainment along Hope Square & Trinity Rd with live bands, street entertainment and loads to do for all the family!
18 May 2019 to 02 Jun 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Artwey Open StudiosFrom 18 May – 2 June 2019 ARTWEY CIC will be running their biannual art trail OPEN FOR ART. Artwey has moved from its home territory and ventured further afield to include Dorchester, Poundbury, Weymouth and Portland and opened up to non-members. This has resulted in making it Artwey’s biggest Open Studios to date with over 80 artists and more than 40 venues taking part showcasing local artists’ work including painting, pottery, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and jewellery. Venues ...
04 May 2019 to 02 Jun 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Lego ExplorersHelp our team at the Sealife Adventure Park to unlock underwater secrets - draw, build, colour, create and show what you have discovered.
31 May 2019 to 02 Jun 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Wessex Folk FestivalThe Wessex Folk Festival takes place every year in the streets and pubs around Weymouth's picturesque Old Harbour and pretty Hope Square. With most of the entertainment over three days free, this is one of the South of England's favourite festivals.
21 May 2019 to 13 Jun 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Matchstick Fleet ExhibitionCome and be amazed at the detail and accuracy of the scaled matchstick replicas of modern warships on display. The whole of our exhibition area is filled with these exquisite models that have taken one man a lifetime to build.
22 June 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Chesil Rocks Music FestivalChesil Rocks is a small and intimate music and arts festival, set in a beautiful setting at Higher Farmhouse, Langton Herring and supports Samaritans of Dorset whilst ensuring those attending have a great time! An amazing variety of music, comedy, theatre and storytelling from Dorset and beyond will be performing on several stages. Keenly priced food and drink will be available, including freshly cooked pizzas, gourmet burgers, fish baps and veggie/vegan options. Expect freshly ...
12 Jul 2019 to 14 Jul 2019

Nothe Fort, Weymouth, Dorset
Museum of the Moon: Dorset MoonMuseum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface*. Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As it ...
13 Jul 2019 to 14 Jul 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Nyetimber Dorset Seafood FestivalA fabulous weekend of seafood, delicious English Sparkling Wines from Nyetimber, celebrity chefs and a great atmosphere around Weymouth harbour. The Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival brings together sparkling wine and seafood, family entertainment and a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the superb seafood available to us just off our wonderful shores. Taste fresh seafood dishes from nearly 100 stalls around the beautiful harbour, or simply relax with a bottle of ...
20 Jul 2019 to 21 Jul 2019

Nothe Fort, Weymouth, Dorset
Victorian Military WeekendThe 'Ragged Victorians – ‘The Great Unwashed' are an award-winning living history group, re-enacting the lower classes of Victorian England, c1851. They will be taking up residence over the weekend of Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July at the Nothe Fort, where they will be ‘living’ in the tunnels and cellars under the Fort. The "Ragged Victorians" offer a variety of characters and skills, that include street history at general events and fayres, educational talks (both first and third ...
13 Aug 2019 to 04 Sep 2019

Nothe Fort, Weymouth, Dorset
Matchstick Fleet at the Nothe FortCome and be amazed at the detail and accuracy of the scaled replicas of modern warships on display. Made entirely of matchsticks and matchboxes these models, that have taken one man a lifetime to build fill the whole of our exhibition area. This is a totally unique display, not to be missed. The whole of our exhibition area is filled with these exquisite models. Open during normal opening hours. Normal entry charges apply. The models are based on drawings, plans and photographs ...
15 Jun 2019 to 04 Sep 2019

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07 Sep 2019 to 08 Sep 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Nothe Fort Artillery WeekendA colourful event involving re-enactors from our own Nothe Fort Artillery. Members of the Nothe Fort Artillery will be on hand conducting rifle and cannon fire with individual demonstrations for our visitors and a chance to fire. The event Includes the “Ceremony of the Keys” on both days. The event will portray living history with the Artillery on display in the Barrack Room and interacting with our visitors. If you like loud bangs and gun fire, this event is for you. Please be ...
07 Sep 2019 to 06 Oct 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Underwater SuperheroesTake the challenge at the Sea Life Adventure Park - find your superpower!
12 Oct 2019 to 03 Nov 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
AscariumDouble, double – toil and trouble! Enter the Ascarium at Weymouth sea Life Park this Halloween and help the witch unlock the treasure chest.

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12 Sep 2018
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