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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 14 events in Weymouth appear below.

24 November 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Weldmar's Grand Christmas SaleWeldmar Hospicare's Grand Christmas Sale is being held at The New Vic in Weymouth. ADMISSION FREE! Good quality gifts from a variety of stalls. The event will run from 11am – 3pm.
01 December 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth's Christmas PresentThere's lots going on in Weymouth town centre from 10am to 8pm on 1st December. Be entertained by singers and dancers, watch the children's lantern and nativity parade, join in the carol singing - and take the opportunity to get the Christmas shopping all wrapped up!
02 December 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Giant Christmas Craft FairGiant Gift & Craft Fair with around 50 stalls of the very best in local handmade wares. Support your local craftspeople, artists and designers by buying local, handmade and unique. FREE Entry. Refreshments and snack available at the Pavilion cafe.
02 December 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Victorian Christmas FairCome and get into the true spirit of Christmas at the Nothe Fort Victorian Fair.
04 December 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Swan Lake - Russian State BalletAfter sold out performances last year, Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for their annual UK tour with mesmerising, and captivating full touring ballet production. One hundred and thirty-five years ago, audiences heard the Swan Lake music by the great Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the very first time. From this moment on, the world of ballet would never be the same again. Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odile, who resemble each other so ...
05 December 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Giselle - Russian State BalletFeaturing an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians. After sold-out performances last year, Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for their annual UK tour with the premiere of the most romantic Ballet in the world, Giselle. Seriously ill peasant girl Giselle falls in love with the handsome Prince Albrecht, who has not been truthful to her. When jealous rivals claim her fiancé, the heartbreak is too much to bear. Weakened by her ill ...
06 December 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Pavilion Darts MastersLegendary Darts ace Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor is heading to Weymouth as the sporting phenomenon of a night at the arrows hits the Weymouth Pavilion Ocean Room in the lead up to Christmas. 16-time World Champion Taylor retired from the professional tour following January’s World Championship final but is enjoying touring the world to showcase his skills – and a stop in Weymouth is on his list. Taylor, who dominated professional darts for almost three decades, will be joined by former ...
07 December 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Weldmar's Strictly Ballroom Over the years, Weldmar’s Strictly Ballroom competition has raised over £60,000 which has helped provide care for patients and their families across Dorset. 16 individuals have bravely volunteered to learn the art of ballroom dancing in 16 weeks and raise money for a good cause at the same time. The Eileen Spracklen School of Dance will be supporting and training the individuals throughout the competition – preparing them for their big moment in the spotlight. On Friday 7th ...
09 December 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Christmas Singing in Greenhill GardensChristmas Singing at the Bandstand in the Gardens at 3pm. Come and enjoy a glass of festive cheer and a mince pie and sing along to some well known Christmas Songs. ​(This event is outside and therefore weather dependent).
16 December 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Chase the Pudding - Santa Fun RunGet yourself ready for this year's 5k Santa extravaganza, on Sunday 16th December at 11am. Hundreds of Santas chasing the lonely Christmas pudding down the beach in what can only be described as ” The best thing YULE see this Christmas!” So come on, get your boots on and get entered into this fantastic festive event.
25 December 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Lions Club Cross Harbour SwimWatch (or take part!)as swimmers brave the cold waters of Weymouth Harbour in the annual Christmas Day swim at 11am.
15 Dec 2018 to 05 Jan 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Pantomime: Dick WhittingtonMade-to-Measure Pantomimes return to the Weymouth Pavilion this Christmas with a brand new production of DICK WHITTINGTON! The rags-to-riches story tells the tale of a boy from Gloucester who travels all the way to London to make his fortune, believing that the streets there are paved with gold! In actual fact, the streets are covered in rats – there’s an infestation of rodents throughout the city and it’ll be up to Dick and his funny feline friend to save the day and overthrow the ...
12 January 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
BSO New Year Johann Strauss GalaThe Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s New Year celebration returns to Weymouth Pavilion with another uplifting selection of waltzes, marches, polkas, and arias by the King of Waltz and his contemporaries! Thomas Rösner conductor Guest Soprano Full programme TBA. The theatre seating is split into four price tiers: A £25.50, B £22.50, C £19, D £13 The following reductions apply: Employment & Support Allowance: 50% discount (with valid proof) Wheelchair users: 50% ...
15 February 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Music Hall TavernThe UK’s premier comedy drag show is back for its 6th year with a brand new hilarious fabulous glamorous show for 2019! Whatever your age, come along to Weymouth Pavilion and join Mrs T and the “girls” from MHT for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes, side-splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long. A feel-good night that will not only entertain and amuse you, but will leave you with unforgettable memories of the funniest night out ...

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