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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 26 events in Weymouth appear below.

20 September 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
BSO Autumn ClassicsBrahms Tragic Overture Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Dvorák Symphony No.9 “From the New World” Young Conductor in Association Sonoko Miriam Welde violin Enjoy a taste of the best-loved music in the orchestral repertoire with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Brahms’ Tragic Overture has become one of the greatest examples of tragedy in Romantic Music. Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto takes the audience on a journey from darkness to light, leaving mystery and exhilaration in its ...
20 Sep 2018 to 21 Sep 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Inside Out Dorset: Furious FollySpectacular, mainly free open-air entertainment for all the family. Inside Out Dorset takes place at various sites from 14th to 22nd September. An unmissable night-time performance in collaboration with 14 – 18 NOW. As night falls in no-mans-land a battlefront is drawn between the two lines. Disorientated, you suddenly find yourself immersed within an open-air collage of sound, light, pyrotechnics and performance. Railing against the futility of the Great War and the madness of the ...
23 September 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Ironman 70.3 WeymouthIRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth will bring thousands of athletes to England's South Coast in September for the ultimate one-day test of endurance.
28 September 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Russell Watson - Canzoni d’AmoreHaving sold more than seven million albums worldwide, Russell Watson is firmly established as the UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist of all time. To date, his illustrious career has included performances for Her Majesty The Queen, The Pope and two US Presidents. Following a series of sell-out performances in 2015-16, “The People’s Tenor” returns to the stage with his brand-new show Canzoni d’Amore. Captivating to watch and enchanting to listen to, Russell Watson continues to ...
05 Oct 2018 to 06 Oct 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Octoberfest Beer FestivalThe annual CAMRA Octoberfest returns to the Ocean Room on 5th and 6th October. This year's festival will feature over 60 ales from Cumbria, the Lake District and Dorset and there will also be a good selection of local ciders. The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is one of the most influential consumer organisations in the UK with over 160,000 members. From its formation in the early 1970s CAMRA has become the largest consumer group focused on a single product. Food will be available at ...
14 October 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
The Harold Cordell Memorial ShowLocal entertainer and charity show organiser Harold Cordell had a long association with the Pavilion Theatre, his annual variety and Old Time Music Hall shows from 1972 to 2007 raised money for local and national charities. In 1986 and again in 1989 he had royal guests of honour attend his shows. His first Pavilion show was in 1968, and that same year he compered the Sunday night professional summer season shows at the Pavilion introducing such stars as Dick Emery, Ray Alan and Arthur ...
18 October 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Halloween RocksThis is one Halloween party you cannot afford to miss! A heart-stopping mix of some of the greatest rock and pop anthems ever performed by a cast of leading performers. Halloween Rocks is a truly unique theatrical event featuring bespoke costumes, special effects and incredible make up. This show will take your breath away... ALL OF IT!
13 Oct 2018 to 19 Oct 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Speed WeekWeymouth Speed Week is the oldest and longest-running speed sailing event in the world. Held annually since 1972, it has challenged sailors of a wide variety of wind-powered craft to sail as fast as they can over a distance of 500m with their speed being recorded as the average speed over that distance.
20 October 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
The Greatest Show - Songs From HollywoodUnleash your passion to sing-a-long to famous songs from best-loved films, in this exciting concert celebration! As well as featuring the biggest hits, "The Greatest Show", “This is Me”, “Never Enough” and "Come Alive", from the hit musical phenomenon The Greatest Showman , you’ll hear iconic songs in concert from Hollywood movies such as Frozen, Dreamgirls , Dirty Dancing, Shrek , Moulin Rouge, Mamma Mia and more! The production will also feature an all-star cast from London's West ...
22 October 2018

Bella Ceramics, Weymouth, Dorset
Halloween Slime WorkshopCome and let your child join in this fun Halloween Half Term Activity 🎃👻 We will making 4 awesome PERFECT slimes with the children in our step by step workshop! 🙌🏼 🤖 Basic Slime 🤖 Funky Scented Glittery Slime 🤖 Foam Slime 🤖 Soap Slime We will be using a neutral child friendly recipe as always ✅ We will be adding gruesome bugs and critters to our Halloween Slime🕷🦗🐛 Juice & Biscuit 🍪 included 😋🙌🏼 2 sessions available 10am & 12pm - workshop lasts 1 hour - ...
23 October 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Nothe Fort Halloween Family Fun DayA family fun day for the little ones - this event will not be too scary. However, there will be ghost hunts and stories with the return of "Wanda Weatherwax" who will guide you through the tunnels down below. We might even find the dark and mysterious figure of the "Undertaker". There will be face painting, mad merlin the magician and his magic show, Potion Making Please come in fancy dress with a prize for the most scariest.
25 October 2018

Bella Ceramics, Weymouth, Dorset
Halloween Kids Party👻🎃🕷 Halloween Kids Party🕷🎃👻 ☠️ Fancy dress (prize for best dressed) ☠️ Pottery Painting Halloween figurine ☠️ Make Halloween Critter Slime ☠️ Halloween Milkshake & Popcorn ☠️ Halloween fun game! £12 pp suitable for ages 5yrs + payment on booking essential - please call the studio on 01305 780 343 to book your child on 🎨
25 Oct 2018 to 26 Oct 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Goodnight Mr TomOne of the most uplifting stories ever written, Michelle Magorian’s stunning Goodnight Mister Tom is brought gloriously to life in this stage adaptation by David Wood – the UK’s ‘National Children’s Dramatist’ (The Times). Set during the dark and dangerous build-up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows sad young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and builds a remarkable and moving friendship with the elderly recluse Tom Oakley. All seems ...
26 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Nothe of the Living DeadThough their presentation may vary, each experience shares a common thread – humankind versus zombie – a theme that Nothe of the Living Dead will continue to entertain our visitors who have the courage to participate in this event. Set in one of the UK’s most haunted attractions, Dorset’s Nothe Fort will be an immersive zombie experience that sees survivors of the new apocalypse battling their way through a web of tunnels infested with flesh devouring zombies. Along the way, each survivor ...
28 October 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Lions Beach Motocross - Weymouth BeachThis exciting national motocross event attracts over 250 top male and female riders from all over the country. Free to spectators - this event regularly draws in the crowds to enjoy the thrills and spills of high quality and enthusiastic riders. The sands of Weymouth are dramatically transformed into a 1-mile course of bomb holes, dare-devil jumps and sharp chicanes. All the Lions ask is that you please purchase a programme at £2 or make a donation to their Charity Fund.
29 Oct 2018 to 31 Oct 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Paranormal Tours"Deeper Underground" Paranormal Tours of the Nothe Fort Tunnels. Adults Only (Not Suitable for under 16s) Tours last approximately one hour with a 30-minute tour of our underground tunnels and 30-minute question & answer session with light refreshments. Ticket price is £10pp available on-line only from the 10th September 2018. Tours Times are: 7pm: 8.15pm & 9.30pm. Our local paranormal expert will share some personal accounts from research conducted at the Fort as well as answer any ...
20 Oct 2018 to 04 Nov 2018

Spooky Seas - AscariumExplore the ocean depths to discover the spooky creatures that lurk beneath the waves. Find the missing magic ingredients around SEA LIFE to help the Sea witch cast her spell and claim your reward! Long ago, Zara was a regular witch who lived on the land. She soon fell in love with the ocean and all the amazing creatures inside, but also saw how people mistreated the seas. She decided to cast a spell, and turned herself into a Sea witch. With all of her magical powers; she swims the ...
05 November 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Firework Display & BonfireGuy Fawkes celebrations are one of the Borough’s biggest annual community events. Many thousands of local children with their families will gather on Weymouth Esplanade to enjoy the FREE Traditional Community Guy Fawkes Celebrations. A wealth of different family inspired Guy Fawkes events will be taking place, including Fireworks, a Guy Fawkes Competition, Fun Fair and Beach Bonfire. The climax of the evening will be a fabulous Free International Firework Display over Weymouth’s moonlit bay!
09 November 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
10cc in ConcertAmong the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure. Testament to 10cc’s ongoing appeal, the band can count a generation-straddling array of fellow artists, everyone from Chrissie Hynde to The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie and Axl Rose to Sophie Ellis Bextor, among their many millions of fans. I'm Not In Love, co-written by Graham Gouldman and Eric ...
14 Nov 2018 to 17 Nov 2018

Weymouth, Dorset
WOW Presents Cats - the MusicalPrepare to be captivated when the magical musical, CATS, leaps into Weymouth’s Pavilion Theatre. This hit show is being staged by WOW Youth Musical Theatre, the award-winning group renowned for the high quality of its professionally directed productions. Jeremy Tustin, director of WOW’s Hairspray, returns for CATS. Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the show is set amongst a junkyard at night which comes alive as fabulous feline characters, including Rum Tum ...
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 ...

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