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Events and what's on in Weymouth

Weymouth is renowned for a packed events schedule!

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 Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival 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 many 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 23 events in Weymouth appear below.

11 April 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Quayside Music FestivalThe Quayside Music Festival is back on Weymouth Harbourside with live music from 1pm to 11pm.
08 Apr 2020 to 11 Apr 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
WOW presents Shrek the MusicalThe highly talented youngsters of Weymouth Operatic Workshop are back with a must-see production of Shrek, the Musical - an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance! "Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus, our fairytale begins as our unlikely hero, Shrek, and the wise-cracking Donkey, embark on a quest to rescue the feisty Princess Fiona from a love-sick dragon and the ruthless Lord Farquaad. Shrek brings all the beloved characters from the DreamWorks ...
16 April 2020

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
An Audience with Harry RedknappAfter last year's sold out tour of fifty venues, Harry returns with his relaxed and funny style to regale us with stories old and new from his football and TV career. This is one of the funniest, most entertaining talk shows on the circuit. Venue: Pavilion Theatre
05 Apr 2020 to 17 Apr 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Easter Egg HuntA special Easter trail leads children around Bennett's Water Gardens; find the clues to complete the trail and get rewarded with a chocolate egg. There will also be an Easter Colouring Competition for a chance to win a prize.
07 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020

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.
18 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020

Nothe Fort, Weymouth, Dorset
The 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment of FootThe 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment of Foot Re-enactors coming to Nothe Fort. A re-enactment group based in Cornwall and Devon, and is part of the Napoleonic Association. Our group strives to open up the world of living history to everyone. We aim to portray all aspects of life in the Regiment, not just the rank and file. We welcome camp followers, traders, surgeons… any one who would like to take part in living history! We also welcome people interested in researching and re-creating the ...
23 Apr 2020 to 25 Apr 2020

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
The Hound of the BaskervillesWeymouth Drama Club present The Hound of the Baskervilles; a spoof adaptation of Conan Doyle’s masterpiece by Steven Canny and John Nicholson. “The most popular of the Sherlock Holmes stories becomes pure comic bliss” - Stage Venue: Pavilion Theatre
15 Feb 2020 to 26 Apr 2020

Jawsome SharksCalling all budding rangers! SEA LIFE Weymouth is on the hunt for brave adventurers who are enthusiastic about all things aquatic and are totally Top Trumps mad! Join the Jawsome Sharks and Friends quest to help Professor Finn find the missing Top Trumps cards, so he can teach everybody about the incredible sharks and sea creatures that live at the aquarium.
03 May 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Kapow!Have you got what it takes to be a Hospice Hero? The KAPOW! course challenges you to run, climb, slide, duck and dodge as you take on our TEN unique obstacles. If you think you’re up to the challenge book your place today! KAPOW! is a physical challenge, but it’s not a race – there’s no clock ticking and no pressure to set a Personal Best – you can take things at your own pace. The courses will be a 5k but you don’t have to run the whole way, and there’s no pressure to attempt every ...
17 May 2020

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
Ian Waite & Vincent Simone... Act TwoThe Ballroom Boys double act Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are set to return in 2020 with a brand new show - Ian Waite and Vincent Simone... ACT TWO, after the roaring success of their 5 star rated 2019 tour! The fabulous Strictly Come Dancing stars promise another wonderful evening of old- fashioned variety - dance, comedy and song! With beautiful costumes, gorgeous lighting and world class routines, including the Viennese Waltz, the Foxtrot, the Rhumba... and of course... there has to ...
23 May 2020 to 24 May 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
1940s Home Front Family WeekendThis is an opportunity to learn about life in our country during the War years 1939 – 1945. Experience Living History with Home Front ‘Dad’s Army’ re-enactors, The Home Front Museum, (which will include a 1940’s wedding display) Churchill’s Secret Army, displays of 1940’s fashion, Pathe Newsreels from the war years and an exhibition of photographs from Weymouth in the 1940s. Take part in the ‘Evacuee Experience’ with Nothe Fort guides, visiting areas of the fort not normally open to ...
23 May 2020 to 24 May 2020

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!
25 May 2020 to 29 May 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Pond DippingBring the kids along to Bennett's Water Gardens during half-term to see what living things there are hiding beneath the water in our ponds at this pond dipping event. Pond dipping can get messy so we advise you to wear suitable clothing and footwear. We are open from 10am with guided Pond Dipping at 11am each day.
27 May 2020 to 30 May 2020

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
Wessex Musical Theatre presents Oliver!This is a charming musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel ‘Oliver Twist’. Oliver, a young orphan living in a workhouse in Dunstable, is apprenticed to an undertaker until he escapes and runs away to London. There he is readily accepted into a seemingly happy gang of street urchins but they lead him into a life of theft and pickpocketing, masterminded by Fagin. Through many adventures and mishaps Oliver discovers his true identity that leads to a happy ending, but first he has to ...
18 Jun 2020 to 20 Jun 2020

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 ...
28 June 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Sunday Funday at The MarshA brand new event 'Sunday Funday at The Marsh'. A real family day out full of fun. Organised by The Rotary Club of Melcombe Regis which does a huge amount of charitable work to help communities and local charities. The event will take place on Sunday 28th June 2020 from 11.00am - 5.30pm at the Marsh, Knightsdale Road, Weymouth. * Crazy golf competition * Team wheelbarrow race * Children's games * Tombola * Stalls Refreshments will also be available including a ...
04 Jul 2020 to 05 Jul 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Chickerell Steam & Vintage RallyOver the years the Show has developed and grown into one of the best loved and most popular shows of its kind in the West Country.
05 July 2020

Nothe Fort, Weymouth, Dorset
Outdoor Opera: HMS PinaforeThe Nothe Fort is delighted to be hosting, in conjunction with Dorchester Arts & Opera Anywhere, H.M.S. Pinafore. H.M.S. Pinafore: Gates Open from 5.30pm: Performance Starts 7pm Please feel free to bring your own picnic or use the Fort View Cafe which will be open for food & refreshments and licensed bar. This is a joint venture working in partnership and we are delighted to be hosting Opera Anywhere who will be performing at the Fort for the first time. This is a tale of ...
18 July 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Big Busk 2Live busking artists from 9am to 5pm in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare. Playing at St.Mary Street – St. Thomas Street & Lower Bond Street.
18 Jul 2020 to 19 Jul 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Victorian Family 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 in the Nothe Fort over the weekend, where they will be ‘living’ in the tunnels and cellars under the Fort. This is the second time they have been to the Nothe and they proved to be a major attraction. The "Ragged Victorians" offer a variety of characters and skills, that include street history at general ...
25 July 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Pride Beside the QuaysideEnjoy live music acts, drag queens and a pride march. Starts 12pm and ends at 10pm. A free day of family fun on Weymouth's quayside.
26 Jul 2020 to 01 Aug 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Lifeboat WeekWeymouth Lifeboat week 2020 will be running from the 26th July through to the 1st August. A full programme of displays, family competitions and our open day will be published closer to the date. Keep checking the Facebook page!
12 Sep 2020 to 13 Sep 2020

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 ...
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31 Jan 2020
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