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Events and what's on in Weymouth

Weymouth is renowned for a packed events schedule and 2019 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 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 27 events in Weymouth appear below.

19 May 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Music in Greenhill GardensThe Decadettes perform an afternoon of music that you will know oh so well!! Starts 2pm (Weather dependent).
25 May 2019 to 26 May 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
1940s 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 ...
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!
26 May 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Mayor's Celebration FireworksIn recognition of the newly formed Weymouth Town Council, spectators can enjoy a fabulous fireworks display at 9.45pm over the bay.
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.
18 May 2019 to 02 Jun 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Open for ArtFrom 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 ...
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 ...
22 Jun 2019 to 24 Jun 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Armed Forces & Veterans CelebrationsWeymouth & Portland Armed Forces celebrations take place in the Borough on Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th June. Saturday 22nd June - Watch the Historic Military Vehicles arrive on the seafront from 10am, visit the Association stands to gain a wealth of information of the various support organisations. Sunday 23rd June - the annual Open Air Service and Parade takes place from 11 am on Weymouth Seafront, welcoming over 1,500 veterans in the Parade, marching bands and convoy ...
30 June 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Music in Greenhill GardensThe Silhouettes (A Weldmar Hospice Event). Venue: Greenhill Gardens at 2pm (Weather dependent).
29 Jun 2019 to 30 Jun 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Beach Rugby FestivalWeymouth Beach Rugby is hotting up to become the place to play 5`s beach rugby.! This is beach rugby held over two days: Adult touch teams mixed or not Saturday Kids Touch teams mixed or not 12 -U16 Sunday. Playing for Trophies. Stay & Play all weekend packages available. Weymouth rugby quickfest Weldmar Hospicecare is our chosen charity and it provides end of life care for people living in Dorset who need specialist support.
06 Jul 2019 to 07 Jul 2019

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.
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 ...
21 July 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Music in Greenhill GardensThe Omega Project performing on the Bandstand. (In aid of South West Dorset Talking Newspapers). Starts 2pm, (weather dependent).
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 ...
28 July 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Music in Greenhill GardensEntertainer Tony Lowe. (A Weldmar Hospice Event). Starts 2pm - weather dependent.
26 Jul 2019 to 28 Jul 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Beach Volleyball ClassicWeymouth Beach Volleyball Classic will take place from 27th to 29th July.
28 Jul 2019 to 03 Aug 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Lifeboat WeekCelebrating its 150th anniversary this year, Weymouth Lifeboat Week kicks off with a fabulous parade of boats on 28th, when some 200 boats will taking part. Lots more events throughout the week - all raising money for the RNLI.
04 August 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Party in the ParkAIR 107.2 presents Party In The Park 2019! Join us on the 4th August at Lodmoor Country Park from 12pm to 7pm for a great afternoon of family-friendly entertainment. Of course, the event is absolutely FREE. Keep following the event page for updates including the day's line up and musical acts. —Featuring— • A talented selection of local singers and musicians • Local stalls • Visual displays • Charities • Local food and drink outlets +much more!
18 August 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Greenhill Gardens Summer FayreThe Silhouettes on the bandstand, singers Franz Atkinson and Sophie Green, and the pupils from Twirl Academy will be performing in the Gardens (A Friends Of Greenhill Gardens Event). Come and enjoy an afternoon with great music and FUN Stalls. Plenty of food and drinks available at the Cafe as you laze by the sea.
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

Weymouth, Dorset
Pirates and MermaidsChoose your team, Pirates or Mermaids, in a race to be the first to find the hidden treasure. Grab your team trail leaflet, find the six hidden treasures in the tanks and write down what you find. Complete the task and claim your special Pirate or Mermaid reward! You can also... Meet the SEA LIFE Mermaids, plus on selected dates you can see mermaids swimming in our Ocean Tank with our giant green sea turtles. Learn how to tie ship mate knots like a real Pirate Learn how to ...
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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10 Apr 2019
Dorset Moon It has travelled all over the world and wowed thousands. Now Luke Jerram’s internationally acclaimed Museum of the Moon is making its way to Dorset for the first time as part of DORSET MOON; the exciting new arts event for summer 2019. Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon is an astounding seven-metre-diameter spherical sculpture. This incredible installation is a fusion of large-scale NASA lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound audio created by Ivor Novello Award ... Read more...
8 Apr 2019
Easter Events in Dorset Dorset’s Egg-stravaganza of Easter Activities! The Easter holidays are upon us! Whether you’re visiting Dorset for a holiday or live here and want to explore more of your county, there’s never a shortage of places to go and activities for the kids – and big kids! – to get involved in. But what’s on? Dorset is chock full of family-friendly attractions, and many will be hosting Easter Egg Hunts or other fun activities for kids to enjoy over ... Read more...
27 Feb 2019
Dorset’s hidden gems - secret places to visit 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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