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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 25 events in Weymouth appear below.

29 February 2020

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
California Dreamin'FEATURING THE GREATEST HITS FROM THE FLOWER POWER ERA - WITH THE MUSIC OF THE MAMAS AND PAPAS AND MORE. The Mamas and Papas, one of the super groups from the golden age of the Flower Power Era in the 60s. They brought us smash hits like “Monday Monday”, “Creeque Ally”, “Dedicated To The One I Love”, “I Saw Her Again Last Night” “California Dreaming”, just to name a few. This show will instantly transport you back to one of the most iconic periods of the Sixties. The Flower ...
15 March 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Bay 10k Charity Fun RunRun for fun and raise money for rescue animals by taking part in the Weymouth Bay 10k Charity Fun Run on Sunday 15 March, organised by Bridport Runners who have chosen the Margaret Green Animal Rescue as their charity of the year. This means we receive £1 from every entry fee and, of course, you can raise sponsorship too! Start Time: 10:00 (registration 09:00-09:45) From: Riveria Hotel, Bowleaze Cove, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 6PR Entry Fee: £15 (£1 of this goes to MGAR) Closing date ...
21 March 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Dorchester Ballet & Dance - NarniaA dance performance inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia, brought to you by the students of Dorchester Ballet & Dance. Join our dancers for an exciting trip through the fantasy world of Narnia. Venue: Weymouth Pavilion with performances at 2pm and 6pm.
22 March 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Half MarathonNow in its 6th Year, this popular seaside half marathon provides runners with some outstanding scenery, history, and the opportunity to set a pb on a pretty flat 13.1 mile course. Runners will complete a traffic-free, fast course and take in a historical and scenic tour of Weymouth’s dramatic past and landscape through the town, harbour, seafront and Lodmoor Country Park. We are delighted to be supporting the local Weymouth Rotary group and Weldmar Hospice in 2020. It’s never too late ...
25 March 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Giovanni Pernice - This is MeStrictly Come Dancing favourite, Giovanni Pernice, is back with a BRAND NEW show for 2020, GIOVANNI PERNICE - THIS IS ME! The showman is set to light up the stage, along with his cast of professional dancers, for his fourth year of touring. With the Italian’s natural charm, combined with beautiful choreography perfectly complemented by a fabulous soundtrack, THIS IS ME pays homage to the music and dances that have inspired Giovanni’s career, from a competition dancer to one of the ...
28 March 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Weldmar Craft FairWeldmar’s Craft For Care week starts with a Craft Fair! FREE ENTRY – The fair is open from 10am until 3pm on the 28th March 2020. There will be a variety of crafts available to buy & interactive stall for all ages to enjoy! Venue:Willowbed Hall, 39 Putton Lane, Chickerell, Weymouth.
02 April 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Sounds of the 70s Live with Johnnie WalkerFollowing the success of Tony Blackburn’s Sounds of the 60s live tour, which has enjoyed a long run of sold out performances across the UK, legendary DJ Johnnie Walker will take BBC Radio 2’s popular Sounds of the 70s radio show on the road in 2020. The brand new live show will be hosted by Johnnie, who will offer his personal stories and memories from the ‘70s, and will feature a live band and singers who will perform an array of classic hits from throughout the decade. The tour will ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
30 May 2020 to 31 May 2020

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.
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 ...
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 ...
11 Jul 2020 to 12 Jul 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 ...
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 ...
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!

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21 Feb 2020
Dorset History Dorset’s past influences much of what we do here today, the many places we visit, and a great number of the photos we take as our own mementos. A county with a rich heritage, there’s plenty of Dorset history to be explored. From a Victorian sea-defence fort to centuries-old castles, via preserved steam trains and a wartime abandoned village, and through a variety of award-winning museums, Dorset’s past is brilliantly brought to life. Take a trip back in time with a visit ... Read more...
31 Jan 2020
January Photos of the Month Welcome to Resort Dorset's first 'photos of the month' feature. We collect photos that we love from Instagram each month. To be in with a chance of being featured in next month's feature, just tag @resortdorset or use #resortdorset on any of your Instagram photos! Each month, there will be a feautured photo. Shots We Love Portland Bill View this post on ... Read more...
4 Dec 2019
New Year's Eve Events in Dorset New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration. We raise a glass to the year that’s gone by, everything we’ve achieved, and that glass is also raised to the year ahead. It is often spent with family and friends, the ones who have been by our side for last 12 months, and the ones we look to spend the next 12 months with. For many of us, a change is about to happen. We step into the New Year with a fresh vision of exciting things to come. Whatever you’re ... Read more...
3 Dec 2019
Ice Skating in Dorset Christmas is nearly here and there’s a fun way to get you in the festive spirit — by ice skating in Dorset! Nothing beats wrapping up, getting your skates on and heading out to glide (or stumble) across the ice, before treating yourself to a delicious hot chocolate afterwards. Whether you’re a cling-to-the-side kind of skater or have a Torville and Dean style, ice skating is a fab activity for all and a great way to get together with friends and family to have ... Read more...
2 Dec 2019
Dorset Beaches Dorset is surrounded by an 88-mile stretch of quite remarkable coastline. One of the pleasures of visiting (or living in) Dorset is that you’re never too far away from the beach – whichever beach that may be, because there’s plenty! And by plenty, we mean loads! There are the major beaches such as the award-winning Bournemouth Beach and Weymouth Beach, along with the many smaller beaches such as Church Ope Cove. Take a look at some of many: Chesil ... Read more...

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