EVENTS IN THE DORSET AREA 2018

FEBRUARY 2018

10th FEBRUARY – 8th MAY

DIPPY ON TOUR – www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM’S BELOVED DIPLODOCUS COMES TO DORSET.

 

22nd FEBRUARY

THE SCRIPT – www.bic.co.uk

LIVE AT THE BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL CENTRE

 

27th FEBRUARY

X FACTOR – LIVE TOUR – www.bic.co.uk

FOR THE FIRST TIME THE AUDIENCE WILL CHOOSE THEIR OWN WINNER EACH AND EVERY NIGHT!

 

MARCH 2018

 

30th & 31st MARCH

BOURNEMOUTH BEER FESTIVAL – www.bic.co.uk

NOW IN ITS 9th YEAR THE BEER FESTIVAL IS RETURNING TO THE BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL CENTRE.

 

MAY 2018

 

4th – 6th MAY

LYME REGIS FOSSIL FESTIVAL – www.fossilfestival.co.uk

FIND OUT ALL ABOUT THE AMAZING JURASSIC COAST AND IT’S FOSSILS.

 

12th & 13th MAY

CHRISTCHURCH FOOD FESTIVAL – www.christchurchfoodfest.co.uk

FOOD LOVERS IN THEIR THOUSANDS FLOCK TO THIS GREAT FOOD FESTIVAL.

 

25th, 26th & 27th MAY

BOURNEMOUTH 7s FESTIVAL – www.bournemouth7s.com

SPORT BY DAY AND PARTY BY NIGHT.

 

26th, 27th & 28th MAY

POOLE REGATTA – www.pooleregatta.co.uk

THE REGATTA IS ONE OF THE MOST RECOGNISED AND WELL ATTENDED SAILING REGATTAS IN THE UK.

 

JUNE 2018

 

2nd & 3rd JUNE

WESSEX FOLK FESTIVAL – www.wessexfolkfestival.com

FREE FESTIVAL – TOP CLASS FOLK MUSIC, MORRIS DANCING AND TRADE STALLS ALONG WEYMOUTH HARBOUR.

 

8th, 9th & 10th JUNE

POOLE HARBOUR BOAT SHOW – www.pooleharbourboatshow.co.uk

THE SHOW FEATURES A RANGE OF EXHIBITORS, FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT AND A FIREWORK DISPLAY.

 

16th JUNE

HARRY PAYE DAY – www.piratesofpoole.co.uk

JOIN THE FUN ON POOLE QUAY WITH THE PIRATES OF POOLE AND FIND OUT ABOUT HARRY PAYE – THE RENOWNED POOLE PIRATE.

 

18th – 23rd JUNE

‘THRILLER – LIVE’ – www.bournemouthpavilion.co.uk

DIRECT FROM THE WEST END.

 

29th, 30th JUNE & 1st JULY

TANKFEST – www.tankmuseum.org

BRINGS THE STORY OF TANKS, CREWS AND SOLDIERS TO LIFE.

 

JULY 2018

 

13th & 14th JULY

BRITISH BEACH POLO CHAMPIONSHIPS – www.sandpolo.com

2 DAYS OF HIGH ADRENALINE BEACH POLO AND LEGENDARY BEACH PARTIES ON SANDBANKS BEACH.

 

14th & 15th JULY

POMMERY DORSET SEAFOOD FESTIVAL – www.dorsetseafood.co.uk

THE UK’S LARGEST FREE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL HELD AT WEYMOUTH HARBOUR.

15th JULY

POOLE GOES VINTAGE – www.pooletourism.com

REVEL IN A DAY OF VINTAGE MUSIC, FASHION, ENTERTAINMENT AND CLASSIC CARS ON A 1940’S TO 1960’S THEME HELD ON POOLE QUAY.

 

24th, 25th & 26th JULY

NEW FOREST SHOW – www.newforestshow.co.uk

A THREE DAY COUNTY SHOW EVENT WHICH STARTED IN 1921 AND IS FUN FOR EVERYONE.

 

26th – 29th JULY

CAMP BESTIVAL – www.campbestival.net

HELD ANNUALLY AT LULWORTH CASTLE AND IS IDEAL FOR FAMILIES WITH  CHILDREN.

 

28th JULY – 4th AUGUST

SWANAGE REGATTA AND CARNIVAL – www.swanagecarnival.com

THIS IS THE PREMIER CARNIVAL ON THE SOUTH COAST.

 

30th JULY – 4th AUGUST

‘HAIRSPRAY’ – www.bournemouthpavilion.co.uk

DUE TO PUBLIC DEMAND THIS MUSICAL HAS ADDED AN EXTRA 8 TOUR DATES – ONE OF THEM BEING BOURNEMOUTH.

 

AUGUST 2018

2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th AUGUST

BESTIVAL 2018 – www.bestival.net

THE LAST MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE SEASON WHICH HAS MOVED FROM THE ISLE OF WIGHT TO THE LULWORTH ESTATE.

 

4th & 5th AUGUST

POOLE TOWN AND COUNTRY SHOW – www.uptoncountrypark.com

THIS FAMILY COUNTRY SHOW HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.

 

4th & 5th AUGUST

BEAULIEU SUPERCAR WEEK END – www.beaulieu.co.uk

A GREAT FAMILY DAY OUT AND SEE SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST EXCLUSIVE AND DESIRABLE CARS ON DISPLAY.

 

4th – 11th AUGUST

COWES WEEK – www.cowesweek.co.uk

THE OLDEST AND LARGEST SAILING REGATTA IN THE WORLD HELD AT COWES ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT.

 

10th, 11th & 12th AUGUST

PROMS IN THE PARK – www.box office@bsorchestra.co.uk

ENJOY A PICNIC AND THE BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND FEATURING STARS FROM THE MUSICAL ‘WE WILL ROCK YOU’ IN MEYRICK PARK BOURNEMOUTH.

 

21st – 25th AUGUST

EVITA – www.bournemouthpavilion.co.uk

FOLLOWING ITS SMASH HIT RUN IN LONDON – EVITA IS THRILLING AUDIENCES ACROSS THE UK.

 

23rd – 27th AUGUST

GREAT DORSET STEAM FAIR – www.gdsf.co.uk

NOW IN IT’S 50TH YEAR! EXCELLENT FUN AND ACTION PACKED DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY.

 

31st AUGUST – 3rd SEPTEMBER

BOURNEMOUTH AIR SHOW – www.bournemouthair.co.uk

FREE AERIAL DISPLAYS, THE RED ARROWS, MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT, STALLS AND MUCH MORE.

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

st & 2nd SEPTEMBER

DORSET COUNTY SHOW – www.dorsetcountyshow.co.uk

AN ANNUAL SHOW FEATURING OVER 450 TRADE STANDS AND AN ARRAY OF ATTRACTIONS HELD AT DORCHESTER.

 

14th – 23rd SEPTEMBER

SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW – www.southamptonboatshow.com

SEE ALL THE LATEST AND BEST BOATS AT BRITAIN’S BIGGEST BOATING FESTIVAL.  ONLY 40 MINUTES FROM BOURNEMOUTH.