Looking to find out Whats On in Dorset 2018, you will find a wealth of event information held here. Our listing covers what’s on throughout Dorset for the whole year. Dorset and Purbeck host a huge range of events, whatever your interest.
Dorset is blessed with temperate climate but the list of fabulous events is not limited to the summer months. Dorset is the perfect choice for your holiday no matter what the season with its beautiful beaches, breath-taking countryside, attractions for the whole family and a long and interesting history. Choose Dorset for your family holiday or a break away from the hustle and bustle – you wont be disappointed.
Poole Quay Dream Machines
Sponsored by Dutton Gregory, a fully marshalled event, with a £1 entry charge per night. It is a self-funding event.
The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their menus.
Looking back – 2017 Events
Swanage Events 2017
The town of Swanage play’s host to a large array of events. The highlight for us had to be Swanage Carnival. I sat with my family (with two small children) and waited for the first float to arrive. We were treated to some noisy Harley Davidson’s, which the children were welcome to come and sit on whilst the procession would its way along Swanage seafront. There are so many floats, bands and dance troups that it took a good couple of hours to pass. The weather was fabulous and we enjoyed some lovely, local ice cream on our comfy deck chairs.
The town really does make a huge effort to entertain throughout the year. Events include but not limited too; Folk Festival, Seafood Festival, Regatta, Walking Festival and Jazz Festival.
Purbeck Events 2017
Bestival is a family friendly event, hosted by the Lulworth Estate. It is primarily a music event held over several days.
Weymouth Events 2017
Not that im greedy, but the top Weymouth Event has to be the Dorset Seafood Festival, held on the Quay. This is a large festival with a huge variety of local fayre to sample. Parking is plentiful but you will probably have to walk to the actual event. The beach and town centre are very close by.
North Dorset Events 2017
Being a more rural area, North Dorset is home to a number of excellent agricultural shows but the biggest and perhaps the best is the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Running over the several days the Show exhibits a number of steam powered vintage machines. The steam engines slowly make their way to this annual event, where you can also enjoy live music, local food, displays and a huge trade area. You can buy tickets on the day, which i always do as it does get very muddy if the weather is bad.
If you want to know more about Dorset Festivals, why not visit our blog.