Events in Dorset
June and July

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Summer - Time to be out and about, browse the events in Dorset for the delightful months of June and July.  Time for the seaside for all, sunbathe, swim and just relax. Shop in Bournemouth or Weymouth. Add one of these events to the mix!!


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Events

June

Wessex Folk Festival  1st, 2nd and 3rd June 2018. Firm favourite! Mostly free!! Weymouth's Old Harbour and Hope Square.

Poole Festival of Running is being held on 2nd and 3rd June 2018. This is one for everyone. Plenty of entertainment as well.

Poole Harbour Boat Show  8th to 10th June 2018.  It is becoming quite an event.

Wimborne Minster Folk Festival  8th and 10th June 2018.

West Dorset Vintage Tractor & Stationary Engine Club Annual Rally     9th and 10th June 2018. 

Bournemouth Sportive  Saturday 10th June 2018 The venue is Chapel Gate, East Parley, Christchurch. Ride through Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire and you can see Somerset from Bulberrow!

Bridport Food Week and Festival    10th to 16th June 2018.

Dorset Midsummer Music Festival 15th and 16th June 2018. This is a small friendly music festival set in the heart of Dorset in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Bournemouth Food Festival 15th to 24th June 2018. Festival Hub, Bournemouth Square.

The Corscombe Fest TBC The Fest is a lovely traditional event with some superb local stalls, there is truly something for everyone. Set in the grounds of Corscombe Court with its Moat it’s a unique place for a day out.
Corscombe is a beautiful unspoilt West Dorset village, just 4 miles from Beaminster, 9 Miles from Yeovil, and 7 miles from Crewkerne.
More details at www.corscombe-fest.org

The Devil’s Chair Concert TBC The Devil’s Chair Concert is back again in Corscombe (between Yeovil and Crewkerne).
Over five hours of great rock music and real ale from the bar (plus food from the barbecue and hog roast).
For further details on the bands visit: http://corscombe-fest.org/devils-chair-concert/
Why the Devils Chair? Well Corscombe has its own standing stones, the largest one is known locally as the Devil’s chair.

Ferndown Fete on the Field 23rd June 2018. Ferndown Rotary Club are presenting a Fun Filled Fete to raise money for charity. Entry on the day.

Beaminster Festival 23rd June to 1st July 2018.

Tankfest   29th June to 1st July 2018. Biggest and the Best. Tank Museum, Bovington. It would be wise to book online quickly as this event is soon sold out.


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July

UK Boogie Woogie Festival 6th to 8th July 2018.  Sturminster Newton.

Swanage Jazz Festival 13th to 15th July 2018.

Dorset Seafood Festival   14th and 15th July 2018. Weymouth Harbourside. Taste the seafood of the Dorset coast.

Larmer Tree Festival  Back again on 19th to 22nd July 2018. Larmer Tree Gardens near Salisbury.

Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival   20th to 22nd July 2018. Tolpuddle.

Festival of Archaeology  21st to 29th July 2018. Over 1000 events held all over this country that is so rich in prehistory.

Wareham Carnival  22nd July 2018.

Dorset Chilli Festival 28th and 29th July 2018. St Giles House, Wimborne St Giles.  If you like chilli then this is for you. A Chilli fiesta!!!

Swanage Regatta and Carnival will be held this year from 28th July to the 4th August 2018. A WOW Carnival.


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Places

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Dorset is such a diverse county, the Jurassic Coast in the south, Thomas Hardy country around Dorchester, gentle farmland in the north, some steep hills for the challenged. Bournemouth and Poole, Christchurch, Weymouth, Lyme Regis, Wimbourne etc. A small county, but it packs so much.

Poole, next door to Bournemouth on the beautiful south coast of Dorset. It is a large tourist resort in its own right with a large natural harbour. The Quay is well worth a visit and cruises in the harbour are av available. Blue Flag beaches.

Corfe Castle is a National Trust property. Cromwell knocked about a bit in the Civil War. Breathtaking views. There is a Tea Room for a cuppa. Wildlife abounds.

Wimborne Minster is a market town in East Dorset. Ethelred, brother of Alfred the Great is buried in the Minster. Old and new in the town combine to make a most captivating place to visit. 

Shaftesbury in the north of the county is another lovely town looking over Blackmore Vale. Amazing views. Visit the interesting and attractive Gold Hill Museum.

Piddletrenthide, an attractive village can be found on the Dorset Downs by the River Piddle.  It has a beautiful church and pretty thatched cottages. 

Swanage, a lovely seaside resort in the south east of Dorset. One of the gateways to the Jurassic coast and the South West Coastal Path. Visit Lulworth Cove.


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Other pages that may be of interest

Dorset

Events in South West England

Events in Devon

Events in Hampshire

Events on the Isle of Wight

Events in Somerset

Events in Wiltshire


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Anyone with events in Dorset who would like to list their event here please contact us via the Feedback form, we would love to hear from you. The event should have its own website so that our visitors can find you and obtain more information.

The events in Dorset should be capable of attracting crowds, large village fete size and above, similar to those listed here. Posting events on this page is free.

Our observations show that Travel Wessex's main visitors are those that love walking, cycling, horse riding and other like minded pursuits, but we welcome all attractions as we have many other visitors as well that we love to cater for.

We reserve the right not to include events in Dorset that are not suitable for legal or other reasons.


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Useful Information

Accommodation

Hotels can be found locally from Wessex Hotels

There are some delightful cottages around the county. Probably one near where you would love to stay.

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Car Rentals

Want a cute car? Large car? Small car? Whatever you need you will find it here. You will probably find your favourite car hire firm here and Car Rentals do not add a penny to their price for looking all over for you!


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Why not travel by Coach

If you do decide the leave the car at home and help the environment too, why not go National Express. They run coaches all over the country. Some pretty good fares too.

Just imagine - sit back and relax, no hassling with the traffic!!!

Do you know that you can book on your mobile phone and they will send the ticket as a text!!!!


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Trains

Virgin Trains is an excellent main line railway.

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More Public Transport

Traveline is a very useful resource for public transport throughout Wessex, even local buses. There are other pages on Traveline for other parts of the country.


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