Events in Hampshire

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Events in Hampshire during July bring summer fun and lots to do. The thoughts are on holidays or a short break maybe. Why not combine a short break and an event that interests you and your family.


The ancient bridge at Fordingbrdge

The ancient bridge at Fordingbridge
Photograph © Chris Dennis

Winchester Hat Fair  30th June to 1st July 2023. Winchester smiling!

Hedge End Carnival 2024 TBC It has been going since 1921.

South Downs Way.  Winchester to Beachy Head! 6th July 2024. Cycling 100 miles or 100 km. 90% off road. When there are downs there are ups and this cycling event has its share.

Andover Carnival will be held on 16th July 2024.

Farnborough Air Show will next be held in 22nd to 28th July 2024. A once every two year show this is one of the leading air shows in the world. The first five days are trade days but Saturday and Sunday the show is open to the public.

The New Forest and Hampshire County Show will be held on 30th July to 1st August 2024 at The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst. A very pretty venue. Great family day out. Free car parking. This show has been held for over ninety years.

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Queen Mary 2 and Hythe ferry

Hythe – The Queen Mary with Hythe Ferry in the lead!!
Photograph © Peter Trimming

Hythe is on coast of The Solent. Great place to view the busy waterway. Popular sailing place too. Close to The New Forest. Bit expensive to live there perhaps!

Winchester is smiling during this delightful event!! As they say "the Art of the Unexpected!" Great fun. An ancient city in playful mode!

Hedge End is a small town a bit to the east of Southampton. It has developed over hundreds of years. Nowadays close to the M27 motorway it is a thriving community.

Alton Famous for its delicious watercress and the Watercress Train Line! Jane Austen lived at Chawton which is not far away. Popular town with residents and tourists!

Queen Elizabeth Country Park  is a really beautiful big park that includes Butser Hill. Venue for many events and a lovely place to visit anyway. It is close to Petersfield and the A3.

Farnborough home of the famous Air Show of course and also of the Air Investigations Branch. The Abbey is the burial place of Napoleon III. The local authority are modernising the town over a period of years.

Hillier Gardens is on the edge of attractive Romsey in the Test Valley. It has a popular garden centre so if you are interested in plants a visit there would be interesting.

Curdridge  is south of Winchester and only a few miles from Southampton. This close to The Solent accommodation could be found in the locality for touring the area.

Fordingbridge  is on the River Avon and close to the county boundary in the New Forest. With its name it is obvious that this was an ancient crossing place for the river. The first bridge is recorded in c1252. As The Avon Path passes through the town it is well known to hikers.

Waterlooville is a fast developing town not far from Portsmouth. It is one of several small places close to that city.

Brockenhurst This is a lovely area in The New Forest. Think about it, trees, streams, ponies and deer all close to this large village. No wonder everybody everywhere makes for the Showgrounds in July!

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Other pages that may be of interest


Events in South West England

Events in Devon

Events in Dorset

Events on the Isle of Wight

Events in Somerset

Events in Wiltshire

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Anyone with events in Hampshire 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 Hampshire should be capable of attracting crowds, large village fete size and above, similar to those listed here.

Our observations show that'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. Posting events on this page is free.

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

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Iron Age farm, Butser

An Iron Age Farmhouse recreated where it stood on Butser perhaps two thousand years ago.
Photograph © Colin Smith

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Public Transport

National Express

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.

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For train journeys all over the United Kingdom connecting the places you want to go efficiently and quickly.

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