What's On in Dorset

Many of the events and festivals taking place throughout Dorset are listed here in our guide to what’s on in Dorset. The list covers Bournemouth events, Poole events and Weymouth events as well as events and festivals in many of the county’s market towns and smaller villages. So, to find out what’s on in Dorset while you are here on holiday or visiting for a short break, take a look below.

03 Mar

Rex Cinema, Wareham, Dorset BH20 4JX

03/03/2015 To 07/03/2015

7:30 pm To

The Rex Players present their variety show “Pack Up Your Troubles” at the Rex Cinema, Wareham, Dorset from 3rd – 7th March 2015 at 7.30pm.

Full of fun, laughter, drama, musicality and frivolity all in aid of local charities.

Tickets on sale at the Discover Purbeck Information Centre 01929 552740 from 7th January 2015.

07 Feb

Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1AS

07/02/2015 To 07/02/2015

8:00 pm To 11:00 pm

Probably Dorset’s Finest ‘Covers’ Band are appearing at The Allendale Centre in Wimborne on the evening of 7 February 2015. Doors open at 8pm. All proceeds are being shared equally between Cancer Research UK and Poole Hospital’s Ladybird (Breast Care) Unit. The event is called “Come in Pink” and everyone is being encouraged to wear something pink. There is a licensed bar, a raffle and there will be a short talk in the break from a cancer expert on the importance of self-examination and early detection.

The Alibi are consistently ‘great’ and excel in a large venue such as The Allendale Centre. This promises to be a fantastic evening in aid of two very worthy causes. Come along and enjoy some great music, have fun, learn something that could safeguard your health and take a chance of winning a fantastic raffle prize!

Tickets are available now from the Event Organiser Stephen Cassidy Guitar Tuition, from The Allendale Centre, from ‘Guitar Mania’ 116-118 Ashley Road, Parkstone, Poole Tel 01202 718886 or 01202 733734 (in store cash only) and from The Alibi direct.

28 Feb

Portland, Dorset

28/02/2015 To 28/02/2015


Tuff-Enuff Portland Breakout 2015 is an endurance obstacle course race on the Isle of Portland in Dorset in the heart of the Jurassic Coast.

This is not an event for the faint hearted!

You have two route options: “Rock Hard”, a gruelling endeavour over approximately 5km; and “Hard Core”, a punishing trial over approximately 12km. There will be more than 30 obstacles and a hostile terrain.

The race entry fee includes an exclusive “Breakout” T-Shirt, a timing chip and free camping plus a medal for those who complete the course.

There is free entry for spectators as well as music, food vendors, trade stands and more.

31 Dec

Weymouth town centre and harbourside, DT4

31/12/2014 To 31/12/2014


25 Dec

Weymouth Harbour, DT4

25/12/2014 To 25/12/2014