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Festivals and Events 2015

These details are correct at the time of writing

Events and Festivals can be subject to change/cancellation due to weather or operational restraints and conditions.

Weymouth and Portland Festivals and Events 2015

Weymouth and Portland hosts over 200 events throughout the year, embracing the area’s rich diversity of facilities and natural venue’s.  From family festivals, sporting challenges to art and craft shows these are an abundant part of the annual calendar.

Whether casual visitor, enthusiast or participant there is plenty of inspiration, adventure and interest for you, all mixed with a warm blend of local hospitality, enthusiasm and passion.

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January

27 Holocaust Memorial Day Service in Radipole Gardens, 10.30 am

February

8 Bustin Skin Portland Coastal Marathon – WPNSA
18 & 20 Family Evacuee Day www.nothefort.org.uk
27-1 Mar 27th Commemoration of the Crabchurch Conspiracy Weymouth Old Town Hall

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March

15 Weymouth Half Marathon – Just Racing Starting on the Esplanade. www.justracinguk.com
22 Weymouth Bay Run 10k Charity Fun Run Starting from the Hotel Riviera. To register go to www.mccpromotions.com
22 BEST OF DORSET SHOW – Weymouth Pavilion. A free family show bursting with entertainment and displays celebrating the culture and beauty of Dorset. 11am – 4pm

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April

3-6 Easter weekend – Easter Fun, Egg hunts, Pirate Day, Easter Shopping & Hockey Festival, activities throughout the Borough
5 Tea on the Quay Music Festival – Weymouth Harbour
5 Pirate Day – www.nothefort.org.uk
12 The Osprey Sprint – Triathlon – Osprey Leisure Centre, Portland
18 Weldmar Colour Run – Lodmoor Events Area www.weld-hospice.org.uk/colour
25 Anzac Day Service – Weymouth Seafront. 11am

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May

Every Thursday Evening 6 pm to 9 pm, Bike Night – Weymouth Harbour, Custom House Quay, Weymouth. Each week the harbourside will be filled with bikes of all different descriptions from classics to Harley Davidsons and trikes. There is a small entry fee for bikes to take part and all monies raised go to a local charity.

2 – 4 KITE WEEKEND AND FAIRGROUND – Weymouth Seafront
3 Tea on the Quay Music Festival Weymouth Harbour
23 Egdon Easy 10k Run Lodmoor Country Park www.egdonheathharriers.com 24 Dorset Tour Lodmoor Country Park. Vintage and Classic vehicle rally with afternoon static display.
24 & 25 Fayre in the Square – Raising money for local charities. Hope Square, Trinity Road. 10am to 6pm each day
24 & 25 QUAYSIDE MUSIC FESTIVAL Weymouth Harbour 12noon-10.30pm www.rendezvousweymouth.co.uk
25 PICNIC IN THE PARK Radipole Park Gardens
29-31 WESSEX FOLK FESTIVAL – Weymouth Harbourside. www. wessexfolk.co.uk
30 Fab Beatles – www.nothefort.org.uk

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June

Every Thursday Evening 6 pm to 9 pm, Bike Night – Weymouth Harbour, Custom House Quay, Weymouth. Each week the harbourside will be filled with bikes of all different descriptions from classics to Harley Davidsons and trikes. There is a small entry fee for bikes to take part and all monies raised go to a local charity.

3, 10, 17, 24 Après Aquathlon Series 2015 7pm-8.30pm. Bowleaze Coveway, Weymouth www.bustinskin.com
6 Royal Dorset Regatta – Weymouth Harbour
6 The Dorset Smuggler Cyclosportive – Weymouth www.justracinguk.com
20-26 WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND ARMED FORCES DAY CELEBRATIONS Saturday 10am – arrival of historic military vehicles, Beach Assault and Bridge Building exercise on Weymouth Beach by the Royal Engineers.
SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE AND PARADE Weymouth Seafront. 11am Sunday 21
21 Race to the Bill Triathlon WPNSA
21 It’s a Knockout Lodmoor Park, Weymouth. 2 pm. www.diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk
27-28 ASA Western Counties Open Water Swim – Preston Beach / Greenhill
28 Jurassic Mini Car Club Display Weymouth Seafront, 10 am to 4 pm

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July

Every Thurs Eve 6 pm to 9 pm, Bike Night – Weymouth Harbour, Custom House Quay, Weymouth. Each week the harbourside will be filled with bikes of all different descriptions from classics to Harley Davidsons and trikes. There is a small entry fee for bikes to take part and all monies raised go to a local charity.

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Après Aquathlon Series 2015 – www.bustinskin.com
4 National Trust Beach Picnic Weymouth Beach
5 Teddy Bears Picnic – Nothe Gardens
11 & 12 POMMERY DORSET SEA FOOD FESTIVAL – Weymouth Harbourside and Pavilion Forecourt. With over 80 stalls, mouth-watering seafood menus, celebrity chefs, Pommerychampagne and local ales. 10 am to 6 pm. www.dorsetseafood.co.uk
15-26 Sport & Wellbeing Festival – Weymouth Beach
18 Jurassic Rocks Music Festival – Portland
18Weldmar Ladies Midnight Walk – Weymouth Seafront www.weld-hospice.org.uk/

18 & 19 Model Powerboat Racing – Pleasure pier, Weymouth. www.omra.co.uk
19 The GU Energy Triathlon Bowleaze Cove
19 Tea on the Quay Music Festival – Weymouth Harbour
24-26 Weymouth Keelboat Regatta – Weymouth Harbour
24 Teddy Bears Picnic – Victoria Gardens, Portland
24-26 RAF WEYMOUTH BEACH VOLLEYBALL CLASSIC starts at 2pm on Friday and 9am on Saturday and Sunday www.weymouthbeachvolleyball.co.uk
25-2 Aug Spirit of Portland “A celebration of Portland’s unique heritage, culture and natural environment”
25 Art in the Park – Easton Gardens, Portland
28 Jul-1 Aug Circus – Lodmoor Country Park

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August

Every Thursday Evening 6 pm to 9 pm, Bike Night – Weymouth Harbour, Custom House Quay, Weymouth. Each week the harbourside will be filled with bikes of all different descriptions from classics to Harley Davidsons and trikes. There is a small entry fee for bikes to take part and all monies raised go to a local charity.

5, 12, 19, 26 Après Aquathlon Series 2015 Bowleaze Coveway, Weymouth. 7pm-8.30pm www.bustinskin.com
8 Summer Fete – Easton Gardens, Portland
16 Air FM Picnic – Lodmoor Country Park
www.air1072.com
19 WEYMOUTH CARNIVAL
DAY & FIREWORKS
Weymouth Esplanade and Beach
22 Barrel Roll Challenge
Weymouth Harbourside
raising funds for local charities
22-23 Victorian Weekend
23 Weymouth Classic Triathlon – Bowleaze Cove.
Weymouth Sprint Triathlon, 8am-12noon
www.bustinskin.com
30 Dragon Boat Racing – Weymouth Beach and Bay
Raising money for the Rotary Club
30 & 31 Quayside Music Festival – Weymouth Harbour
www.rendezvousweymouth.co.uk

 

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September

Every Thursday Evening 6 pm to 9 pm, Bike Night – Weymouth Harbour, Custom House Quay, Weymouth. Each week the harbourside will be filled with bikes of all different descriptions from classics to Harley Davidsons and trikes. There is a small entry fee for bikes to take part and all monies raised go to a local charity.

2 Après Aquathlon Series 2015 – 7pm-8.30pm Bowleaze Coveway, Weymouth www.bustinskin.com
2 Dumble Bimble Run Starts from the YMCA, Reforne, Portland. 6.30pm. 5 mile and 2k fun run. Entry on the night only. www.rmpac.com
3 National Merchant Navy Day – Flag Raising, Civic Flag Pole, Council Offices, Weymouth. 10.30 am
5 & 6 WATERFEST WEYMOUTH Harbourside
6 Jurassic Coast Mini Car Club Rally – Pavilion Forecourt 9am-11am
6 Weymouth World Tour Biathle – Greenhill Gardens Enquiries: 01305 759047
7-11 Weymouth International Boat Angling Challenge – Weymouth Harbour
13 CHALLENGE TRIATHLON – Iron Distance National event. Start/finish in Weymouth www.challengetriuk.com

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October

10 & 11 LIONS MOTOCROSS WEEKEND – Weymouth Beach Saturday Demo and Attractions Day, Sunday racing starts at 12 noon
3-9 Speed Week – WPNSA www.wpnsa.org.uk
11 Osprey Sprint – Triathlon Osprey Leisure Centre
18 Weymouth 10 Mile Road Race Weymouth Seafront. Starting at 9.30am
24-31 Halloween Half-Term Fun – Various locations

November

5 GUY FAWKES CELEBRATIONS Weymouth Seafront
8 Remembrance Sunday Weymouth Seafront/Portland Cenotaph

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December

6 Christmas Fayre www.nothefort.org.uk
13 I’m Dreaming of a Wyke Christmas – Wyke Regis
20 Chase the Pudding Santa Run Weymouth Beach
25 Christmas Day Harbour Swim Weymouth Harbour, 11am
31 New Years Eve Revelry Various locations throughout the Borough

Throughout the year

Monthly Best in Dorset, Farmers Market – Westham Bridge.

WEYMOUTH WEEKLY MARKET

- Every Thursday throughout the year. Swannery Car Park during the summer, Westham Bridge during winter months.

PORTLAND MARKET

- Every Tuesday, summer season only. Opposite Heights Hotel, Portland.

WEYMOUTH & PORTLAND LIBRARIES – Join regular fun events for the whole family at libraries in Weymouth and Portland, including story times, rhyme times, chatterbooks and more. www.dorsetforyou.com/libraries

Market, St Martin’s Community Hall – Regular monthly village market of homemade cakes and produce, plants, craft, local farm produce, fair trade goods, books, a raffle, library and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat.

CHESIL BEACH CENTRE

- Events, activities and talks throughout the year. Telephone 01305 760579. Website: www.chesilbeach.org

PORTLAND TOUT QUARRY

- Host many events throughout the year including Living Quarry and Childrens Stone Carving and Sculpture Workshops. For further information www.learningstone.org

ABBOTSBURY EVENTS – Abbotsbury. Throughout the year.

Website: www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk

RADIPOLE AND LODMOOR RSPB RESERVES – Walks and family fun days are held throughout the year.

PORTLAND CASTLE – For further information, website: www.english-heritage.org.uk

WEYMOUTH FC – catch up on all the big matches, website: www.weymouthfc.com

Portland Museum – www.portlandmuseum.co.uk

Nothe Fort – www.nothefort.org.uk

 

All events are subject to change / cancellation due to weather / operational constraints.

This is a provisional list published 5 December 2013 and may be subject to change. As more information becomes available the list will be updated and more detailed information will be published in out events calendar.

Our thanks to Weymouth and Portland Borough Council for this information

 


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