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What's On in Dorset

Looking to find out whats on in Dorset? You’ve come to the right place!

Dorset has a fantastic year round events calendar for you to enjoy.

Add to the mix fantastic beaches, beautiful countryside and great attractions and you can see why there are always plenty of reasons to visit.

This vibrant county plays host to an amazing array of events from the mildly eccentric Bridport Hat Festival to the world famous Great Dorset Steam Fair.

the steam fair is unique to dorset

Country life is showcased at the many county shows and country fairs throughout Dorset where prize animals parade, and the thrill of the fairground beckons!

There are various regattas taking place along our coastal towns each bringing its own celebrations and a bucket load of traditional seaside fun for the whole family to enjoy.

Amazing music and food festivals with a celebrity twist!

If you are looking to see whats on in Dorset music and food wise, why not soak up the atmosphere and swing into action at one of Dorset’s many music festivals – choose from folk, jazz, classical or a well renowned festival, such as Camp Bestival, which attracts A-list entertainers to its centre stage.

There’s always a mouth watering abundance of local produce on offer at country fairs and food festivals across Dorset to tantalise your taste buds.

Plus, you can pick up tips at demonstrations by celebrity and award winning chefs!

check out whats on at the dorset food festival

If you’re a seafood lover then make sure you don’t miss out on the award winning Dorset Seafood Festival, the UK’s largest free street seafood festival.

Just picture yourself savouring a feast of seafood in the picturesque setting of Weymouth Harbour whilst enjoying the warm and welcoming atmosphere – sound good?

Perfect for families, thrill seekers and explorers alike!

Love the great outdoors? Why not embrace Dorset’s wonderful scenery at a walking festival or join a guided fossil walk and let your inner explorer loose!

The fun isn’t just on the ground! Let the pilots of the world famous Red Arrows and Black Cats wow you with incredible aerobatics and hair raising stunts or fly a kite to the highest height at a kite festival!

dorset is perfect for family and kids

Or perhaps you want to experience something a little more unique?

Why not have a go at Dorset Knob Throwing? Intrigued? Click here for more details!

Cracking comedy and vibrant cultural scene to titillate and delight!

The arts are all around you in Dorset with musical performances, sparkling productions and arts and film festivals to inspire and surprise you.

Why not catch a top comedian in a cosy Dorset venue and be the first to see their set as they warm-up for a national tour?

This may be one of the most peaceful parts of the country but it buzzes with activity throughout the year!

Simply use the ‘What’s On’ search facility on the left hand side of the page to search our list of events.

Why not stay a while and book your accommodation today!

Make the most of Dorset’s fantastic events calendar and book a break to Dorset.

We have plenty of accommodation for you to choose from – chic hotels, homely B&Bs, cosy self catering cottages and pretty holiday parks.

Browse the list below and find the perfect accommodation for you and your family and easily book accommodation using our easy-to-use booking facility: