What's On and Events in Bridport & West Bay

Visiting Bridport and West Bay and wondering if there are any events and festivals to enjoy? Well you couldn't have picked a better location to visit.

Bridport and West Bay provide a year round events program celebrating everything form history and heritage, arts, food and even hats!

Shows, gigs and performances

Bridport’s network of theatres provide a wonderful opportunity to enjoy live performing arts. From community led projects to productions and gigs performed by some of the UK's most popular acts.

Unique events

Bridport plays host to one of the more unique events to be held in Dorset. The Bridport Hat Festival celebrates all things headwear; well because why not?

For a weekend each September you'll see the folk of Bridport donning their finest headdress and joining in the festival fun. There are prizes for the best hats, so make sure you pack yours!

Carnival Fun

August sees the very popular Bridport Carnival take place each year. The carnival is certainly one of the key events of the year enjoyed by thousands of revellers with organisations from all over the South West taking part.

The following evening sees the torch light procession take place and it is certainly a spectacle that just has to be seen to be believed. A parade of lit torches meander through the streets of Bridport on route to West Bay where they are used to light the beach bonfire that kicks off a night of celebrations.

Foodie fun

Food lovers should certainly make their way to Bridport and West Bay. The local area is renowned for providing the very finest in local produce and the Bridport Food Festival is certainly a celebration of this.

The festival is a week long celebration of local food and drink to enjoy, with demonstrations, competitions and plenty of wonderful entertainment.

We hope that come and enjoy all of the fabulous events happening in Bridport and West Bay, for more details follow the listings below or use our events search.

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Christmas in Bridport Dec 09

Christmas in Bridport

Bridport is brimming with Christmas cheer during the festive season and should certainly be on your list of locations to visit. With the town a buzz with all things Christmas you won’t be short...

Christmas Concert Dec 10

Christmas Concert

This Christmas Concert is presented by The Woodfalls Band. Nationally, brass band enthusiasts have heard of The Woodfalls Band, but most are intrigued to know where it is situated. Woodfalls is a...

West Bay Memories Pop up Exhibition Dec 26

West Bay Memories Pop up Exhibition

This winter we are inviting our visitors to relive their "West Bay Memories" in a new exhibition. The exhibition uses photographs and stories that have been shared with the Centre by local...

Drum & Bass and Techno Dec 31

Drum & Bass and Techno

Turn up the heat until 3am. Go hard and see the new year in with the south west's best Drum & Bass / Techno talent.

Robb Johnson - Minimum Wages Tour Feb 08

Robb Johnson - Minimum Wages Tour

Dorset TUC will be bringing acclaimed singer songwriter Robb Johnson to Bridport in February as part of his nationwide "Minimum Wages Tour". Robb is well known to music fans across Dorset...