Events and Festivals in Weymouth

Looking for a destination that offers a world-class events programme all year around? Weymouth provides the location for a host of top level events with a schedule that runs throughout the year. Come and enjoy the uplifting experiences created by some of the wonderful events here in in the town.

Whatever your interests or passion, Weymouth is sure to host an event that’s just right for you.

Whether it’s historical or cultural festivals, music, sporting challenges or wonderful food themed favourites, Weymouth’s got events for all ages and budgets.

Immerse yourself in history

Weymouth has a rich heritage and history that is celebrated by a number of themed events held in the town.

Celebrate the areas military history with the Armed Forces Day Celebrations or go back in time and celebrate Weymouth’s swashbuckling past with the Pirate Day at Nothe Fort.

Join the party

Weymouth enjoys a great line up of fabulous music events and festivals featuring music from well-known established groups and up and coming local artists.

The Quayside Music Festival is always a favourite - located on the harbourside it plays host to a wonderful party atmosphere over the bank holiday weekends in during May and August. With this and more we’re confident that you will find the right soundtrack for your visit to Weymouth.

Food glorious food

Weymouth provides the location for a number of fabulous food events with none more popular than SeaFeast - The Dorset Seafood Festival. With Over 80 stalls, mouth-watering seafood menus and celebrity chef demonstrations, we guarantee that you will sample some of the most wonderful seafood found anywhere.

In July, the Food and Family Festival located at Lodmoor Country Park is a fantastic event celebrating local and regional foods whilst entertaining members of the whole family. Its the perfect event for food lovers who can try and buy from an incredible range of local and regional products whilst making memories with the family.

Going for gold in Weymouth

Weymouth’s fantastic location and stunning natural surroundings provides the perfect backdrop for some top level events. For this reason it was selected at one of the host locations outside of London for the 2012 Olympic Games, hosting the sailing events on its world class sailing waters.

If it’s out on the water, on its golden sands or along the famous esplanade, Weymouth offers the perfect venue. The town welcomes many top level marathons and triathlons throughout the year and is one the regular stops for the Ironman and Bustinskin events series. Don’t worry if you don’t think you’re up to competing, take your place in the crowd and cheer on the competitors!

Events coming soon

Quiet Opening at Nothe Fort Apr 21

Quiet Opening at Nothe Fort

Join us for our Quiet Hour for families and individuals who require a quieter and calmer environment. During this hour, sound will be switched off in our exhibitions. This hour is suitable for those...

Earth Day Junk to Funk and Sustainable Art Apr 22

Earth Day Junk to Funk and Sustainable Art

Come and join us on this free, informative and fun workshop to celebrate Earth Day and learn about how to reduce your waste in the home and reinvent some everyday household items by getting crafty....

Watersports Open Day May 04

Watersports Open Day

Event details: • Date: Saturday May 4th 2024. • Time: 10:00-15:30. • Location: Andrew Simpson Centre Portland, WPNSA, Osprey Quays. Highlights of the Day: • Free Sailing Tasters:...

Nuclear Bunker Tour at Nothe Fort May 18

Nuclear Bunker Tour at Nothe Fort

‌Hidden in Plain Sight: Revealing the story behind Nothe Fort's secret nuclear bunker through an interactive guided tour. Nothe Fort invites you to explore Weymouth's hidden secret and...

Watersports Holiday Club May 27

Watersports Holiday Club

Discover our action-packed sailing & watersports school holiday clubs for kids aged 7 to 15, created to get more young people out on the water! Each day runs from 09:30-16:30 with a mixture of...

Wessex Folk Festival Jun 01

Wessex Folk Festival

Free festival of folk music and dance on the harbourside. Family festival on Weymouth Harbourside with two free stages showcasing a range of traditional and modern folk acts. Morris dancing, food and...

G4 20th Anniversary Tour in Weymouth Jun 06

G4 20th Anniversary Tour in Weymouth

The UK's No.1 vocal harmony group and original X-Factor stars celebrate a double decade in the limelight with a spectacular anniversary show. G4 have been wowing audiences with their incredible...

Rum Ragged Jun 07

Rum Ragged

2021 JUNO Award Nominees Rum Ragged take a bold approach to the distinct folk music of their home, the Eastern Canadian island of Newfoundland. With a reverence for their roots and a creative,...

Summerfest - Weymouths Family Festival Jun 08

Summerfest - Weymouths Family Festival

Weymouth's Biggest Family Fun Day is back! And this year, it's bigger than ever! Last year, we raised £13,000 for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance in honour of tabler, Grant...

The D-Day Darlings Jun 13

The D-Day Darlings

Following on from their smash hit show celebrating the King's Coronation, the Nation's favourite wartime inspired group, The D-Day Darlings, proudly present their BRAND NEW Show marking the...

Chesil Rocks Jun 20

Chesil Rocks

Chesil Rocks has been an annual family friendly music and arts festival in Langton Herring since 2012. The event is non-profit making with all proceeds going to Samaritans of Dorset and so far in...

Weymouth Food and Family Festival Jul 27

Weymouth Food and Family Festival

The Weymouth Food & Family Festival is a fantastic family event celebrating local and regional foods whilst entertaining members of the whole family. As well as an excellent array of fine foods,...