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!

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Watersports Holiday Club Jul 19

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...

Cilla & The Swinging 60s Show Jul 20

Cilla & The Swinging 60s Show

Celebrating the Life and Music of the legendary Cilla Black, Cilla & The Swinging 60s is a highly entertaining show, which also includes a handpicked selection of her well-known contemporaries,...

Nothe Fort Victorian Weekend Jul 20

Nothe Fort Victorian Weekend

Nothe Fort will be hosting its famous Victorian Weekend on 20th – 21st July! Opening at 10:30am until 4pm on both days, you can expect a whole load of immersive family activities which travel...

Summer Fun at Nothe Fort Jul 22

Summer Fun at Nothe Fort

Nothe Fort in summer is always guaranteed to be great fun for the family! Not only do we have fun, hands on exhibits which allow children of all ages to explore and interact with history actively, but...

Squashbox Theatre - Myths and Monsters Jul 26

Squashbox Theatre - Myths and Monsters

Where can you find a creature that is half eagle and half lion? Or one that is half horse, half fish? Or half lion, half goat and half snake? Wait, that's impossible… or is it? Not in the crazy,...

Tall Ships Youth Trust Open Day Jul 27

Tall Ships Youth Trust Open Day

Tour one of our world-famous 72ft Challenger yachts Discover our three-voyage programme of exploration, empowerment and leadership Learn how to get involved with our work to change young lives at sea...

Weymouth Food and Family Festival Jul 27

Weymouth Food and Family Festival

The Weymouth Food and Family Festival is a delightful event that celebrates local flavors and brings families together for a day of culinary delights and entertainment. Enjoy a wide array of delicious...

6 Night Voyage  Weymouth to Portsmouth Jul 29

6 Night Voyage Weymouth to Portsmouth

Spend a week at sea with an experience like no other! This week-long, immersive sailing adventure is the perfect opportunity for you to build your confidence, resilience and life skills, while making...

Weymouth Summer Fireworks Jul 29

Weymouth Summer Fireworks

One of Weymouth's most popular events returns this summer. Prepare to be amazed by a spectacular FREE display of fireworks. It's the perfect way to end your summer evenings and make...

SISATA presents Peter Pan Aug 02

SISATA presents Peter Pan

PETER PAN Adapted and Directed by Charmaine K. Musical Direction by Alastair Braidwood. Created with support from the Lighthouse, Poole, Arts University Bournemouth and Bournemouth University. Dorset...

50 Years of Fender at Weymouth Pavilion Aug 11

50 Years of Fender at Weymouth Pavilion

50 Years of Fender - The Stratocaster Story Sunday 11th August - Weymouth Pavilion Described as 'Innovative" and "Unique", 50 Years of Fender tells the fascinating story of the...

A Midsummer Night's Dream Aug 15

A Midsummer Night's Dream

"I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was." The woods outside Athens are busy this night. Four young Athenian lovers are lost. Oberon...

Dance By The Coast Silent Disco at Nothe Fort Aug 24

Dance By The Coast Silent Disco at Nothe Fort

Back by popular demand… It's another Nothe Fort summer silent disco! Shush Events are back with us at the Fort on Saturday 24th August, offering the opportunity to dance the night away in...

SEAFEAST – The Dorset Seafood Festival Sep 07

SEAFEAST – The Dorset Seafood Festival

A visit to the award-winning atmospheric SEAFEAST – The Dorset Seafood Festival – offers an amazing opportunity to gain a better understanding of the superb seafood available to us...

Ironman 70.3 Weymouth Sep 15

Ironman 70.3 Weymouth

IRONMAN 70.3 returns to Dorset this September 15th, 2024.  The 70.3 mile Weymouth event will involve a 1.2 mile swim in Weymouth Bay, a 56 mile bike ride around the scenic Dorset countryside and...