Events and Festivals in Weymouth

Looking for a destination that offers a world class events program all year around? Well with Weymouth your search is over. 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 Weymouth.

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

Whether it’s historical, cultural festivals, music, sporting challenges or wonderful food themed favourites Weymouth’s got an event for you.

Immerse yourself in history

Weymouth has a rich heritage and history that is celebrated by a number of themed events held in the borough. Celebrate Weymouth’s military history with the Armed Forces Day Celebrations or go back in time and celebrate Weymouth’s swashbuckling past with the Pirate Day at the 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 harbour side it plays host to a wonderful party atmosphere over the bank holiday weekends in Weymouth 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 the SeaFeast Dorset Sea Food 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.

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. Weymouth 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

Weymouth Family Science Festival Oct 01

Weymouth Family Science Festival

The Weymouth Family Science Festival at the Nothe Fort is back! Explore the Wonders of Science! Join us for an unforgettable journey into the fascinating world of science at our Weymouth Family...

Pirate Weekend at Nothe Fort Oct 07

Pirate Weekend at Nothe Fort

Join us for another unforgettable weekend with heaps of Pirate fun (and treasure to find). Ahoy, mateys! Set sail for a day of family-friendly adventure at our Pirate Weekend! Join us for a...

Daoirí Farrell Oct 13

Daoirí Farrell

The superb Daoirí Farrell will be in Upwey, Weymouth on 13 October 2023. Daoirí (think 'Derry') holds two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. He has toured and played festivals...

The Absolutely Dragulous Show Oct 13

The Absolutely Dragulous Show

The Absolutely Dragulous Show - The UKs Funniest Drag Duo. Sweeties.. Darlings.. Touring Drag Sensations 'Absolutely Dragulous' are back on tour in 2023 with a fabulous new show and they are...

Weymouth Beach Motocross Oct 15

Weymouth Beach Motocross

Weymouth Beach Motocross is Weymouth’s premier and most exciting event of the autumn. Weymouth Beach Motocross is run by the Purbeck MXC on behalf of the Weymouth Lions Club and supported...

Halloween Fun at the Fort Oct 21

Halloween Fun at the Fort

Explore a Hauntingly Good Time at Nothe Fort this Halloween! Step into the enchanting world of spells and spooks at Nothe Fort this October Half Term. We've conjured up a bewitching array of...

Christmas Pantomime Snow White Dec 16

Christmas Pantomime Snow White

Mirror, mirror on the wall... What's the greatest panto of them all? Welcome to the most magical pantomime ever told, where poor Snow White is doomed to live UN-happily ever after...with her...

New Year Viennese Gala Jan 05

New Year Viennese Gala

Ring in the New Year in style with Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits as we celebrate the music of Johann Strauss, his contemporaries and musical treats from Kirill's home country of Ukraine. 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...