September Events in Dorset

There are so many events happening this September, which one will you pick? 

Tour of Britain

For the first time, the Tour of Britain cycling race will be coming to Dorset on 10th September.

Starting at West Bay, the riders will race east across the county passing through Dorchester, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Blandford Forum and Wimborne Minster before finishing at Ferndown.

Don't miss your chance to cheer on the riders of this famous race - Britain's equivalent of the Tour De France.

Bournemouth Air Festival

The Air Festival returns in early September. 

Be amazed at fly-bys, stunts, acrobatics and more in this huge annual event. There'll also be evening entertainment, music, food and VIP Seating available.

Outdoor Cinema

At the National Trust's Kingston Lacy House, the Luna Cinema will be hosting 3 outdoor cinema screenings of No Time To Die, the new West Side Story and the all time classic that is Dirty Dancing.

Food Festivals

Dorset is renowned for its local produce and farmers' markets that you can find throughout the county. There are a range of gourmet celebrations held throughout Dorset during September.

Sample some tasty seafood at this year's SeaFeast Dorset Seafood Festival or try local delicious cheeses at Sturminster Newtons Cheese Festival. Yum! 

Art Festivals

Dorset is a hotbed of creativity and hosts a vibrant programme of theatre, music, comedy, dance, film and fantastic exhibitions.

This September enjoy 4 days of the Purbeck International Chamber Music Festival or some upbeat music at Lyme Regis Folk Festival or Swanage Folk Festival.

September is full of festivals and events so check out our events calendar and start planning your Dorset break! 

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Tour of Britain

Don't miss out - 10th September is when the Tour of Britain cycling race comes to Dorset.

Why not stay a while?


Dorset boasts a fabulous range of hotels

Self catering

Seaside retreats, rural escapes, character cottages and town houses...we've got accommodation to...


Yurts, tipis, in style and comfort!


We've got plenty of campsites to pitch up in!

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