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Events

Great things to do in Dorset this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas

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Bridport Literary Festival is held at venues around town from Sunday 4 to Sunday 11 November

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The guide to Dorset’s best firework displays and bonfire events happening in 2018

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From gentle spooky fun for little witches and monsters to an immersive zombie experience in a haunted fort, Helen Stiles rounds up her pick of Halloween events happening around the county this year

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From a swashbuckling adventurer to a paranoid android, the festival’s director Jules Bradburn reveals the smorgasbord of authors and speakers for this year’s event

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From festive light switch-ons and Santa’s Grottos, to German Christmas markets and late-night shopping, we’ve covered what’s on in Dorset this season

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Hosted by Martin and Philippa Clunes, this year’s event drew people, ponies and dogs from far and wide to raise funds for Dorset County Hospital Charity Cancer Appeal

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Bride: The Wedding Show returns to Westpoint Exeter on October 13 and 14th promising a weekend of inspiration and entertainment with over 160 regional wedding suppliers on hand to help you plan your special day

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This September Dorset provides the stunning backdrop to Inside Out art festival. Artists from Austria, Israel, Iran, France, the Netherlands as well as from the UK will bring the very best contemporary art and performance to our county

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Festivals happening in Dorset this month

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Festival season is well and truly underway in Dorset. From local bands and arts and crafts, to cider, pirates and much more, we pick some of the best festivals taking place in the county in August

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Martin Clunes tells us the story behind this extraordinary summer event and shares some of his favourite moments from it

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One of the world’s most famous steam fairs celebrates its 50th anniversary this August, Emma Fernandez talks to a family which has been immersed in Dorset’s steam scene since the early days

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Martin Clunes picks the events not to be missed at this year’s Buckham Fair and shares some of his favourite memories from previous years

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Schools out for summer and there’s plenty to keep children entertained in Dorset this year. Here’s our pick of events and things to do in Dorset this summer holiday

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Local businesses are being encouraged to submit their entries for this year’s Dorset Business Awards, organised by the Dorset Chamber, before the closing date on Friday August 3

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Manes and tails are brushed and coats gleaming as Buckham Fair invites you to visit their new ‘horse village’

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Europe’s biggest seafood festival is just a few months away. Here’s what to expect from the award-winning festival taking place in Weymouth in July

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The Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury is buzzing with excitement as it prepares to welcome hundreds of visitors and performers to the third Shaftesbury Fringe Festival

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From Shakespeare in the garden to a party in the square, artistic director, Lois Pearson, unveils an exciting programme for all the community at Beaminster Festival 2018

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Great things to do in Dorset this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.

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