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What's on in Weymouth & Portland 2017. Events, Festivals, Shows, Markets and lots lots more

Weymouth and Portland quite rightly calls itself “The Eventful Resort” with something for everyone taking place most weeks throughout the year. We’re also conveniently located centrally on the south Dorset coast which makes us an ideal place to stay if you want to get out and about and visit events in other parts of the county.

New event details are regularly added to this Weymouth Events 2017 listing so please bookmark and return to see what’s new. We also have a less detailed page that lists what’s on month by month during 2017 as more details become available for individual events they will be added here …

Flagship events such as Weymouth Carnival, Dorset Seafood Festival, Fair in the Square, Wessex Folk Festival and The Weymouth Beach MotoX attract thousands of visitors to the resort each year but you’ll also find plenty of other things going on most weeks including live music in our pubs, arts and sporting events.

We know that many of our visitors base themselves in Weymouth and Portland and like to get out and about throughout Dorset so with that in mind we also list events further afield in Dorset.

Events in Weymouth and Portland

    Dance to the Music

    Date: January 28, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

    Video: Yes

    ‘Dance to the Music’ is a new exciting “must see” dance show like no other! Created by and starring Kristina Rihanoff – one of the most renowned dancers and choreographers from the popular BBC1 ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ TV show. Kristina will once again team up with her former professional dance Read more [...]

  • Portland Coastal Marathon

    Date: February 4, 2018

    Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

    The Portland Coastal Marathon will be taking place from the iconic Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on Sunday 4th February 2018. Along with the full distance event there will be a Half marathon and a 10k so all abilities can take part in this festival of running in a Read more [...]


    Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

    Date: February 10, 2018 - May 7, 2018

    Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

    The Natural History Museum’s famous Diplodocus skeleton cast, known as Dippy is touring the UK from early 2018. And we’re thrilled to have been selected from hot competition as his first stop on that tour! Dippy the dinosaur, has delighted visitors since he arrived at London’s Natural History Museum in Read more [...]

  • Buddy Holly – A Legend Reborn

    Date: February 10, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    Through 1957 to ‘59 one man changed the face of music, revolutionising the meaning of Rock N Roll – Buddy Holly. Clutching a Fender Stratocaster, sporting a pair of heavy-rimmed glasses, and sounding exactly like Buddy in his heyday, oh boy a legend is reborn… This all new production for Read more [...]

  • Cirque Enchantment

    Date: February 13, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    This concert style cirque production features stunning choreography, breathtaking live vocals and mesmerising circus performers. With an eclectic musical soundtrack including current pop, rock and classical CIRQUE ENCHANTMENT is a magical family show that will delight you this Winter. Enter the circus of your mind as a young girl lets Read more [...]

  • Weldmar Hospicecare’s Strictly Junior Grand Final

    Date: February 15, 2018

    Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

    Weldmar Hospicecare’s junior dance competition where you will help pick the winner. Tickets from Following on from the success of Weldmar’s adult Strictly Ballroom Competition, we will be holding a Strictly Junior – Freestyle! competition at Weymouth Pavilion on Thursday 15th February 2018. Our Finalists: We have now selected Read more [...]

  • Jimmy Osmond – Moon River and Me

    Date: February 20, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Direct from the USA, the only official Andy Williams tribute show starring Jimmy Osmond. This brand new show full of award-winning music, nostalgic footage and special memories of Andy Williams will touch your heart. Jimmy Osmond began his performing career at the tender age of three with Andy Williams on Read more [...]

  • Milton Jones is Out There

    Date: March 14, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn’t just forgotten his keys. He’s holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means its probably just a window. In his brand new show he’ll be putting his Read more [...]


    Weldmar Hospicecare’s Colour Run 2018

    Date: May 12, 2018

    Time: 11:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Dorset’s Brightest Colour Run is back for 2018! But with a twist … this year we have added 10 crazy obstacles! Register now at Scramble up/over/through 10 inflatable obstacles, as well as getting covered in colour at our Colour Stations. Our obstacles are suitable for the whole family, but Read more [...]


    Weldmar Hospicecare’s Bubble Rush 2018

    Date: May 13, 2018

    Time: 11:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    The Weldmar Hospicecare Bubble Rush is back for a second year following its foamtastic debut in 2017. Register now at The 2018 Bubble Rush is open to the whole family and included in the registration (for all participants age 5 years and over) is a white tshirt for you Read more [...]

  • Jurassic Coast challenge

    Date: July 21, 2018 - July 22, 2018

    Time: 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Dorset’s fabulous Jurassic Coast provides a stunning setting for this new and testing challenge – with some glorious views enroute and a few hills in between! A Saturday morning start in Poole, past Sandbanks, a short ferry ride, and 100km of trails and famous landmarks before the finish line and Read more [...]