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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
  • The South

    Date: October 24, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members of the band didn’t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet… Two years later, singers Dave Hemingway and Alison Wheeler, alongside life long members Damon Butcher (keys), Gaz Birtles (sax) and Tony Robinson read more

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    Dance The Night With Silhouettes

    Date: October 27, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm

    Dance The Night With Silhouettes – plus entertainment from the Pzazz Dancers & 11 year old Songstress Maisie Sheridan – on Friday 27th October 2017 from 7.30pm until 11.30pm – at The Ocean Room, Weymouth Pavilion in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare – Big Tombola – Basket meals available Tickets £8, read more

  • Swinging at the Cotton Club

    Date: October 27, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Swinging at the Cotton Club Featuring the Lindy Hop Dance Company & The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra Take a step back into 1920s & ’30s New York City and through the doors of Harlem’s hottest nightclub, ‘The Cotton Club’! ‘Swinging at The Cotton Club’ is the action-packed show celebrating the music and dance read more

  • The Wizard of Oz

    Date: October 28, 2017

    Time: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

    THE WIZARD OF OZ is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic. Starring JEN PRINGLE from Channel 5’s MILKSHAKE as Dorothy. Developed from the much-loved L. Frank Baum story – this fast paced, colourful musical – which has recently returned from a sell-out international tour, features all the favourite characters read more

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    Last Man Standing

    Date: November 1, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

    Last Man Standing draws from the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice, as well as The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett. The work is about living for the moment, about appreciating every second and enjoying life while it lasts. The work follows a female dancer as her world falls apart around read more

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    Introduction to Beachcombing

    Date: November 4, 2017

    Time: 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

    Introduction to Beachcombing – Saturday 4th November from 10.30am to 3.30pm Grab your wellies and become a real life treasure hunter. As the tide withdraws and reveals a treasure trove of intertidal zone, you’ll need to keep your eyes peeled as you discover the rush that comes with beachcombing – read more

  • Weldmar’s Ten Hour Dance-a-thon

    Date: November 5, 2017

    Time: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

    A marathon dance in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare as part of Matt’s Colossal 10 Register now at https://www.weld-hospice.org.uk/events/ten-hour-dance-thon/ We all think we look fantastic on the dance floor. You know what it’s like, your favourite tune is played and all of a sudden we become John Travolta (or Ed Balls!). read more

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    Seashore Walk & Draw

    Date: November 7, 2017

    Time: 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

    Seashore Walk & Draw – Tuesday 7th November from 10.30am to 1pm Do you have an interest in wildlife, enjoy being outdoors and want to learn how to record it? If so, join local artist Julie Herring and DWT marine warden Julie Hatcher on a sociable and friendly seashore stroll read more

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    Hummingbird

    Date: November 8, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm

    Edith Cole worked a dead-end job in a funeral parlour. Ralph Conti worked wealthy widows for a quick buck. Neither expected to fall in love. But once they did, they just kept on falling. Inspired by the true story of the ‘Lonely Hearts Killers’, a pair of latter-day Macbeths who read more

  • Eduardo Niebla at Portesham Village Hall

    Date: November 11, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

    EDUARDO NIEBLA with Daniel Martinez Lopez (guitar) & Dharmesh Parmar (tabla) If you don’t know the stunning guitar playing of Eduardo Niebla, you’re in for a treat. If you are already among his admirers around the world, you know you have something quite extraordinary in store. The virtuoso Spanish guitarist read more

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    An Evening With An Immigrant

    Date: November 30, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

    Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, in 1996 award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England aged 12, moved to Ireland for three years, before returning to London and starting work as a read more

  • One Night of Elvis with Lee Memphis King

    Date: December 1, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    There are Elvis tributes… and then there’s Lee Memphis King. Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, recreates the es-sence of the King; ‘The ’68 Comeback Special’ and The ‘Vegas’ years with consummate ease and an almost unbelievable combination of stunningly accurate vocals and incredi-ble passion in read more

  • Legend – The Music of Bob Marley

    Date: December 1, 2017

    Time: 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

    A timeless vocal of a legend that will never be forgotten. Celebrate the music of Bob Marley with the perfect combination superb vocals and flawless musicianship. Join us on a journey through his career, from his ska roots with The Wailers with hits such as Stir It Up and Get read more

  • Boney M. at Weymouth Pavilion

    Date: December 2, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    A rare Dorset appearance by seventies disco favourites Boney M! Expect to hear their million-selling hits Rivers of Babylon and Brown Girl in the Ring, plus Ma Baker ~ Sunny ~ Daddy Cool ~ Gotta go home ~ Rasputin ~ Hooray Hooray It’s a Holi-holiday ~ Painter Man and many more! Plus an appearance read more

  • Christmas Craft Fair

    Date: December 3, 2017

    Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Christmas Craft Fair in the Ocean Room at Weymouth Pavilion with 50 stalls displaying and selling quality handmade wares. With FREE entry why not come along for a browse and to buy those perfect and unique gifts for your friends and family. This year we are working in conjunction with read more

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    Christmas Book Fayre Weymouth Old Town Hall

    Date: December 3, 2017

    Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Everyone is welcomed with open arms to our Christmas Book Fayre in the wonderful and historic Weymouth Old Town Hall. Within its ancient stone walls, pockmarked here and there with cannon and musket shot from the Civil War you’ll find a good selection of local authors, both fiction and non-fiction, with read more

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    Showcase Spectacular!

    Date: December 7, 2017

    Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    After last year’s smash success, come and join the Bay Studios’ Performing Arts students once again in this not to be missed event! Bursting with talent, the Performing Arts students can’t wait to entertain you with their dance, drama and singing skills in this action packed showcase. Don’t be left read more

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    Showcase Spectacular!

    Date: December 7, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

    After last year’s smash success, come and join the Bay Studios’ Performing Arts students once again in this not to be missed event! Bursting with talent, the Performing Arts students can’t wait to entertain you with their dance, drama and singing skills in this action packed showcase. Don’t be left read more

  • ‘Christmas.Time.’ by Near ta Theatre

    Date: December 14, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

    Charlie and Toby are feeling low, and why wouldn’t they? It’s Christmas Day and they’re serving time at Her Majesty’s pleasure. But why shouldn’t they be having a Merry Christmas in spite of their incarceration? What’s stopping them from creating Christmas around them? Absolutely nothing! And so they set off read more

  • David Bowie Night featuring Absolute Bowie

    Date: December 29, 2017

    Time: 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

    Video: Yes

    Back by popular demand! The UK’s number 1 David Bowie tribute Absolute Bowie is unlike any other Bowie tribute around – making his debut performance at Weymouth Pavilion! On the eve of the anniversary of David Bowie’s passing Absolute Bowie perform in the Ocean Room a two hour set covering the read more