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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
  • MATCHSTICK FLEET EXHIBITION

    Date: August 12, 2017 - August 28, 2017

    Time: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm

    Come to the Nothe Fort Weymouth and be amazed at the detail and accuracy of the scaled replicas of modern warships on display. Made entirely of matchsticks and matchboxes, these models, that have taken one man a lifetime to build, fill the whole of our exhibition area. This is a read more

  • Pirates of the Pavilion - August 22, 2017

    Date: August 22, 2017

    Video: Yes

    Mondays and Tuesdays in August PIRATES OF THE PAVILION – The Swashbuckling Summer Pantomime is returning to Weymouth this summer to take you on a brand new Swashbuckling Adventure! So come along and join Seadog Billy, Buccaneer Becky and Captain Filibuster as they once again lead Max the Mouse, his little read more

  • That’ll Be the Day - August 23, 2017

    Date: August 23, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    The UK’s premier Rock & Roll production That’ll Be the Day returns to Weymouth Pavilion with another brand new show! Highly acclaimed for its stunning LIVE entertainment value, That’ll Be the Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music. This latest production read more

  • Weldmar Sunflower Service

    Date: August 24, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Join us to celebrate the lives of loved ones at a special service this summer This year we are holding our service in Weymouth’s stunning Greenhill Gardens looking out across the bay, at 6.30pm on Thursday 24th August 2017. Conducted by Weldmar’s Chaplain, Reverend Sally Bedborough, the service will be read more

  • The Quo Experience at Weymouth Pavilion

    Date: August 25, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    ‘The Quo Experience’ is a band with an impressively experienced line-up including Shaun Michaels (as Francis Rossi) and Dave Crawte (as Rick Parfitt), who have both featured in quality Quo tribute acts in the past. Shaun and Dave have spent years studying every detail of Rossi and Parfitt’s looks, playing read more

  • The Kenny Lynch Rat Pack Revue

    Date: August 26, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Singer, songwriter, comedian and entertainer Kenny Lynch presents a brand-new stage show reviving the music of great friends – Frank, Dean and Sammy – in superbly-realistic style.Much like their famed Vegas reunions, the gags flow as freely as the deft vocal performances as three of the West End’s finest performers read more

  • Weymouth Dragon Boat Race 2017

    Date: August 27, 2017

    Melcombe Regis Rotary Club’s annual August Bank Holiday Sunday charity dragon boat challenge returns for 2017. A fun day out on Weymouth Beach competing in teams of 14+ for the Dragonboats Challenge Trophy – MORE INFORMATION SOON!

  • Tony Lowe at Greenhill Gardens

    Date: August 27, 2017

    Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Tony Lowe entertains the crowds at Greenhill Gardens with songs from Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Michael Bublé and many more. This super performer with the ‘Velvet Voice’ returns to the gardens for his 5th year.

  • The Magic of Motown at Weymouth Pavilion Theatre

    Date: August 27, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Britain’s biggest smash-hit spectacular embarks on its nationwide tour with an all-new, all-star show: Celebrating its 10th incredible year in 2016 with more chart toppers than ever before! Featuring the music of the Four Tops, Supremes, Temptations, Jackson 5, Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie and read more

  • Pirates of the Pavilion - August 28, 2017

    Date: August 28, 2017

    Video: Yes

    Mondays and Tuesdays in August PIRATES OF THE PAVILION – The Swashbuckling Summer Pantomime is returning to Weymouth this summer to take you on a brand new Swashbuckling Adventure! So come along and join Seadog Billy, Buccaneer Becky and Captain Filibuster as they once again lead Max the Mouse, his little read more

  • Pirates of the Pavilion - August 29, 2017

    Date: August 29, 2017

    Video: Yes

    Mondays and Tuesdays in August PIRATES OF THE PAVILION – The Swashbuckling Summer Pantomime is returning to Weymouth this summer to take you on a brand new Swashbuckling Adventure! So come along and join Seadog Billy, Buccaneer Becky and Captain Filibuster as they once again lead Max the Mouse, his little read more

  • Black Magic – The Little Mix Show

    Date: August 30, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

    Video: Yes

    A highly energetic tribute show that follows in the footsteps of the award winning girl band, Little Mix. This iconic show has live vocals and full out dance choreography. Suitable for kids, tweens, teens and adults alike, this show brings the full pop concert experience to you. There are lots read more

  • Thank Abba for the Music

    Date: September 1, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves! Thank ABBA for the Music is a two-hour theatre spectacular that captures all of the magic and excitement of one of pop history’s most successful and entertaining live bands. read more

  • Faith – The George Michael Legacy

    Date: September 2, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    This is a stunning celebration of one the greatest singer-songwriters of all time, featuring international George Michael tribute Wayne Dilks and his 8-piece band. This amazing show is a celebration of 35 years of hit records and will take you on a journey from George’s early years with Wham to read more

  • Tosca – Russian State Opera

    Date: September 4, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Russian State Opera presents Tosca –  The world’s best loved opera Music by G. Puccini. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles. Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians   “By far the best company to bring Russian opera to British audiences” Stage Talk Magazine After a successful tour with Carmen and read more

  • Pavy Disco

    Date: September 8, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 11:45 pm

    Weymouth’s biggest 80s party! Re-live your youth of the 80s and early 90s as we bring back the famous Weymouth Pavy Disco! Themed drinks – tuck shop – fancy dress. Take a trip down memory lane with us! 80s Disco from the brilliant Calebrations Roadshow! Tickets are limited so book quickly read more

  • Weldmar Hospicecare Summer Fete

    Date: September 9, 2017

    Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Come and join us for our traditional Summer Fete on Saturday 9th September from 11am until 4pm at Joseph Weld Hospice and help us raise money for Weldmar Hospicecare. Entrance £1 per adult, children go free! Over 40 stalls including: Bric a Brac Books Hand Crafted Items Hats and Handbags read more

  • BSO Classical Greats

    Date: September 14, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is delighted to bring an evening of symphonic greats to Weymouth Pavilion. The Orchestra and conductor Victor Aviat are joined by astounding British violinist Chloë Hanslip in one of the most popular concertos for the instrument, before exploring one of Beethoven’s most celebrated works. Mozart – The read more

  • Psychic Sally – Kisses to Heaven

    Date: September 21, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive stage show. Sally is one of the UK’s most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the past 9 read more

  • Lipstick on Your Collar

    Date: September 22, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Step back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn’t touch the floor. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake and relax – you are in for an evening of back to back hits from the 1950s and 60s! read more

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    The Heroes Challenge 2017

    Date: September 23, 2017

    Time: 7:30 am to 6:30 pm

    One of the most scenic and spectacular full / half marathon walks and runs you will ever complete. Entry fee £15 and £20 (minimum donation/sponsorship) covers parking, food, showers. Please help us to raise monies for local charities. For more info and to enter please go to our website www.hangersheroes.co.uk

  • All Saints Music & Arts Festival 2017

    Date: September 23, 2017

    Time: 11:00 am to 5:30 pm

    A large music and arts festival, showcasing local talent. Inflatables, entertainment, sport displays, live music, dance shows, fashion shows, displays, trade stalls, steam trains, climbing wall, cider and beer tent – truly something for everyone! Keep an eye on the festival’s Facebook page for latest lineup …

  • Dorset Neon Run 2017 – Weymouth

    Date: September 23, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

    Grab Your Headtorches, Tutus And Neon Bling And Light Up The Night Whilst You Run, Dance Or Walk Around Our 5k Route In Lodmoor Country Park in Weymouth, Providing Lots Of Neon Fun For Everyone. On the night you will be provided with glow sticks, bracelets and neon paint to read more

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    Carole King’s Tapestry

    Date: September 23, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    What do you get when you cross one of Australia’s top singers with one of the best-loved albums of all time? ?A night of sonic nostalgia celebrated in perfect song. ?? Carole King’s Tapestry In Concert is performed by Australia’s multi-award winning Nicki Dee, and is a show like no read more

  • Dancer & Juvenile Auditions

    Date: September 24, 2017

    Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Would you like to perform alongside a cast of professional performers and an award-winning production team in the most spectacular pantomime on the South Coast? Then come along to our open auditions on Sunday 24th September in the theatre at the Weymouth Pavilion. Senior Dancer Auditions – 10:00am Height Requirements: read more

  • That’ll Be the Day - September 26, 2017

    Date: September 26, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    The UK’s premier Rock & Roll production That’ll Be the Day returns to Weymouth Pavilion with another brand new show! Highly acclaimed for its stunning LIVE entertainment value, That’ll Be the Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music. This latest production read more

  • Viva Neil Diamond at Weymouth Pavilion

    Date: September 29, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    In 1966 Neil Diamond’s first hits smashed into the world’s music charts. To celebrate the icon’s 50 year recording career the UK’s very own ‘voice of Neil’ Bob Drury (‘The Neil Diamond Story’) takes to the road with ‘Viva Neil Diamond’, a brand new one-man stage show simply bursting with read more

  • Sixties Gold

    Date: September 30, 2017

    Time: 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

    SIXTIES GOLD – The “More Than 50 Hits” Line-Up Gerry and The Pacemakers – on their farewell tour The Searchers Brian Poole and The Tremeloes Steve Ellis Vanity Fare Following last years’ successful tour, Sixties Gold returns with an even stronger line-up of artists that, between them, scored over 50 read more

  • Light The Lantern

    Date: October 6, 2017

    Time: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    This is an event to raise funds for the local charity The lantern. Bands playing are: Million Dollar Bash Amy Hopwood The Jimmy Hillbillies Jack Scrumpy and The Moonshiners John Stone It’s £5 a ticket and that’s for everyone. Small children not advised to attend after 7/7.30pm – they will read more

  • An Evening of Burlesque

    Date: October 6, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    An Evening of Burlesque is back in town with a dazzling new production! So leave your inhibitions at the door and prepare to experience the UK’s biggest burlesque extravaganza. With a bevy of beautiful burlesque stars, speciality variety artists and fabulous costumes An Evening of Burlesque, revives this Classic Variety read more

  • Islands in the Stream

    Date: October 7, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    The Music of Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers Celebrating the Queen & King of country, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers… Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of Country Music Royalty! This thigh-slapping stage show brings together the beloved glamour read more

  • Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Charity Preview Night

    Date: October 11, 2017

    Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

    Video: Yes

    Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens are holding a Charity Preview Night, in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare, of their annual Enchanted Floodlit Gardens on Wednesday 11th October 2017 – starting at 5.30pm. Tickets available now at www.weld-hospice.org.uk/product/abbotsbury-subtropical-gardens-charity-preview-night/ ———————————————————— Martin Clunes OBE will be turning on the lights at approximately 6.45pm. Once he has read more

  • The Illegal Eagles

    Date: October 12, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Often acclaimed as the World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute, The Illegal Eagles return to the stage in 2017, this time celebrating their own incredible 20 years of UK & international touring! This seasoned group of talented musicians are true Eagles fans at heart. Their impressive mastery of the Eagles distinctive read more

  • Genesis Connected

    Date: October 13, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    Genesis Connected is a UK tribute show celebrating the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics. This show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to chart toppers that will get the crowd dancing in the aisles. read more

  • King of Pop: The Legend Continues

    Date: October 14, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    This incredible production stars the world’s leading MJ tribute artist Navi who is joined on stage by Michael Jackson’s iconic female guitarist – Jennifer Batten. Navi is regarded as the world’s No.1 MJ tribute artist and was handpicked by Michael himself as his official body double. Michael also hired Navi read more

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    Weymouth 10 – 2017

    Date: October 15, 2017

    Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

    The 56th Weymouth 10, organised by Egdon Heath Harriers is a 10 mile road race – the course is mostly flat (along the Esplanade), but with a challenging double loop around Bowleaze Coveway. Runners start and finish the 10 mile route at the Pavilion end of Weymouth Esplanade.  

  • 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

  • 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