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Weymouth Events Calendar 2018 …
Your Guide to What’s On in Weymouth & Portland This Year

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 2018 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 2018 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: June 8, 2018 - July 1, 2018

    Time: 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

    For more than 60 years master modeller Philip Warren has been painstakingly creating an armada of every Royal Navy warship afloat, in service or setting sail since the Second World War … out of matchsticks and wooden matchboxes. The models are based on drawings, plans and photographs of the real Read more [...]

  • Puddletown Open Gardens

    Date: June 23, 2018 - June 24, 2018

    Time: 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Puddletown Village Open Gardens Weekend takes place on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June 2018, from 1.00pm to 6.00pm. There will be approximately 13 village gardens of varying sizes open for viewing and includes a fun quiz for children in each garden. Tombola, sales of plants, home-made preserves, cakes and Read more [...]

  • The ELO Experience

    Date: June 26, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Celebrating the great music of Jeff Lynn and The Electric Light Orchestra. The legacy left by Jeff Lynne & The Electric Light Orchestra barely needs any introduction – suffice to say that between 1972 and 1986 they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band Read more [...]

  • Rhythm of the Dance

    Date: June 27, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    This stunning Irish spectacular that is Rhythm of the Dance, a fully live show that celebrates Irish culture through music and dance, featuring world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, singers, a most gifted cast who have been wowing audiences all over the world since 1999. Internationally rated as one Read more [...]

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    Stone carving Workshops for Beginners.

    Date: June 29, 2018 - June 30, 2018

    Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Stone carving Workshops for Beginners. Half Day and Taster workshops carving Portland Stone in Weymouth on the 29th & 30th June. John your tutor has over 35yrs experience as a sculptor and stonemason. He will help you carve a small Portland stone relief after your own design or you can use Read more [...]

  • Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show 2018

    Date: June 30, 2018 - July 1, 2018

    The Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show has become over the past few years one of Weymouth’s flagship events attracting families and enthusiasts for a weekend of nostalgia and great entertainment. There’ll be  a fun packed lineup of entertainment for all ages over the whole weekend including a fabulous selection of Read more [...]

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    Summer annual open day – Weymouth Fire Station & SafeWise

    Date: June 30, 2018

    Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Weymouth Fire Station and SafeWise Summer annual open day Come along to SafeWise and Weymouth Community Fire Station’s Annual open day. Free admission from 11am – 3pm Saturday 30 June. Explore our facilities, including SafeWise’s full size road network and street scene. Experience stunning fire safety displays and demonstrations. There’s Read more [...]

  • The Story of the Beach Boys

    Date: June 30, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    If you like the Beach Boys songs, you will love this band! Returning for the 3rd Year to Weymouth Pavilion they are guaranteed to leave everyone with a smile on their face, a song in their heart and a truly memorable live music experience to cherish, this is a show Read more [...]

  • AC/DC Night Featuring Dirty DC

    Date: June 30, 2018

    Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    AC/DC NIGHT featuring the UK’s number 1 AC/DC tribute Dirty DC Dirty DC return to Weymouth to perform a 40th Anniversary set of the album Let There Be Rock in its entirety, then straight into an AC/DC classics set. Expect to hear all the massive anthems, Thunderstruck, Whole Lotta Rosie, Read more [...]

  • That’ll Be the Day

    Date: July 14, 2018

    Time: 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Video: Yes

    The UK’s premier Rock & Roll production That’ll Be The Day returns with another chance to see its latest most popular 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 Read more [...]

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    Dream Dorset Trail

    Date: July 14, 2018 - July 15, 2018

    Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Introducing a brand new family event. The Dream Dorset Trail takes in the sights and sounds of Weymouth harbour and the Nothe Gardens, collect stamps and answer questions to be in with a chance of winning and incredible family holiday in one of our flagship properties. Whatever your plans Read more [...]

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    Dream Dorset Trail at The Dorset Seafood Festival

    Date: July 14, 2018 - July 15, 2018

    Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    This summer, in partnership with the Dorset Seafood Festival, Dream Cottages are launching a brand new family friendly event. The Dream Dorset Trail will take place on 14th and 15th July and will see participants follow a hand illustrated map and clues around Weymouth’s Old Harbour and Nothe Gardens. Along the way Read more [...]

  • Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival 2018

    Date: July 14, 2018 - July 15, 2018

    Time: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm

    Celebrating its 11th year in 2018, the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival brings together champagne and seafood, family entertainment and a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the superb seafood available to us just off our wonderful shores.

  • Weldmar’s Midnight Walk 2018

    Date: July 14, 2018 - July 15, 2018

    Time: 9:00 pm to 4:00 am

    This year’s Weldmar Hospicecare Midnight Walk is going to be 80s disco themed! So dust off the crimpers, grab your legwarmers out of the drawer and come and join Dorset’s biggest ladies night out. Register now at https://www.weld-hospice.org.uk/events/weldmars-midnight-walk The course for 2018 will be the same as last year – Read more [...]

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    Beachfit Weymouth

    Date: July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018

      Beachfit Weymouth will be a weekend full of fitness classes and fun activities held on the fantastic Weymouth Beach. The party will kick off on Friday afternoon with a timetable of classes and a live dj taking you into the night and building up to our special sunset spin 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 [...]

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    The Weymouth BIG Busk

    Date: July 21, 2018

    Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

      Weymouth Big Busk – over 25 acts performing on St Mary Street and St Thomas Street in Weymouth in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare – on Saturday 21st July from 10am until 4pm. Including: Kipper The Decadettes Farrago Moonshine Hillbillies Mark Davis Identikit Speedway Snails The Half Dead Darlings Aaron Read more [...]

  • Hawkwind

    Date: July 21, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Back by popular demand! Ahead of their more formal orchestral shows later in the year, and a new album release early September, Hawkwind are looking forward to playing some fun, summer, seaside shows! The band will be bringing their own special brand of psychedelic, space chaos to Weymouth Pavilion on Read more [...]

  • Absolute Bowie

    Date: July 27, 2018

    Time: 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

    Video: Yes

    Absolute Bowie: 45th Anniversary of Aladdin Sane There will only ever be one David Bowie, he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie, Europe’s Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman uniting Bowie fans across the UK. This Read more [...]

  • Pirates of the Pavilion

    Date: July 30, 2018

    Time: 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    Following 2017’s Record Breaking summer season, Made-to-Measure Productions are delighted be returning to Weymouth Pavilion with a brand new Swashbuckling Pantomime production of PIRATES OF THE PAVILION! . Featuring Spectacular Scenery, Toe-Tapping Songs, Breath-taking Special Effects courtesy of THE TWINS FX and a full supporting cast of local dancers, this Read more [...]

  • 80’s Mania

    Date: August 1, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Currently taking the UK by storm, it’s Europe’s official Eighties Reunion concert show! Featuring the music of 25 chart-topping pop stars including: Duran Duran, Human League, Culture Club, Wham!, Madness, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Cyndi Lauper, Adam Ant, Bananarama, Erasure, Nena, Soft Cell, Toni Basil, Dead or Alive, Kim Wilde plus Read more [...]

  • Last Night of the BSO Proms

    Date: August 2, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Join Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for another evening celebrating the best selection of classical music, followed by all the perennial Proms favourites including Jerusalem, British Sea Songs and Land of Hope and Glory! Full programme to be announced. The theatre seating is split into four price tiers: A £25.50, B £22.50, Read more [...]

  • The Story of Guitar Heroes

    Date: August 3, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    “If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!” Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Slash are just some of the outstanding guitar heroes you will have chance to experience in one amazing show! This phenomenal live concert style ‘rockumentry’ is performed by one extraordinarily Read more [...]