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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
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    Pirates of the Pavilion – SUMMER PANTO

    Date: August 6, 2018 - August 29, 2018

    Video: Yes

    Following 2018’s Record Breaking Christmas pantomime, Made-to-Measure Productions are returning to Weymouth Pavilion with the brand new Swashbuckling Summer Pantomime of PIRATES OF THE PAVILION! This year, our potty pirates find themselves face to face with DINOSAURS as the story takes a Jurassic twist with a journey back in time! Read more [...]

  • Weymouth Carnival 2018

    Date: August 14, 2018 - August 15, 2018

    Video: Yes

    Weymouth Carnival is probably the largest community charity fund raising carnival on the south coast and this year it’s set to get even bigger ! For the third year following changes in 2016 the event will run for two days with a series of events taking place on the Tuesday Read more [...]

  • Weymouth Carnival Torchlight Procession 2018

    Date: August 14, 2018

    Time: 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

    Returning to Weymouth Carnival for its third year is the evening torchlight procession on Tuesday 14th August. We strongly recommend you pre-order torches as spaces are limited The estimated start time for the procession is 9pm and spans the length of Weymouth Beach. Please visit Weymouth Carnival website to purchase Read more [...]

  • Weymouth Carnival from the Nothe Fort

    Date: August 15, 2018

    Time: 10:30 am to 10:00 pm

    Overlooking Weymouth Bay, the Nothe Fort is an ideal vantage point to watch the Weymouth Carnival air display between 13:00 and 16:00. The fort will remain open until 22:00, and will be a wonderful place from which to view the fireworks display at 21:30 which closes the carnival. The display Read more [...]

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    BLAZING STRINGS AT THE NOTHE FORT

    Date: August 15, 2018

    Time: 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Weymouth Carnival night at the Nothe Fort. Superb location overlooking Weymouth Bay. Live music from ‘Blazing Strings.’ The Nothe Fort canons will signal the start of the Weymouth Carnival Firework display at 9:30 p.m. Live music, bar and hot and cold food. All areas of the fort will be open Read more [...]

  • Be Bop A Lula

    Date: August 17, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    The West End smash hit comes to town starring five giants of rock’n’roll – Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. In 1960 American rockers Eddie and Gene flew in from the States and were joined by British heartthrob Billy Fury for the UK’s very first Read more [...]

  • Soul Cellar Disco Night

    Date: August 17, 2018

    Time: 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm

    Weymouth’s biggest soul night! Stevie G’s fantastic Soul Cellar is ‘on tour’ and coming to Weymouth! Stevie G and Dave ‘DJ’ Jackson will be spinning all your favourite soul sounds from the last 50 years. You will recognise much of the music being played – Classic Disco, Motown, Funk, Philly Read more [...]

  • Ragged Victorians – Reenactment weekend

    Date: August 18, 2018 - August 19, 2018

    Time: 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

    The ‘Ragged Victorians – ‘The Great Unwashed’ are an award winning living history group, re-enacting the lower classes of Victorian England, c1851. They will be taking up residence over the weekend of 18th & 19th August at the Nothe, where they will be ‘living’ in the tunnels and cellars under Read more [...]

  • Showaddywaddy

    Date: August 18, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    ‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band in the World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured all Read more [...]

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    New Body Summer Sizzler Family Fun Day Weymouth

    Date: August 19, 2018

    Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

    New Body’s Annual Summer Family Fun Day is BACK at Weymouth Rugby Club. This year it’s going to be even bigger and better! 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Family Fun Day 🏃‍ The Annual Fitness Throwdown 🍔🥗 BBQ / Meat and Vegan 🏋🏻‍ Outside Push – Pull Competition 🎪 Bouncy Castles SO MUCH MORE…..

  • Some Guys Have All the Luck

    Date: August 19, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to Read more [...]

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    Junior Safety Inspector Family Tours

    Date: August 21, 2018

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

    Sign up as a Junior Safety Inspector for an interactive and fun family experience at SafeWise Weymouth this summer holiday! JUST £3 PER PERSON – under fours go free! Spaces are limited so book online now! SafeWise Weymouth is opening its doors especially for families during the summer holidays. The Read more [...]

  • Soul Legends at Weymouth Pavilion

    Date: August 22, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    Feel the heart. Share the soul. Live the legends. Whether you’re a Soul Man, a Natural Woman, or just a plain old Sex Machine… Entertainers is delighted to bring you the smash-hit spectacular SOUL LEGENDS! Bringing to life the hits of Barry White, George Benson, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, James Read more [...]

  • Jethro – Count of Cornwall

    Date: August 23, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Following 60 sold out shows last year, “The Count of Cornwall” is back again with his unique style of comedy. Jethro will probably be remembered for years to come with so many people loving this Hilarious country style. He is considered by many as the greatest comedy story teller that Read more [...]

  • Take Two! – Tony Lowe and Kate Lowe in Concert

    Date: August 24, 2018

    Time: 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

    Tony Lowe returns to Greenhill Gardens with his daughter Kate Lowe for a special, one-off fundraising concert. Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear a dazzling mix of Swing, Musical Theatre and show-stopping Classics. Tony and Kate will present an afternoon’s entertainment filled with some of the greatest tunes ever written Read more [...]

  • Weymouth Dragon Boat Race 2018

    Date: August 26, 2018

    Melcombe Regis Rotary Club’s annual August Bank Holiday Sunday charity dragon boat challenge returns for 2018. A fun day out on Weymouth Beach competing in teams of 14+ for the Dragonboats Challenge Trophy To enter a team please call Bob on 07771 998077 or e mail ebobparkes@gmail.com

  • Jimmy Carr

    Date: August 26, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    The Best of, Ultimate Gold, Greatest Hits Tour Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Read more [...]

  • The Magic of the Beatles

    Date: August 30, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    One of the UK’s leading Beatles tribute shows If you’re looking for an authentic, lively dose of ‘Beatlemania’ then you need to look no further! The Magic of The Beatles is one of the UK’s leading Beatles tribute shows who play to ecstatic sell-out audiences all over the world. The Read more [...]

  • Wannabe – The Spice Girls Show

    Date: August 31, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    WANNABE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the World’s biggest girl band, the Spice Girls. Featuring the greatest Spice Girls hits, this musical celebration recreates the era of Girl Power! From the chart stomping ‘Spice Up Your Life’ through to the hip shaking ‘Who Do You Read more [...]

  • MAGIC – A Kind of Queen

    Date: September 1, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Magic a kind of Queen – QUEEN’S GREATEST HITS MAGIC, the first and still the best tribute to Queen, perform all of Queen’s greatest hits plus some you may not have heard for a while, in their latest show for 2018. It’s refreshing that in these days of pre-recorded backing Read more [...]

  • The Illegal Eagles

    Date: September 2, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns in 2018 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship. This phenomenal group of musicians have been touring for over two decades and remain true Eagles fanatics! Their longevity and continued international acclaim Read more [...]

  • Madama Butterfly – Russian State Opera

    Date: September 6, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    The Russian State Opera presents Madama Butterfly Music by G. Puccini. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles “Russian State Opera enjoyed a well-deserved standing ovation” Daily Post Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians. After successful opera season last year, Russian State Read more [...]

  • Blake – The Anniversary Tour

    Date: September 7, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Celebrating 10 Years of Singing Together Brit-Award-winning vocal trio Blake return in 2018 with a special UK tour, celebrating 10 years together. The show features songs from their brand-new 10th anniversary album including Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’, the Beatles’ ‘Here There and Everywhere’, ‘Somewhere’ from West Side Story & the classic ‘Caruso’, Read more [...]

  • Lipstick on Your Collar

    Date: September 8, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Direct from London’s West End… 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 Read more [...]

  • The King is Back – Ben Portsmouth

    Date: September 13, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Ben Portsmouth – The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist. Ben, a multi-talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis’s DNA in his blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. Having honed his musical talent Ben Read more [...]

  • The Carpenters Story

    Date: September 14, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music. The outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley and pianist / artistic director Phil Aldridge take centre-stage, accompanied by Read more [...]

  • Beyond the Barricade

    Date: September 15, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    The UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables. Delivering over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, and of course ending with a stunning finale from Les Mis. The concert features David Fawcett (Valjean) Andy Reiss ( Enjolras & Read more [...]

  • Celtic Country

    Date: September 19, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    This wonderful show brings together the very best of both Irish and Scottish artists with their own style of Country music, plus a hint of American Country, which all emanated from Scotland and Ireland. The show stars Ireland’s International Recording Star DOMINIC KIRWAN, with son BARRY KIRWAN, Ireland’s Newest Country Read more [...]

  • Ironman 70.3 Weymouth 2018

    Date: September 23, 2018

    Video: Yes

    As host venue of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events, the Weymouth and Portland area is used to staging international sport at the highest level. It is a popular seaside holiday resort, with its fine Georgian seafront providing an impressive backdrop to the Bay’s long arc of fine, Read more [...]

  • Russell Watson – Canzoni d’Amore

    Date: September 28, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Having sold more than seven million albums worldwide, Russell Watson is firmly established as the UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist of all time. To date, his illustrious career has included performances for Her Majesty The Queen, The Pope and two US Presidents. Following a series of sell-out performances in 2015-16, Read more [...]

  • Crooners

    Date: September 29, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Crooners comes to town for their debut in Weymouth! This rip roaring comedy musical has been wowing audiences with its witty and exhilarating show full of satirical energy, hilarious one liners, laugh out loud silliness and superb musical numbers and now comes to Weymouth Pavilion. Crooners follows the story of Read more [...]

  • Emerald Storm

    Date: October 3, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Video: Yes

    Feel the immense power and thunderous rhythms of Irish dance brought soaring into the 21st century with this fresh take on the traditional. With the sensual fire of Salsa, the smooth coolness of Jazz and the prim precision of Ballroom audiences are immersed further with elite vocalists and live instrumentalists Read more [...]

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    Back to the 80s Night

    Date: October 5, 2018 - October 6, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 12:30 am

    Dorset Blind Association’s 80s Night! Grab your friends and dance the night away to all your favourite 80s tunes. Don your fabulous frocks and party to the late hours of the evening! Dressing up is optional but definitely encouraged! There will be a prize for best dressed and a raffle Read more [...]

  • ABBAMANIA at Weymouth Pavilion

    Date: October 5, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life. Celebrating 40 Years of ABBA Europe’s leading ABBA tribute, ABBAMANIA, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage. ABBAMANIA’s widely acclaimed tribute to abba is a sensational two hour show featuring record Read more [...]

  • Sunday Night Comedy with Ed Gamble

    Date: October 7, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Sunday Night Comedy is back for a new season, this month headlined by TV favourite Ed Gamble. Fresh off the back of his hugely successful ‘Mammoth’ tour, the self-styled ‘gobby little toerag’ Ed Gamble heads to the Pavilion to headline an unmissable night of comedy. Off of Mock the Week Read more [...]

  • Slade

    Date: October 12, 2018

    Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    Without doubt one of the most exciting bands to come out of Great Britain in the past 30 years. With their unique blend of perfect pop-rock’n’roll, outrageous flamboyance and pure fun, and no less than 23 Top-20 singles of which 6 were No-1 smash hits… plus 6 smash albums, Slade Read more [...]

  • The Matt Monro Story – The Final Tour

    Date: October 13, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    “The singer’s singer” Celebrating the life and music of the legendary matt monro. The Matt Monro Story is an inspired and unforgettable show. A unique evening of music, warmth and love, keeping the memory of his music alive. From ‘Born Free’ to ‘Walk Away’ to ‘Potrait of My Love’ be Read more [...]

  • Ocean Film Festival World Tour

    Date: October 16, 2018

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Calling all ocean lovers! The annual Ocean Film Festival is sweeping towards Weymouth with a brand new selection of the world’s most amazing ocean films, from both above and below the surface. Brought to you by the team behind the Banff Film Festival UK Tour, this collection of short films Read more [...]