Self Catering - Near Weymouth harbour

Helenium - The Maltings

Events

Events can be subject to change/cancellation due to weather/operational restraints and conditions. Please contact the Tourism Information Centre on 01305 785747 before travelling.

 

January

  • Big Garden Bird Watch Walk - late January, a chance for some seasonal 'birding' at the RSPB Radipole Lake

February

  • World Wetlands Day Walk - early February, a popular nature-related stroll around the RSPB Radipole Lake
  • Olympic Classes Regatta - mid-February, exciting boat race organised by the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
  • Late Feb -The Dickies Quad Beach X – Weymouth Beach

March

  • Mothers' Day Stroll - mid-March, when a large group of people gather at the RSPB Radipole Lake to enjoy the local flora and fauna on offer at this time of the year
  • Best of Dorset Tourism and Leisure Show - late March, with more than 30 different stalls, entertainment for children, workshops, martial arts displays and more, at the Weymouth Pavilion Ocean Room
  • Easter Football Youth Festival - late March / early April, taking place at the Marsh Sports Ground

April

  • Giant Easter Egg Hunt - early April, fun family event appealing to all ages, taking place each year at Abbotsbury
  • Continental Market - early April, a colourful event attracting a variety of European traders, held within the Weymouth Pavilion Forecourt
  • Lake Easter Family Fun Day - mid-April, when various events take place at the RSPB Radipole Lake
  • Quay to Quay Run - mid-April, a large number of classic vehicles gather to drive between Weymouth and the nearby quay at Poole
  • St. George's Day Parade / Sandcastle Competition - mid-April, various events along the beachfront
  • Anzac Day Memorial Service - late April, on the Esplanade

May

  • Beach Kite Festival - early May (bank holiday weekend), a popular three-day event which takes place along the Esplanade and regularly attracts more than 40,000 people
  • International Firework Display - early May, a stunning show held each year on bank holiday Sunday
  • Harley Davidson Parade - mid May, noteworthy bike show attracting large crowds at the Lodmoor Country Park, close to the Esplanade
  • Dorset Vintage Motorcycle Club - late April, a unique opportunity to see a large collection of well-maintained motorcycles from days gone by, at the Pavilion Forecourt
  • Oyster and Seafood Festival - various events relating to the areas important fishing industry, at Hope Square / Brewers Quay
  • D Day Vintage and Classic Car Run - late May, large group of period classic cars gather at the Jubilee Clock
  • US Memorial Day - late May, various events take place along the seafront

June

  • Veterans Awareness Week - mid-June, featuring a parade along the seafront and also a service at the Weymouth Cenotaph
  • Wessex Folk Festival - early June, a celebration of local folk music, with plenty of dancing and live music performed at various locations, including Hope Square
  • Classics on the Prom - mid-June, various vehicles gather around the Jubilee Clock and attract considerable interest
  • Royal Dorset Regatta - late June, a race attracting various boats and yachts in all shapes and sizes, at Weymouth Bay/li>

July

  • Annual International Maritime Modelling Festival - early July, including an exhibition at the Pavilion Ocean Room, together with model yacht racing and many other fun events
  • International Beach Handball Championships - late July, a fast and popular annual event which is held along the beachfront and always boasts large crowds of both spectators and participants
  • Beach Volleyball Classic - late July, held along Weymouth Beach and often attracts many serious athletes. Trade stalls are also available
  • Town Tennis Tournament - mid-July, held at the Greenhill Tennis Courts each year
  • Portland Steam and Vintage Show - mid-July, held at the Southwell Business Park and full of classic cars, vintage steam engines, tractors, marquees, food sales, helicopter rides and more
  • International Themed Firework Display - various days over July, spectacular fireworks over Weymouth Bay

August

  • Weymouth Lifeboat Week - early / mid-August, with a range of fundraising events in aid of the town's important RNLI lifeboats and rescue helicopters
  • Weymouth Carnival - mid-August, with family fun all round, including a parade of colourful floats through the town, limbo dancing on the beach, flight displays by the Red Arrows, demonstrations by the Coastguard Rescue team, and a major fireworks display from a platform on the bay itself
  • Herni Lloyd Sailing Regatta - mid-August, local boats race around the bay for trophies
  • Victorian Military Festival - mid-August, various historical re-enactments and other events at the Victorian Nothe Fort
  • Beach Tag Rugby - late August, fun event taking place on Weymouth Beach
  • International Themed Firework Display - various days over August, spectacular fireworks over Weymouth Bay

September

  • Youth and Masters Windsurfing Championship - early September, two-day event watched by crowds of spectators
  • Scandia Sail for Gold - late September, popular sailing regatta around the nearby coastline
  • English Hertiage Open days – Usually first or second weekend in September, a chance to see heritage buildings not normally open to the public.

October

  • Speed Week - early October, organised by the local Sailing Academy
  • Beach Motocross - mid-October, with more than 250 riders from around the country, racing to crowds regularly exceeding 15,000 people
  • Weymouth Race - late October, road race lasting around 16 km / 10 miles and passing many places of interest along the way
  • Pumpkins in the Park - late October, Halloween celebrations in Greenhill Gardens, amongst the autumnal colours

November

  • Guy Fawkes Celebrations - around November 5th, with thousands of locals and tourists gathering along the Esplanade to enjoy stunning seafront fireworks and other family related events, such as a fun Guy Fawkes contest
  • Victorian Shopping Evening - evening in mid-November, when many of Weymouth's shopkeepers and staff dress up in period Victorian costumes and remember yesteryear. Also featuring market stalls, carol singing and street entertainment
  • Christmas Lights Switch On - mid-November, official start to the seasonal Christmas celebrations

December

  • Christmas Events - throughout December, various festivities take place all over Weymouth, including carol concerts and a pantomime at the Weymouth Pavilion Theatre
  • Christmas Day – Swimming for charity in the harbour.
  • New Year's Eve - December 31st, parties and celebrations as the new year arrives at midnight.
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  • Link to events website
  • http://www.love-weymouth.co.uk/weymouth-portland-events-festivals-2014/