Self Catering - Near Weymouth harbour

Helenium - The Maltings


Below is an example of yearly events.

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Events can be subject to change/cancellation due to weather/operational restraints and conditions.  


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


  • World Wetlands Day Walk - early February, a popular nature-related stroll around the RSPB Radipole Lake
  • Half term events at Nothe Tavern


  • 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
  • Weymouth half Marathon
  • Weymouth walkies usually on the last Sunday that dogs are allowed on the beach.
  • Jurassic Coast Challenge - WP Sailing Academy.


  • 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.
  • Anzac Day Memorial Service - late April, on the Esplanade
  • Bike night in Weymouth runs from the start of April through to the end of September and is held every Thursday 6pm-9pm


  • Unfortunately the Beach Kite Festival lost funding in 2017 and no longer runs. 
  • Quayside Music Festival on both bank holiday weekends.
  • Transport of Yesteryear – Jubilee Clock
  • 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


  • 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
  • Chickerell Steam & Vintage Show


  • Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival
  • Porsches on the Prom
  • Beach Volleyball Classic - late July, held along Weymouth Beach and often attracts many serious athletes. Trade stalls are also available
  • Every Sunday – Live music – Greenhill Gardens, 2pm
  • 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


  • 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.
  • Victorian Military Festival - mid-August, various historical re-enactments and other events at the Victorian Nothe Fort
  • Quayside Music Festival bank holiday weekend
  • International Themed Firework Display - various days over August, spectacular fireworks over Weymouth Bay


  • Ironman 70.3 Weymouth
  • Weymouth Keelboat Regatta – Weymouth Sailing Club
  • English Heritage Open days – Usually first or second weekend in September, a chance to see heritage buildings not normally open to the public.


  • 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 10 - late October.
  • Pumpkins in the Park - late October, Halloween celebrations in Greenhill Gardens, amongst the autumnal colours


  • 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
  • Remembrance Sunday Service
  • Christmas Lights Switch On - mid-November, official start to the seasonal Christmas celebrations


  • 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.