Weymouth is proud to host over 200 events throughout the year, embracing the area’s rich diversity of facilities, parks and open spaces. From family festivals, picnics in the park, sporting challenges to art and craft shows, there is always something to do. Take a look through the Calendar which is sure to excite, entertain and create memories.
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2022 Annual Festival and Leaflet – now available to download and view.
Christmas Day Swim
25 December @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Every year thousands of people line the harbour at Weymouth to witness this annual Lions event which has become a landmark event for the town.
For those brave enough to suffer a Christmas morning dip, the 70-metre-plus distance starts from the Cove on Trinity Road and finishes across the water opposite the Harbour Master’s office on Custom House Quay. Swimmers are split into up to 15 groups of 30, with some swimmers racing across the distance in just a few minutes.
Safety is a major consideration, and swimmers are required to purchase a ticket and are counted into the water at the start and counted out at the opposite end. Sea canoeists from the RNLI are on the water and are able to assist swimmers who get into difficulty. Help is also on hand from MV Freedom, a local charity that enables disabled people to enjoy boat trips around the outer harbour and Portland. On Christmas Day it helps the Lions by providing a ferry service across the harbour.
Throughout the Year
Weekly Saturday morning 5k Park Run, 9am. Free to join, register online.
Junior Park Run
Weekly Sunday morning 2k Park Run, 9am. Free to join, register online.
Weymouth Libraries – Join regular fun events for the whole family at libraries in Weymouth, including story times, rhyme times, chatterbooks and more. More information on the town’s libraries can be found here.
Radipole and Lodmoor RSPB Reserves – Walks and family fun days are held throughout the year.
Weymouth Football Club – catch up on all the big matches here.
All events are subject to change / cancellation due to weather / operational constraints.