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Weymouth is proud to host over 150 events throughout the year, embracing the area’s rich diversity of facilities and natural venues.  From family festivals, sporting challenges to art and craft shows these are an abundant part of the annual calendar.

Whether casual visitor, enthusiast or participant there is plenty of inspiration, adventure and interest for you, all mixed with a warm blend of local hospitality, enthusiasm and passion.  Take a look through the Calendar which is sure to excite, entertain and create memories.

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Seaweed Shenanigans at Castle Cove Beach

20 April @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Friends of Castle Cove Beach are celebrating the fifth anniversary
of the building of the new steps to the beach with a quirky Weymouth
event – a celebration of seaweed.
“Seaweed is something we take for granted,” says festival organiser Lyndsey
Diment, “but it really is one of nature’s wonders. It can be used in cooking, as
fertiliser, and in beauty products. At Castle Cove we are privileged to have
magical seagrass beds – the only flowering plants able to live in saltwater.
The beds act as a nursery for young fish and seahorses, help to slow climate
change, and filter out pollutants – and they need our protection.”
Want to know more? Come to Castle Cove on Saturday 20th April where the
Friends of Castle Cove Beach celebrate the day with a quirky, fun and
educational event that includes information and activities about seagrass,
seahorses, eco moorings and the varied uses of seaweed . The event will
feature local experts keen to share their enthusiasm and expertise.
There will be a samba band, a bucket and spade drumming workshop, a
choir, games for children and a sand sculpture building competition judged by
Weymouth’s Mr Sandman, Mark Anderson. If you’re lucky you might spot a
“Castle Cove Beach is the perfect place for all ages.” says co-organiser Katie
Janota. “The Seaweed Shenanigans start at noon on Saturday April 20th and
finish at four pm. It’s free and it’s fun. Bring the family!”
Alongside the seaweed festival, the Friends are organising an art competition
for schools in the local area. Students have been asked to submit a picture,
model, collage or any other artwork inspired by seaweed. Entry closes on
22nd March and the artwork will be exhibited in Weymouth Library.
The event and competition are free: they will be funded by a Love Local
raffle. An amazing variety of businesses and restaurants in the area have
donated fabulous prizes, and raffle tickets will be sold at £1 a ticket. Prizes
include local restaurant vouchers, a mermaid swimming lesson, a boat trip to
Durdle Door, stand up paddleboarding, swim vouchers, sourdough workshop,
locally ground coffee, local attraction entry tickets and much more…


20 April
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


castle cove beach
Old Castle Road
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Throughout the Year

Park Run

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. Please check details before travelling. All information correct at time of entry. For the latest information, please refer to our Facebook and Twitter pages.