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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Wessex Folk Festival 2022
3 June - 5 June
The famous Wessex Folk Festival takes place on the first weekend after the late May Bank Holiday around the picturesque Harbourside in Weymouth. Over the past 20 years it has grown to become one of the biggest free folk music festivals in England and one of Dorset’s favourite events, with live music and morris dancing creating a unique street party atmosphere.
After a two-year break because of Covid, the Festival is back in 2022 with a slightly different format to tie in with this year’s Jubilee Bank Holiday celebrations. Pub sessions and workshops will begin on the Friday night (June 3rd) and continue throughout the weekend. Dancing will be at sites around the town on the Saturday (June 4th) and on the Quayside on Sunday (June 5th). A stage in Hope Square will host musical performances throughout the day on Sunday, followed at 5 o’clock by an outdoor Ceilidh in the Square so that everyone can end the weekend dancing. Anybody still on their feet can then head for the Survivors’ Night at the Sailor’s Return pub.
The Wessex Folk Festival is supported by Weymouth BID.
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.