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Events

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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2022 Annual Festival and Leaflet – now available to download and view.

 

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Wessex Folk Festival

3 June - 4 June

The famous Free Wessex Folk Festival is held every year in the first week of June and has been established for the past 20 years.  It is one of the biggest free festivals in the UK, held on the picturesque harbourside in Weymouth.

The weekend starts with ‘warm up’ sessions in the harbourside pubs on the Friday afternoon and evening, where people can meet up with friends old and new and begin to enjoy the festival atmosphere.

The whole of Saturday and Sunday are filled with music and fun, with two stages hosting around thirty of the best folk music acts from the UK and abroad.  Sessions in a range of pubs around the Quayside also continue all day and into the evening.

There is Morris dancing throughout the weekend, along the harbourside, workshops where you can learn musical things and lots of wonderful trade stalls selling food, drink, clothes, gifts, jewellery, keepsakes – all within the ‘folky vibe’.  Just turn up on Weymouth Harbour on the weekend of 3rd and 4th June 2023.

Details

Start:
3 June
End:
4 June
Website:
https://www.wessexfolkfestival.com/

Organiser

Wessex Folk Festival
Email:
wessexfolkfest@yahoo.co.uk
View Organiser Website

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.