Weymouth and Portland

Fairs and Festivals

Weymouth & Portland is buzzing with festivals, fairs, fireworks, shows, regattas, sport, music and historical events all year round.  For example:

Kite Weekend and Fairground in May on Weymouth Seafront provides a colourful and impressive display of kites of all shapes and sizes.

Weymouth & Portland Armed Forces Day Celebrations in June is a two day event which sees the arrival of historic military vehicles, exhibition and displays, band performances and a Service of Remembrance and Parade on the Sunday.

Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival in July provides over 80 stalls, mouth-watering seafood menus, celebrity chefs, Pommery Champagne and local ales – have a look at www.dorsetseafood.co.uk

The Weymouth Beach Volleyball Classic in July is a weekend of international volleyball and the oldest official beach volleyball competition in Britain.

The Lions Motocross Weekend on Weymouth Beach (see above) is held in October begins with a demo and attractions day on the Saturday before racing starts on the Sunday at noon.

Out of season there are Christmas events with a ‘Chase the Pudding’ Santa Run and Christmas Day Harbour Swim.  The New Year’s Eve party in Weymouth is believed to be one of the largest public fancy dress parties in Great Britain!