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Swanage Lifeboat Week

Start date: 11/08/2023
End date: 20/08/2023
All-day event
Location: Swanage
Festivals & Outdoor Events
Come and join the festivities at Swanage Lifeboat Station and Prince Albert Gardens for Swanage Lifeboat Week! There’s 10 days of jam-packed fun, activities and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Take part in the much-loved build-a-boat competition or test your knowledge with the popular lifeboat quiz. Runners can even participate in “The Lifeboat Loop” a […]

Swanage Carnival 2023

Start date: 29/07/2023
End date: 05/08/2023
All-day event
Location: Swanage
Festivals & Outdoor Events
Swanage Carnival is the South Coast’s premier carnival event for the whole family to enjoy. Celebrate the summer season with a full week of entertainment, food, and activities. Make memories that will last a lifetime! When is the Carnival Procession? The Carnival Procession takes place on the first Sunday of Carnival week starting at 3pm. […]

The Tempest

Start date: 22/07/2023
End date: 24/07/2023
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Prince Albert Gardens, Swanage
Festivals & Outdoor Events
SISATA presents Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST. Adapted and Directed by Charmaine K. Musical Direction by Alastair Simpson. A great storm is coming to the Isle of Portland, bringing trouble to its shores. Prospero's spells wash ashore the ghosts of his past, triggering strange magical consequences for Portlanders; Miranda, Ariel and Caliban. The human lust for power […]

Swanage Jazz Festival 2023

Start date: 07/07/2023
End date: 09/07/2023
All-day event
Location: Swanage
Music Evets
The 32nd Swanage Jazz Festival. Over 40 bands in main programme plus a free Festival Fringe. Headline Acts James Taylor Quartet Claire Martin OBE and Her Trio Zara McFarlane Sings Sarah Vaughan Alina Bzhezhinska’s Hip Harp Collective with Viamala Rowe Issie Barratt’s Interchange The Alan Barnes Quartet Tony Kofi’s Inside Straight Get The Blessing Alyn […]

Roads to Rail Steam Rally

Start date: 23/06/2023
End date: 25/06/2023
All-day event
Location: Norden, Corfe Castle
Family Fun | Festivals & Outdoor Events
Step back in time for a weekend of steam-powered demonstrations and vintage fairground fun. Working traction engines, road rollers, showman’s engines, Land Rovers, lorries, classic cars, stationary engines and much more – bringing the Isle of Purbeck to life with recreations of a bygone age. Located near Corfe Castle, next to Norden train station, you […]

Swanage Fish Festival 2023

Start date: 17/06/2023
End date: 18/06/2023
All-day event
Location: Prince Albert Gardens, Swanage
Food & Drink
Spotlighting Purbeck businesses and skills, there will be entertainment for the whole family with sumptuous food, drinks and fishy crafts. There will be stalls offering a huge variety of fish, cockles, mussels, scallops, oysters and of course, champagne! There are also live cooking demos from top local chefs, showing how to create perfect fish dishes. […]

Purbeck Art Weeks 2023

Start date: 27/05/2023
End date: 11/06/2023
All-day event
Location: Various Locations around the Isle of Purbeck
Arts & Crafts
Purbeck Art Weeks is an annual festival that takes place across the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset. The festival brings together artists and makers from all over the area, showcasing their work through exhibitions, talks, workshops, and open studios. The festival is a celebration of the vibrant arts community in Purbeck and offers visitors the opportunity […]