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Dorset events this summer

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July 1, 2022 · 10 MIN READ

With all the events on this summer in Dorset it can be hard choosing which to include in your summer plans.

So to make things easier for you we thought we would do some research and put together a list of some Dorset events this summer. There are a range of events to suit all so you are bound to find something you want to try out below. And if you are looking for a place to stay then our Dorset resort will be perfect.

Abbotsbury Summer Family Festival

where? Buller’s Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LA

when? 13th August – 14th August 2022

time? 10am – 5pm

how much? TBC

other info:

  • Welcoming back Martyn Joseph and Miranda Sykes
  • Festival wristbands available
  • Perfect family day out

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SouthCider Festival

where? Bredy Ln, Burton Bradstock, Bridport DT6 4ND

when? 1st July – 4th July

time? 10am – late

how much? from £30 a day

other info:

  • Midsummer event of 2022
  • Enjoy a friendly and chilled atmosphere
  • Food, music, drink and more

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Weymouth Food Festival

where? Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth, DT4 7SX

when? 30th July – 31st July 2022

time? 10am – 7pm

how much? From £5 for adults, £2 for kids

other info:

  • Cooking theatre, chocolate eating competition
  • Crazy golf, fun fair, bubble party
  • Music stage and more

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Swanage Carnival

where? 9 Shore Rd, Swanage BH19 1LA

when? 30th July – 6th August 2022

time? Throughout the day

how much? Free

other info:

  • Firework displays
  • Packed full of entertainment
  • Live music, air displays and more

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Littledown Family Fun Day

where? Littledown Centre, Chaseside, Bournemouth, BH7 7DX

when? 31st July 2022

time? 11am – 4pm

how much? Free

other info:

  • BBQ and wood fired pizzas
  • Licensed bars and other food stalls
  • Local talent showcasing gymnastics, taekwondo and more

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Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival

where? Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JE

when? 4th August – 13th August 2022

time? 12pm – 9pm

how much? price varies per event

other info:

  • Various events each day
  • Fireworks, egg catching, mural painting
  • Dog show, treasure hunt, torchlight procession

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Upton Country Park Festival – Ladies Night

where? Upton Country Park, Poole Rd, Upton, Poole, BH17 7BJ

when? 8th July 2022

time? 6pm – 11pm

how much? £27

other info:

  • The best tribute acts
  • Beyonce, Little Mix, Spice Girls & more
  • Street food and drink vendors

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Great Dorset Steam Fair

where? Great Dorset Steam Fair, A354, Tarrant Hinton, Blandford Forum DT11 8HX

when? 25th – 29th August 2022

time? Throughout the day

how much? from £25 per day

other info:

  • Showcasing great steam exhibitions
  • WWI and WWII commemorations
  • Craft marquees, food stalls and more

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start planning your trip to Dorset this summer

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