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Upton House Food & Music Festival 2023
Date: From Friday 11 August 2023 to Sunday 13 August 2023
Location: Upton House, Poole Road, Upton, Poole, BH17 7BJ
Event Information: Upton House Food & Music Festival 2023 is a brilliant family festival that provides the perfect day out full of high quality street food traders that offer various cuisines, divine selection of artisan and local produce from Dorset's best suppliers, and stalls from rum, gin and wine producers that give you the chance to visit some exceptional beer tents, prosecco and cocktail bars.
If you're a foodie then this festival is for you! From mouth-watering Spanish Tapas, and traditional English classics, to popular Greek dishes, there is something for everyone at Upton House Food & Drink Festival.
- Adult Ticket - £3
- Children's Ticket - £1.50
- Family Ticket - £7
Poole Harbour Festival 2023
Date: Friday 28th July - Monday 31st July 2023
Location: Baiter Harbourside Park Poole, BH15 1UY
Event Information: Across 3 days your get to hear from over 50 acts across 3 different stages.
This familly event holds activities your kids will love such as:
- Circus Workshops
- Street Performers
- Animal Shows
- The Amazing Dinosaur Show
An array of delicious street food, tasty desserts, an even better selection of local ales and ciders, and plenty of craft and design stalls will be available too!
Christchurch Cheese & Chilli Festival 2023
Date: Saturday 20th May 2023 to Sunday 21st May 2023
Location: Next To Bournemouth Airport, Parley Lane, Christchurch, BH23 6AD
Event Information: The Cheese & Chilli Festival is the only show in the UK that celebrates both cheese and chilli within a family festival setting. The festival has between 70 and 100 traders along with a children’s play zone.
The event will bring an amazing array of tastes, colours, and experiences to town and is a ‘must go to event’. Come rain or shine, the event will be fantastic!
Price: £5.30 - £21.20pp
Verve Festival 2023
Date: From Saturday 16th September 2023 to Sunday 17th September 2023
Location: Hatch House, West Hatch, Salisbury, SP3 6PA
Event Information: Verve Festival is a wellness festival that takes place at Hatch House on the 16th & 17th of September 2023.
There’ll be 5 stages of breathwork, meditation, yoga, drumming, and fitness classes plus expert talks on everything from sober curiosity to sustainable eating.
Price: Early Bird Tickets from £63.36 until the 30th of April
Family Fest Dorset 2023
Date: Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th June 2023
Location: The Meadows, Julian's Road, Wimborne, Dorset
Event Information: Family Fest is the place to be on the first weekend of the Summer holidays in 2023, bringing families and the community together with a range of traders, live music from local artists, activities, laughter, and joy across 12 acres of working farmland.
It will be two days of fun-packed live music, children's shows, mascot appearances, beer, gin, fabulous food, a charity dog show, and tons more to start summer in style.
- Early Bird Saturday Day Tickets - Adult £3, Child £1.50, Infants Free
- Early Bird Weekend Tickets - Adult EB £5, Child EB £2.50, Infants Free
- Early Bird Group Weekend Tickets - £15
- Early Bird Sunday Day Tickets - Adult £3, Child £ 1.50, Infant Free
SHAKE & STIR VINTAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Date: Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th June 2023
Location: Southbourne Overcliff Dr, Bournemouth, BH6 3
Event Information: The Shake & Stir festival has been revving up fans of vintage and retro music, vehicles, dancing, fashion, and lifestyle living for many years now.
2 days and nights of fabulous live music from the 20s-70s! Plus it's right by the sea!
Poole Goes Vintage 2023
Date: Sunday 9th July 2023
Location: Poole Quay
Event Information: This great summer event is the perfect opportunity to celebrate all things vintage here in Poole!
Poole Goes Vintage offers a rare chance to revel in music, dance, fashion, memorabilia, entertainment, and classic cars on a 1940–60s theme!
Dorset Street Food Festival 2023
Date: From Friday 30th June 2023 to Sunday 2nd July 2023
Location: Baiter Park, Poole
Event Information: Dorset Street Food Festival 2023 will showcase 20 of the best street food traders from across the UK who will be gathering together to create a culinary storm that will tantalise your taste buds and leave you craving for more.
From Greek to Afghan, Uzbek to Italian, there is something for everyone. Their fully stocked bars will be ready to quench your thirst whether you're looking for a crisp pint of lager, a fruity cocktail, or soft drinks for the kids.
There will also be an entertainment stage with a fabulous variety of live music.
Price: Various prices
- Wipeout World Weymouth - Thursday 29th June - Sunday 2nd July 2023
- Wipeout World New Milton - Thursday 22nd June 2023 to Sunday 25th June 2023
- Wipeout World Bridport - Thursday 6th July 2023 to Sunday 9th July 2023
Locations: Weymouth, New Milton & Bridport
Event Information: Wipeout World is bringing the inflatable theme park to various locations this summer. Fun obstacle courses, the big red balls, and spinning wipeout beams, there are lots of activities for you and your friends to enjoy!
Diverse Abilities Fireworks Cruise
Date: Thursday 24th August 2023
Location: Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ
Event Information: You can experience the panoramic views from the deck and soak in the magnificent fireworks thanks to Diverse Abilities Fireworks Cruise.
They set sail aboard their vessel on Poole Quay at 7.30pm therefore they ask you to arrive by 7pm. You will be greeted with a glass of prosecco on arrival and there is a bar onboard where you can buy drinks throughout the evening. Plus, they're doing a fantastic hamper giveaway!
- Fireworks Adult Ticket - from £25.00
- Fireworks Child Ticket - £15.00
Diverse Abilities Neon Run
Date: Saturday 22nd April 2023
Location: Poole Park, Poole, BH15 1TU
Event Information: Dorset Neon Run is a really fun event. It isn’t time chipped so you can run, jog, walk, or dance at your own pace around the course.
There’ll be plenty of entertainment on the night to keep the atmosphere pumping. On the night, registration for the Family Fun Run 2k opens from 5pm, and registration for the main event is open from 7.30pm, and runners will set off by 8.30pm.
Price: From £15
Diverse Abilities 2023 Events
Diverse Abilities is Dorset's disability charity, supporting both children and adults with physical and learning disabilities, as well as providing advice and support to their families.
They run various events throughout the year that help raise money for the disability charity. You can view all their upcoming events below:
Grooves On The Green
Date: From Saturday 15th July 2023 to Sunday 16th July 2023
Location: Ashley Cross Green, Poole, BH14 8UF
Event Information: Grooves on the Green is a family-friendly festival that occurs across 2 days and is full of live music and entertainment on two stages with loads of other attractions including top quality local food and drink; Kidzone with face painting, magicians, and inflatables; a Nerf battle arena; clothing and craft stalls and more.
Price: Various prices - click here to view them.
Bournemouth Air Festival 2023
Date: 31 August - 3 September 2023
Location: Pier Approach, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA
Event Information: It’s time to look to the skies as The Bournemouth Air Festival returns to Dorset again in 2022 as an array of fighter jets, war-time planes, and aviation demonstrations take place in the skies off Poole and Bournemouth. Bournemouth Air Festival is the UK’s biggest free aviation festival and is a great way to see out the end of summer as high-flying edge-of-your-seat aerial action keeps you and the kids entertained all day long.
Check out our Snapped Gallery from the Bournemouth Air Festival HERE to see what you’re in store for this year.