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Tuesdays April to September 2017 Dream Machines

at Poole Quay at 6pm

The biggest and best weekly motorcycle event in the UK. Up to 2,000 bike enthusiasts roar into the town to showcase their bikes and meet with fellow bikers and spectators on Poole Quayside.

Saturday 29th April – Friday 14th July 2017 Monfleet Tallship Sailing Experience

at Swanage Railway, Station House, Swanage, BH19 1HB

Enjoy a steam train ride and a two hour - Tallship cruise to Old Harry Rocks / Durlston Head & Anvil Point Lighthouse. Here’s a real opportunity for both novice and sailor to try your hand at classic tall-ship sailing around Southern England’s stunning Jurassic coastline and the fascinating chalk downlands of The Isle of Purbeck.

Wednesday 28th June 2017 Plant Portrait Photography Workshop

at Upton House & Upton Country Park, Upton Country Park, Upton, Poole, BH17 7BJ

Upton Country Park has teamed up with some expert locally-based photographers to host regular Photography Masterclasses and Workshops during 2017.

Thursday 29th June – Saturday 01st July 2017 Bring on the Bollywood

at Lighthouse, Poole`s Centre for the Arts, Kingland Road, Poole, BH15 1UG

A romantic musical comedy with a fantastic soundtrack and high energy dance that will fizz and whizz its way into your heart. Katrina Pawar, a British Asian woman is our headstrong heroine who returns to her ancestral home in the foothills of the Himalayas for her younger brother, Lucky’s wedding, but her meddling mother is also determined to find her a husband. Potential suitors appear in the shape of the dashing Bollywood actor, Amit and his newly eligible cousin Ronny, a withdrawn young man. So what could possibly go wrong?

Friday 30th June – Sunday 02nd July 2017 Bourne Free - Super Heroes 2017

at The Triangle, Bournemouth

The colourful and fun `Bourne Free` returns yet again with a weekend of entertainment including live acts, a parade through the town and family entertainment.

Friday 30th June 2017 Birdwatching Cruise with City Cruise

at Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ

Relax and enjoy an evening boat cruise from Poole Quay along Purbeck`s beautiful World Heritage Coast, guided by the Durlston Country Park Rangers.

July 2017



Fridays, July to August 2017 Rockley Park Quay for my Car

at Quay at 6pm

Poole Quay is closed to traffic and filled with themed cars as enthusiasts bring their pride and joy to Poole - a fantastic event for spectators and owners. Themed nights include Minis, British Classics and Beetles.

Saturday 01st July 2017 Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain

at Lighthouse, Poole`s Centre for the Arts, Kingland Road, Poole, BH15 1UG

It’s 1942 and a horde of Yankee servicemen have just arrived in England - where the locals speak a strange dialect, boil all their food, and talk endlessly about the weather. The Americans see the Brits as a strange race. Get ready to judge for yourself in a night of joyous laughter and downright silliness as a crack team of experts attempt to explain the rules of British life.

Saturday 01st July – Sunday 02nd July 2017 Sandbanks Beach Volleyball Festival 2017

at Sandbanks Beach, Poole, BH13 7PS

The largest Junior Beach Volleyball Festival in the United Kingdom attracting nearly 500 competitors over the two days.

Saturday 01st July 2017 Soul on the Sea at Key West

at Key West Restaurant – Bournemouth Pier

Soul On The Sea will be celebrating their 10th anniversary at Key West on Bournemouth Pier with a night of Northern Soul, SKA & Reggae music.

Saturday 01st July 2017BioBlitz Day

at Upton House & Upton Country Park, Upton Country Park, Upton, Poole, BH17 7BJ

All ages welcome. Children’s activities include pond dipping, bird walk, dragonfly survey, butterfly bingo and wildflower surveys. Each event takes an hour.

Tuesday 4th July 2017 Dorset Cream Tea

at Swanage Railway, Station House, Swanage, BH19 1HB, Dorset

Enjoy a cream tea and watch the countryside pass by.

Wednesday 7th July 2017 Jurassic Coast Evening Cruise

at Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ

Admire the sun setting over the Jurassic Coast and Old Harrys Rocks as you sail along to Peveril Ledge, passing Durlston Head, Durlston Castle and the famous Globe.

Friday 7th July 2017 Quay for My Car – Land Rovers feat Defenders

at Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ

Rockley Park Quay for my Car - Unique weekly themed car event

Friday 7th July – Saturday 8th July 2017 British Beach Polo Championships 2017

at Sandbanks Beach, Poole, BH13 7PS

With a range of tickets available, including hospitality, enjoy the thrill of Beach Polo at it`s best.

Saturday 08th July – Saturday 27th August 2017 Summer Live

at Bournemouth Square, Bournemouth, BH2 5LY

Back for 2017 is Summer Live which sees great free live entertainment in Bournemouth Square. There is a wide range of events and attractions including: Acoustic live music Spoken Word Al Fresco Art Outdoor bar & BBQ Live art demonstrations Free kids entertainment in August & more in The Square every day.

Friday 14th July 2017 Quay for My Car – Minis

at Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ

Rockley Park Quay for my Car - Unique weekly themed car event.

Friday 14th July 2017 Jurassic Coast Evening Cruise

at Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ

Admire the sun setting over the Jurassic Coast and Old Harrys Rocks as you sail along to Peveril Ledge, passing Durlston Head, Durlston Castle and the famous Globe.

Sunday 16th July 2017 Poole Goes Vintage 2017

at Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ, 11am – 7pm

Revel in a day of vintage music, fashion, memorabilia, entertainment and classic cars on a 1940`s theme.

Sunday 16th July 2017 Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim

at Pier Approach, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA

The biggest charity swim in Europe heads back to Bournemouth. Join hundreds of other supporters as you brave the English Channel in this incredible 1.4 mile open water swim.

Tuesday 18th July 2017 Dorset Cream Tea

at Swanage Railway, Station House, Swanage, BH19 1HB

Enjoy a cream tea and watch the countryside pass by.

Friday 21st July 2017 Jurassic Coast Evening Cruise

at Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ

Admire the sun setting over the Jurassic Coast and Old Harrys Rocks as you sail along to Peveril Ledge, passing Durlston Head, Durlston Castle and the famous Globe.

Friday 21st July 2017 Quay for My Car – Italian Stallions

at Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ

Rockley Park Quay for my Car - Unique weekly themed car event.

Friday 21st July – Saturday 22nd July 2017 Bear and Bluegrass Festival 2017

at Victoria School, Lindsay Road, Branksome, BH13 6AS

Eighteen Hours of Great Music and over 35 Real Ales Beer And Bluegrass Festival.

Saturday 22nd July – Saturday 2nd September 2017 Harbour Lights Cruise

at Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ

An evening cruise around Poole Harbour with views of Old Harry Rocks. The cruise takes you from Poole Quay around the harbour sailing close to Brownsea Island and its castle, the expensive properties on Sandbanks and close to the islands & beautiful beaches which all have something unique to view.

Wednesday 26th July – Monday 11th December 2017 Brownsea Open Air Theatre: As You like it

at Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole, BH13 7EE

A group of exiles & misfits escape to the Forest of Arden...

Thursday 27th July 2017 Fireworks Cruise

at Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ

Join us on a fantasic cruise through Poole Harbour and enjoy the stunning fieworks display from the deck of our book.

Thursday 27th July until the end of August Summer Breeze at Quay with Fireworks

at Poole Quay Every Thursday at 7pm

The event welcomes thousands of revellers who enjoy live music, a host of varied street entertainment, activities for all the family, special themed nights and a spectacular fireworks finale. Featuring a different line up each week and all for free!

Friday 28th July 2017 Quay for My Car – Best of British pre August ‘83

at Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ

Rockley Park Quay for my Car - Unique weekly themed car event

Friday 28th July – Sunday 30th July 2017 Poole Harbour Festival 2017

at Baiter Harbourside Park, Poole Harbour, BH15 1UX

Food and entertainment for all the family.

August 2017



Wednesday 2nd August 2017 Total Madness Tribute

at Patricks Bar & Restaurant, 1 Bournemouth Road, Lower Parkstone, BH14 OEG

A tribute to all things ska with the local nutty boys.

Thursday 3rd August 2017 Fireworks Cruise

at Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ

Join us on a fantastic cruise through Poole Harbour and enjoy the stunning fireworks display from the deck of our book.

Friday 04th August – Saturday 12th August 2017 Onstage at Pier Approach

at Pier Approach, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA

Back for a fourth year with another exciting schedule, Pier Approach will be bringing you a host of FREE music, dance and theatre entertainment for all the family to enjoy.

Friday 04th August 2017 Friday Summer Fireworks

at Bournemouth Seafront, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA

The popular summer fireworks take place for five consecutive weeks during the summer holidays. The night ends with a bang (literally!) with a fantastic free fireworks display over the water at 10.00pm.

Saturday 5th August 2017 Olly in the Park

at Kings Park, Bournemouth

Following on from his spring arena tour, Olly Murs, one of British music’s biggest stars, announces his huge Summer Date at Kings Park Bournemouth on 05 August 2017.

Saturday 5th August – Sunday 6th August Poole Town & Country Show 2017

at Upton House & Upton Country Park, Upton, Poole, BH17 7BJ, 10am – 5pm

Now in its 9th year, this family Country Fair has something for everyone.

Sunday 6th August 2017 Poole Carnival

at Seaview, Ashley Road in Parkstone

Large and small floats will form part of the parade which will proceed along Ashley Road and end at Branksome Recreation Ground where there will be food, drink, flower show and much more.

Wednesday 09th August 2017 Candlelight Nights

at Lower Gardens, Bournemouth

The enchanting ‘Candlelight Nights’ is an event not to be missed! A tradition dating back many years the event sees thousands of tealights being lit in the lower gardens to produce wonderfully lit designs.

Friday 11th August – Sunday 13th August 2017 Proms in the Park

at Meyrick Park, Bournemouth, BH2 6LH

Join the BSO for the best weekend of music in Bournemouth this summer. Dress up for the chance to win prosecco at the John Williams Filmfest, which includes popular themes from Star Wars, Superman, E.T., Harry Potter, Jurassic Park and more! Sing-along to Freddie’s iconic rock anthems at Symphonic Queen, which is following by a sensational post-show 45-minute son et lumiere. Both evenings promise spectacular fireworks!

Friday 11th August 2017Friday Summer Fireworks

at Bournemouth Seafront, BH2 5AA

The popular summer fireworks take place for five consecutive weeks during the summer holidays. The night ends with a bang (literally!) with a fantastic free fireworks display over the water at 10.00pm.

Wednesday 16th August 2017 Candlelight Nights

at Lower Gardens, Bournemouth

The enchanting ‘Candlelight Nights’ is an event not to be missed! A tradition dating back many years the event sees thousands of tealights being lit in the lower gardens to produce wonderfully lit designs.

Friday 18th August 2017Friday Summer Fireworks

at Bournemouth Seafront, BH2 5AA

The popular summer fireworks take place for five consecutive weeks during the summer holidays. The night ends with a bang (literally!) with a fantastic free fireworks display over the water at 10.00pm.

Saturday 26th August Gung-Ho obstacle course

at Upton

THE world’s largest inflatable obstacle course, including a five-storey high slide, is coming to Dorset this summer. Upton County Park will host the 5km course, called Gung-Ho, which is expected to attract up to 5,000 thrill-seekers.

Thursday 31st August 2017 Fireworks Cruise

at Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ

Join us on a fantastic cruise through Poole Harbour and enjoy the stunning fireworks display from the deck of our book.

Friday 25th August 2017Friday Summer Fireworks

at Bournemouth Seafront, BH2 5AA

The popular summer fireworks take place for five consecutive weeks during the summer holidays. The night ends with a bang (literally!) with a fantastic free fireworks display over the water at 10.00pm.

Thursday 31st August – Sunday 3rd September 2017 Bournemouth Air Festival 2017

at Bournemouth

Bournemouth Air Festival returns in 2017 with entertainment for all the family - incredible air displays, attractions and evening entertainment.

September 2017



Friday 1st September – Sunday 3rd September 2017 Poole Blues Festival

at Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ

Blues, fun & beer in various locations on Poole Quay!

Saturday 2nd September - Sunday 3rd September 2017 Poole Thai Festival

at Baiter Harbourside Park, Poole Harbour, BH15 1UX

Cultural festival that includes entertainment and food.

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