Held at the end of July, this internationally renowned event is a mixture of processions, parades, competitions and concerts.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy the orchestra’s annual concert in their home town.
Bournemouth Air Festival
Held in August, the festival provides four days of thrilling entertainment, including aerobatic displays, Forces demonstrations, street entertainment, military brass bands and a hot air balloon show – and it’s all free!
On the promenade every Sunday throughout the summer, an ever-changing line-up of classic vehicles, from 1915 to the early 80’s will be on display.
Flowers by Candlelight
is held each Wednesday at dusk throughout August in Bournemouth Gardens and features the lighting of over 15,000 coloured candles and a children’s procession.
Christchurch Food & Wine Festival
takes place in May with events including cookery demonstrations by both local and celebrity chefs, themed meals and the popular Italian Market.
Great Dorset Steam Fair
is an annual gathering of steam engines and vintage vehicles.
Every Friday night in summer there is a spectacular fireworks display on the seafront.