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July
  • Every Tuesday evening throughout June and July – Beach Volleyball from 6 pm to 9 pm on the Pavilion end of Weymouth Beach.  Individuals and Teams welcome. £2.00 per player per night.  Email:  graemesawyer@yahoo.com
  • Every Wednesday evening throughout May, June, July and August – Beach Tag Rugby from 6 pm to 8.30 pm on the Pavilion end of Weymouth Beach.  Individuals and Teams welcome. Email:  enquiries@weymouthrfc.org.uk
  • Every Friday evening Guided Heritage Walks along Weymouth Seafront starting at the Jubilee Clock at 6.30 pm.  Every Tuesday evening Guided Heritage Walks along the Weymouth Harbourside starting at 6.30 pm.   Contact Tess on 07824 702398
  • 1-12 Matchstick Fleet – Nothe Fort, Weymouth. 
  • 2 Army Aquathon – Greenhill. 2pm – Swim and run.
  • 5 Low tide walk - Website:  www.chesilbeach.org  Tel: 01305 760579
  • 5 “Show of Hands” Summer Family Concert - Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens.  Website:  www.abbotsury-tourism.co.uk
  • 5-13 Spirit of the Sea – Weymouth and Portland.  Marine Festival, Marine Ex, Seafood Festival, Moth World Championships, Triathlon and live music. Website:  www.spiritofthesea.org.uk
  • 5-6 Weymouth Rowing Regatta – Newton’s Cove.  View from the Nothe Gardens
  • 5-8 J24 National Sailing Championship.  Based at the Royal Dorset Yacht Club and in sailing in Weymouth Bay.
  • 5-6 ASA South West Open Water Swimming Championships – Preston Beach. 
  • 6 Dorset Tour – Lodmoor Events Area.
  • 6 Portland 10. Ten mile road race.
  • 7-20 Weymouth Town Tennis Tournament – Greenhill.
  • 10-13 Henri Lloyd Weymouth Sailing Regatta – Weymouth Bay
  • 10 Lakeside Magic Festival - The Magic of Motown. Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Tickets £24 Adult, £10 Child.  Website:  www.lakesidemagic.biz
  • 12 Art in the Park – Easton Gardens, Portland. 
  • 12-13 International Maritime Modelling Festival. 10am-5pm each day
  • 12-13 Dorset Seafood Festival – Brewers Quay and Harbour area.
  • 12-13 Marine Ex – Weymouth Harbour.  Web www.wpmd.co.uk
  • 12-13 Upwey Society Open Gardens – Upwey. From 2pm to 6 pm.  A host of private gardens to view.  Admission by programme £3.00 per person, accompanied children free.  Cream teas available.  Pottery demonstration.  Art demonstration in the Old School Village Hall.
  • 12-13 Trapeze and Asymetric Classes Open - Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. Website:  www.wpnsa.org.uk
  • 13 Race to the Bill.  Website  www.bustinskin.com
  • 13 Tussling terns at Lodmoor. 10 am-12 noon. Tel: 01305 778313. Cost: Adults £3, Children £1.50 (half price for members).
  • 18 Garden Exotica, Architectural Shapes and Hot Colours - Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens.  Website:  www.abbotsury-tourism.co.uk
  • 19 Shell hunt. Website:  www.chesilbeach.org  Tel: 01305 760579
  • 19-20 The Portland Steam and Vintage Show – Southwell Business Park, Portland. Website:  www.theportlandsteamshow.co.uk
  • 19 Binocular and telescope demo day at Radipole Lake. 10 am-4 pm (arrive any time between). Tel: 01305 778313. Free event
  • 19-20 Match Racing Qualifier - Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.  Website:  www.wpnsa.org.uk
  • 20 Teddy Bear’s Picnic – Nothe Gardens.  Contact Nothe Friends on 01305 838297
  • 20 – 26 Weymouth Lifeboat Week. (see individual entries or website:  www.weymouthlifeboat.com)
  • 20 Blessing of the Weymouth Lifeboats in the Cove, Weymouth Harbour. 7.45 pm.
  • 21-24 RAF Youth Beach Sports Festival – Weymouth Beach
  • 21 Weymouth Lifeboat BBQ from 6:00pm onwards in Nothe Gardens.
  • 23 Combined Rescue Display. 7:00pm You will also be able to view, from the Bowleaze Cove area, a combined rescue display  by the Weymouth All Weather and Inshore Lifeboats and the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter.  (Part of the Weymouth Lifeboat Week Activities).
  • 24  Join the Weymouth Lifeboat Crew for a barbecue and drinks at Weymouth Sailing Club –  6.30 pm. (Part of the Weymouth Lifeboat Week Activities).
  • 25 – 27 Beach Volleyball Classic – Weymouth Beach. Website: www.weymouthbeachvolleyball.co.uk
  • 25 Junior bat detectives at Radipole Lake. 8.30 pm-10.30 pm. Booking essential Tel: 01305 778313. Cost: Adults £3, Children £1.50 (half price for members).
  • 25 Market.  2pm – 3.30-pm in St Martin's Community Hall (next to the church) Broadmayne. Tel: 01305 852866.
  • 26 Gooseberry Fayre – Weston Green, Weston Road, Portland.  11am to 5pm.  Fun filled activity to raise money for local charity.
  • 26 Fossil walk - Website: www.chesilbeach.org  Tel: 01305 760579
  • 26 Meet the Crew. 10.30 am to 4.00 pm at the Weymouth Lifeboat Station
  • 26 Food Festival, BBQ, Bar and music on the harbourside high standing.
  • 27 Radipole Lake family fun day. 10 am-3 pm (arrive any time between). Tel: 01305 778313. Cost: Adults free, Children £3 (half price for Wildlife Explorers).
  • 28 Great Days of Summer – Fireworks, live music & competition – Weymouth Esplanade and Bay.
August
  • Every Sunday in August Guided Tours around Portland Castle.  Join a guided
    tour to find out more about Henry VI’s Great Coastal Fortress.
    Website: 
    www.english-heritage.org.uk
  • Every Wednesday evening throughout May, June, July and August – Beach Tag Rugby from 6 pm to 8.30 pm on the Pavilion end of Weymouth Beach.  Individuals and Teams welcome. Email:  enquiries@weymouthrfc.org.uk
  • Every Friday evening Guided Heritage Walks along Weymouth Seafront starting at the Jubilee Clock at 6.30 pm.  Every Tuesday evening Guided Heritage Walks along the Weymouth Harbourside starting at 6.30 pm.   Contact Tess on 07824 702398
  • 3 Footie Fever – Weymouth Beach.
  • 4 Great Days of Summer – Fireworks, live music & competition – Weymouth Esplanade and Bay
  • 4 Musical evenings with Triskele and Ed Heintz in Greenhill Gardens.  7.30 pm to 10 pm. 
  • 4 Low tide walk - Website:  www.chesilbeach.org  Tel: 01305 760579
  • 4 Pirate Tales – Portland Castle. Website:  www.english-heritage.org.uk
  • 8 Discover the batty world of Radipole Lake. 8.30 pm-10.30 pm. Booking essential on 01305 778313. Cost: Adults £3, Children £1.50 (half price for members).
  • 9 Summer flowers of the Fleet - Website:  www.chesilbeach.org  Tel: 01305 760579
  • 9 The marvellous moths of Radipole Lake. 8 am-10 am. Booking essential Tel: 01305 778313. Cost: Adults £3, Children £1.50 (half price for members).
  • 9 Easton Summer Fayre – Easton Gardens, Portland.
  • 9/10 Victorian Military Festival – Nothe Fort.  Victorian times recreated at the Nothe Fort by re-enactment groups in uniform and period costume – The Nothe Fort Artillery Volunteers and the Fort Cumberland Guard and other re-enactment groups. 11.30 am to 4.30 pm.
  • 10 BHF Hearts First Swim – Weymouth Beach / Bay.  Website: www.bhf.org.uk
  • 10 Radipole Lake family fun day. 10 am-3 pm (arrive any time between). Tel: 01305 778313. Cost: Adults free, Children £3 (half price for Wildlife Explorers).
  • 11 Great Days of Summer – Fireworks, live music & competition – Weymouth Esplanade and Bay
  • 11 Musical evenings with Triskele and Ed Heintz in Greenhill Gardens.  7.30 pm to 10 pm.
  • 11 Pirate Tales – Portland Castle.Website:  www.english-heritage.org.uk
  • 12-19 Continental Circus Berlin  – Lodmoor Events Area.
  • 15 Bugs, slugs and eight legged freaks! – Family event at Radipole Lake. 10 am-12 noon. Booking essential Tel: 01305 778313. Cost: Adults free, Children £2 (half price for Wildlife Explorers).
  • 16 “All’s well that ends well” - Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens.  Website:  www.abbotsury-tourism.co.uk  A theatre set up production performance.
  • 19 Nature detectives - Family event at Radipole Lake. 10 am-12 noon. Booking essential Tel: 01305 778313.
  • 19 Low tide walk - Website:  www.chesilbeach.org  Tel: 01305 760579
  • 19-21 Weymouth RAF Town Show – Weymouth Pavilion
  • 20 Weymouth Carnival Day – Weymouth Seafront
  • 20 Pirates at Portland – Portland Castle.  Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk
  • 22-31 Family Theme Park – Pavilion Forecourt.
  • 22 Market.  2pm – 3.30 pm in St Martin's Community Hall (next to the church) Broadmayne, Tel:01305 852866.
  • 23-25 Falconry Flying Display - Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens.  Website:  www.abbotsury-tourism.co.uk
  • 23-29 Byte World Championships & 29er / 49er National Championships - Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.  Website:  www.wpnsa.org.uk
  • 24 Annual Dragon Boat Racing – Weymouth beach and bay.
  • 24 Run 4 Your Grub – Weymouth Beach. Website:  www.willcraftfoundation.co.uk
  • 24-30 Weymouth and Portland 49th Annual Open Bowls Tournament – Various venues throughout the Borough.
  • 25 Great Days of Summer – Fireworks, live music & competition – Weymouth Esplanade and Bay
  • 25 Musical evenings with Triskele and Ed Heintz in Greenhill Gardens.  7.30 pm to 10 pm. 
  • 27 Pirates at Portland – Portland Castle. Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk
  • 28 The wonder of waders at Lodmoor. 9 am-11 am. Tel: 01305 778313. Cost: Adults £3, Children £1.50 (half price for members).
  • 30 Midnight Walk – Weymouth Seafront. Website:  www.weld-hospice.org.uk
  • 30-31WPBC Sea Fishing Festival and Weymouth Angling Society Sea Fishing Festival – Along the Dorset Coast Line
  • 31 Low tide walk -  Website:  www.chesilbeach.org  Tel: 01305 760579
September
  • Every Friday evening Guided Heritage Walks along Weymouth Seafront starting at the Jubilee Clock at 6.30 pm.  Every Tuesday evening Guided Heritage Walks along the Weymouth Harbourside starting at 6.30 pm.   Contact Tess on 07824 702398
  • 2–5 International Beach Cricket Festival – Weymouth Beach.
  • 6-8 WPBC Sea Fishing Festival and Weymouth Angling Society Sea Fishing Festival – Along the Dorset Coast Line
  • 6 Portland Grand Charity Fete – Red Triangle Cricket Ground.  11am to 4pm.
  • 6 Inter Regional Relay Biathle – Greenhill.
  • 7 The Great Samaritans Race “Bringing the Community together” – Weymouth College.  Great Samaritans fun races day in Weymouth comprises of 7 and 3 mile and children fancy dress races.
  • 7 Kingfisher trail at Radipole Lake. 9 am-11 am. Booking essential: Tel: 01305 778313. Cost: Adults £3, Children £1.50 (half price for members).
  • 9 Dumble Bimble Fun Run – YMCA, Reforne, Portland
  • 12 Wedding Dress Ball – Bennetts Water Gardens. Website:  www.waterlily.co.uk
  • 13 Marie Curie It’s a Knockout – Weymouth Beach.
  • 13 Binocular and telescope demo day at Radipole Lake. 10 am-4 pm (arrive any time between). Tel: 01305 778313. Free event.
  • 13 – 14 Youth and Masters Windsurfing Championships - Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.  Website:  www.wpnsa.org.uk
  • 14 Fire Service “Jumbled Sprint and Classic Triathlon” – Weymouth Seafront. Website:  www.bustinskin.com
  • 14 Fossil walk – Website:  www.chesilbeach.org  Tel: 01305 760579
  • 14 Wedding Fair – Bennetts Water Gardens.  Website:  www.waterlily.co.uk
  • 15 – 19 Sail for Gold Olympic Classes Regatta - Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.  Website:  www.wpnsa.org.uk
  • 16 Digital photography workshop. 7 pm-9 pm. Booking essential: Tel: 01305 778313. Cost: Adults £3, Children £1.50 (half price for members).
  • 20 Ferrybridge walk - Website:  www.chesilbeach.org  Tel: 01305 760579
  • 25 RSPB members Autumn walk at Lodmoor. 9 am-11 am. Booking essential: Tel: 01305 778313. Free event.
  • 26 Market. 2pm – 3.30-pm in St Martin's Community Hall (next to the church) Broadmayne, Tel: 01305 852866.
  • 27 – 28 South Zone Championships - Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.  Website:  www.wpnsa.org.uk
October
  • 3-4 Octoberfest Beer Festival  - Brewers Quay.
  • 4-10 Weymouth Speed Week – Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. Website  www.speedsailing.com
  • 5 Lions Beach Motocross – Weymouth Beach. Website: www.weymouthlionsclub.co.uk
  • 5 Bearded tit trail at Radipole Lake. 9 am-11 am. Booking essential: Tel: 01305 778313. Cost: Adults £3, Children £1.50 (half price for members).
  • 11 West Fleet in Autumn - Website:  www.chesilbeach.org  Tel: 01305 760579
  • 14 Autumn wildlife at Lodmoor. 9 am-11 am. Tel: 01305 778313. Cost: Adults £3, Children £1.50 (half price for members).
  • 15 Enchanted Floodlit Garden Charity Preview Night - Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens.  Website:  www.abbotsury-tourism.co.uk  Evening in aid of charity.  Celebrity guest to turn on the lights.
  • 16 to 2 Nov Enchanted Floodlit Garden - Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens.  Website:  www.abbotsury-tourism.co.uk
  • 18 Weymouth 10 Road Race – Start Weymouth Seafront opposite Alexandra Gardens. 10.30 am race starts.
  • 18 – 19 National Ranker Olympic Classes - Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.  Website:  www.wpnsa.org.uk
  • 25 Pumpkins in the Park – Greenhill Gardens.  2pm to 4.30 pm.
  • 25 Fossil walk - Website:  www.chesilbeach.org  Tel: 01305 760579
  • 25 & 26 Weymouth Model Railway Association Exhibition – Wey Valley School, Dorchester Road.  10.30 am to 5.00 pm.  Fine scale layouts in O, OO, N specialist traders.  Free car parking. Hot and cold refreshments available.  A fun day out for the young and the not so young.
  • 25 & 26 Trapeze and Asymmetric Classes end of season regatta - Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.  Website:  www.wpnsa.org.uk
  • 26 RSPB Feed the birds day - Family event at Radipole Lake. 10 am-3 pm (arrive any time between). Tel: 01305 778313. Cost: £2 per bird feeder.
  • 27 Oct-2 Nov Halloween Festival of Fun  - Brewers Quay. Visit www.brewers-quay.co.uk.
  • 27-31 Haunted Halloween – Portland Castle. Website:  www.english-heritage.org.uk
  • 29 Feed the birds in Radipole Park. 10am – 1pm. Booking essential: Tel 01305 778313. FREE event bring clean, empty plastic bottles and yogurt pots. Come along and make some recycled bird feeders for your garden, using old plastic pots and bottles (please wear old clothes). Meet at the centre of Radipole park, off Radipole Park Drive.
November
  • 1 Scavenger hunt - Website:  www.chesilbeach.org  Tel: 01305 760579
  • 1 & 2 BUSA Student National Championships - Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.  Website:  www.wpnsa.org.uk
  • 5 Community Guy Fawkes Celebrations – Weymouth Beach
  • 8 St Martin’s Fayre. 10am – 12pm in St Martin’s Community Hall (next to the church) 10am – 12pm. Tel:  07976 724007
  • 9 Lodmoor wildlife wander. 9 am-11 am. Booking essential: Tel: 01305 778313. Cost: Adults £3, Children £1.50 (half price for members).
  • 9 Remembrance Sunday – Service and Parade on Weymouth Esplanade.
  • 16 Wintering birds of the Fleet - Website:  www.chesilbeach.org  Tel: 01305 760579
  • 17Nov-24Dec Christmas Festival – Brewers Quay.
  • 19 Radipole Lake bittern quest. 1 pm-3 pm. Tel: 01305 778313. Cost: Adults £3, Children £1.50 (half price for members).
  • 29 Town Centre Christmas Lights Switch On – Weymouth.
December
  • 6 Victorian Showtime – 10am to 5pm.  Weymouth Town Centre.
  • 6 Binocular and telescope demo day at Radipole Lake. 10 am-4 pm (arrive any time between). Tel: 01305 778313. Free event.
  • 7, 14, 21 Sunday Christmas Shopping – Weymouth Town Centre
  • 9 Lodmoor winter wildfowl walk. 9 am-11 am. Tel: 01305 778313. Cost: Adults £3, Children £1.50 (half price for members).
  • 11 & 18 Late Night Christmas Shopping – Town Centre, Weymouth
  • 13 Market.  10am – 12noon in St Martin's Community Hall Broadmayne. Tel: 01305 852866
  • 14 Unwind for Christmas at Radipole Lake. 10 am-12 noon. Tel: 01305 778313. Cost: Adults £3, Children £1.50 (half price for members).
  • 14 Carols and lighting of the Christmas Tree – Greenhill Gardens.  5pm to 6.30pm.
  • Dec-Jan Traditional Family Pantomime – Weymouth Pavilion
  • 21 Chase the Pudding – Weymouth Beach.
  • 25 Lions Club Christmas Day Harbour Swim – Weymouth. At 11am, Charity swim event.  Festive fun for all the family.
  • 31 New Years Eve Fancy Dress Revelry – Town Centre, Weymouth 
These details are correct at the time of going to press.  Events and Festivals can be subject to change/cancellation due to weather or operational restraints and conditions.  Please contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01305 785747 before travelling.