Discover What's On In Dorchester

EVENTS

Mar
12
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10% discount Voucher
VenueNonno Peppe Pizza
DescriptionA 10% discount and £1 delivery charge
CategoryOFFERS
May
01
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Upto 50% off across all stock
VenueTrespass Store in South Street
Description
CategoryOFFERS
Jun
26
Town Tour, Quiz and BBQ
VenueBrewhouse & Kitchen
DescriptionPlease join us and Dorchester BID members meeting 6pm at the Corn Exchange for a fun Town Walk followed by a Quiz and a BBQ. Book online: http://www.dorchesterchamber.co.uk/events/town-walk-and-quiz/
CategoryEVENT
Jul
07
Armed Forces Day
VenueBorough Gardens
DescriptionJoin veterans, residents and other visitors for a weekend of military and veterans commemorations and celebrations.
CategoryEVENT
Jul
07
Archaeology Field Trip to Knowlton Rings
VenueDorset County Museum
DescriptionA field trip to look a one of Dorsets most fascinating prehistoric Henge sites.
CategoryEVENT
Jul
08
Swingtime
VenueBorough Gardens
DescriptionMusic in Borough Gardens from noon.
CategoryMUSIC PERFORMANCE
Jul
08
Postcard Fair
VenueCorn Exchange
DescriptionAll day event, all are welcome!
CategoryMARKET
Jul
13
Open Air Theatre
VenueMaumbury Rings
DescriptionThe Miracle Theatre present The Cherry Orchard.
CategoryTHEATRICAL PERFORMANCE
Jul
14
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Thomas Hardy Festival and Conference
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DescriptionJoin us for the celebration!
CategoryFESTIVAL
Jul
14
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Festival of Archaeology
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DescriptionTimes and Venue TBC.
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Jul
15
Thomas Hardy Country Fair
VenueKingston Maurward
DescriptionPart of Thomas Hardy Festival
CategoryFESTIVAL
Jul
15
Performance of The Trumpet Major
VenueKingston Maurward
DescriptionBy New Hardy Players
CategoryEVENT
Jul
19
Thomas Hardy Question Time
VenueUnited Church
DescriptionThis part of the Thomas Hardy Festival is an opportunity for the public to ask a panel of “experts” anything they wish about Dorchester’s most famous son.
CategoryEVENT
Jul
21
Dorchester Open Air Cinema
VenueMaumbury Rings
DescriptionEnjoy the free Open Air Cinema at Maumbury Rings from 3pm to 8pm.
Category
Jul
22
Family Fun
VenueBorough Gardens
DescriptionFamily Fun in Borough Gardens in support of Mind West Dorset.
CategoryEVENT
Jul
25
Love Parks
VenueBorough Gardens
DescriptionLove Parks Day is a fantastic family friendly event with lots of special activities. Past years has seen activities such as bird box making alongside a variety of food stalls.
CategoryFAMILY EVENT
Jul
26
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Schools Summer Holiday
VenueDinosaur Museum
DescriptionCome and visit the Dinosaur Museum over the summer holiday for the Dinosaur Explorers event!
CategoryEVENT
Jul
26
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Camp Bestival
VenueEast Lulworth
DescriptionDubbed as The Most Colourful Show on Earth, Camp Bestival is a festival that takes place in an enchanting, wooded country estate on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.
CategoryFESTIVAL
Jul
28
The Creepy Crawly Show
VenueBrewery Square
DescriptionFrom insects to animals, this team really know their stuff, and have a superb hands on, interactive show which is great fun for all the family!
CategoryEXHIBITION
Jul
29
Duck Race
VenueFriary Hill
DescriptionGreat fun for all of the family, a duck race on Millstream of River Frome at the bottom of Friary Hill.
CategoryEVENT
Jul
29
Warm Festival
VenueBorough Gardens
DescriptionThere will be live music, food stalls, bar and raffle. So Bring along friends and family and relax on the lovely lawns in borough gardens and listen to bands.
CategoryFESTIVAL
Jul
30
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Jurassic Coast Jewels
VenueDorset County Museum
DescriptionBy Louise Fuller
CategoryEXHIBITION
Aug
04
Dorset Food and Arts Festival
VenueQueen Mother Square
DescriptionCome and discover the best of Dorset.
CategoryFESTIVAL
Aug
05
Dalton Town Brass Band
VenueBorough Gardens
DescriptionFounded in 1871, Dalton Town Brass band.
CategoryMUSIC PERFORMANCE
Aug
09
Open Air Theatre
VenueMaumbury Rings
DescriptionThe Rain or Shine Theatre Company Present Much Ado About Nothing
CategoryTHEATRICAL PERFORMANCE
Aug
11
One World Festival
VenueBorough Gardens
DescriptionGlobal food village, Live Music and Dance acts, Workshops, Cultural Exhibitions and Craft stalls
CategoryFESTIVAL
Aug
12
WHOTT Running Day
VenueTop of Town Car Park
DescriptionWHOTT will be holding its 4th running day in Dorchester on Sunday 12th August 2018 from 10am to 4pm.
CategoryRALLY
Aug
13
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Art Exhibition
VenueBorough Gardens
DescriptionBy John Tisley
CategoryEXHIBITION
Aug
15
Archaeology of West Dorset
VenueKingcombe Centre
Description
CategoryTALK/LECTURE
Aug
18
Round Table Cider Festival
VenueBorough Gardens
DescriptionThe annual Dorchester Cider Festival returns to Borough Gardens.
CategoryFESTIVAL
Aug
18
Casino Night
VenueDorchester Trinity Club
DescriptionGreat games night
CategoryEVENT
Aug
19
Tony Lowe Singing Performance
VenueBorough Gardens
DescriptionCome down to the Borough Gardens and listen to a great live music performance by Tony Lowe.
CategoryMUSIC PERFORMANCE
Aug
23
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Great Dorset Stream Fair
VenueBlandford Forum
DescriptionThe Worlds largest heritage and cultural event, showcasing Great Britain’s National industrial, agricultural and rich leisure history.
CategoryFESTIVAL
Aug
24
Charity Barn Dance
VenueCorn Exchange
DescriptionFriends of Dorset County Council.
CategoryEVENT
Aug
25
Anonymous Music Festival
VenueMaumbury Rings
DescriptionThe FREE Anonymous festival, now in its ninth year, is a one day family friendly event held at Maumbury Rings in Dorchester
CategoryFESTIVAL
Aug
25
Summer Show
VenueSt Georges Hall
DescriptionDorchester and District Gardening Club
Category
Aug
27
August Summer Bank Holiday
VenueMaumbury Rings
DescriptionMusic all day at Maumbury Rings.
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Sep
01
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Dorset County Show
VenueCokers Frome Showground
DescriptionThe annual and much loved Dorset County Show!
CategoryFESTIVAL
Sep
01
Gin Festival
VenueCorn Exchange
DescriptionCalling all gin lovers! A gin festival... In Dorchester!
CategoryFESTIVAL
Sep
01
Mrs Yeobrights Last Walk
VenueThorncombe Wood Car Park
Description175th anniversary of Mrs Yeobrights Last Walk.
CategoryPUBLIC MEETING
Sep
08
Weldmar Summer Fete
VenueHerringston Road
DescriptionLast year over, 2500 people attended and had a great day out!
CategoryFAMILY EVENT
Sep
13
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Dorset Architectural Heritage Week
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DescriptionVarious buildings and sites are open to the public and there are tours and visits to places normally closed to the public.
CategoryEXHIBITION
Sep
15
William Barnes Readings
VenueMax Gate
DescriptionTim Laycock and members of the William Barnes Society
CategoryTALK/LECTURE
Sep
16
High West and High East Streets closed to Traffic
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DescriptionHigh West and High East Streets closed to all traffic from 10am to 4pm from Top of Town to Swan Bridge as Dorchester’s contribution to Dorset Architectural Heritage Week.
CategoryEVENT
Sep
21
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Tango Festival
VenueCorn Exchange
DescriptionFollowing the huge success of the first Dorset Tango Festival, we are delighted to announce the second Dorset Tango Festival!
CategoryFESTIVAL
Sep
27
The Wessex Project: Thomas Hardy Architect
Venue
DescriptionTalk by Prof Kester Rattenbury
Category
Oct
06
Black History Month
VenueCorn Exchange
DescriptionCome on down to the Corn Exchange on Saturday 6th March to celebrate Black History Month.
CategoryEVENT
Oct
07
Service to commemorate the death of William Barnes
VenueSt Peters Church
DescriptionWillam Barnes Society morning church service to commemorate William Barnes death (7th October 1886). Followed by laying floral tributes and dialect reading at his statue.
CategoryTALK/LECTURE
Oct
13
Ellipse Wine Festival
VenueCorn Exchange
DescriptionFundraising event
CategoryFESTIVAL
Oct
18
Sixth Form Open Evening
VenueThomas Hardye School
DescriptionOpen to prospective students and their parents to find out all The Thomas Hardye School has to offer.
CategoryEVENT
Oct
22
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School Half Term
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DescriptionMonday 22nd to Friday 26th
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Oct
23
Thomas Hardy at Dorset County Museum
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DescriptionA talk by Helen Gibson.
CategoryTALK/LECTURE
Oct
24
Tirah Memorial Service
VenueBorough Gardens
DescriptionThe Tirah memorial stands in a corner of Borough Gardens and will be used to pay respects on October 24th.
CategoryPUBLIC MEETING
Oct
27
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Halloween Ghost Hunt
VenueBrewery Square
DescriptionGet into the spirit of halloween and have some fun and games at brewery square.
CategoryEVENT
Oct
31
Halloween Ghost Walk Special
VenueKings Arms Hotel
DescriptionNow in its 21st year! Prepare for a scare!
CategoryPUBLIC MEETING
Nov
02
All Souls Day
VenueHoly Trinity Hall
DescriptionOpen Church day.
CategoryOPEN DAY
Nov
03
Autumn Fair in Corn Exchange
VenueCorn Exchange
DescriptionDorchester Rotary Club and Local Charities.
CategoryFESTIVAL
Nov
03
Fireworks
VenueDorchester Rugby Club
DescriptionDorchester Rugby Club
CategoryEVENT
Nov
10
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MacMillan Christmas Fair
VenueKingston Maurward
DescriptionJoin in the festivities at Kingston Maurward for a great cause.
CategoryEVENT
Nov
10
Craft and Gifts Fair
VenueCorn Exchange
DescriptionHave a wonderful time doing some Christmas Shopping in the Corn Exchange.
CategoryEVENT
Nov
11
Remembrance Sunday
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DescriptionParade, Two minutes Silence, Service at St George.
CategoryEVENT
Nov
15
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Dorchester Drama Performance
VenueCorn Exchange
DescriptionDorchester Drama are performing a play in the corn exchange.
CategoryTHEATRICAL PERFORMANCE
Nov
24
Christmas Lights Switch On
VenueBrewery Square
DescriptionWitness the lights turning on in all of their glory!
CategoryEVENT
Nov
30
Christmas Lights Switch On
VenueButtermarket Square
DescriptionWitness Poundbury Christmas lights being turned on in all of their glory!
CategoryEVENT
Dec
01
Small Business Saturday
VenueButtermarket Square
DescriptionChristmas Fair/ Market
CategoryEVENT
Dec
01
Autumn Concert
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DescriptionBy Dorchester Choral Society. Work by Brahms (German Requiem), Schumann and Peteris Vasks.
CategoryMUSIC PERFORMANCE
Dec
02
Family Santa Run
VenueDorchester Rugby Club
DescriptionIn support of Joseph Weld Hospice.
CategoryEVENT
Dec
04
Light Up a Life
VenueJoseph Weld Hospice
DescriptionEvery year, thousands of people remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones through lights sponsored in their name.
CategoryEVENT
Dec
06
Casterbridge Christmas Cracker
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DescriptionRun by the Dorchester Chamber for Business.
CategoryEVENT
Dec
09
Christmas Craft Fair
VenueCorn Exchange
DescriptionAll day event
CategoryEVENT
Dec
12
Ignite. A Festive Evening of Short Talks By Geologists
Venue
DescriptionVenue to TBC
CategoryTALK/LECTURE
Dec
20
Carols
VenueBorough Gardens
DescriptionWith only 5 days until Christmas, the festive spirit is high! Come along to the Borough Gardens and get involved in a Christmas carol service like no other.
CategoryEVENT
Dec
24
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School Christmas Holiday
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DescriptionMonday 24th until 4th January Inclusive.
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Dec
25
Christmas Day
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DescriptionDecember 25th. Bank Holiday.
CategoryEVENT
Dec
26
Boxing Day.
Venue
DescriptionDecember 26th. Bank Holiday.
CategoryEVENT
Dec
31
Welcome In Another New Year
VenueTown Centre
DescriptionCome to the town pump to celebrate the entry of another year with the rest of the town community.
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All Dorchester BID levy payers can add events from their logged in area. Other local organisations can apply to Project Director Phil Gordon on 07799 494886 for a log in that will allow them to add their own events.

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