Discover What's On In Dorchester

EVENTS

Feb
10
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'Dippy' discount & goodie bags
VenueBoots Opticians & Hearingcare
DescriptionWhile Dippy is visiting Dorchester, come and visit us for 30% discount!
CategoryFAMILY EVENT
Apr
22
12 Hour Marathon Football Match
Venue
DescriptionA Charity Fundraiser for Fortuneswell Cancer Trust and Weldmar Hospice on the day after the Magpies last Home game of the season.
CategoryEVENT
Apr
28
World Tai Chi Day
VenueBorough Gardens
DescriptionCelebrate World Tai Chi Day at the Borough Gardens.
CategoryEVENT
May
04
Glitter Ball
VenueWeymouth and Portland Sailing Academy
DescriptionA glamorous glitter ball is being thrown by the Friendship Club in weymouth! Past balls have been a huge success so it would be great to see you there! Further details to follow.
CategoryEVENT
May
06
Lions Fun Run
VenueDorchester Middle School
DescriptionBegins at Dorchester Middle School
CategoryEVENT
May
08
Dippy The Dinosaur Leaves Dorchester
VenueDorset County Museum
DescriptionAfter making Dorchester the first stop on his journey, Dippy will be leaving and continuing his tour around the country.
CategoryEVENT
May
13
Christian Aid Week Ecumenical Service
VenueSt Georges Church
DescriptionEcumenical Service at St Georges Church during Christian Aid Week
CategoryEVENT
May
16
Christian Aid Week Market
VenueUnited Church
DescriptionIncludes Lunch
CategoryEVENT
May
20
Cancer Research UK
VenueKingston Maurward
DescriptionRace for Life
CategoryEVENT
May
26
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King Tuts Treasure Hunt
VenueTutankhamun Exhibition
DescriptionA great opportunity for children to become archaeologists, following puzzles to discover the secrets of the worlds greatest discovery!
CategoryEVENT
May
27
Dorchester Marathon and Half Marathon
VenueCokers Frome Showground
DescriptionOrganised by Dorchester, Casterbridge and Poundbury Rotary Clubs
CategoryEVENT
May
28
Spring Bank Holiday
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Description
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Jun
03
Thomas Hardy Birthday Weekend
VenueSt Michaels Stinsford
DescriptionService at St Michaels Stinsford
CategoryEVENT
Jun
07
Family Fun Day
VenueGreat Field
DescriptionAll day event with stalls, games, music etc.
CategoryFAMILY EVENT
Jun
09
Summer Fete
VenueHoly Trinity Hall
DescriptionA great summer fete for all of the family to enjoy!
CategoryEVENT
Jun
16
Family Dog Show
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DescriptionCome and see the smartest pups in all of their glory!
CategoryEVENT
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
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
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
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
Aug
24
Charity Barn Dance
VenueCorn Exchange
DescriptionFriends of Dorset County Council.
CategoryEVENT
Sep
08
Weldmar Summer Fete
VenueHerringston Road
DescriptionLast year over, 2500 people attended and had a great day out!
CategoryFAMILY EVENT
Sep
16
High West and High East Streets closed to Traffic
Venue
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
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
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
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
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
Venue
DescriptionParade, Two minutes Silence, Service at St George.
CategoryEVENT
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
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
Venue
DescriptionRun by the Dorchester Chamber for Business.
CategoryEVENT
Dec
09
Christmas Craft Fair
VenueCorn Exchange
DescriptionAll day event
CategoryEVENT
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
25
Christmas Day
Venue
DescriptionDecember 25th. Bank Holiday.
CategoryEVENT
Dec
26
Boxing Day.
Venue
DescriptionDecember 26th. Bank Holiday.
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ADD AN EVENT

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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