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Dorchester Events in 2018 Borough Gardens and Maumbury Rings

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Events Calendar – Outdoor Events in Dorchester 2018

With the summer month upon us the list of the free events taking place in Dorchester has been announced. Maumbury Rings and The Borough Gardens will again be the focus of for over 30 outdoor events being hosted in the County Town.


Dorchester Cider Festival

Borough Gardens


Sunday 13th – Durnovaria Silver Band 2:30pm

Saturday 19th – The Lost Tribe of the Teacup Turtles 12:00pm

Monday 28th  – Live Music – Time TBC


Saturday 2 – Gypsy / Traveller Day 12:00pm

Saturday 2 – Happy Birthday at Thomas Hardy statue 5:30pm

Sunday 3 – Step Out for Stroke Event 1:00pm

Wednesday 6 – D Day Commemoration at The Keep 11:00pm

Sunday 10 – Durnovaria Silver Band 2:30pm

Saturday 16 – Dorchester Carnival

Saturday 23 – DJ Hurricane T with Guest Live Music


Sunday 1 –100 Years of Women’s Vote 12:00pm

Saturday 7 – Armed Forces Day Service and Music – 1.50pm

Sunday 8 – Swingtime in the Gardens –12:00pm

Sunday 15 – Durnovaria Silver Band – 2:30pm

Sunday 22 – MIND Family Day –12:00pm


Wednesday 1 – Love Parks Day – 11.00am

Sunday 5 – Dalton Town Brass Band – 2.30pm

Saturday 11 – One World Festival – 11.00am

Sunday 12 – WHOTT Bus Rally (Top O’ Town Car Park)

Saturday 18 – Dorchester Cider Festival – 3.00pm

Sunday 20 – Tony Lowe – 2.30pm


Sunday 9 – Durnovaria Silver Band – 2.30pm

Sunday 23 – Durnovaria Silver Band – 2.30pm

Maumbury Rings Festival 2010
Maumbury Rings Festival Panorama

Maumbury Rings


Sunday 3 –  Handlebards Romeo & Juliet 7:30pm (ticketed)


Friday 13 – Miracle Theatre The Cherry Orchard 7.30pm (ticketed)

Saturday 21 – Open Air Cinema The Lion King & The Greatest Showman 3:00pm – 7:45pm


Thursday 9 – Rain & Shine Theatre – Much Ado About Nothing 7.30pm (ticketed)

Thursday 23 – Paddleboat Theatre Company Rustle Family Theatre. Age 3+ 2:00pm (ticketed)

Saturday 25 – Anonymous Festival by Dorchester Town Council & Dorset Youth Extra 11:00am – 6:00pm

Monday 27 – The Town Council’s Maumbury Rings Music Day 1:00pm – 10:00pm

For events marked (ticketed) contact Dorchester Arts on 01305 266926 or visit 

Maumbury Rings Festival 2012

Beautiful Borough Gardens, picnic, sunshine but whatever happened to the Dalston Town Band concert scheduled for 2.30pm, 5th August?

We’re sorry to hear that they were not there Janice. We’re only as good as the information provided to us by Dorchester Town Council. We suggest contacting them if you would like more information on their no show.

What is the world festival on sat 11th at dorchester borough gardens about, does it cost anything to get in.
Is it a music event or what.
Please could you get back to me and let me know.


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