Swanage Christmas Market DECEMBER 2024

🗓️ Saturday 7th December 2024 (TBC) One of Purbeck’s top winter attractions is the Swanage Christmas Market, where Dorset traders line the streets around Station Road. There’s always plenty of bargains to be had, as well the chance of finding a one-off handmade gift from one of the stalls.

Wedding Fair (at Harman’s Cross Village Hall) OCTOBER 2024

🗓️ Sunday 27th October 2024 Meet local wedding suppliers and view the facilities at Harman’s Cross village hall at its October wedding fair. The hall is an increasingly popular choice as a wedding venue, with its large hall, spacious outdoor space and plenty of parking, with the addition of the Swanage Railway having a heritage […]

Swanage Lifeboat Week AUGUST 2024

🗓️ Friday 9th – Sunday 18th August 2024 (TBC) Join the team at Swanage Lifeboat Station for ten days of RNLI festival fun both in the bay and on land at Prince Albert Gardens. It’s a packed programme of activities and entertainment, from the much-loved build-a-boat competition to the popular lifeboat quiz. Runners can take […]

Rotary Summer Fête AUGUST 2024

🗓️ Thursday 8th August 2024 Swanage & Purbeck Rotary’s annual summer fête is held on Sandpit Field, overlooking Swanage Bay. Enjoy a range of traditional stalls, entertainment, live music and food & drink. After perusing the stalls for a locally-produced gift and trying your hand at some traditional lawn games, you can take some shade […]

Swanage Carnival JUL/AUG 2024

🗓️ Saturday 27th July – Saturday 3rd August 2024 Theme for 2024: Jurassic Rocks Swanage Carnival is one of the main highlights of the year in Swanage and across the Isle of Purbeck, with eight days of entertainment taking over the town’s streets in one of Dorset’s most popular family-friendly festivals. For a whole week […]

Swing Easy Too (at The Grand Hotel) 2024

🗓️ Tuesday afternoons, monthly Enjoy a laid-back afternoon concert at The Grand Hotel with Swing Easy Too. The local band will be playing a selection of jazz tunes, with donations on the day going to local charities. Dates for 2024 For more events at The Grand, follow the hotel on Facebook: www.facebook.com/grandhotelswanage

St Mark’s School Summer Fete JULY 2024

🗓️ Friday 5th July 2024 Come along to St Mark’s school fete this Friday for plenty of traditional games, great food and stalls, and inflatable fun.

Foley – Outdoor Circus Performance (at Prince Albert Gardens) JULY 2024

🗓️ Thursday 4th July 2024 Enjoy a live outdoor performance in Swanage this July, which blends circus skills with evocative live music. The contemporary circus show is a free, family-friendly event from collective ConTakt. Watch the acrobatics unfold as the group builds ‘human towers and physical imagery’, accompanied by a unique mix of instrumental music […]

Mini Beer Festival (at Corfe Castle Club) JUNE 2024

🗓️ Saturday 29th June 2024 Everyone is welcome to come along to Corfe Castle Club’s mini beer festival, where there’ll be a range of beers and ciders to sample for just £3.50 a pint. Food will be available and there’ll be entertainment from Dorset-based 20 to 1 Big Band. Proceeds from the day go to […]

Friends of the Downs Open Day JUNE 2024

🗓️ Saturday 29th June 2024 Come along to a fun afternoon at Peveril Point and The Downs Nature Reserve, hosted by the Friends of the Downs. There’ll be local groups running free activities and information stands, including Planet Purbeck, Greengage Community Garden and the Swanage Swift Group. Kids can enjoy a treasure hunt and the […]