Local events in and around Purbeck

Festivals, fairs and fireworks, shows, regattas and carnivals, West Dorset is buzzing with events all year around. Burnbake makes an ideal base from which to visit. Here is just a taster of what’s happening in and around Purbeck and Studland in 2018.

DateEventVenue
19 – 20 MaySwanage Classic 2018 Kayak Fishing CompetitionMonkey Beach & Prince Albert Gardens
24 – 28 MayPirate FestivalSandpit Field
26 May – 10 JunePurbeck Art’s WeekVarious venues
03-JunSwanage Bay Sprint TriathlonSandpit Field, Swanage Beach
09 – 10 JuneSwanage Fish FestivalPrince Albert Gardens
16 – 17 JuneN1SCO Stand Up Paddling Jurassic ChampionshipsSwanage Beach, The Hardstanding
16-JunSounds of the Summer Musical ExpressSwanage Railway
23-JunSwanage Rowing RegattaSwanage Beach, North Beach
29 Jun – 01 JulyDorset DubfestHerston Yards Farm
30 Jun – 01 JulySwanage Triathlon FestivalSandpit Field, Swanage Beach
13 – 15 JulySwanage Jazz FestivalSandpit Field
20 – 22 JulyWilkswood Reggae FestivalWilkswood Farm
22-JulWareham CarnivalWareham Town Centre
26 – 29 JulyCamp BestivalLulworth Castle
28 July – 04 AugustSwanage Regatta and CarnivalVarious venues
02 – 05 AugustBestivalLulworth Castle
03 – 07 AugustDorset Arts & Crafts ExhibitionPurbeck School, Wareham
10 – 12 AugustThe Purbeck RallyThe Showground, Wareham
10 – 19 AugustSwanage Lifeboat WeekVarious venues
16 – 19 AugustPurbeck Valley Folk FestivalPurbeck Valley Farm
30 August – 2 SeptemberBournemouth Air FestivalBournemouth Beach
07 – 09 SeptemberSwanage Folk FestivalSandpit Field
07 – 09 SeptemberClassic Transport RallyHarmans Cross Village Green
04 – 07 OctoberSwanage Blues & Roots FestivalVarious venues
12 – 14 OctoberAutumn Steam GalaSwanage Railway
12 – 27 OctoberPurbeck Film FestivalVarious venues
01 – 24 DecemberSanta Special & Christmas FestivitiesSwanage Railway

There are a whole host of land and water based activities on our doorstep making the most of Purbeck’s natural features.

Of course, the beauty of Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast is an attraction in itself, but there’s lots to do and plenty to see, so where do you start ?

You’ll always find a fantastic selection of things to do, places to visit and exciting events near Burnbake!

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