Festivals In Dorset

Seek South West: Helping You Discover Memorable Festivals in Dorset

Do you crave great festivals and parades in interesting places and to immerse yourself in the usual atmosphere of sociocultural harmony they create? In Dorset, you will discover a diverse range of enchanting festivals spread all through the year.
Simply contact Seek South West to learn what the next festival is about and when it will be taking place.Beware that there’s usually a spike in tourism in LOCATIONXXX during festivals and that it is important to plan every aspect of your trip, including your hotel booking, transportation around LOCATIONXXX, and eating reservations, well ahead of time.

Swanage Blues Festival

For all lovers of blues, the Swanage Blues Festival will be happening from 5 to 8 October 2017. It holds twice a year in March and October, so you can catch the festival next March if you miss it in October.

Sherborne Literary Festival

This is one literary festival to not be missed as it features proven authors and top writers. It will be on from 11 to 15 October 2017.

Phone: 01258 821499

Purbeck Film Festival

With the support of more than 5,000 people every year, the 21st edition of the UK’s longest running rural film festival will hold from 13 to 29 October 2017.

Arts by the Sea Festival

Happening in Bournemouth from 14 to 21 October 2017, the festival features some of the best of international, national, and regional art to satisfy the culturally curious.

Phone: 01202 454746


Lyme Slime Halloween Festival

Enjoy a fantastic array of frightfully fun activities in Lyme Regis when you attend this spooky festival anytime between 21 October to 29 October.

Phone: 01297 639182

The Sherborne Abbey Music Festival 

You’ll not want to miss a chance to enjoy amazing music in an enchanting setting with loads of amazing concerts. It’s happening on 4 to 8 May 2018.

Phone: 01935 815341

Dorset Knob Throwing Festival

For a bit of the unusual, be sure to attend the Door Knob Throwing festival in Dorset on 6 May 2018.

Phone: 07584 255460

Address: Kingston Maurward College, Kingston Maurward, Dorchester DT2 8P

Swanage Fish Festival

This festival is going to be all about crabbing competitions, fishy food and drinks stalls, local entertainers and artists, and everything nice that goes with fish. It will be held on 9 and 10 June 2018.

Address: Shore Road, Swanage.

Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival

Don’t let 14 and 15 July 2018 pass without making a stop at this fantastic seafood festival where you get to enjoy a cold glass of bubbly as you taste the finest, freshest seafood you’ve had in a while.

Phone: 07739 554 794

Address: Weymouth Harbour, Dorset

Great Dorset Chilli Festival

For all who love their stuff hot and spicy, Dorset’s got the perfect festival for you, happening in August.

Phone: 01258 447 040

Address: St Giles House, Wimborne St Giles, Dorset, BH21 5ND

Bridport Hat Festival

September is when hats are the stars of the day at the Bridport Hat Festival, so be sure to bring the most eccentric one you have.

Phone: 01308 250350

SSW top tips for attending festivals in Dorset

  1. Take extra snacks to eat, especially if you are with kids.
  2. Don’t leave any valuables in your car, especially if you have to park far away.
  3. Take a big enough shopping bag if you are planning to shop much.

At Seek South West, we can attend to the arrangements for you. Call us today.