There are so many festivals in Weymouth throughout the year. From the famous annual International Kite Festival at the beginning of May, to Weymouth Waterfest in September which celebrates everything to do with the sea.
Increasingly popular, and fast becoming an international go-to event, is the Pommery Seafood Festival in July, when stalls selling all manner of seafood festoon both sides of Weymouth’s picturesque harbour in a festival atmosphere. Well worth a visit for this one!
Weymouth Pirate Festival at Easter sees antics with re-enactors on the beach and around the town, and shops dressed up in pirate gear. It’s all sorts of fun for the whole family.
Every Bank Holiday weekend sees Quayside Music Festival take up it’s residency on Weymouth Harbour for a 2-day festival showcasing the best live music in town. With a large stage overlooking the harbour, a big screen, outdoor bars, food stalls, nearly 20 different bands and free entry it’s no wonder the event draws a very large crowd each and every time. The fun starts at midday on the Sunday when the first act takes to the stage then it’s non-stop until late evening then it’s more of the same on the Monday too!
Weymouth’s music scene is second to none, with so much live music, sometimes there isn’t space in the air for it all. The Wessex Folk Festival takes place on the harbourside and in Hope Square at the end of May every year. It attracts thousands of folkies and families to perhaps one of the biggest and most accessible free music and dance festivals in the country. New in 2015, Weymouth’s Out Loud Festival (26th– 27th June) is set to bring together live music in the pubs, busking in the town centre, street entertainers, comedy, and an outdoor music festival on the beach. Make sure you’re there to cheer it on!
Weymouth boasts one of the Best New Year’s Eve celebrations in the world, with thousands of people reveling in fancy dress, throughout the town – often planned months before! Weymouth welcomes everyone to join in the fun. But make sure you book your accommodation in plenty of time, as returning visitors often book a year in advance!
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