What’s On in Weymouth this August Bank Holiday

A busy beach at Weymouth, Dorset, UK. Picture Credit: Graham Hunt Photography

With the summer holidays coming to an end, everyone is ready to enjoy all that a long weekend can bring. Weymouth has some fantastic events happening across the August Bank Holiday. From dog shows to FREE music events, there’s something for all the family.


Quayside Music Festival
Saturday 26th and Sunday 26th August

Quayside Music Festival

The biggest Quayside Festival of the year has two days of great live music for you to enjoy. Open from midday until late – all with FREE entry.

Don’t miss the Quayfest Warm-Up Party on Friday 25th August too!

See the full Quayside Festival line up.


Dragon Boat Racing
Sunday 27th August

Dragon Boats . We Are Weymouth.

Come along to see the spectacle of the Annual Dragon Boat Challenge at the Pavilion end of Weymouth Beach. Cheer on the teams of the Melcombe Regis Rotary Club! See event info.


Greenhill Gardens Live Music Events
Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August

Greenhill Chalets . We Are Weymouth.

The glorious Greenhill Gardens are the backdrop to live music events this Bank Holiday. Music starts at 2pm.

On Sunday 27th singer Tony Lowe treats you to the great songs of Frank Sinatra, Buble and Tom Jones.

On Monday 28th popular local band REPLAY take to the grandstand.

See all events at Greenhill Gardens

Dog, Sausage and Cider Festival
Sunday 27th August

Dog Sausage Cider Festival

A day of family fun and live music, centred around the Springhead Dog Show. Don’t miss the competitive sausage throwing competition! See event info.

Pirates of the Pavilion Panto
Until 29th August

Pirates of the Pavilion

The Swashbuckling Summer Pantomime has been delighting Weymouth all summer long. The final performances are at 2pm and 6pm on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th August. Be sure to catch this adventure before it sets sail for another year.

 Book here!

CBeebies Octonauts at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park
Until 28th August

Octonauts 1843 x 794

Catch the Octonauts for a deep sea adventure at SEA LIFE Weymouth. Take part in interactive activities and uncover the secret world of glow in the dark sea creatures.


Matchstick Fleet Exhibition
Until 28th August

Weymouth In Summer - Nothe Fort - July 2016 - Picture: Graham Hunt Photography

Explore Nothe Fort for the day and discover an amazing exhibition of small-scale replica modern warships, made entirely from matchsticks and matchboxes.


Weymouth Pavilion Music Events
25th, 26th & 27th August


Weymouth’s Pavilion Theatre has 3 fabulous music events over the bank holiday weekend. Performances start at 7.30pm.

The Quo Experience, 7.30pm Friday 25th – www.weareweymouth.co.uk/event/the-quo-experience

The Kenny Lynch Rat Pack Revue, Saturday 26thwww.weareweymouth.co.uk/event/kenny-lynch-rat-pack-revue

The Magic of Motown, Sunday 27thwww.weareweymouth.co.uk/event/the-magic-of-motown-2017