Things to do on August Bank Holiday 2017

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

As the end of the summer holidays nears, what better way is there to end it than making the most of the August bank holiday… There are a variety of events and activities you can make the most of in Weymouth.


Quayside Music Festival – Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th

One of Weymouth’s most popular events on a bank holiday. Live music throughout the day and evening, bringing you some of Weymouth’s most talented acts and bands with both indoor and outdoor bars with FREE entry. It’s a perfect opportunity for you to come down and dance the day away.


Dragon Boat Racing – Sunday 27th

Come and cheer on the teams at this year’s Rotary Club of Melcombe Regis’ Dragon Boat Racing!

Rotary Dragon Boat Racing 2016. We Are Weymouth.


Watch Tony Lowe at Greenhill Gardens – Sunday 27th

Sit back and relax at the wonderful Greenhill Gardens whilst listening to the voice of Tony Lowe.

tony lowe


Pirates of the Pavilion – Monday 28th

Come along and bring the family t0 the Pavilion as they produce the fantastic showing of Pirates of the Pavilion and let the shouting and laughing begin!



Hippy Fest at the Lazy Lizard – Sunday 27th

12 hours of live music, bringing you some of Weymouth’s best live bands and DJ’s. Come and have a drink and a dance!




Visit the UK No.1 beach as voted on TripAdvisor… Weymouth Beach!

Come and relax on the beautiful sands of Weymouth, take a dip in the sea, bring your buckets and spades, have a game of volleyball or even ride a beach donkey… Making the most of Weymouth.

Professor Mark Poulton Punch and Judy on the beach at Weymouth, Dorset, UK. Picture Credit: Graham Hunt Photography


Have a picnic at the Nothe Gardens

Come and relax at the Nothe Gardens, a peaceful place for anyone to embrace the view of the bay. Bring the family along and play some games or have a game of footie. You can even visit the Nothe Fort and wind back the years with a bit of history, a fort used to protect Weymouth during the wartime.



Go crabbing at Weymouth Harbour

Cross the town bridge to the other side of town, where Weymouth harbour has plenty of spots to set your lines out for some crabbing at any time during the day or evening, or even grab some fish & chips while you’re at it!

ferry harbour