Swanage Folk Festival

Swanage Folk Festival

Friday 6th - Sunday 8th September 2019

Now an established fixture on the calendar, the second weekend after the August Bank Holiday Monday, the festival provides entertainment and fun for all, much of it free! 


Swanage Regatta & Carnival

Swanage Regatta & Carnival Week

Saturday 27th July - Saturday 3rd August 2019

Swanage Regatta and Carnival is the premier carnival on the South Coast.

Over 100 events take place during Carnival week, there is something for everyone:- live music every day, the half marathon, sand castle competitions, the sailing regatta, treasure hunts, magnificent firework displays and not forgetting one of the longest processions around.

Swanage Blues Festival

Swanage Blues Festival

28th February - 3rd March 2019

The Swanage Blues Festival features Open Mic daily, Electric Jam Sessions, Buskers and much more.

20 Indoor Venues - 50 + Great Gigs - 100 + performers - all free to customers


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Swanage Blues & Roots

Swanage Blues & Roots Festival

3rd - 6th October 2019

The Swanage Blues & Roots Festival has free admission to 50 gigs in 20 indoor venues.  Featuring open Mic daily, Electric Jam Sessions, Buskers and much more all free to customers.


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Swanage Lifeboat Week

Swanage Lifeboat Week 

9th-18th August 2019


An action packed week that includes VIP Boathouse guided tours, fun quiz, Gig race, live music, Raft race, fun run, fireworks and much more.


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Swanage Fish Festival

Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th June 2019

Swanage Fish Festival is about celebrating all things 'fishy' with a festival that features food, fishing and fun. Highlighting local business and skills in a perfect setting of Prince Albert Gardens and Swanage Pier. 

There will be fish, cockles, mussels, scallops, seafood paella oysters, cocktails and Champagne! Plus fishy and traditional sea events to amuse the whole family.


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Purbeck Art Weeks


There is always something for everyone at this popular annual two-week Festival in late May/early June.
We celebrate over 100 talented  visual artists working in Purbeck many of whom warmly open their studios to the public during the Festival.

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

15th - 18th August 2019


Purbeck Valley Folk Festival is a small festival set on a farm on the beautiful Jurassic Coastline. We're a festival that's loved by everyone because there's loads for kids to do, loads for parents and loads for the old folkies!

It features outstanding, original young folk, roots and world music. We always encourage the young up and coming musicians too as well as booking national and international folk acts and a good variety of local music. There's something for everyone.

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Purbeck Outdoor Weekend

13th - 15th Septmber 2018

T-POW (The Purbeck Outdoor Weekend) is a registered charity (no  1166759). As a charity, we raise money for charities and good causes by organising fun and sporting events held over one weekend in September.

T_POW organises The Purbeck Running Festival which has been running (pun intended) for the last five years and has been very successful with The Purbeck Marathon having been rated in the top 3 UK races by Runners World.

T-POW also organises the challenge events for The Purbeck Nordic Walking UK Festival. This festival is set to be the Nordic walking event in the UK and the Marathon challenge is the first of its type in the UK.

T-POW also organises The Purbeck Bikemonger Bimble in association with Charlie the Bikemonger. All profits from the Bikemonger Bimble and the other events organised by T-POW go to charities and good causes.


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Purbeck Chamber Music Festival

29th August - 1st September 2019

Purbeck International Chamber Music Festival is an exciting artistic development curated by Natalie Clein and her fellow musician friends. The Festival takes place every year at the end of summer in the beautiful surroundings of Purbeck in Dorset in historic locations, churches, unusual sites and schools.


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Wilkswood Reggae Festival

19th - 21st July

Held in the lush, green Purbeck countryside on the outskirts of Swanage in Dorset, the fourth Wilkswood Reggae Festival will take place from Friday July 19th to Sunday July 21st 2019.

Previous year's festivals have seen reggae legends, pioneers and flag bearers from the UK and abroad perform across three stages. Previous headliners on the main stage have included  Lee 'Scratch' Perry & Mad Professor General Levy & Joe Ariwa Earl Sixteen & Carroll ThompsonMikey GeneralBrinsley 'Aswad' FordeJanet KayTippa Irie and Festus Coxsone.

There are two additional performance and soundsystem stages, a chillout zone, late-night Shebeen, street food stalls (including the famous Jerkshak Caribbean cuisine and a wood-fired pizza van) and bars serving ice cold Red Stripe, craft ales, local cider and rum cocktails!

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Purbeck Pirate Festival

24th - 27th May

A piratical mix of entertainment, fun and stalls aplenty: reenactors with cannons, singers and pirate parades. Free event.

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