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Events to look forward to in 2018

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From festivals to fireworks, Poole's Wave105 Summertime in the South, your round up major events in 2018.
You can also look at the current showcase events or use the search calendar/keywords.


Light up PooleLight Up Poole
15-17 February, Poole Town Centre
See Poole in a new light as a new, unique digital Light Art Festival transforms Poole’s Town Centre after dark with lit digital installations with interactive activities.

Dream Machines Poole Tourism 2014
Dream Machines

Every Tuesday from April - end of September, Poole Quay from 6pm
The biggest and best weekly Motorcycle event in the UK, with up to 1000 bikes attending.

Poole Speedway

Most Wednesdays March - October, Poole Stadium, from 7.30pm



Mini Steam boy with engine
Mini Steam on the Quay
12 May, Poole Quay
Celebrate the sights, sounds and smells of the age of steam when mini traction engines come to Poole Quay for a great day out.


Poole Festival of Running 2018
Poole Festival of Running

2 - 3 June, Poole Park & Poole Quay
Take part in Poole’s biggest running event! The weekend includes five children’s races, a 5k charity race, flagship 10k road race and new Poole half marathon, along with family entertainment and live music.


Poole Harbour Boat Show Pontoon 2016
Poole Harbour Boat Show
8 - 10 June, Poole Quay
In association with Sunseeker, the south coast’s biggest ever free boat show will feature more than 200 exhibitors and entertainment for the whole family including waterborne displays, tall ships, fireworks and live music.


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Harry Paye Pirate Day

16 June, Poole Quay
A day of pirate fun on Poole Quay. Activities include a fisherman’s regatta, live music, pirate procession and rowing races.


Folk on the Quay Guitar Player
Folk on the Quay
30 June, Poole Quay
Free family folk festival including, three live music stages, street barn dances and Morris dancers.


Quay for my Car Lotus night
Rockley Park Quay for my Car
Every Friday, in July & August, Poole Quay from 6pm
A different marque of car on display every week. 



British Beach Polo Championships
British Beach Polo Championships

13 – 14 July, Sandbanks Beach
Returning to Britain’s premier beach location, the event features top international players, celebrities and polo supporters with free viewing area for members of the public.


Poole Goes Vintage 4Poole Goes Vintage
15 July, 11am - 7.00pm, Poole Quay
A full day of vintage entertainment including live music, classic cars, dancing displays, fashion show and market.



Fireworks off Poole QuayPoole Quay Fireworks

Every Thursday evening from 26 July to the end of August, Poole Quay from 7pm
Live music, street entertainment, family activities and a fireworks finale at 10pm.


Titus Andronicus
Brownsea Island Open Air Theatre
– Titus Andronicus
25 July – 10 August (Mon, Wed & Fri)
Must see annual open air performance of classic Shakespear on the magical Brownsea Island. 

Beer & Bluegrass Festival 2018International Beer & Blue Grass Festival
27 - 28 July, Branksome, Poole
World class music and beer festival featuring bands from the USA plus the chance to sample real ales, ciders and homecooked food.


Bournemouth Air Festival 2015

Bournemouth Air Festival
30 August – 2 September, Bournemouth Seafront
Four days of amazing aircraft featuring the Red Arrows and many more over Poole Bay. 



Poole Blues Festival 2016
Poole Blues Festival

7 – 10 September, Poole Quay 
Poole’s Blues Festival a weekend of soulful music with bands across different Poole venues.


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Inside out Dorset

14 – 23 September. Poole Quay and various locations
Explore the arts with extraordinary events in extraordinary places around Dorset.


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Bournemouth Marathon Festival
6 – 7 October, Poole & Bournemouth Seafront
Experience running as it should be with a weekend of children’s, half and full marathon races along the coast with the most.

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One World by the Sea Festival

11 – 13 October, Poole & Bournemouth
Explore the influence of international culture and diversity on local cinema, music, dance, food and education with fringe events and venues across Bournemouth and Poole.

Fireworks off Poole Quay Photo Library
FREE Fireworks display

5 November, Poole Quay from 5pm

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