Out & About

Every year, Bournemouth plays host to some fantastic events. From an annual air festival and summer fireworks display, to Yoga workouts on the beach and local foodie markets, this is a destination that has something for everyone.

Whether you are moving to the area for a fresh start or you are local to Bournemouth, here is some inspiration for places to go and things to do this summer…

Christchurch Food Festival

This weekend event is the perfect way to show your support for local businesses, with an array of local food producers, creators and makers lining the streets. And as it’s in the heart of Christchurch there are plenty of good pubs and restaurants to try too.

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Bournemouth Air Festival

Undoubtedly one of the town’s most well-loved events, the Bournemouth Air Festival has been running for over ten years and has entertained over 10 million people with its family-friendly events and wonderful acrobatic air displays.

Beach yoga fest

The UK’s only beach Yoga festival takes place over three days and is a great chance to try something new, with an eclectic timetable of classes that includes an array of practices including SUP Yoga for those that want to get on the water.

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Poole Harbour festival

Bournemouth 7s

The world’s largest sports and music festival is home to a top musical line-up, attracting over 30,000 festival-goers and over 400 sports teams (from rugby and netball to dodgeball and hockey).


Centred around the British Beach Polo Championships, this exclusive event will take place in Sandbanks and will include a number of polo matches as well as vibrant beach parties featuring live bands and top DJs.

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Foodie Festival

MasterChef champion, Tom Rhodes, will be joined by other famous chefs alongside a host of bands for this three day extravaganza in Kings Park.

Pier to Pier Swim

A popular community event that sees hundreds of people take to the water to raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation.

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Poole Harbour Festival

Poole Harbour Festival

This family-friendly two day festival is hosted just a stone’s throw from Poole Quay and brings together some of the best tribute acts alongside food stalls and entertainment shows.


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