Dorset Events for July

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1st 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Matchstick Fleet Exhibition 10:30 to 17:00
Nothe Fort, Barrack Road, Weymouth
  
Jazz By The Sea Festival 2018 10:00 to 23:00
Various locations in Bournemouth
  
The Original Shake & Stir Vintage Festiv 10:00 to 18:00
Southbourne Grove
  
Arts & Crafts Show
Wimborne Model Town & Gardens, King Street, Wimborne.
  
Shaftesbury Fringe 09:00 to 16:00
Shaftesbury, Dorset
  
TANKFEST 09:00 to 18:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Camping Be Cider Seaside VI 10:00 to 12:00
Bredy Farm
  
SouthCider Festival 2018 10:00 to 12:00
Bredy Farm
  
Dorset Dubfest 11:00 to 23:00
Herston Yards Farm
  
GillFest 19:00
Gillingham, Dorset
  
Chickerell Steam & Vintage Show
Moor Farm, Knights In The Bottom, Chickerell, Weymouth
  
17thC Falconry @ Corfe Castle 10:00 to 16:00
Corfe Castle, nr Swanage.
  
Gold Hill Fair 09:00 to 17:00
Shaftesbury, Dorset
  
Haynes Breakfast Club 09:00
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil
  
Party in the Park: Air FM 11:00 to 18:00
Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth
  
Wheelchair Rugby Training 11:00 to 14:00
Rossmore Leisure Centre, Poole
  
Horton & Chalbury Village Fete 12:00 to 16:00
Horton & Chalbury Village Hall, Horton Road, Horton Wimborne
  
Totally Wiped Out 12:00 to 17:00
Canford School, Wimborne
2nd 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Jazz By The Sea Festival 2018 10:00 to 23:00
Various locations in Bournemouth
  
Camping Be Cider Seaside VI 10:00 to 12:00
Bredy Farm
  
SouthCider Festival 2018 10:00 to 12:00
Bredy Farm
  
GillFest 19:00
Gillingham, Dorset
3rd 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Jazz By The Sea Festival 2018 10:00 to 23:00
Various locations in Bournemouth
  
GillFest 19:00
Gillingham, Dorset
  
Wildlife Wander 10:00 to 12:00
Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre, Thorncombe Woods, Higher Bockhampton, Dorchester
  
Dream Machines 18:00 to 22:00
Poole Quay
4th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Jazz By The Sea Festival 2018 10:00 to 23:00
Various locations in Bournemouth
  
GillFest 19:00
Gillingham, Dorset
  
Cranborne Manor Garden Open 09:00 to 17:00
Cranborne
  
Bristol Old Vic: The Mill on the Floss 19:30 to 22:00
The Exchange, Sturminster Newton
5th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Jazz By The Sea Festival 2018 10:00 to 23:00
Various locations in Bournemouth
  
GillFest 19:00
Gillingham, Dorset
  
Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides 09:30 to 11:00
Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne
  
Douch Family Bereavement Group 11:00 to 12:30
Royal British Legion, Church Rd, Ferndown
  
Mill On The Floss: Bristol Old Vic 19:30
Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
6th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Jazz By The Sea Festival 2018 10:00 to 23:00
Various locations in Bournemouth
  
GillFest 19:00
Gillingham, Dorset
  
Circa Tsuica: Now or Never
Hamworthy Park, Poole
  
Hawaii Fish-O 17:30 to 18:30
Knoll Beach, Studland
  
Rockley Park Quay for my Car 18:00 to 21:00
Poole Quay
  
Hawaii Fish-O 18:30 to 19:30
Knoll Beach, Studland
  
The Carpenters Story 19:30
Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
7th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Jazz By The Sea Festival 2018 10:00 to 23:00
Various locations in Bournemouth
  
GillFest 19:00
Gillingham, Dorset
  
Circa Tsuica: Now or Never
Hamworthy Park, Poole
  
Wakey, Wakey, Paddle & Brekkie. 08:15 to 10:15
Knoll Beach, Studland
  
Cranborne Manor Garden Open 09:00 to 17:00
Cranborne, Dorset
  
Bournemouth Bus Rally 2018 09:30 to 17:00
Kings Park, Bournemouth
  
Kayak Safari. 09:30 to 12:30
Middle Beach, Studland
  
Time Travellers Kitchen @ Corfe Castle 10:00 to 16:00
Corfe Castle, nr Swanage.
  
Wimborne St Giles Flower Festival 10:00 to 18:00
Wimborne St Giles Flower Festival, Wimborne St Giles Church
  
Archaeology Field Trip: Knowlton Rings 14:00
Knowlton Church and Earthworks, Lumber Lane, Cranborne
  
Let’s Hang On:The Music of Frankie Valli 19:30
Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
8th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
GillFest 19:00
Gillingham, Dorset
  
Circa Tsuica: Now or Never
Hamworthy Park, Poole
  
Time Travellers Kitchen @ Corfe Castle 10:00 to 16:00
Corfe Castle, nr Swanage.
  
Wimborne St Giles Flower Festival 10:00 to 18:00
Wimborne St Giles Flower Festival, Wimborne St Giles Church
  
Wheelchair Rugby Training 11:00 to 14:00
Rossmore Leisure Centre, Poole
9th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Wimborne St Giles Flower Festival 10:00 to 18:00
Wimborne St Giles Flower Festival, Wimborne St Giles Church
  
Spectacular South African Flora 19:30
The Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne
10th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Dream Machines 18:00 to 22:00
Poole Quay
11th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Cranborne Manor Garden Open 09:00 to 17:00
Cranborne
  
Diana Marx: Textiles 19:30
Verwood United Reform Church Hall, Manor Road, Verwood
12th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides 09:30 to 11:00
Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne
  
Adanta African Dance 19:30
Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
13th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Adanta African Dance 19:30
Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
  
Bourne Free:Bournemouth's Pride Festival 10:00 to 18:00
Bournemouth Triangle
  
Hawaii Fish-O 17:30 to 18:30
Knoll Beach, Studland
  
Rockley Park Quay for my Car 18:00 to 21:00
Poole Quay
  
Jurassic Fields Festival 18:00 to 22:00
Bridport
  
Porsches on the Prom 18:00 to 21:00
Weymouth Seafront, Weymouth
  
Hawaii Fish-O 18:30 to 19:30
Knoll Beach, Studland
  
Outdoor Theatre: Pirates of Penzance 18:30
Corfe Castle, nr Swanage.
  
Oas-is & the StereoIronics 20:00 to 22:30
Weymouth Pavilion
14th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Bourne Free:Bournemouth's Pride Festival 10:00 to 18:00
Bournemouth Triangle
  
Jurassic Fields Festival 18:00 to 22:00
Bridport
  
Wakey, Wakey, Paddle & Brekkie. 08:15 to 10:15
Knoll Beach, Studland
  
Time Travellers Kitchen @ Corfe Castle 10:00 to 16:00
Corfe Castle, nr Swanage.
  
Pilford Heath Transport & Heritage Show 10:00 to 16:00
Pilford Heath Farm, Off A31, Uddens Drive, Wimborne
  
Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival 10:30 to 18:00
Harbour Side & Pavilion Forcourt, The Esplanade, Weymouth
  
Bee day at Knoll Gardens 11:00 to 16:00
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
  
Gussage All Saints Village Fete 14:00 to 17:00
Gussage All Saints
  
Cream Teas Weekend!: Motor Neurone Disea 14:30 to 18:00
The Old School, Sturminster Marshall
  
Elio Pace presents Elvis Presley 19:30
Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
15th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Bourne Free:Bournemouth's Pride Festival 10:00 to 18:00
Bournemouth Triangle
  
Time Travellers Kitchen @ Corfe Castle 10:00 to 16:00
Corfe Castle, nr Swanage.
  
Pilford Heath Transport & Heritage Show 10:00 to 16:00
Pilford Heath Farm, Off A31, Uddens Drive, Wimborne
  
Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival 10:30 to 18:00
Harbour Side & Pavilion Forcourt, The Esplanade, Weymouth
  
Cream Teas Weekend!: Motor Neurone Disea 14:30 to 18:00
The Old School, Sturminster Marshall
  
Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim
Bournemouth Pier, Pier Approach, Bournemouth
  
Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars 09:30 to 16:30
Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne
  
Haynes Bikers’ Breakfast Ride-in 09:30
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil
  
Poole Goes Vintage 11:00 to 19:00
Poole Quay
  
Wheelchair Rugby Training 11:00 to 14:00
Rossmore Leisure Centre, Poole
16th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
17th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Dream Machines 18:00 to 22:00
Poole Quay
  
Speed Dating in Bournemouth 19:15 to 21:45
Bar So, Bournemouth
18th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Cranborne Manor Garden Open 09:00 to 17:00
Cranborne
19th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides 09:30 to 11:00
Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne
  
The Secret Garden & Serles House 14:00 to 17:00
Serles House, 47 Victoria Road, Wimborne
20th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Larmer Tree Festival
Larmer Tree Gardens
  
Wilkswood Reggae Festival 2018
Wilkswood Farm,High Street, Langton Matravers
  
Guided Walk & Butterflies with Keith Pow 11:00 to 12:30
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
  
Hawaii Fish-O 17:30 to 18:30
Knoll Beach, Studland
  
Rockley Park Quay for my Car 18:00 to 21:00
Poole Quay
  
Little Mix Experience 18:00
Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
  
Hawaii Fish-O 18:30 to 19:30
Knoll Beach, Studland
21st 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Larmer Tree Festival
Larmer Tree Gardens
  
Wilkswood Reggae Festival 2018
Wilkswood Farm,High Street, Langton Matravers
  
Jurassic Coast Challenge 07:00 to 20:00
Poole Harbour / Bridport
  
Wakey, Wakey, Paddle & Brekkie. 08:15 to 10:15
Knoll Beach, Studland
  
Time Travellers Kitchen @ Corfe Castle 10:00 to 16:00
Corfe Castle, nr Swanage.
  
Taste of the South Festival 10:00 to 19:00
Chapel Gate, Christchurch
  
Leigh Food Fair & Vintage Car Display 10:00 to 16:00
Leigh Village Hall, Sherborne
  
Sorted in Dorset 12:00 to 20:00
Hamworthy Park, Poole
  
Rock For Heroes 19:30 to 21:30
Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
22nd 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Larmer Tree Festival
Larmer Tree Gardens
  
Wilkswood Reggae Festival 2018
Wilkswood Farm,High Street, Langton Matravers
  
Jurassic Coast Challenge 07:00 to 20:00
Poole Harbour / Bridport
  
Time Travellers Kitchen @ Corfe Castle 10:00 to 16:00
Corfe Castle, nr Swanage.
  
Sorted in Dorset 12:00 to 20:00
Hamworthy Park, Poole
  
Taste of the South Festival 10:00 to 17:00
Chapel Gate, Christchurch
  
Wheelchair Rugby Training 11:00 to 14:00
Rossmore Leisure Centre, Poole
  
Swanage Jazz Machine: Live Music 14:00 to 16:00
The Grand Hotel, 12 Burlington Road, Swanage
  
The Secret Garden & Serles House 14:00 to 17:00
Serles House, 47 Victoria Road, Wimborne
23rd 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
24th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 10:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Haynes Discovery Days 10:30 to 16:00
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil
  
Dream Machines 18:00 to 22:00
Poole Quay
  
Speed Dating in Bournemouth 19:15 to 21:45
Bar So, Bournemouth
25th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 10:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Haynes Discovery Days 10:30 to 16:00
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil
  
Cranborne Manor Garden Open 09:00 to 17:00
Cranborne
  
17thC Corfe Murder Mystery Evening 18:30 to 21:00
Corfe Castle
26th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 10:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Camp Bestival
Lulworth Castle
  
Summer Family Fun Shows with Mervyn Cole
Wimborne Model Town & Gardens, King Street, Wimborne.
  
Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides 09:30 to 11:00
Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne
  
Summer Holiday Fun 10:00 to 18:00
Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne
  
To the Beach & Beyond 10:30 to 16:00
Knoll Beach, Studland
  
Summer Breeze on the Quay with Fireworks 19:00 to 22:00
Poole Quay
  
Outdoor Theatre: Merchant of Venice 19:00 to 21:30
Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne
  
Danny Baker: Good Time Charlie’s Back 19:30 to 22:00
Weymouth Pavilion
  
Bat Walk with Jan Freebornrn 20:30
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
27th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 10:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Camp Bestival
Lulworth Castle
  
Summer Holiday Fun 10:00 to 18:00
Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne
  
To the Beach & Beyond 10:30 to 16:00
Knoll Beach, Studland
  
  
  
Beach Volleyball Classic
Weymouth Beach, Weymouth
  
Beer and Bluegrass Festival
Victoria School, 12 Lindsay Road, Branksome Park, Poole
  
Cranborne Manor Garden Open 09:00 to 17:00
Cranborne, Dorset
  
Hawaii Fish-O 17:30 to 18:30
Knoll Beach, Studland
  
Rockley Park Quay for my Car 18:00 to 21:00
Poole Quay
  
Hawaii Fish-O 18:30 to 19:30
Knoll Beach, Studland
  
California Dreamers 19:30 to 21:30
Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
28th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 10:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Camp Bestival
Lulworth Castle
  
Summer Holiday Fun 10:00 to 18:00
Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne
  
To the Beach & Beyond 10:30 to 16:00
Knoll Beach, Studland
  
  
  
Beach Volleyball Classic
Weymouth Beach, Weymouth
  
Beer and Bluegrass Festival
Victoria School, 12 Lindsay Road, Branksome Park, Poole
  
Swanage Carnival & Firework Display Spec
Swanage Railway, Swanage Station
  
Swanage Carnival- The Souths Greatest Ca 10:00 to 23:00
Swanage Seafront
  
17ThC Civil War Encampment:Corfe Castle 10:00 to 18:00
Corfe Castle, nr Swanage.
  
Bugs and Buds 10:30 to 12:00
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
  
Swanage Carnival Firework Display 21:45
Swanage Seafront
29th 
Tea Room Exhibition: Thomas Hardy’s Poet
Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester
  
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 10:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Camp Bestival
Lulworth Castle
  
Summer Holiday Fun 10:00 to 18:00
Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne
  
To the Beach & Beyond 10:30 to 16:00
Knoll Beach, Studland
  
  
  
Beach Volleyball Classic
Weymouth Beach, Weymouth
  
Swanage Carnival & Firework Display Spec
Swanage Railway, Swanage Station
  
Swanage Carnival- The Souths Greatest Ca 10:00 to 23:00
Swanage Seafront
  
17ThC Civil War Encampment:Corfe Castle 10:00 to 18:00
Corfe Castle, nr Swanage.
  
Swanage Carnival Procession Sunday 10:00 to 23:00
Swanage Seafront
  
Wheelchair Rugby Training 11:00 to 14:00
Rossmore Leisure Centre, Poole
  
The Secret Garden & Serles House 14:00 to 17:00
Serles House, 47 Victoria Road, Wimborne
  
UK Pink Floyd Experience 19:30 to 22:00
Weymouth Pavilion
30th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 10:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Summer Holiday Fun 10:00 to 18:00
Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne
  
To the Beach & Beyond 10:30 to 16:00
Knoll Beach, Studland
  
  
Swanage Carnival & Firework Display Spec
Swanage Railway, Swanage Station
  
Swanage Carnival- The Souths Greatest Ca 10:00 to 23:00
Swanage Seafront
  
17ThC Civil War Encampment:Corfe Castle 10:00 to 18:00
Corfe Castle, nr Swanage.
  
Pirates of the Pavilion 14:00 to 16:30
Weymouth Pavilion
  
Pirates of the Pavilion 18:00 to 20:30
Weymouth Pavilion
31st 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 10:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Summer Holiday Fun 10:00 to 18:00
Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne
  
To the Beach & Beyond 10:30 to 16:00
Knoll Beach, Studland
  
  
Swanage Carnival & Firework Display Spec
Swanage Railway, Swanage Station
  
Swanage Carnival- The Souths Greatest Ca 10:00 to 23:00
Swanage Seafront
  
17ThC Civil War Encampment:Corfe Castle 10:00 to 18:00
Corfe Castle, nr Swanage.
  
Summer Family Fun Shows with Mervyn Cole
Wimborne Model Town & Gardens, King Street, Wimborne.
  
Haynes Discovery Days 10:30 to 16:00
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil
  
Dream Machines 18:00 to 22:00
Poole Quay
  
Pirates of the Pavilion 18:00 to 20:30
Weymouth Pavilion
  
Talk in The Garden Room at Cranborne 19:30 to 19:45
The Garden Room at Cranborne Garden Centre
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