What’s on in our area


Events this year are uncertain due to COVID-19 restrictions and may be subject to change. It’s therefore wise to check with the event organisers using the links we’ve provided.

Regular Events

Street markets

  • Ringwood Town Marketevery Wednesday 8am-3pm, Ringwood Market Place
  • New Milton Street Market – every Wednesday 9am-4pm, Station Road
  • Hampshire Farmers’ Market, Ringwood Furlong – Last Saturday of every month, 10am-2pm www.hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk 
  • Lymington Market – every Saturday 8am-4pm, High Street
  • Hythe Market – every Tuesday 9am till 3pm
  • Wimborne Market (indoor and outdoor) – Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8am-2pm www.facebook.com/Wimbornemarket/

Car boot sales

Lake Gates – Every Sunday 7am-1pm at Wimborne Showground BH21 1EF. See details on Facebook.

Ashley Heath  – (due to reopen high summer 2021) held on Sunday mornings, one of the biggest in Dorset – see Facebook page for updates.


What’s on information

The following website have information about local events:

Local venues 


The following venues may put on concerts, theatrical events, films and broadcasts with social distancing measures in place. Events may change so please check with the venues directly.

Events planned for 2021

Days out for car enthusiasts at Beaulieu

10am-5pm Museum Parkland, Beaulieu, New Forest SO42 7ZN

Owners and enthusiasts are invited to gather to enjoy some stunning vehicles for great days out at the Museum Parkland. Tickets and info at https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/

  • Simply Vauxhall Saturday 17 July
  • Simply Ford Sunday 18 July
  • Simply Japanese Sunday 25 July
  • Simply Audi Sunday 1 August
  • Beaulieu Supercar Weekend 7-8 August
  • VW T Chill 13-15 August
  • Graham Walker Memorial Run (vintage and veteran motorcycle gathering)
  • Simply Aston Martin Saturday 21 August
  • Simply Mercedes Sunday 22 August
  • International Autojumble (outdoor sale of motoring items) 4-5 September

Redlands Adventure Game

11am-6pm, Friday to Sunday, until 30 September, Redlands Coppice, Piddletrenthide, Dorchester DT2 7RB

A new outside military adventure game where small groups have to safely defuse an ‘active bomb’ with challenging puzzles and clues, while avoiding a remote-controlled vehicle! Actors in full army costume bring the games to life. https://adventureoutgames.co.uk/game-locations/redlands-coppice-dorset/

Bournemouth and Poole Selfie Wall Trail

From 26 May, various seafront locations Bournemouth and Poole

Artists have created a series of murals to make fun and colourful backdrops to your selfies. The trail stretches from Sandbanks to Southbourne. https://www.bournemouth.co.uk/ideas-and-inspiration/selfiewalltrail

Sculpture at Beaulieu

19 June-30 August, Beaulieu, New Forest SO42 7ZN

Over 50 leading national and international sculptors will have their work on display in the Beaulieu grounds, including Dawn Rowland, Frederic Chevarin, Helen Sinclair, Neil Wilkin, Paul Vanstone, Simon Gudgeon and Shaun Gagg. Entry is included in the general admission ticket. See https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/sculpture-at-beaulieu/ for details.

Lymington Seafood Festival

16-18 July, Bath Road Park, Lymington 

This celebration of cultural heritage, local produce and links to the sea is a small, boutique festival in this historic seaside town. Music acts as well as food vendors. https://www.lymingtonseafoodfestival.co.uk/

Longleat Live

17 & 18 July, Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW

Less of a Food & Drink Festival and more of a live music event, The Wombats and Razorlight are headlining with cooking demos by the Hairy Bikers and James Martin.


New Forest & Hampshire County Show

27-29 July 2021 New Park Showground, Clay Hill, Brockenhurst SO42 7QH

One of the top agricultural shows in the country, with dog shows, gymkhana and farm animals, as well as a local produce market and demonstrations. Tickets are available from the Gateway building in the Ringwood main town carpark.  www.newforestshow.co.uk 

Ellingham Show

Saturday 14 August, 9an-5.30pm, Somerley Estate, Ringwood

If you want to soak up our agricultural heritage, this show is a great day out hosted by our local stately home. It has dog displays and dog show, equestrian events, Shetland pony racing, a donky show, livestock classes, heavy horses and fancy dress competition, to name just a few of main ring attractions. There will also be judging of fruit, vegetables and baking, plus numerous stalls. www.ellinghamshow.co.uk

The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2021

Thursday 26 to Monday 30 August, South Down, Tarrant Hinton, Blandford, DT11 8HX

One of the world’s largest heritage and cultural events, showcasing Britain’s industrial, agricultural and leisure history. Experience steam giants of the past, WW1 flying aircraft, heavy horse displays and much more. www.gdsf.co.uk

Bournemouth Air Festival

Thursday 2-5 September, Bournemouth sea front

Free displays in the air, on the ground and at night in the UK’s largest air festival, featuring the Red Arrows and other flight acrobatics along with WW2 planes.www.bournemouthair.co.uk.

Sky Safari 

10-12 Spetember, Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW

The hot air ballon event returns in September https://www.longleat.co.uk/whats-on/seasonal-events.

Inside Out Dorset Festival

17-26 September, Poole Quay

Outdoor concerts and other performances plus unusual immersive experiences. https://activateperformingarts.org.uk/whats-on/inside-out-dorset/

Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival

1-3 October, various locations around the town

This year’s festival will explore the concept ‘Connect’ and the lack of social interaction during the pandemic. https://artsbythesea.co.uk/