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, Ringwood Market Place
  • New Milton Street Market – every Wednesday
  • Hampshire Farmers’ Market, Ringwood Furlong – Last Saturday of every month, 10am-2pm www.hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk 
  • Lymington Market – every Saturday, High Street
  • Hythe Market – every Tuesday
  • Wimborne Market (indoor and outdoor) – Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8am-2pm www.wimbornemarket.co.uk

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.

Artists booked at the above venues for 2021 include: Craig David (20 April), Rick Astley (10 May), A-ha (11 May), Simple Minds (1 September), Kim Wilde (15 September), Level 42 (10 October), Simply Red (13 October), Cliff Richard (19 October), Michael Bolton (20 October), Pearl Jam (10 December) and many more! 

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 Electric  Sunday 23 May
  • Simply Porsche Sunday 6 June
  • National Mini Day Mini Cooper Register Sunday 13 June
  • Simply VW 19 June
  • Hot Rod and Custom Show Sunday 20 June
  • Simply Jaguar Sunday 27 June
  • National Austin 7 Rally Sunday 4 July
  • Simply Land Rover 11 July 
  • 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


BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair

28-30 May,  10am-6pm, Beaulieu, New Forest SO42 7ZN

A brand new event from BBC Gardeners’ World in partnership with Hillier, featuring the Good Food Market nursery displays and inspirational borders. Tickets and info at https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/bbc-gardeners-world-fair-spring/.



5-6 June, Burley Park, Burley, New Forest BH24 4AB

The annual festival for dogs and dog lovers, this year features show, activities, Dr Scott Miller from TV, fun dog shows and competitions. Get all the info and tickets at https://dogstival.co.uk/.


Tankfest 2021

25 June to 27 June, The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset BH20 6JG

The world’s biggest display of historic moving armour! See tanks roar around the arena, explore Living History encampments and meet YouTube stars and historians amidst a world-class collection of military vehicles. Visit https://tankmuseum.org/events/tankfest/.


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.


Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival

10 July to 11 July, Weymouth, Dorset

A weekend of seafood, English sparkling wines from Nyetimber, celebrity chefs and a great atmosphere around Weymouth harbour. Details at https://www.dorsetseafood.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.