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.
- Ringwood Town Market – every 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
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.
- Bournemouth International Centre
- Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre
- O2 Academy Bournemouth
- Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts
- The Regent Centre, Christchurch
Artists booked at the above venues for 2021 include: UB40 (6 March), Gregory Porter (8 March), Stormzy (16 April), 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!
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/.
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/.
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
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
10-12 Spetember, Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW
The hot air ballon event returns in September.