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Swanage events in 2019:

For a full listing of all events in Swanage - Click

We have highlighted a selection below:-


Purbeck Art Weeks - 
visit artists in their studios and enjoy accompanying music and entertainment. Runs until 10th June; more information
available here.

Anglers Afloat Challenge - how many fish can you catch? 21 species have been caught in recent years so take your kayak to the sea to see how many you can catch.


Swanage Fish Festival -
celebrating all things fishy with fun for all the family!

Swanage Rowing Regatta - come and see the very best Pilot Gigs racing across Swanage Bay.


Purbeck Pirate Festival - Shiver me timbers it's Pirate Festival back by popular demand! Hosted by the Swanage Pier Trust in conjunction with the Frigate Schtandart, there are plenty of activities to get involved in at the 17 stalls on the waterfront. All hands ahoy!

Camp Bestival - voted Best Family Festival, this is family orientated festival hosted in Lulworth Castle. See the fantastic line-up here.


Swanage Carnival -
the highlight of the year, Swanage comes alive for its annual carnival. Complete with Red Arrow flyover, this promises to be action-packed week with fun for all the family. Full programme available here.

Swanage Lifeboat Week - a week of entertainment dedicated to fundraising for this lifesaving charity.

Purbeck Rally - famly friendly annual steam and vintage show that has been running for over 40 years.


Swanage Folk Festival - celebrating its 25th anniversary, this welcoming festival is always a joy. For full details, click here

Heritage Week - raising awareness of the rich architectural heritage that Dorset has to offer, this is a great chance to access some of the great hidden treasures rarely on access to the public.

Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival - now in its 7th year, the Walking Festival organises walks that show off the spectacular scenery in Dorset. All levels of walker welcome. Find out more here.


Swanage Blues Festival - a bi-annual event boasting the best Blues musicians from Swanage and beyond. Full details here.

Purbeck Film Festival - hosted in Rex cinema, Wareham, this event celebrates great movies. All showings available here.


Swanage Railway Santa Specials - start the Festive season by travelling with Santa on the steam train. Children receive a wrapped gift whilst adults are treated to a festive drink and mince pie.


Boxing Day Swim - are you brave enough to take a dip in the refreshing Swanage sea for charity? Held annually, you can expect fancy dress and chilly swimmers!

.... more events will be added as they are announced during the year.

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