There is a fantastic range of events in Dorset that take place throughout the year. Here are just a few of our favourites that many of our guests come on holiday to visit. For a more comprehensive list of events take a look at Visit Dorset’s What’s On in Dorset page.

There are a selection of live music and entertainment events that take place at Martin’s Bar & Restaurant at Highlands End Holiday Park – view the list.

At Highlands End Holiday Park from 30th May to 17th July, we have Challenger Escapes, one of the UK’s most innovative Escape Room companies. Tickets can be booked on their website.


4th – Lyme Regis Fossil Festivalvisit event website

5th – Dorset Knob Festivalvisit event website 

11th – Weldmar’s Colour Runvisit event website

12th – Shaftesbury Food & Drink Festivalvisit event website

18th to 19th – Spring Tide Food Festivalvisit event website

26th – West Bay Pirate Dayvisit event website

27th – Corfe Castle Village May Fair – visit event website

27th – Sherborne Castle Country Fairvisit event website


8th to 9th – Vintage Tractor & Engine Rallyvisit event website

9th to 15th – Bridport Food & Beer Festivalvisit event website

15th – Guitars on the Beach at Lyme Regisvisit event website

22nd – Chesil Rocks Music Festivalvisit event website

22nd to 30th – Beaminster Festival of Music & Artsvisit event website

28th to 30th – Tank Festvisit event website

29th – Weldmar Family Dog Showvisit event website


12th to 13th – Jurassic Fields Music Festivalvisit event website

12th to 14th – Dorset Volksfestvisit event website

14th – Sand Fest Weymouthvisit event website

19th to 21st – Tolpuddle Martyr’s Festivalvisit event website

25th – RNLI Raft Racevisit event website

25th – Camp Bestivalvisit event website

26th to 28th – Bridport Folk Festivalvisit event website

27th to 3rd August – Swanage Carnivalvisit event website

27th to 3rd August- RNLI Lifeboat Week at Lyme Regissee event website

28th to 3rd August – Weymouth Lifeboat Weekvisit event website


1st – Burton Bradstock Church Fetevisit event website

3rd – Dorset Food & Arts Festivalvisit event website

3rd to 4th – Great Dorset Chilli Festivalvisit event website

3rd to 11th – Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival Weekvisit event website

4th – West Bay Dayvisit event website

17th to 18th – Bridport Carnival & Torchlight Processionvisit event website

22nd – Melplash Agricultural Showvisit event website

22nd to 26th – Great Dorset Steam Fairvisit event website

29th to 01 September – Bournemouth Air Festivalvisit event website

30th to 01 September – Lyme Folk Weekendvisit event website


7th – Bridport Hat Festivalvisit event website

7th to 8th – Dorset County Showvisit event website

7th to 8th – Nothe Fort Artillery Weekendvisit event website

7th to 8th – Food Rocks Festival at Lyme Regisvisit event website

13th to 15th – Isle of Purbeck Walking Festivalvisit event website

14th – Tiger Day at The Tank Museumvisit event website


16th to 20th – Dorchester Literary Festivalvisit event website

28th to 1st November – Halloween Spooktacular at Farmer Palmersvisit event website


15th to 2nd January – Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderlandvisit event website

17th – Eype Maker’s Market at Highlands End Holiday Parkvisit event website

24th – Candles on the Hill at St Catherine’s Chapel – visit event website