News & Events 2020
Pirate Festival 23-25 May
This festival is held on the Sand Pit Field, Swanage overlooking the Bay and beach. Dressing up for children and adults lots of fun for all. See photos on face book page.
PAW (Purbeck Arts Week ) 25 May - 9 June
This popular display from local artists started as a week but now covers a fortnight. Local artists show their talents and skills over a number of locations from large displays to someone offering their home as a venue, all are worth a visit.
Fish Festival 12-14 June
All things relating to fish and the sea held in the Prince Albert gardens on the east side of the town the bay and the magnificent Ballard down as a back drop make this a spectacular venue. Displays, cooking demonstrations and much more make this a weekend for all.
Jazz Festival 10-12 July
This year celebrates the 31st festival. Many bands in different venues all to be enjoyed. See website for further information.
Wilkswood Reggae Festival 24-26 July
A great weekend for all reggae fans. Kids zone, stalls bars and a number of stages all add to the enjoyment.
Swanage Carnival Sat 25 July- Sunday 1 August
The carnival committee work tirelessly to make this week long event successful and special. All proceeds after expenses are shared by local organisations in 2019 26 chosen local organisations received donations from the £28,000 collected during the week in late July.
Saturday 25 start, the evening setting the scene for a fabulous week of fun and competitions. A firework display takes place at approximately 9.40 and one or two bands provide music.
The procession on Sunday starts at 3pm and is a spectacular array of floats, walkers and dancers in various guises and colours. Music is provided by bands and some floats entertaining thousands of spectators that line the route that covers most of the main town.
During the week there are lots of competitions – darts matches, a dog show and a wheel barrow race to mention a few. Every evening different bands and musicians are on hand to entertain. The week almost at and end Saturday evening is celebrated with a second firework display.
Mobile Grocery Van Calls
During B/H and school holidays Derek with his mobile grocery van calls, selling mouth-watering freshly baked bread, rolls and croissants, pasties and pastries all baked in Swanage. Milk from local farms pasteurised in Weymouth, papers, breakfast making goodies as well as doughnuts and sweets are also sold.