A 57ft Sea creature, stalls galore and music at Mudeford Arts Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

10:18am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A SCARY sea-serpent made out of coloured socks loomed over the arts marquee at Mudeford’s community arts festival.

10 things not to be missed at the New Forest Show

Bournemouth Echo: Crowds flock to New Forest Show

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

The New Forest and Hampshire County Show starts today! Never been before? here's our pick of some of the must-see events.

VIDEO AND GALLERY: Thousands enjoy Swanage Carnival

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A SEA of colour filled the streets of Swanage yesterday for the town’s annual regatta and carnival.

Fireworks, aerobatics and floats – thousands set to flock to Swanage Carnival

Bournemouth Echo:

12:59pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people are set to descend on Swanage next Saturday for start of the town’s popular regatta and carnival week.

Summer in Bournemouth - films and music at Pier Approach, Candlelight Nights and Kids Family Fun Festival

Bournemouth Echo: BSO concerts launch new open-air arena at the former Imax site on Saturday, June 29.

2:07pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A PROGRAMME of music, dance and movies has been announced for the events space at Pier Approach.

Could your pooch win top dog at canine competition?

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE biggest fundraising event of Margaret Green Animal Rescue’s (MGAR) year is set to take place next month.

UPDATE WITH PICTURES AND VIDEO: Martyrs remembered with rally and performances at Tolpuddle

Bournemouth Echo:

12:51pm Sunday 20th July 2014

VISITORS and union representatives from across the country attended this year’s Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival.

Hundreds line the streets for popular Sway Carnival

Bournemouth Echo:

3:11pm Monday 14th July 2014

A VILLAGE went carnival crazy as residents celebrated an outpouring of community spirit.

VIDEO: Music lovers flock to 25th annual Swanage Jazz Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

12:20pm Monday 14th July 2014

MUSIC fans flocked to Purbeck for the 25th Swanage Jazz Festival.

VIDEO: Where's Wally, hippies and flapper girls - Upton Carnival hailed a great success

Bournemouth Echo:

12:02pm Monday 14th July 2014

HIPPIES straight from the 1960s mixed with flapper girls from the Roaring Twenties and even a modern-day Where’s Wally at the annual Upton Carnival last weekend.

VIDEO: Crowds flock to Pedal Car Grand Prix in Ringwood

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Monday 14th July 2014

A TOUCH of Monte Carlo arrived in Ringwood yesterday.

UPDATE: Friday night fireworks kick off with double display over the Piers

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

FRIDAY night fireworks are returning with a bang to Bournemouth.

Thousands set to flock to 10th Bourne Free Festival

Bournemouth Echo: Bourne Free Pride parade 2013

6:20am Friday 11th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people are expected to flock to Bournemouth to celebrate the town’s annual gay festival this weekend.

Get steamed up at gala weekend as Swanage Railway celebrates 35th anniversary

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

SWANAGE Railway will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of its first ever passenger train with a special gala taking place this weekend.

Volunteers needed to record wildlife at Moors Valley

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help record the vast array of plants and animals at Moors Valley Country Park.

VIDEO: Thrills and spills at roller derby as Dorset Roller Girls star in double header

Bournemouth Echo:

9:48am Tuesday 8th July 2014

DORSET ladies strapped on their skates and took on the might of Plymouth in a roller derby double header last weekend.

Weekend in pictures: a bike ride, roller derby, volleyball on the beach and country fair fun

Bournemouth Echo:

11:34am Monday 7th July 2014

THERE may not have been wall-to-wall sunshine but there was certainly no shortage of events in Dorset at the weekend!

Hundreds turn out for school’s first ever country fair

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 7th July 2014

MORE than 1,200 people packed out Bournemouth’s Queen’s Park Academy at the weekend for its first-ever country fair.

Quomp along to Christchurch Festival for music, dance and fun

Bournemouth Echo: The Christchurch Festival

11:00am Friday 4th July 2014

MUSIC, dance and entertainment – it’s full steam ahead for this year’s Christchurch Festival.

VIDEO: Floats, dancing and even Big Bird - hundreds flock to Winton Carnival

Bournemouth Echo:

10:53am Tuesday 1st July 2014

HUNDREDS turned out for a colourful parade of costumes and revelry on Saturday in Winton.

Have you got the folk for festival’s Purbeck Rising talent contest?

Bournemouth Echo: The winners of last year’s Purbeck Rising, Big Tent and the Gypsy Lantern

4:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

PURBECK Folk Festival’s annual talent contest Purbeck Rising is now an established fixture on the UK folk scene.

VIDEO: Thousands flock to Poole’s Folk on the Quay for music, Morris dancing and street theatre

Bournemouth Echo: SUCCESS: Morris dancers and performers take part in Folk on the Quay at Poole Quay

6:00am Monday 30th June 2014

POOLE Quay was filled with thousands of people and a range of music over the weekend for the second annual Folk on the Quay.

Cyclists gear up for Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride

Bournemouth Echo: PEDAL POWER: Cricket legend Dave Gower opens last year’s 25k route

2:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

BIKES and pedal power at the ready – the 2014 Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride is nearly here.

Winton Carnival organisers hoping for sunshine as hundreds expected to turn out

Bournemouth Echo: Winton Carnival organisers hoping for sunshine as hundreds expected to turn out

11:00am Friday 27th June 2014

WINTON Carnival, which has grown into one of Bournemouth’s biggest community events, is expected to draw big crowds tomorrow.

Explosive’ Tankfest to feature some of the toughest vehicles in the world

Bournemouth Echo: HEAVY METAL: Tanks roar into action at Tankfest

10:12am Friday 27th June 2014

THE most explosive weekend of the year is set to take place in Dorset this weekend.

VIDEO: Crowds pack Poole Quay for Harry Paye Day

Bournemouth Echo: Children enjoy Harry Paye day on Poole Quay

5:40am Monday 23rd June 2014

THOUSANDS flocked to Poole on Saturday in honour of the town’s most notorious pirate.

UPDATE WITH FULL VIDEO: Hundreds take part in Race for Life in Poole Park

Bournemouth Echo: The afternoon Poole Race for Life

11:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

POOLE'S Race for Life is under way, with thousands of women doing their bit to beat cancer.

B*Witched singer to entertain youngsters at Children’s Festival

Bournemouth Echo: FESTIVAL: Julian Sandy at last year’s event

4:00pm Monday 16th June 2014

CHILDREN at a major Bournemouth event will enjoy top pop acts at the same time as they recreate a 100-year-old tradition.

Dancing in the streets and bands galore at popular Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

Bournemouth Echo: Wimborne Folk Festival 2014

11:40am Monday 16th June 2014

WIMBORNE welcomed a host of musicians and colourfully-dressed dancers for its annual Folk Festival at the weekend.

Balloon release, fancy dress and floats at 48th annual Corfe Mullen Carnival

Bournemouth Echo: Corfe Mullen Carnival 2014

11:09am Monday 16th June 2014

THE 48th Corfe Mullen Carnival was a colourful cavalcade of floats, walking tableaux and fancy dress collectors.

VIDEO: Red Arrows flypast the "icing on the cake" as record numbers turn out for Veterans Day

Bournemouth Echo: Burton Armed Forces and Veterans Day 2014

8:23am Monday 16th June 2014

WAR veterans paraded through Burton yesterday as the village celebrated its annual Armed Forces and Veterans Day.

High-speed action galore in Bournemouth this weekend with new P1 race season

Bournemouth Echo: High-speed action galore in Bournemouth this weekend with new P1 race season

1:17pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

THERE will be plenty of thrills and spills on the water at Bournemouth this weekend as the high-speed action of powerboat racing comes to town.

Start your engines: Bournemouth Wheels Festival rolls into town today

Bournemouth Echo: RALLY EXCITED: John Hardy and the Excite Rallye Raid Team

8:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

THE first Bournemouth Wheels Festival gets underway today with a host of events planned across the town until Monday night.

One day to go: Bournemouth Wheels Festival revving up for weekend of fun

Bournemouth Echo: HERE TO HELP: The Festival Makers gather

5:40am Friday 23rd May 2014

BOURNEMOUTH Wheels Festival is ready to roar off the start line tomorrow.

Sandbanks beach polo to return for seventh year

Bournemouth Echo: SADDLE UP: Action from last year’s Beach Polo Championships

4:00pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

POLO ponies and the razzmatazz of beach polo will be back on Sandbanks beach for the seventh year on July 11 and 12.

Two days to go: Supercars and Pier jump to thrill at Bournemouth Wheels Festival

Bournemouth Echo: VROOM: A selection of cars that will be on display at the Wheels Festival

5:40am Thursday 22nd May 2014

SOME of the most legendary cars in motor racing history will be just one attraction of this weekend’s Bournemouth Wheels Festival.

Poole chiropractors to offer free sports massage and physio at Festival of Running

Bournemouth Echo: Poole chiropractors to offer free sports massage and physio at Festival of Running

3:00pm Sunday 18th May 2014

A CHIROPRACTORS in Lilliput is supporting for the Daily Echo-backed Poole Festival of Running being held next month.

£4k boost to worthy causes thanks to runners efforts in Purbeck Marathon

Bournemouth Echo: READY TO GO: Runners walk up Swanage Downs before the start of last year’s Purbeck Marathon

4:00pm Thursday 15th May 2014

THE funds raised for good causes by the second Purbeck Marathon are more than twice the previous year’s total, it has been confirmed.

Southbourne’s Fast and Flat running race a ‘huge success’

Bournemouth Echo: Southbourne’s Fast and Flat running race a ‘huge success’

11:00am Tuesday 13th May 2014

ORGANISERS have branded this year’s Southbourne Fast and Flat Race a huge success.

On your bikes! New season of Sky Rides start in Bournemouth next month

Bournemouth Echo: On your bikes! New season of Sky Rides start in Bournemouth next month

11:00am Thursday 8th May 2014

A NEW season of Sky Ride Local bike rides will start in Bournemouth next month.

Appeal for teddy bear lovers to take part in special charity picnics in Bournemouth and Poole

Bournemouth Echo: -

4:00pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

TEDDY bear lovers from Bournemouth and Poole are being invited to help set a world record for the most teddies picnicking on the same day.

VIDEO: Crowds flock to spring fair for Bournemouth’s popular donkey derby

Bournemouth Echo: Georgia at the donkey Derby

12:17pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

THERE were thrills and spills aplenty at a spring fair with a twist on Bank Holiday Monday.

Thousands set to flock to Bournemouth University for Festival of Learning next month

Bournemouth Echo: EVENTS: Staff and students from Bournemouth University

11:00am Wednesday 7th May 2014

THOUSANDS of people will be heading to Bournemouth University for the return of its Festival of Learning next month.

Take a trip to the quirky Dorset Knob throwing competition

Bournemouth Echo: Take a trip to the quirky Dorset Knob throwing competition

1:00pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

The tension is palpable. The roar of thousands of expectant spectators invades your ears as every last ounce of strength is mustered to heave it high into the air.

Dorset’s finest gardens open to the public to raise thousands for charity

Bournemouth Echo: NICE SPOT: Peter Jackson in his garden

3:00pm Friday 2nd May 2014

MANY of Dorset’s finest gardens will be open to the public from this weekend under the National Garden Scheme to raise thousands of pounds for health charities.

Bank holiday weekend events: see what's happening across Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset

Bournemouth Echo: Bank holiday weekend events: see what's happening across Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset

12:00pm Friday 2nd May 2014

Stuck for something to do this bank holiday weekend? you'll find lots of ideas to inspire you in our guide to what's happening across Bournemouth, Poole and beyond.

Charity’s Race for Life appeal after inspiring cancer survival figures

Bournemouth Echo: SIGN UP: A Race for Life event in Bournemouth

5:00pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

AROUND 15,000 people diagnosed with cancer in the South West today will survive the disease for at least ten years, according to new figures published by Cancer Research UK.

Dates confirmed for 2014 Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival

Bournemouth Echo: BEST FOOT FORWARD: Walking along the Purbeck coastline

10:31am Monday 28th April 2014

THIS year’s Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival will take place from September 20, it has been confirmed.

VIDEO: Who cares about the rain? over 1,000 cyclists take part in the Dorset Bike Ride

Bournemouth Echo: Who cares about the rain? 1,000 cyclists take part in the Dorset Bike Ride

9:11am Monday 28th April 2014

MORE than 1,000 cyclists braved the rain to take part in the annual British Heart Foundation Dorset Bike Ride from Wimborne yesterday.

What's on: events happening in Dorset from now until the summer season

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth’s Wheels Festival will take place between May 24 and May 26

10:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

THERE is never a shortage of events happening in Dorset – but this year’s calendar is looking busier than ever.

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