A PRIDE parade, ponies and carnivals galore. It’s set to be another busy weekend across Dorset and the New Forest with a host of events taking place. Here’s your guide to what’s on when and where.

1. Bournemouth’s popular Pride festival, Bourne Free, returns this weekend. On Saturday, a colourful Hawaiian-themed parade takes to the streets of Bournemouth from 11am starting at the East Cliff before making its way to The Triangle for 12pm where a host of acts will then perform for wristband holders into the night including Courtney Act, Dane Bowers and S Club. A Sunday service will take place from 11am in The Triangle.

2. Hundreds of people will turn out for Lytchett Minster and Upton Carnival on Saturday. The parade will leave Factory Road at 1pm before making its where to the recreation ground where there will be BMX displays, Segways and tug of war plus food and drink stalls, fairground rides, bouncy castles, a live stage and more.

3. Chukkas away! The British Beach Polo Championships take place at Sandbanks on Friday and Saturday. There will be ponies, parties and of course polo plus, new for this year, there’s a ‘Sandscrum’ arena where a five-a-side beach rugby tournament will take place and an Ibiza Fashion Festival.

4. Lymington and Pennington Community Carnival returns on Sunday. The parade leaves the Town Hall car park at 12.15pm with a fete taking place at Lymington Sports Ground between 11am and 5pm.

5. The annual Bournemouth Pier to Pier swim takes place on Sunday. The event sees hundreds of swimmers make their way from Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe Pier to raise money for the British Heart Foundation in what is Europe’s biggest charity swim.

6. Calling all jazz fans. The Swanage Jazz Festival runs between Friday and Sunday with performances taking place across a number of venues. The event, which has been running for the last 28 years, will showcase the best in UK jazz.

7. Step back in time at Poole Goes Vintage on Sunday. The celebration of all things retro will feature music, fashion and cars from the 1940s and 50s and takes place on Poole Quay between 11am and 7pm. Plus there will be more than 30 traders, dancing and a swing DJ.

8. The UK's first and only dedicated Prosecco Festival comes to the BIC for the first time. On Saturday, visitors will have the chance to sample more than 40 types of Prosecco.

9. Idris Elba, Mistajam and Lethal Bizzle are among the acts set to perform at Sandfest on Sandbanks peninsula on Sunday which takes place between 2pm and 10pm.