THE summer fun continues over the next few days with events for all ages taking place right across Dorset. Here's our guide to what's on and where.

1. Thousands of people are expected to turn out for Swanage Carnival. The popular week-long event, which kicks off on Saturday, will see three firework displays, treasure hunts, a dog show, sports, live music, a classic car show and more. The main attraction will be the procession which takes place on Sunday at 3pm and this year’s theme is Swanage Goes Safari. Most of the fun will take place at Sandpit Field. The fireworks will be fired from the jetty on the main beach and displays take place on both Saturdays during carnival week and on Wednesday.

2. Fireworks will light up the skies over Poole tonight when the town’s annual summer spectacular returns. The displays will take place every Thursday at Poole Quay from tonight until August 30. There will be fun for all the family from 7pm with street entertainment and live music before a firework finale at 10pm.

3. An International Beer and Bluegrass Festival comes to Victoria School in Lindsay Road, Branksome, on Friday and Saturday. The event, which is now in its fourth year, will feature performances from the likes of Midnight Sky Racer, Whiskey Shivers, Hot Rock Pilgrims, Naomi Bedford Band and The Hot Seats. Entry fees apply.

4. Things are set to heat up even more this weekend when the Great Dorset Chilli Festival comes to St Giles House in Wimborne on Saturday and Sunday. Now in its eighth year, the event will see stalls selling all things chilli, cooking demonstrations, talks on growing chillies, artisan food producers, music and more.

5. Family-friendly festival Camp Bestival takes place in the grounds of Lulworth Castle between Thursday and Sunday. Acts set to perform include Simple Minds, Rick Astley, Clean Bandit, Orbital, Rae Morris and Shed Seven. For kids, there’s entertainment from the likes of Mr Tumble, Dick and Dom, Mister Maker and the Shapes and Peter Rabbit. Various tickets are still available.

6. The Metropole Market will take on a twisted circus theme this Sunday. The third market to take place this year is inspired by the likes of American Horror Story and the Circus of Horrors. The market takes place in Holdenhurst Road between Lansdowne Roundabout and St Paul’s Roundabout.

7. The Bournemouth Pavilion Family Fun Day takes place at the Bournemouth Pavilion terraces on Saturday. There will be free entertainment from the likes of Jamie Jigsaw and activities for all the family including face painting and circus skills. Then on Sunday, the fun continues at Littledown Park with stalls, a science dome, free family classes including Zumba, circuits and yoga, plus inflatables and falconry.

8. The Great Brick Adventure runs at the BIC from today until Sunday. There will be life-sized Lego© sculptures from animals to jungle scenes. Entry fees apply but is free for under threes.

9. Mudeford Arts Festival returns to the Quayside on Saturday and Sunday. The annual community celebration of the arts, which started in 1997, features art and handmade crafts, music, food, demonstrations and activities for children.

10. The three-day Poole Harbour Festival takes place at Harbourside Park between Friday and Sunday. Acts set to perform include tribute bands Foo Fighters GB, Really Hot Chilli Peppers, Mumford and Sons tribute, Chasing Mumford, plus there will be music from the Mother Ukers and the Jimmy Hillbillies. Mungo Jerry will headline on Sunday night.