1. The UK’s dog surfing championships, presented by Shaka Surf, take place on Sunday at Branksome Dene from 11am to 4pm. No experience necessary, just dogs that are happy on the water.

2. Dorset’s longest running community music festival Grooves on the Green is back this weekend. The two-day event in Poole, now in its 19th year, returns to Ashley Cross from 11am to 7pm Saturday to Sunday. Once again there will be live music including local acts DD Allen and the Mother Ukers. The event is in aid of Diverse Abilities, which supports children and adults with profound physical and learning disabilities across the county. Over the past five years, the event has raised in the region of £20,000 for the disability charity.

3. Bumper crowds are expected to flock to Wareham for the town’s annual carnival which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year from 9am to 5pm on Sunday. The 2019 theme is Dancing through the Decades, and the main procession is scheduled for the town centre at 1pm. The recreation ground will be packed with attractions throughout the day.

There will also be other events, such as a safari supper, history walk, disco at the rec, craft and flower show in the week leading up to the Sunday procession.

The carnival’s scarecrow competition, which will see a number of scarecrows in and around town, has already started.

4. Dorset Police will host an open day at their headquarters in Winfrith from 11am – 4pm on Saturday. Come along and meet: Dog unit | Drone unit | Traffic unit | Safety camera team | Neighbourhood policing team | Firearms unit | Safer schools team | Forensics team | Search team | Marine section | Public order unit | Ropes team | Cyber crime team | Rural crime team | 999/101 Call handling team | Recruitment and volunteering team | Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner There will be displays from police dogs, drone team, ropes team, method of entry officers (chainsawing and knocking doors down) and they will even be throwing petrol bombs at officers to show how they deal with disorder.

5. Fordingbridge Festival is a one-day event on Saturday at the Fordingbridge Recreation Ground designed to bring the community together. It will be full of entertainment for the whole family, including a birds of prey display, heavy horse obstacle racing, fire and rescue demonstrations, tug of war, tractor pull and more. Live music will be played on a dedicated stage all day, a procession of classic vehicles will take place and 60 stalls from local artisan businesses and community groups will be on site.

There will also be a children’s area with a climbing wall, tea cup rides, bungee trampolines, face painting, Punch & Judy and a children’s magician Krazy Kev and also a dog display area with several prizes for different categories, including waggiest tail and best puppy. In the countryside zone there will be a chance to meet farm animals, watch chainsaw wood carving and take part in ferret racing.

Two food and drink zones with more options than ever before. We have something to offer for everyone, from meat eaters to vegans. Wash it all down with some local ales, ciders and fizz.

6. Bournemouth Rocks open air charity concert returns on Saturday at St Peter’s School playing field. Tickets £10 on the gate for 16s and over. Under-16s free of charge Donations accepted. Artists for 2019 include The Dynamix Boys from 7pm to 7.15pm; Enrico Nadai, 7.15pm to 7.45pm and the Muzaria Vocal Ensemble, 7.50pm to 8.30pm.

7. Celebrate Dragonfly Week at Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve with free activities hosted by the British Dragonfly Society from, Friday to Sunday including a free Dragonfly Mini Safari to a Hidden Pond tomorrow at 11am and 2pm. .

A Free Dragonfly Mini Safari to a Hidden Pond: 11am & 2pmBooking is essential on 01202 451618.

8. Sherborne Classic & Supercars is a great day out for car enthusiasts and their families. In its 16th year at Sherborne Castle, it promises to be another fantastic event, raising over £171,000 for charity in the past five years. Porsche will be the 2019 marque feature with an historic line up of cars including race, rally and road cars from 1948 to the present day. Visitors will also see over 2,000 Classic, Supercars, Veteran, Race, Rally, American, Custom, Hot Rod and Special cars, together with 40 car clubs, all in the magnificent grounds of Sherborne Castle.