1. Camp Bestival gets underway today at Lulworth Castle. This year’s headline acts include Jess Glynne, Lewis Capaldi and The Human League at the superhero-themed family festival which runs until Sunday. Acts including Sister Sledge, drum and bass DJ Goldie, East 17 and X Factor winners Rak-Su will also be performing.

2. The inaugural Southbourne Revival swings into action this weekend. The free two day community event will feature live music and is being introduced following the cancellation of the Shake and Stir Festival which was due to take place in June. It will feature a rock ’n’ roll and vintage-themed line-up with “upbeat” music on Saturday, while Sunday will be more “laid back” with jazz and acoustic vibes. There are also plans for a licensed bar and around 40 trade stalls.

3. The Beer and Bluegrass Festival is now in its fifth year, attracting top quality Bluegrass, Americana and Roots music acts from across the world. Set in the secluded grounds of Victoria School in Branksome Park with the main stage located within what’s described as “a natural amphitheatre”. The festival is also known for its Real Ale and Craft Cider Festival in support of small brewers and craft cider makers. This year the event will showcase 40 real ales and 30 ciders. The fun starts from 6pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday.

4. Poole’s big annual firework bonanza starts tonight at 7pm. Families are invited to enjoy an evening of free entertainment at Rockley’s Summer Spectacular (which will take place every Thursday from now until August 29) on Poole Quay. There will be live music, entertainers and children’s activities and fireworks at 10pm.

5. Swanage Carnival week gets under way on Saturday with a range of new attractions including displays from the Fireflies Aerobatic Display Team and the Aerobatic Formation Wingwalking Team. The Sunday procession has the theme Swanage Goes Musical for 2019. There will also be three firework displays (see the Echo’s guide to summer fireworks online) and plenty of live music, games, entertainment, food and drink throughout the week.

6. The Littledown Family Fun Day takes place at Littledown Park in the grounds behind the leisure centre on Sunday with new activities, entertainment, music and food for all ages. This year’s highlights include The Lovely Bubbly Show with its mesmerising bubble tricks, the immersive 360° Science Dome which is showcasing an underwater adventure and Crazy Creature’s creepy crawlies. There will also be energetic displays by local sports clubs.

7. The Mudeford Arts Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. This annual community celebration of the arts is free to visitors and runs from 11am to 5pm on Mudeford Green by The Quay.

8. Milton Abbas Street Fair happens every two years, on the nearest Saturday to St Sampson’s Day which this year is July 27. The villagers and stallholders dress up to create a country fair of the Georgian era. There will be food and craft stalls and entertainment. Visitors are invited to come along enjoy the atmosphere, a light lunch, coffee, cake or a Dorset Cream Tea at the recently re-opened tea rooms.