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West Dorset Events

Written by Claire MacDonald on

What's going on in West Dorset?  The short answer is - a lot!  Now that we’re in May, all of the towns and villages are in full swing, with a vast array of festivals, and fun days out for all the family.  Here’s our selection of the not-to-be-missed events over the coming months:

A weekend of spring festivities in Bridport, 13th and 14th May

The spirit of Bridport parade at 2.30pm on Saturday will celebrate all aspects of Bridport, using puppets, and models made by local schools and community groups.  Bridport will be buzzing all day, with the Charter Fair in Bucky Doo square; stalls, big band music and entertainment.  On Sunday, the Ropewalk Fair will take place from 11am – 4pm on the Millennium Green:

Millfest, Lyme Regis, 13th and 14th May

Part of the national mills weekend, this is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Lyme’s working watermill, whilst enjoying music, dancing, food, drink, baking and art activities:

Lyme Regis Jazz & Blues Weekend, Friday 26 May until Monday 29 May

Spring Tide Food Festival, 20th and 21st May

Re-opening of Bridport Museum, 27th May

Explore the newly renovated museum in one of Bridport’s oldest buildings:

West Bay Pirates Day, 28th May

A fun afternoon of pirate mayhem in West Bay!

Bridport Food Festival, 11 – 17 June

A week-long celebration of local food and drink, culminating with the infamous beer festival on Saturday 17th:

Beaminster Festival, 24th June to 2nd July

Nine days of music, theatre, art and literature in beautiful Beaminster:



Claire MacDonald

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