Summer Live 2018
13 July – 27 August, Bournemouth Town Square
Live music, live art demonstrations, an outdoor summer garden bar and hot/cold food.
Ringwood Art Society Summer Exhibition
Thursday 9 – Monday 27 August, Greyfriars Community Centre
The 50th annual exhibition with a great selection of paintings for sale by local artists.
The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018
Thursday 23 – Monday 27 August, Tarrant Hinton, Near Blandford Forum
One of the world’s largest heritage and cultural events, showcasing Britain’s industrial, agricultural and leisure history, with hundreds of stalls, interesting displays and, of course, unique vehicles. 2018 is the 50th anniversary.
Hampshire Farmers’ Market
Saturday 25 August, The Furlong, Ringwood
Find the best in fresh, local produce at this monthly market in the Furlong courtyard.
Garden Party 2018!
Sunday 26 August 12pm, The Elm Tree Pub, Ringwood
A fun-filled day in aid of the Macmillan charity.
Lions Car Boot Sale
Monday 27 August, 8.30am-3pm, Ringwood Long Stay Car Park
The Ringwood and Fordingbridge Lions Club are organising a one-off car boot sale in Ringwood on Bank Holiday Monday. (Regular car boot sales are listed below.)
Saturday 1 September 12 pm, The Fish Inn, The Bridges, Ringwood
A day of live music from local performers and a selection of over 20 carefully selected guest gins.
Bournemouth Air Festival
30 August – 2 September, Bournemouth Sea Front
Featuring the Red Arrows and other flight acrobatics, WW2 planes and armed forces and related organisations represented on land and at sea.
Thursday 6 September 7.30pm, Boston Tea Party, The Furlong, Ringwood
Live showcase and open mic from The Acoustic Connection.
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Regular events and car boot sales
Ashley Heath Car Boot Sale
One of the largest and longest-running in the area. Every Sunday 7am-1.30pm at Homeland Farm, Three Legged Cross, Wimborne BH21 6QZ
Canford Park Arena Car Boot Fairs
Held on Sundays at Canford Park Arena Magna Rd, Bournemouth, Wimborne BH21 3AP. Early buyers from 9.30am pay £10/car. Buyers from 11am pay £1/car. View website
New Forest Car Boot Sale
The biggest car boot sale in the New Forest, Sunday 7am – 1pm (March-October) Strawberry Fields, Boldre Between Brockenhurst and Lymington (A337) SO41 8PT, SO41 8PT Lymington. View website for details of this and other carboots in the New Forest
Ringwood Antique & Decorative Arts Fair
Second Saturday of every month on the Gateway Square and Meeting House forecourt by the main car park. An eclectic mix of 27 handpicked stalls to tempt you whether antiques, collectables, bric-a-brac or designer-led handmade crafts.
Local Park Run
Every Saturday 9am Moors Valley Country Park.
Poole Greyhound racing
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Poole Stadium, Wimborne Road, Poole, BH15 2BP