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Christchurch has an excellent programme of events throughout the year with numerous festivals, exhibitions and events, so you’re bound to find something you’ll really enjoy.

Christchurch has a flourishing arts and cultural scene with a wealth of local artists and craftspeople who regularly exhibit their work at a variety of locations throughout the borough.

CADarts (Christchurch & District Arts Council), Highcliffe Castle, the Red House Museum, The Christchurch Priory and the Regent Centre have extensive programmes of events, concerts, plays, shows, exhibitions and displays throughout the year.  The Regent Centre's programme also includes current film releases and live links to the New York Opera House as well as live shows and musicals  and performances by visiting artists.

From classics to rock, opera to folk, there's plenty of live music to enjoy during your visit.  A wide range of live music take splace regularly in our pubs, restaurants and hotels and there are numerous musical events throughout the year.  Check out listings on Live Wire for full details.

Christchurch is very close to Bournemouth and the New Forest .  Both areas boast an extensive programme of events throughout the year.

'Christchurch Activities for Young People' is a lcoal organisation that organise Activities for children in School holidays- This is available to both visitors and local children, but booking is normally essential.  For events across the county check out visit-dorset.

Make the most of what we have to offer by using the "Search" facility on the right hand side of this page.  You can search for a specific type of event and by location,  then put a date in your diary to visit us soon!


  • Christchurch Carnival


    Location: Christchurch

    Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th August 2014

    Christchurch Carnival Weekend on the Quay

  • Scottish Country Dancing at Highcliffe Castle


    Location: Highcliffe

    Scottish Country Dancing - enjoy a celtic afternoon in the beautiful grounds of Highcliffe Castle,...

  • Live Wire - local gig guide


    Location: CHRISTCHURCH

    Live Wire - a listing of all the local gigs and venues in and around the Christchurch area.

  • Fun Fair

    Fun Fair

    Location: Quay Road

    B Cole & Sons
    All the Fun of the Fair

    Monday 11 August – Sunday 17 August

  • Christchurch Monday Market

    Monday Market

    Location: CHRISTCHURCH

    A fabulous weekly market held every Monday in the traffic-free High Street and Saxon Square from...

  • The Great Dorset Steam Fair


    Location: Blandford Forum

    Steam engine exhibits, vintage vehicles, heavy shire horses and rural crafts. Working rural...

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