What's On in Hampshire
Hampshire has many festivals and special events. Tall ships, pirate shows, live music and spectacular boats make the annual Southampton Boat Show a day out to remember. Don't miss the acclaimed Farnborough Airshow which takes place every two years. And not forgetting all the exciting local food events happening throughout the year to tickle your taste buds.
For those with a nautical interest, Cowes Week, the world's largest regatta, has been a regular fixture in the Solent every August since 1826 and is a truly magnificent spectacle.
Football fans can watch Premiership matches at Southampton Football Club, League Two matches at Portsmouth Football Club and Hampshire Cricket at the stunning Ageas Bowl (formerly the Rose Bowl, which also plays host to international rock and pop acts).
Motorsport fans can also enjoy a full programme of national car and bike racing at Thruxton, the UK's fastest circuit, near Andover, whilst the world renowned Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival meetings are held annually in nearby Chichester.
Rise of the Dinosaurs23rd May 2014-2nd Sep 2014
Dinosaurs are coming to life at Marwell Zoo this summer in our exciting - ‘Rise of the Dinosaurs’. Marwell crowds and adventurers will be enthralled by some awesome dinosaurs as they come to life with...
Takes place25th May 2014-26th May 2014
The countryside event of the southern counties arrives at the grounds of Highclere Castle this May, bringing back family favourites such as the Knights of Middle England and a fantastic entertainment bill that...
Winchester Annual Writers' Festival20th Jun 2014-22nd Jun 2014
60 Speakers giving: 9 Friday Masters’ Courses 32 Saturday Talks 8 Sunday Workshops Over 800 One-to-One Appointments 60 best-selling authors, poets, playwrights, commissioning editors, literary agents...
Hampshire Food Festival28th Jun 2014-3rd Aug 2014
Admission charges vary for each event but many are free of charge. Find out more about Hampshire's 'home-grown' food, drink and craft at www.hampshirefare.co.uk and sign up to receive the e-newsletter for the...
Winchester Hat Fair4th Jul 2014-6th Jul 2014
Winchester's Hat Fair began in 1974 as a busker's festival and is now Britain's longest running celebration of street arts. The annual festival incorporates outdoor and site specific works, musical events,...
Takes place5th Jul 2014-6th Jul 2014
A taste of Thailand is coming to Southampton over the weekend of 5 and 6 July. Organised by the Southampton Thai Festival Group this all-round celebration of Thai life features plenty of food, music, people...
Southampton Mela Festival12th Jul 2014-12th Jul 2014
The Southampton Mela Festival returns of its 12th year of festival fun at Hoglands Park, Southampton on Saturday 12th July. Attracting over 20,000 people in recent years, the free festival is full of an...
Takes place27th Jul 2014-27th Jul 2014
Sky Ride is back and will take place in Southampton on Sunday 27 July. A free, family mass participation cycling event taking place across the city on a traffic free route. This is a FREE event organised by...