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.
Top flight football is played in the county at Portsmouth Football Club and Southampton Football Club and Hampshire Cricket bat 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.
Takes place20th Jun 2013-14th Jul 2013
Basingstoke Festival was created in 2012 to showcase the wealth of talent and community spirit in the borough. The festival saw almost 90 events covering a range of art forms including drama, music, dance,...
Party in the Park at Marwell Wildlife21st Jun 2013-21st Jun 2013
Party in the park after hours and prepare yourself for a wild night to remember! 6.30 - 9.30 pm
Winchester Annual Writers' Conference21st Jun 2013-25th Jun 2013
Up to 500 professional and aspiring writers congregate at the University of Winchester for a series of lectures, workshops and seminars given by celebrated authors, playwrights, poets, literary agents and...
Dene Rally22nd Jun 2013-23rd Jun 2013
The 2nd annual vintage and steam rally with traction engines, vintage tractors, cars, motorbikes, stationary engines and more! Great fun for all the family with a craft tent, activities for the children and a...
Open22nd Jun 2013-30th Jun 2013
Alton and Chawton are running a series of Jane Austen and Regency events celebrating the works of Jane Austen. A range of events is on offer: music, talks, museum displays, readings, Victorian Cricket,...
Armed Forces Day 201327th Jun 2013-27th Jun 2013
Armed Forces Day raises awareness of the vital role that our Armed Forces, past and present, have made and make, to our security and well being. Portsmouth will mark the day with a ceremony on Thursday...
Armed Forces Weekend29th Jun 2013-30th Jun 2013
Royal Navy Ships Open to Visitors, entry via Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June, 10am – 4pm. Celebrate Armed Forces Weekend and take the opportunity to visit two ships of the Royal...
Hampshire Food Festival1st Jul 2013-31st Jul 2013
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...
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Find out what family friendly, fun events and activities are taking place in Hampshire during the Summer Holidays.
There are lots of events going on across Hampshire during 2013. Make sure you don't miss some great opportunities for a day out!
Hampshire is a largely rural county and there are plenty of events to celebrate our countryside roots, from farmers' markets to agricultural shows.
Hampshire is well known for its locally grown produce, fine eateries and food festivals. Find out about what is happening in Hampshire this year.
Find out how to promote your event on Visit Hampshire.