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Head along to Portsmouth, a city that is jam-packed with events throughout the year. Whether you are looking for big-name festivals, comedy, theatre or children's events for the school holidays, you won’t be short of things to see and do. 

Take a look at our listings below to see what’s coming to Portsmouth soon!

Festivals in Portsmouth


Arguably the biggest event in Portsmouth’s festivals calendar, the Victorious Festival brings well-known musicians and comedians to Southsea Seafront across the August Bank Holiday weekend.

For a colourful event, be sure to add the Portsmouth International Kite Festival to your diary and look out for other festivals due to take place across the city. 

Maritime events in Portsmouth

From talks and lectures on Portsmouth’s military connections through to hands-on activities for children in the school holidays at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and other military attractions nearby, there’s plenty going on for anyone keen on military history. 

Cultural events in Portsmouth

With theatres, exhibitions and art installations, discover Portsmouth’s cultural side.

Family events in Portsmouth

Look out for a wide range of events for all the family across the school holidays and weekends. From meet and greets with characters at the Spinnaker Tower to ghost walks and children’s performances. 

Christmas events in Portsmouth

There’s lots to see and do ahead of Christmas in Portsmouth. From Black Friday shopping at Gunwharf Quays outlet through to ice skating at Guildhall Square. 

Sporting events in Portsmouth

The Great South Run is one of the big events in Portsmouth’s calendar. Watch runners take on this 10-mile run along Southsea seafront or grab your trainers and join in! 

There’s plenty going on the water as well with sailing, kitesurfing and much more. 

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Featured Events

  1. Portsmouth Pride 2024

    Portsmouth

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    From:
    8 June 2024Open 11:00 - 21:00
  2. Portsmouth International Kite Festival

    Southsea, Portsmouth

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    From:
    27 July 2024to28 July 2024Open 10:00 - 17:30
  3. Victorious Festival 2024

    Portsmouth

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    From:
    23 Aug 2024to25 Aug 2024
  4. Great South Run

    Portsmouth

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    From:
    20 Oct 2024

Ongoing Events

  1. Miles Jupp: On I Bang

    Portsmouth

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    23 Apr 2024Open 19:40 -
  2. Miles Jupp: On I Bang at New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

    Portsmouth

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    23 Apr 2024Open 19:30 -
  3. Filskit Theatre: Wonder Gigs

    Portsmouth

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    24 Apr 2024Open 10:15 -
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    19 June 2024Open 10:15 -
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    17 July 2024Open 10:15 -
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    16 Oct 2024Open 10:15 -
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    13 Nov 2024Open 10:15 -
  4. Giovanni - Let Me Entertain You

    Portsmouth

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    From:
    24 Apr 2024Open 19:30 -
  5. Dreamcoat Stars

    Portsmouth

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    From:
    26 Apr 2024Open 19:30 -
  6. Dreamcoat Stars at New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

    Portsmouth

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    From:
    26 Apr 2024Open 19:30 -
  7. Hip Hop Bingo

    Rodney Road, Portsmouth

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    From:
    26 Apr 2024Open 19:00 - 23:30
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    31 May 2024Open 19:00 - 23:30
  8. VIP Rewards at Gunwharf Quays

    Portsmouth

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    From:
    26 Apr 2024to28 Apr 2024