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Winchester is a compact city with a lot happening in it. With a programme of events throughout the year, there’s plenty going on in this vibrant city.  

Festivals in Winchester 

One of the big events in Winchester’s calendar is the annual Hat Fair. This outdoor street festival showcases the best in street performances and usually takes place at the start of July.  

On the outskirts of Winchester, Boomtown brings a diverse line-up of underground and global music annually to the Matterley Estate.  

Look out for other festivals including those dedicated to food and drink by browsing the listings below.  

Cultural events in Winchester 

From theatrical performances and shows at Theatre Royal Winchester through to talks, exhibitions and more at The Arc. 

Winchester Cathedral plays host to concerts and recitals throughout the year and be sure to look out for talks and lectures run for the community by the University of Winchester.  

Family events in Winchester 

There’s plenty going on across weekends and school holidays in Winchester. Keep an eye on the exciting array of events organised by Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium with science shows, live demonstrations and star gazing evenings.  

Theatre Royal regularly holds children's performances of popular productions such as The Gruffalo’s Child and other children’s classics.  

Join 878 AD for children’s events during the school holidays and look out for the popular ghost walks run by the Winchester City Guides around Halloween.  

Christmas in Winchester 

Christmas in Winchester is a magical occasion. Be sure to visit the annual Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market held in the Inner Close.  

Expect pantomimes and other Christmas shows, carol concerts and festive foodie events.  

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  1. This May Half Term at Marwell Zoo!

    Winchester

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    25 May 2024to2 June 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
  2. Led Zeppelin: The Planetarium Experience at Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

    Morn Hill, Winchester

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    15 June 2024Open 20:00 - 21:30
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    20 July 2024Open 20:00 - 21:30
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    17 Aug 2024Open 20:00 - 21:30
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    21 Sept 2024Open 20:00 - 21:30
  3. Last Night of the Proms at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    Ampfield, Romsey

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    7 Sept 2024Open 18:20 - 21:40
  4. Mysteries & Mayhem at Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

    Winchester

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    From:
    11 May 2024to3 June 2024Open 09:30 - 17:00
  5. PhotoFusion - Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    Romsey

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    From:
    8 May 2024to2 June 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
  6. Waking Up the House Tour: Jane Austen's House

    Chawton

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    From:
    27 May 2024Open 09:00 - 10:00
  7. Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon 50 years at Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

    Morn Hill, Winchester

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    15 June 2024Open 18:30 - 20:00
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    20 July 2024Open 18:30 - 20:00
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    17 Aug 2024Open 18:30 - 20:00
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    21 Sept 2024Open 18:30 - 20:00
  8. Summer Soul Concert at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    Ampfield, Romsey

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    From:
    12 July 2024to13 July 2024Open 18:20 - 22:30
  9. The Biggest Garden Explorer at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    Romsey

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    From:
    1 Feb 2024to30 June 2024Open 10:00 - 16:10
  10. Ways of the Warrior at 878 AD

    Winchester

    Dates

    From:
    25 May 2024to2 June 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
  11. Starlight Cinema: The Karate Kid at Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

    Morn Hill, Winchester

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2024Open 17:20 - 20:30