Purbeck Arts Weeks Festival

From 28th May 2016 to 12th June 2016

Purbeck Art Weeks is a 2-week festival taking place every year in Dorset, incorporating around 50 artists exhibiting in their own open studios.


Swanage Jazz Festival

The 26th Swanage Jazz Festival will be held from Friday 8th July to Sunday 10th July 2016.

As usual we will confirm performance times and locations on this website at the end of January 2016. Weekend stroller tickets will be available from February and day tickets from June.

To book your tickets and for all the latest news and information visit


Purbeck Pirate Festival 2016

From 29th July 2016 to 30th July 2016

This newly-fledged festival is hosted by Swanage Pier Trust


Swanage Carnival Week

From 30th July 2016 to 6th August 2016

The week long event begins on Saturday night with a large firework display followed by the procession of decorated floats and bands on Sunday afternoon.


Purbeck Folk Festival

From 25th August 2016 to 28th August 2016

The annual Purbeck Folk Festival


Swanage Folk Festival

From 9th September 2016 to 11th September 2016

Swanage comes alive with hundreds of Morris dancers in their bright costumes and jingling bells, and folk music lovers.


Swanage Blues Festival

From 6th October 2016 to 9th October 2016

Swanage Blues Festivals take place in March and October each year