What's On

Bournemouth is a hub of activity attracting all kinds of events all year round. See below for a few examples or find out more on the official Bournemouth Tourist Office website.

Air Show

Bournemouth Air Show

Buckle up for Bournemouth's fantastic free festival! Get set for the UK's biggest air festival, 4-days of action and entertainment in the air, on land and at sea! Award-winning and internationally renowned, the Bournemouth Air Festival has entertained more than 8.5 million people since 2008.

Setting Bournemouth aside from other air shows, when the sun goes down, Night Air entertainment will light up the skies of the UK’s leading coastal resort with pyrotechnic night flying, street entertainment, awesome live music and military performances. A free to attend event, the Bournemouth Air Festival is so much more than an air show!

Shake & Stir

The Original Shake & Stir Vintage Festival

Get ready to jump, jive, and twist in Southbourne! Shake & Stir has become renowned locally and across the South, for its incredible vintage-themed live entertainment and music along with local food & drink, trade stalls, vintage and classic cars, mods and rockers, classic bikes. We've got 'em all. S&S Mods and Rockers! On the beach and in The Grove.

Enjoy a lovely vintage breakfast and see bikes that made history meeting on the Southbourne beaches before they ride out to Fisherman's Walk.Bringing back the atmosphere of the 50s and 60s with a mods and rockers meet on the beach in Southbourne! 

Jazz By The Sea

Jazz By The Sea Festival

Jazz By The Sea Festival has grown to include venues across the wider area of Bournemouth and Poole. There is great depth of talent in the local area as well as offering a mix of national and international artists to perform at the festival. Imagine cosy restaurants and bars,  open public spaces,  incredible musicians and good wine #JBTSF



Bournemouth International Triathlon

It's time to push yourself to the limit with this annual Triathlon. Both sprint and standard distance swims start on the award winning blue flag beach before heading out of Bournemouth on a fast bike course towards the market town of Ringwood on the edge of The New Forest. The PB smashing run course is along the seafront promenade towards Boscombe Pier with amazing views of The Isle of Wight on the way out and of The Purbecks on the way back.