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Things are hotting up around the coast but there are still plenty of quiet spots to enjoy a peaceful swim and read a book in peace.  The weather is still cool enough for long cliff-top walks and there are wonderful places to enjoy seafood and take in the view away from the crowds.

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The Sherborne Market

21st July 2024

Every month through the summer, Sherborne hosts the very best local artisans, crafts and food producers with over 200 stalls and free music and entertainment. The market runs from 10a.m until 3p.m.

Gold Hill in Shaftesbury Dorset with the Fringe logo superimposed

Shaftesbury Fringe

26th July - 28th July 2024

Shaftesbury Fringe is an open access performing arts festival that takes place every summer in the beautiful hilltop town of Shaftesbury. The Fringe is a celebration of all things creative, which means anyone with a story to tell can put on a Fringe event. With over 30 unique venues within our town, which range from traditional venues, such as the arts theatre, the town churches and various pubs, to a mobile cheese van, the rear garden of a dentist, the outside area of the local garden centre and an estate agent’s shop floor. There truly is a venue for everyone.

Wildlife Photographer of The Year Exhibition

19th July - 23rd July 2024

The world-famous Woldlife Photographer of hte Year exhibition from The Natural History Museum comes to Dorchester Museaum for five days in July. Over one hundred photographs of fascinating animal behaviour and spectacular species from over ninety countries.

Lyme Regis and Charmouth lifeboat

Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week

27th July - 2nd August 2024

One of the town's biggest summer attractions, Lyme Regis and Charmouth Lifeboat Week is a whole week of entertainment, music and displays including a bath tub race, illuminated boats, a crab fishing competition and the spectacular Army parachute display team The Red Devils.

Lots of children at Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival

25th July - 28th July 2024

Family-friendly music festival at Lulworth Castle, combining music, comedy and children's activities all wrapped up as a family camping holiday.

Lyme Morris performing a traditional morris dance

Lyme Morris Day

13th July 2024

Come and see the great British tradition that is Morris dancing. Hanky-waving, stick-wielding dancers with bells on will be performing all day on the seafront at Lyme Regis.

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