Top 10 Summer Festivals in Swanage and Purbeck 2017

Plan your visit to Purbeck to combine one of the great local summer festivals with a fantastic outdoor adventure experience for a truly memorable holiday!

Swanage and the surrounding area has so much to offer this summer! Why not combine a little Jazz with a not so little Coasteering jump or some fun at the Carnival with a lot of fun on a multi-activity adventure day? The choice of festival and the choice of adventure is yours, enjoy!

Swanage Jazz Festival

14th to 16th July

Enjoy a mix of well-known names and some of the younger generation who are keeping jazz alive in Britain today at venues throughout Swanage.

Wilkswood Reggae Festival

14th to 16th July

The second Festival held in the lush, green Purbeck countryside on the outskirts of Swanage. Following the success of last year, the capacity has now been increased to 2,000!

Camp Bestival

27th to 30th July

A multi-award winning festival that combines an all-encompassing family festival experience with an action packed camping holiday.

Swanage Regatta & Carnival Week

29th July to 5th August

For one week at the end of July and the beginning of August, Swanage will be radiating to the sound, fun and excitement of the annual Regatta & Carnival, the South Coast’s Premier event.

Swanage Lifeboat Week

11th to 20th August

Learn more about and celebrate the heritage of our Lifeboats in Swanage.

Swanage Triathlon Festival

13th August

Set in Swanage, residing in an area of outstanding natural beauty known as the Isle of Purbeck. The event is known for its stunning views!

Swanage Folk Festival

8th to 10th September

A happy and inspiring place to spend the festival weekend and enjoy a relaxing and adventurous holiday!

The Purbeck Outdoor Weekend

15th to 17th September

Be inspired, Get Fit, Take Control – Running, Biking, Walking and more!

Swanage & Purbeck Walking Festival

16th to 24th September

The beautiful Isle of Purbeck is a walker’s paradise. From coast to country, the variety is unsurpassed. Why not consider enjoying a coastal walk as part of your Dorset adventure?

Purbeck Running Festival/Purbeck Marathon

17th September

Swanage, Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast has spectacular history, landscapes and views and has been home to The Purbeck Marathon for the last three years and now there is The Purbeck 16! A step up from a half marathon with the same fantastic scenery and big hills!