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Poole Events

Poole is host to numerous events throughout the year including Dream Machines, Quay For My Car, Summer Breeze On The Quay, a Folk Festival and so much more. Our guide highlights our pick of the best main events taking place in Poole this year but don’t forget that there are also some great Bournemouth events and Dorset events taking place too, all just a short distance away from Poole.

But for now let’s see what’s happening in Poole…..

Dream Machines

Dream Machines
Dream Machines is a weekly bike meet which takes place on Poole Quay every Tuesday between April and September. Bike Night draws in a large amount of bikers all keen to show you their gleaming bikes and to compete for ‘Bike of the Night’. The event is free to spectators and you can even enter your own bike for just a small charge.
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Quay for my Car

Quay for my Car
In July and August Poole Quay welcomes Quay for my Car, a weekly car meet. Each week car enthusiasts turn up on Poole Quay to showcase their vehicles, and each week is a different theme from Minis to pre 1983 cars, Italian Stallions to American Dreams, plus you can join in the fun by entering your own car for free.
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Poole Harbour Boat Show

Poole Harbour Boat Show
The Poole Harbour Boat Show is an award winning event which takes place down at Poole Quay. This free event features a host of big name exhibitors from Sunseeker to Fairline, Bayliner to Windy all showcasing exciting new products and innovations. Plus there is some great family entertainment and a fireworks display.
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Folk on the Quay

Folk on the Quay
The Quay comes alive to the sound of folk music as Folk on the Quay gets under way in June. This free folk festival takes place over two days and features colourful displays of dance and three outdoor stages. The event includes internationally renowned folk acts, street ceilidhs, morris dancing and barn dances.
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Summer Breeze on the Quay

Summer Breeze on the Quay
You know when summer has arrived when Summer Breeze on the Quay kicks off! This weekly event takes place in July and August on Poole’s quayside on Thursday evenings and offers a great free family evening out with entertainment, live music and a fantastic fireworks finale over the water.
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Mini Steam on the Quay

Mini Steam on the Quay
The age of steam comes to Poole Quay with Mini Steam on the Quay. This event has grown in popularity over the past few years and sees a variety of mini steam and traction engines taking over the quayside. Learn a little about these beautiful machines, soak up the wonderful smells and maybe even get to enjoy a ride on one.
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Poole Carnival

Poole Carnival
Poole Carnival is a day of family fun with a carnival procession, stalls, music, dancing and entertainment which takes place in August. The parade makes its way through Parkstone in Poole to Branksome Recreation Ground where the fun continues for the rest of the day, including a flower show competition!
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Poole Thai Festival

Poole Thai Festival
Poole Thai Festival brings a little bit of Thailand to the coast with a weekend of everything Thai at Baiter Park in Poole. From Ladyboy shows to boxing demonstrations, Thai massages to Thai costume parades there’s something here for everyone, and of course not forgetting wonderful cuisine and a beer garden!
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Christmas Events

Christmas Events
Christmas in Poole is a magical time of the year with a number of festive events taking place throughout the town. From the arrival of Father Christmas by RNLI Lifeboat to the enchanting Children’s Lantern Parade, the twinkling Flotilla of Lights to family entertainment on the quayside, there’s something here for everyone!
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Please note that event dates and times may be subject to change and you are advised to check beforehand with the event organiser. We cannot be held liable for any errors or misprints or for any cancelled or rescheduled events.