What's on in Hampshire, from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Royal County, boat and car shows, music and walking festivals, art and cultural events, you'll find a wealth of events to enjoy in the county of Hampshire.

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Stuck for ideas on what to do in South East England? The South East hosts thousands of exciting events all year round, from internationally renowned star-studded events that welcome thousands of visitors to family friendly entertainment over the school holidays and weekends.  You'll find sporting events, food and drink festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, fringe and music festivals, historical enactments, anniversaries and much more that we know you will love. Take a look at what's happening near you with our events calendar and find memory-making inspiration for all ages. Don't forget it is also Father's Day this June, why not celebrate this special day with a great day out at one of the events happening over that weekend.

Visiting South East England for a holiday or planning your next day out within the region, you can find out what's on in a specific county using the links below.  

Most Popular Events

Start planning your 2024 visit with our list of some of the most popular events happening across the destination:-

Events near me

Whether you live nearby or are travelling to the South East for a day trip or longer holiday, find what's happening near you with our local events pages, showing you what's on in a specific county. You can either scroll through the search results, use our online calendar or the map view button to guide yourself through each county, or explore the top events for the county on our featured list, providing you with ideas and inspiration. Keep an eye out for the many free events (F) taking place throughout South East England. Search for what's on today or this weekend by selecting a date range, or choose the area you are visiting with the drop-down box and see what is happening right on your doorstep.  

If you are heading to the South East for an event, don't forget to take a look at some of the great places to stay or things to do and make a long weekend of it!  With so much to see and do, choosing what to do first is often the hardest decision!

Travelling by train?

Travel sustainably and experience comfort and ease while hopping on board a South Western Railway (SWR) . Operating over 1,500 services each weekday across the network, SWR provides commuter inter-urban, regional and long distance services to passengers in South West London and southern counties of England and Island Line services on the Isle of Wight.

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Armed Forces Day on Southsea Common - photo credit Solent Sky Services

Armed Forces Day

Portsmouth's Armed Forces Day event returns to Southsea Common on Saturday 8 June 2024.

Group of people sailing a yacht on the Solent, Isle of Wight, What's On, Cowes Classics Week - Copyright: Tim Jeffreys

Cowes Classics Week

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Live at the Bandstand

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