Festivals and Events for 2015

Swanage hosts many festivals and events throughout the year, there’s something for everyone. Click on the heading to access the website for more details on each event.  Go to our 'What's On' page for quick reference to events taking place this month! 

We are unable to create a link to some events due to there being no website/poster available, however, if you require further information on any event please contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01929 422885 or e-mail:  mail@swanage.gov.uk

Purbeck Literary Festival

16th Feb - 3rd March

Swanage Beach Clean - North Beach with the Durlston Rangers www.durlston.co.uk

1st March

Swanage Blues Festival

5th - 8th  March

Purbeck Strings Festival 14th & 15th March

Swanage Railway Mothering Sunday Luncheon Train www.swanagerailway.co.uk

15th March

Purbeck Mining & Mineral Museum opens for 2015 season www.pmmmg.org 15th March
Partial Solar Eclipse viewable in Swanage www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/uk/swanage 20th March
Swanage Market - returns to Main Beach Car Park on a Friday 3rd April
Easter Sunrise Service - Main Beach 5th April
Swanage Railway Spring Steam Gala  www.swanagerailway.co.uk 17th - 19th April
Swanage Charity Day & Classic Car Display
Main Beach Car Park
26th April            
Great Dorset Spring Beach Clean 26th April
UK Government & Council Elections www.dorsetforyou.com/elections 7th May
Swanage Railway 10th Diesel Gala www.swanagerailway.co.uk 8th - 10th May
The Swanage Classic 2015 Kayak Fishing Competition 16th May
Swanage Railway - 130 years since Swanage branch opened in 1885  www.swanagerailway.co.uk 20th May
Purbeck Arts Weeks Festival 23rd May - 7th June
Swanage Lions Summer Fete 24th May
Swanage Carnival May Bank Holiday Fete 25th May
1st Swanage Fish Festival 5th - 7th June
Environment Activities & Beach Awareness Day                       (Swanage Tourist Information Centre & Beach Wardens) 6th June
Swanage Bay Triathlon 7th June
Swanage Sea Rowing Club Regatta 13th June
Swanage Railway 'Sixties Express' - 1960's music train   www.swanagerailway.co.uk 20th June                   
Swanage Railway Fathers' Day Sunday Luncheon Train www.swanagerailway.co.uk 21st June 
Swanage Rowing Regatta - Swanage Carnival Event 27th June
Armed Forces Weekend and Purbeck at War Displays 27th - 28th June
Mayor's Parade and Civic Service 28th June
Purbeck Plod 28th June
Swanage School Volley Ball & Fun Day - Sandpit Field 4th July

Swanage Jazz Festival

10th – 12th July

Swanage Scout Group Mini-Fete - Sandpit Field 17th July

Swanage Regatta & Carnival Week

25th July – 1st Aug

Purbeck Strings Promenade Concert 28th July
Swanage Rotary Craft Fair & Summer Fete - Sandpit Field  6th August           
Swanage Lifeboat Week 7th - 16th August
Swanage Triathlon Festival 9th August
Purbeck Valley Folk Festival - Purbeck Valley Farm 27th - 30th August
Switch on Swanage Fete & Music Weekend 28th - 29th August
Harmans Cross Village Fete 31st August
Dorset Architectural Heritage Week www.dahw.org.uk 9th -17th September

Swanage Folk Festival

11th - 13th Sept

Swanage & Purbeck Walking Festival 19th - 27th Sept
Purbeck Marathon 20th September
Lunar Total Eclipse 'Blood Moon' viewable in Swanage www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/uk/swanage?iso=20150928 28th September
Swanage Blues Festival 1st - 4th October
Swanage Railway Autumn Steam Gala                                             www.swanagerailway.co.uk 16th - 18th October 
Purbeck Film Festival www.purbeckfilm.com 16th - 31st October
Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum - close of 2015 season www.pmmmg.org 1st November
Remembrance Sunday 8th November
Swanage Cycle Festival 14th - 15th Nov

Switch on Swanage Christmas Lights                                                Swanage Rotary Christmas Market

Dates to be advised in due course
Swanage Railway Santa Specials www.swanagerailway.co.uk Between 5th - 24th December
Swanage Railway Carol Train www.swanagerailway.co.uk 11th December
Putlake Farm Christmas Market 12th December
Swanage Railway Winter Warm Up Gala www.swanagerailway.co.uk 28th December