Festivals and Events for 2014

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 on some events due to there being no website/poster available, 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 

17th February - 2nd March

Swanage Blues Festival

7th - 9th  March

Purbeck Strings Festival 15th & 16th March
Swanage Charity Day & Classic Car Display
Main Beach Car Park, Victoria Avenue
20th April            
Swanage Beach Clean & Eco Day 17th May
Swanage Rowing Club Regatta 24th & 25th May
Purbeck Arts Weeks Festival
24th May - 8th June
Swanage Bay Triathlon 1st June
Dorset County Council - ASK Dorset Roadshow
Adjacent to the Mowlem - 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
3rd June
Dorset County Council - ASK Dorset Roadshow
Co-op Supermarket - 4.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
17th June 
Parade & Mayor's Civic Service - St Mary's Parish Church @ 3.00 p.m. 29th June
Purbeck Plod 29th June

Swanage Jazz Festival

11th – 13th July

Swanage Regatta & Carnival Week

26th July – 2nd August

Swanage Rotary Craft Fair
Sandpit Field 
7th August           
Swanage Lifeboat Week 8th - 16th August
Swanage Triathlon 10th August
Swanage Lions Family Day @ Sandpit Field 21st August

Swanage Folk Festival

Dorset Architectural Heritage Week

5th – 7th September

10th -18th September

South Coast Championship Regatta 13th - 14th September
Purbeck Marathon 14th September
Swanage Walking Festival 20th - 28th September
Durlston Country Park - September Birds
28th September 
Swanage Blues Festival 3rd - 5th October
Purbeck Film Festival www.purbeckfilm.com 10th - 25th October
Swanage Railway - Autumn Steam Gala
17th - 19th October
Durlston Castle - Pacific Curls music event
24th October
Swanage Railway - Halloween Bistro
31st October
The Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus MTB Event
15th November  
Switch on Swanage - Christmas Lights and Grand Raffle
29th November  
Swanage Rotary Christmas Market  6th December  
Durlston Castle - Stargazing Event
7th December
Swanage Railway - Christmas Luncheons & Santa Specials www.swanagerailway.co.uk 29th November - 24th December    
Swanage Railway - Christmas Carol Train www.swanagerailway.co.uk 12th December    
Putlake Farm Christmas Market www.putlakeadventurefarm.com 13th December