Are you looking for something special to enjoy when you are out on your RIB Shack Marine boat this July? Then take a look at our guide for fun events to attend on or near to the water...
Friday 29th June - Sunday 1st July
Get ready to jump, jive, and twist.Shake & Stir has become renowned locally and across the South, for its incredible vintage-themed live entertainment and music along with local food & drink, trade stalls, vintage and classic cars, mods and rockers, classic bikes. We've got 'em all. S&S Mods and Rockers! On the beach and in The Grove.
Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July from 10am - 6pm.
Celebrating the city’s seafood and fishing heritage, the free weekend-long event will take place on Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July 2018. Between 10am & 6pm, the event will be showcasing the Solent’s finest cuisine, and giving you the chance to see local seafood chefs in action, including the wonderful outdoor barbecue chef Cornelius Veakins, as well as tasting some top quality regional produce.
On top of all this deliciousness, they'll be live performances from some of Portsmouth's up and coming music talent, as well as prosecco, cider and a variety of other summer tipples.
The annual Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight, an island situated off the south coast of England. The race regularly attracts over 1,400 boats and around 15,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world and the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK after the London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs.
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th July and 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th August doors open at 8pm
Strictly over 18 year olds.
Raise a glass 100 metres above sea level while enjoying a panoramic view of the sunset over Portsmouth Harbour at Emirates Spinnaker Tower. Sunset Sundays events offer live music and a sky-high pop-up bar serving wines, beers and spirits including locally sourced favourites such as Upham Ale and Isle of Wight Gin.
Tickets are £16 per person which includes access to the tower's three viewing decks and a complimentary drink on arrival. Places at Sunset Sundays are limited and pre-booking is recommended to guarantee entry.
July 15th 11am - 7pm
Revel in a day of vintage music, fashion, memorabilia, entertainment and classic cars on a 1940's-60's theme.
Vintage music will be flowing all day plus there's dance displays and instruction, vintage cars a vintage market and more.
Sunday 22nd July from 11- 4pm
Pop into Poole and enjoy the annual RNLI Summer Fete. Attractions include Lifeboat Demos, Circus School, Face Painting, Cream Teas, Street Food, BBQ, Traditional Games, Creation Station and many other stalls.
July 28th - 4th August
Swanage Regatta and Carnival is the premier carnival on the South Coast. This ‘must do’ attraction has so much to offer everyone, from the magnificent two mile carnival procession, vibrant with dance, sound and colour, to the beat of live bands playing in the carnival marquee. Enjoy the three amazing firework displays and about one hundred events in total.
Poole Quay -
Every Tuesday until September 25th from 6-9pm £1 entry
Poole Quay is closed off to all traffic on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer, where over 1000 motorbikes will gather. The display features a wide range of models and makes, many of which have been modified and fitted with interesting features and extras.
The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay.
Every Friday from July 6th - 31st August from 6-9pm free entry
Quay for my Car creates a bustling, lively atmosphere that can be enjoyed by owners as they mingle with fellow enthusiasts and spectators who want to catch a glimpse of the line up.
6th July: Land Rover/Defenders
13th July: Mini Magic
20th July: Italian Stallions
27th July: Best of British pre 1983
Italian Market at Hythe Marina Village
Pop over to Hythe Marina Village to enjoy an Italian Market on July 28th.
Caribbean Time at Ocean Village Marina
Bringing the Caribbean to Ocean Village with cocktails and nibbles at the marina office. Hawaiian shirts and skirts are a must!