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Summer in Dorchester promises an exciting array of events catering to diverse interests, making it a vibrant time for locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re a history buff, a music enthusiast, or simply looking to enjoy the summer weather, there’s something for everyone.

Music by the lake

Weldmar Hospicecare ’s huge summer music event returns with more of the UK’s leading tribute artists July 5th – 7th at Dorchester Show Ground.

Now featuring three amazing acts per show, Music By The Lake is the must-see event!

Hardy Har!

Dorchester’s first Comedy festival is coming to High East Street on July 13th. From 9am plenty of performers and shows.

Farmer’s Market

Don’t miss the Dorchester Farmers’ Market, held every Wednesday. The market offers a variety of local produce, artisanal goods, and street food. It’s the perfect place to experience the local flavour and pick up some fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Dorchester Festival of Archaeology

The Dorchester Festival of Archaeology runs from July 15th to 30th. This annual event offers guided tours, talks, and hands-on activities. Explore the rich history of your region through archaeological digs, workshops, and exhibitions. Dorset Museum and Art Gallery.

With such a wide range of events, Dorchester in July is sure to be lively and memorable. Whether you’re engaging with history, enjoying live performances, or exploring local culture, there’s plenty to see and do in this charming town.

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