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Events and Festivals at Poole Quay this Summer

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If you’re looking for a fun and exciting way to spend the day during your stay at our Dorset Holiday Park, head to Poole Quay for one of the many free events happening this summer. From themed nights and music events to spectacular firework displays, there’s something for all ages to enjoy.

Poole Quay Dream Machines

Every Tuesday until 24th September 2019

18:00 – 21:00

Free entry to spectators. £1 to show a bike.

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Every Tuesday throughout the summer bikers congregate at Poole Quay for one of the biggest bike nights in the country. The main road is shut off to cars and more than 1000 motorcycles ride into town, creating a real spectacle for the biking enthusiasts and spectators that come to soak up the atmosphere. Each competitor vies for the chance to win the coveted ‘Bike of the Night’ prize, which is chosen by a different judge each week. There are usually a range of makes and models on display covering all eras of motor racing.

Harry Paye Pirate Day

15th June 2019

12:00 – 18:00

Free entry

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Enjoy a fun filled family day out as you celebrate the 600th anniversary of Poole Pirate, Harry Paye. Don your pirate fancy dress and head to Poole’s historic quayside for a range of pirate themed carnival games and live entertainment, including singing, dancing and storytelling. The day starts with the parade of pirates and every hour cannons will be fired.


Folk On The Quay

29th June 2019

10:30 – 21:00

Free entry

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Get your dancing shoes ready for Folk on the Quay, a colourful one-day festival showcasing the very best acoustic and folk music in Dorset. More than twenty teams of Morris dancers will perform in the streets over the course of the day and an excellent line up of local artists will grace the 3 outdoor stages. If you’d like to participate there will also be a street barn dance and ceilidh to take part in!


Quay For My Car

5th July – 30th August 2019

Every Friday night during the summer period 18:00 – 21:00

Free entry

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Join hundreds of car enthusiasts for a meet up at Poole Quay every Friday night throughout the summer. Each week there is a different theme, including Best of British, VW air cooled and Italian Stallions. This wonderful motor event is free for spectators and draws owners from around the country to showcase their beloved wheels.


Poole Goes Vintage

14th July 2019

11:00 – 19:00

Free entry

Poole Goes Vintage is back for its fifth year and set to be bigger and better than ever before. This wonderful event celebrates all things 1940’s and showcases some of the eras best music, fashion and forms of transport. Enjoy a day spent listening to sounds of a bygone era with live performances from a range of local acts. There will also be a vintage fashion show as well as a range of stalls where you can purchase memorabilia, jewellery and clothes.

Rockley’s Summer Spectacular

25th July 2019 – 29th August 2019

Every Thursday during summer period from 7pm. Fireworks at 10 pm

Free entry

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Enjoy an evening of live street entertainment and family fun at Poole Quay every Thursday throughout the school summer holidays. Sample delicious food and drink from the many restaurants, bars and kiosks that line the harbour as you watch the sunset and await the main event – the firework spectacular!


Poole Lifeboat Station Open Day

4th August 2019

10:30 – 16:30

Free entry

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Find out more about the RNLI and the incredible work the charity does at the Poole Lifeboat Stations Open Day. Participate in a range of family friendly activities and games to raise money for the charity. Watch demonstrations from the fleet of lifeboats and meet the serving crew before taking a look around the boats to learn about the difficult task of maintaining them. Treat yourself to some refreshment and cake on your way out or a souvenir to commemorate your visit.

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