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2006 Major Events

June
Annual International Military and Veterans Festival- 10th - 16th June

International Beach Handball Championships - 21st - 23rd June
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July
International Maritime Modelling Festival - 8th - 9th July

World Youth Sailing Championships - 12th - 21st July

Weymouth Volleyball Classic - 28th - 30th July
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Wessex FM Great Days of Summer Fireworks - 31st July
The popular fireworks displays see thousands of people line the beach to witness the fantastic fireworks displays. Perfect activity on a warm summers evening.

August
Wessex FM Great Days of Summer Fireworks - 7th, 21st, 28th August
The popular fireworks displays see thousands of people line the beach to witness the fantastic fireworks displays. Perfect activity on a warm summers evening.

Carnival Day October - 16th August
From 10am until 10pm the Esplanade becomes the setting of the popular carnival. Stalls line the Esplanade with activities for people of all ages, as well as other 'theme park style' attractions. Later in the evening is the procession of floats, decorated in many different styles. The evening ends with a firework display.
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October
Lions Beach Motocross - (tba)
A specially constructed beach motocross course is constructed every year, in which competitors from across the country battle it out to be champion.
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November

Guy Fawkes Celebrations November - 5th November
Join in the fun on the esplanade with a large bonfire and then fireworks later in the evening. There will also be a fun fair.

Victorian Shownight - (tbc)
Late night shopping, along with various attractions and festive cheer

December
Lions Christmas Day Swim 25th December

New Years Eve Fancy Dress Revelry - 31st December

Future Events
The sailing events for the London 2012 olympics will take place in Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour.

For further information on events, see the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council web site. Click Here

NOTICE: These events are subject to change, and I recommend contacting the Weymouth & Portland Tourist Office before travelling to any events.



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