A postcard from Weymouth Events

Postcard Series

In a normal year, there are over 200 Weymouth events, mostly on the Beach or Weymouth Bay. The Seafood Festival takes place on the Harbourside. Harley Davison bikes gather on the Pavilion forecourt. Britain’s biggest New Years Eve Fancy Dress Party stretches right across the Town. Rather than write a massive tome, we thought we would just show images from a few events we enjoyed. (See the index at the foot of the page)

Kite Festival on Weymouth Beach

Weymouth Events. International Beach Kite Festival
International Beach Kite Festival
Static Kite display on the Beach. One of many Weymouth Events
Static Kite display on the Beach

Autocross

Beach Buggy racing. A surprising Weymouth Event a few years ago.
Beach Buggy racing
Supercharged Landrover Testing on Weymouth Beach
Supercharged Landrover Beach Testing

Motocross

Climbing sand dunes in Motocross racing. The biggest Weymouth Event in October.
Climbing sand dunes in Motocross racing
Beach Motocross start line in front of Aaran House. A Weymouth Event with plenty of noise, drama and entertainment.
Beach Motocross start line in front of Aaran House

Dragon Boats in Weymouth Bay

Dragon Boat racing on Weymouth Beach
Dragon Boat racing on Weymouth Beach

Gig Boats

Local Gig Boat Racing off Weymouth Beach
Local Gig Boat Racing off Weymouth Beach
Portland Island Gig Boat entry
Portland Island Gig Boat entry

Iron Man Triathlon on The Esplanade

Iron Man 70.3 Winner 2018. This has become a regular Weymouth Event.
Iron Man 70.3 Winner 2018

Seafood Festival in Weymouth Harbour

Seafood Festival. The biggest such Event in UK, held here in Weymouth Harbour
Seafood Festival – maybe coming back in 2021
Curries at the Seafood Festival. An all you can eat Weymouth Event
Curries at the Seafood Festival

Volleyball on Weymouth Beach

Volleyball on Weymouth Beach
Volleyball on Weymouth Beach
Don’t know what this signal means

Santa Run

Santa Fun Run at the start on Weymouth Beach
Santa Fun Run at the start

Harbour Swim

Wall Family out in force for the Christmas Day Weymouth Harbour Swim
Wall Family out in force for the Christmas Day Weymouth Harbour Swim

Powerboat Racing in Weymouth Bay

Formula ! Powerboat Racing in Weymouth Bay
Formula ! Powerboat Racing in Weymouth Bay

Vintage Cars on Pavilion Forecourt

Classic Morris in blue
Classic Morris in blue
Pristine Veteran Bentley
Pristine Veteran Bentley

Harley Davison Display

A gorgeous Harley Davison
A gorgeous Harley Davison
Super artwork on a Harley Davison fuel tank
Super artwork on a Harley Davison fuel tank
Harley Davison in all its glory
Harley Davison in all its glory

Veterans Parade on The Esplanade

Marching Bands on Veteran's Day on The Esplanade
Marching Bands on Veteran’s Day on The Esplanade
Old Heroes marching down The Esplanade
Old Heroes marching down The Esplanade

Military Vehicles

Annual military vehicle display
Annual military vehicle display
A Sherman Tank (we think) on The Esplanade
A Sherman Tank (we think) on The Esplanade

D-Day Landings. A spectacular Weymouth Event

Troops disembarked for D-Day Landings re-enactment
Troops disembarked for D-Day Landings re-enactment
D-Day battle re-enactment
D-Day battle re-enactment

Civil War re-enactment

Preparing to fire the muzzle-loading cannon
Preparing to fire the muzzle-loading cannon
A musket volley before the pikestaff charge
A musket volley before the pikestaff charge

Weymouth Carnival

Red Arrows fly past
Red Arrows fly past
"It's life Jim, but not as we know it" - Carnival parade
“It’s life Jim, but not as we know it” – Carnival parade
Carnival fireworks in the Bay
Carnival fireworks in the Bay

New Years Eve in Weymouth Town

New Years Eve fancy dress - one of the biggest in Europe(Press photo)
(Press photo)
Hundreds of "animals", "Pharoahs", "Gangsters" and "Dinosaurs" in The Gloucester Pub (Gloucester Inn photo)
(Gloucester Inn photo)
Cavaliers in the Pub "Where's D'Artignan got to?"
Cavaliers in the Pub “Where’s D’Artignan got to?”

And many, many more…..

Kite FestivalAutocrossMotocrossDragon Boats
Gig BoatsIron ManSeafoodVolleyball
Santa RunHarbour SwimPowerboatsVintage Cars
Harley DavisonVeterans DayMilitary VehiclesD-Day Landing
Civil WarCarnivalNew Years Eve

Nyetimber Seafood Festival – Weymouth 13th, 14th July 2019

This year’s Weymouth Seafood Festival was sponsored by Nyetimber, makers of fine English wines. For many years, Pommery led the event and it is exciting to see a new sponsor organise this great event.

We popped out and took a few images (gallery above) around Aaran Guesthouse, on the Northern side of the Harbour. Some of our guests wandered as far as Hope Square and reported live music bands and many more stalls along the Cove Row side of the Harbour. Over 40 food specialists displayed their wares, from the Pavilion Theatre forecourt, down the harbourside to the Town Bridge and back along Cove Row towards Hope Square. Numerous other stalls could be seen, dotted among the main displays and in a few of the Guesthouse rear yards (e.g. The Gloucester at The Lantana). Not forgetting, numerous permanent Pubs and Restaurants, serving great seafood all year round (e.g. Ship, George, Enfants Terrible)

The weather over the weekend was warm, with sunny spells and a light breeze – much appreciated while sitting enjoying the food and the scenery outside the Harbourside pubs. Tens of thousands of visitors crowded the Harbour, looking for the ideal meal among the many options. We spotted crispy squid, “experimental” marmalades (eg. carrot, parsnip, etc), crepes, specialist gin, oysters, Thai Cuisine, Paella, Chimonea-fired pizza, Organic Farm produce, local cheeses, produce from The Garlic Farm, Isle of Wight, as well as some “usual suspects” – Weird Fish, CEFAS (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science) and no less than THREE cooking stages, with famous chefs showing their skills and tips for the public. A great day for exploring with this afternoon (Sunday) still to go…

Weymouth Port – some of the sights

Fishing and crabbing boats returning to Weymouth Port in the afternoon

Fishing and crabbing boats returning in the afternoon

Weymouth Port is one of the prettiest in the UK and it is easy to see why. There are colourful cottages, fine restaurants and inviting pubs dotted amongst Georgian architecture and interesting alleyways, leading to quaint shops (and more pubs!) All this and Tall Ships as well!

Seafood Festival viewed from the Town Bridge (July) looking toward the inner Weymouth Port

Seafood Festival viewed from the Town Bridge (July)

Because of its peace and picturesque charms, thousands of visitors enjoy strolling round the Port in Weymouth, along the harbour side and watching the many pleasure craft and fishing vessels coming and going. Read More