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

Veterans Day celebrations

Veterans Day takes place every June in Weymouth. Most years, there is a re-enactment of the D-Day battles. Troops disembark from Landing Craft , wade ashore and fight mock gun battles on the beach. They then build a temporary bridge on the beach and drive tanks and lorries across it. A number of military vehicles display on the Pavilion Theatre forecourt and parade along the Esplanade. On the Sunday, hundreds of veterans from all the armed forces and auxiliaries engage in the Service at the War Memorial, before marching down the sea front to the Pavilion. Because all this happens right in front of Aaran House, we have a grandstand view.

Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Day Parade

For some reason, in 2016, they decided to use “pirates” as the enemy formation on the beach. Anyway, our heroic troops soon overcame the resistance. The march past took place next day and ended right by our front door, as usual.

It is always a stirring sight to see the Old Soldiers marching past, displaying their medals and the whole weekend is one of many Weymouth Events not to beĀ  missed.

Old Soldiers march past

Old Soldiers march past