Top 5 things to do in Bournemouth this summer

5 things on in Bournemouth this summer

Staying in Bournemouth this summer? We have listed the top 5 things do to in Bournemouth this summer, so you can make the most of the City in the sunshine.

1. Bournemouth Air Festival.

Top 5 things to do in Bournemouth this summer

Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5AA | Thursday, 29th – Saturday, 31st August 2024.

The Bournemouth Air Festival is the UK’s biggest free aviation festival. Enjoy world-class aerobatic displays along 1.5 miles of award-winning coastline. Expect to see fairground rides, fireworks, vintage displays and demonstrations from the Armed Forces.


2. Poole Quay Summer Fireworks Spectacular.

Top 5 things to do in Bournemouth this summer

The Quay, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HJ | Thursday, 8th August 2024.

Just a short bus ride from Bournemouth in Poole, you’ll find the Poole Quay Summer Fireworks Spectacular event. Get ready for the Poole Quay Summer Fireworks, as fabulous free live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay for six weeks over the summer.

The event will take place every Thursday bringing a party atmosphere to Poole’s continental quayside with live music, entertainment and fun before finishing with a firework finale over the largest natural harbour in Europe at 10pm.


3. Bournemouth Friday Summer Fireworks.

Top 5 things to do in Bournemouth this summer

Bournemouth Beach, Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 2EZ | Friday 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd August 2024.

Join in on the popular Friday night fireworks which take place in Bournemouth during every Friday of the summer holidays.

The night ends with a bang with a fantastic free fireworks display over the water at 10.00pm. Not to be missed.


4. Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival.

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Lower Gardens, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 2AQ | 27th to 29th September 2024.

The south-coast’s annual celebration of arts and culture Arts by the Sea Festival will return for another exciting instalment of inclusive art and performance this autumn, running from 27th to 29th September 2024.


5. SandFest.

Top 5 things to do in Bournemouth this summer

Sandbanks, Dorset | Sunday 14th July 2024.

If you love music, sunshine, and the beach then this one is perfect for you.

SandFest is an independent one-day music festival held annually on the south coast of England at Sandbanks Beach, Dorset. It was first held in 2017 and has remained at its current site since. SandFest classes itself as a boutique beach festival and features mainly house music, drum and bass, rap and grime artists. P.s. Dizzee Rascal headlining.

Get tickets here.


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Student accommodation – 17a Christchurch Road.

Bournemouth student accommodation 17a Christchurch Road

Our brand-new student accommodation in Bournemouth which opened in September 2023. It’s located a stone’s throw away from the beach and pier and only a short bus journey to Bournemouth University’s campus. Take your pick of either en-suite rooms or studios if you want that little bit of extra privacy.  Both en-suite and studio rooms have Smart TVs and have plenty of wardrobe/desk storage space.

Our Bournemouth student accommodation benefits:

  • Fixed rent with all bills included.
  • 24/7 onsite team.
  • Easy commute to university with the uni bus picking up right outside our front door.
  • No Place No Pay guarantee.

With Host you can choose from en-suite student flats (4-10 bedroom flats) and studio rooms – some come complete with a private balcony or south facing views. Plus spacious social spaces including a communal lounge, fitness suite, relaxing outdoor courtyard and beautiful roof terraces.

Book your room for September 2024 today.

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Come join us, Bournemouth’s ready for you, the only thing you have to ask yourself is, are you ready for Bournemouth? ‍

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