Aside from Lymington's old world charm, pretty harbour, and it's superb position on the Solent and on the edge of the New Forest, it also boasts some great summer events!
This is not just a place to stopover - there is so much to do and explore...
Summer Spectacular – 7th August 2016
Orhanised by Lymington Rotary Club, the Summer Spectacular features a parade of vintage cars, a car boot sale, dog show, various stalls and games and a bouncy castle etc..
Ellingham & Ringwood Agricultural Show – 13th August 2016
A wide variety of Light Horse Classes are held attracting entries from Hunters to Hackers to Arabs and New Forest Ponies. Browse the handicrafts, local produce stalls, and get hands on in the livestock area. A great day out for the whole family!
Cowes Week - 6 - 13th August 2016
Starting in 1826, Cowes Week is the longest running sailing regatta of its kind in the world and plays a key part in the British sporting summer calendar. Cowes Week stages up to 40 daily races for around 1,000 boats and is a mixture of competitive sailing and socialising. You don’t have to be taking part in any races to enjoy this famous sporting week. Over 10,000 spectators come to not only watch the sailing but also enjoy the social side of the week with exclusive parties, live entertainment and the unique atmosphere. You get a great view of the action from here in Lymington!
Lymington Summer Bandstand – 14th and 28th August
Music by the ‘New Forest Brass Band’ (weather permitting) at the band stand on Bath Road near the Sea Water Bathes and Berthon.
Bournemouth Air Festival – 18 - 21st August 2016
During the festival, Bournemouth’s picture-perfect horizon will be transformed by an impressive military flotilla, including 4 ships, courtesy of the Royal Navy. Red Arrows on all four days at 3.45pm, plus the RN Black Cats Helicopter Display Team, Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team and Swiss Air Force Super Puma Display Team.
Hampshire Open Studios – 20 - 29th August
Hampshire Open Studios (HOS) is an annual art trail where the visiting public can meet artists in their studios and galleries. In the week leading up to Bank Holiday Monday 29th August, around 250 studios, galleries, artists and art groups (in excess of 500 artists) open their doors to exhibit original artwork to the visiting public.
Lymington Charter Market – Every Saturday
The Charter Market has been held every Saturday in Lymington High Street since medieval times. Nowadays there areover 90 stalls every Saturday from 8am until 4pm.
Beaulieu International Autojumble – 3rd – 4th September
Beaulieu’s most famous motoring event, the International Autojumble is the biggest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic will take place on 5th & 6th September 2015.
Twenty20 Art for Oakhaven Hospice at St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery – 3rd – 9th September
An exciting chance to buy or bid for outstanding original 20cm x 20cm paintings by established and undiscovered artists – and help support Oakhaven Hospice. Twenty20 Art presents more than 100 exceptional pieces by high calibre artists, who last year included John Illsley from Dire Straits; Rosemary Welch, the famous equestrian painter Mary How, known for the original illustrations in Enid Blyton books, and up and coming favourite Will Rochfort.
Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show – 10th September
Set in the beautiful historic parkland of The Broadlands Estate, the Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show offers thrilling displays, county standard livestock, equine and poultry competitions, Countryside Area, “have-a-go” experiences, live music, street entertainment and fabulous local produce stalls. The three large entertainment arenas have a tight schedule lined up with many traditional favourites and attention grabbing new displays.
Hampshire Farmers Market – 24th September
Get a taste for Hampshire at the Farmers Market held at the Furlong, Ringwood, BH24 1AT
Beaulieu Road Pony Sales – 28th September
All sales commence at 10.30am. The Beaulieu Road Sales yard is used primarily by New Forest Commoners who have always sought to control the sale of their stock through sales in the forest.