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Reasons to visit in June and July
Lymington and New Forest Events

 09 June 2016

Reason’s to visit Lymington in June and July

Aside from our wonderful coastal / forest location, our historic market town and our fabulous choice of pubs and restaurants, Lymington and the New Forest are also host to some great summer events. If you didn’t have reason to visit already, you do now...


Lymington Charter Market – Every Saturday!
Lymington’s famous charter market features 90 stalls along the High Street, every Saturday from 8am until late afternoon (weather permitting).

Hurst Dubfest  10th- 12th June 2016
A family friendly weekend of camping and fun all VW enthusiasts. 10am – 11pm Friday to Sunday. Attractions include trade area, children’s activities, dog show, bar and live music from the Plonkers, Zac and the Zeros, and the Riverside Blues Band...

New Forest Arts Festival -  11th- 26th June 2016
Exciting events all across the forest to celebrate the landscape, culture and arts community. Find art in unusual spaces - including a tree house, castle, beach hut and pub. See the arts festival programme for further information

Bournemouth Food and Drinks Festival - 17th – 26th June 2016
Ten days of Foodie Fun taking place in locations and venues throughout Bournemouth! Enjoy the street food festival, farmers and producers market, the demo kitchen, as well as loads of live music at the festival hub.


Round the Island: 2nd July 2016
Famous one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight attracting over 1,700 boats and 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world! Enjoy the action from the water or from the Lymington sea wall!

The Lymington Italian Festival & Food Market 2016 – 3rd July 2016
Time to celebrate all things Italian! 50 Ferrari’s will arrive in Lymington High Street in a spectacular fashion at 12 noon, where there will also be an Italian food market, music and family entertainment. 10am – 6pm (cars will depart at 4pm)

New Forest Folk Festival – 6-10th July
Takes place in Plaitford near Romsey. 2016 line up includes; Show of hands, Fotheringay, Feast of Fiddles,  Ranagri with Tony Christie, 2016 BBC Radio2 Folk Award Winners “Best Duo”, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, TRADarrr, Urban Folk Quartet, Roving Crows, Chris Leslie, Steve Daggett, Mad Dog Mcrea, Reg Meuross, Brian McNeil and many more...

Lymington Arts Festival – 7th – 9th July
Enjoy all thinks Arty in Lymington! There will be a programme of concerts at various venues around the Town on each of the evenings, as well as arts and craft exhibitions and sketching sessions at the Lymington Centre and Lymington United Reformed Church.

Giant Water Slide in Lymington High Street – 10th July
Don’t miss this one off, never seen before opportunity to ride a giant inflatable water slide down Lymington High Street! You will travel all the way from Costa Coffee down to the buffer zone that ends on Gosport Street. Pre-registered entry only. £15 adults, £10 children.

Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim – 10th July
The biggest charity swim in Europe to raise money for the British Heart Foundation! Swim the 1.4 mile open water swim from Boscombe to Bournemouth Pier. £25 for adults. £12 for under 16s. https://www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/events/other-sport-events/bournemouth-pier-to-pier-swim

Fordingbridge Summer Festival - 16 July 2016
A great day of fun for the whole family! Over 50 classic cars, model steam engines, flower displays, heavy horses and gun dog demonstration, duck racing on the river Avon, catering stalls and stands, and live music from local bands.

Curious Arts Festival – 22nd - 24th July 2016
Eclectic mix of literature, music, comedy and unforgettable experiences for grown–ups and children alike - Pylewell Park, Lymington SO41 5SJ

New Forest Show: 26th - 28th July 2016
The New Forest & Hampshire County Show is an annual three day agricultural Show, attracting around 95,000 visitors over the duration.  Show jumping is a major feature with international classes held throughout the three days.

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