Coronavirus: council service information and advice
Information about changes to council services as a result of coronavirus
Plea to use open spaces and seafront wisely this May bank holiday
The Southsea Food Festival, Bandstand events, International Kite Festival, VJ day events and Southsea car boot sales have been cancelled for this summer.
Easter at home needn't be boring! We have made it easy for Portsmouth families by pooling together a library of activities that can be done at home this Easter weekend.
Riverdance returns, with a powerful and stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite.
Spiritual Productions TV is helping Portsmouth's Groundlings Theatre raise funds to keep the old theatre open.
Portsmouth Bookfest returns for 2020, featuring interactive events, workshops and appearances from top names in the literary world.
Experience life under siege as the Fort Nelson garrison struggles to repel the dreaded French invasion.
News: 'Gustav the Brave' book launch
Event to showcase support available in Portsmouth for people with learning disabilities.
The D-Day Story will host a number of activities to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2020, as it marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the 25th anniversary of the Genocide in Bosnia.
Come along and listen to the Southsea Skiffle Orchestra (SSO) perform songs from the 1920s-1950s
Shop locally this Saturday for your festive goods and presents in support of the annual Small Business Saturday event (7 December 2019).
Say "Joyeux Noël" with a gift from Southsea's authentic French market, France at Home, which returns to Palmerston Road, Southsea this Friday 2 December 2019 from 9am - 5pm.
Our annual fireworks display at King George V playing fields will take place on Wednesday 6 November.
Give us your views at our budget events
As runners and spectators plan to travel to Portsmouth for the Great South Run on Sunday 20 October we are asking people taking part in the event to plan their journey and allow plenty of time.
An ice skating experience in Guildhall Square is set to bring festive family fun to Portsmouth this winter.
The new Google Digital Garage in Portsmouth is running a free Introduction to Coding course.
The new Google Digital Garage in Portsmouth is running a free Start Your Own Business course
News: Jobs fair comes to city centre
Coors Light presents Comedy at the Kings returns - bringing you a night packed full of laughs
Popular children's tales are brought to life in Fort Nelson, for a fun and interactive storytelling experience
Delicious food and drinks are brought to Palmerston Road by producers from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
"Perhaps the most impressive piece of C18 defensive architecture remaining in England."
News: Say Bonjour to Southsea's French market this Friday
Authentic French market, France at Home, pays its first visit to Palmerston Road on Friday 30 August, from 9am - 5pm.
Head to Portsmouth Guildhall for a relaxing summer evening filled with live performances from local bands.
Victorious Festival will return to Southsea Common for the 2019 August bank holiday
Authentic French market, France at Home, will be visiting Palmerston Road, Southsea for the first time on Friday 30 August 2019 from 9am - 5pm.
This summer, Emirates Spinnaker Tower is all about exploring!
The Admiral Drake celebrates the fourth year of its Annual Beer and Cider Festival.
There will be plenty of fun activities to keep the whole family busy at the Royal Armouries Fort Nelson over the summer holidays.
Get ready for a summer of Sherlock Holmes events and activities!
Join us for a packed programme of Q&A sessions, workshops and drop in activities at The D-Day Story on Friday 26 & Saturday 27 July
The annual Southsea Food Festival is back on 20 and 21 July 2019, from 10am to 6pm Saturday and 10am to 5pm Sunday.
Cancer Research UK's Race for Life returns to Southsea Common this year - and this time there's a major difference...
Todos Teatro brings its Turtle's Don't Like Plastic show and workshop to Hotwalls Studios' Round Tower.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Portsmouth City Council will be hosting an Armed Forces Day event on Saturday 29th June.
News: Turtles don't like plastic - theatre show and workshop at Hotwalls
Portsmouth Pride returns to Castle Field in Southsea for a celebration of acceptance and inclusivity. Saturday 22 June
Portsmouth Festivities returns in June 2019 and what's more, it will be the event's 20th anniversary. 14 - 23 June
Following its huge success over the past two years, the Portsmouth Seafood Festival returns to Gunwharf Quays this summer! 28 June - 30 June
In under two weeks' time Portsmouth will mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day with a programme of events in honour of our Normandy veterans.
Hotwalls Creative Market - Old Portsmouth - 19 May 2019
Horrible Histories live at the New Theatre Royal - 18-19 May 2019
Portsmouth Guildhall - 14 May 2019
4-5 May 2019 - Portsmouth Guildhall
Lord Mayor's Rural and Seaside Show - 4-6 May 2019 - Castle Field, Clarence Esplanade
Pop up on the Pier #2 - Southsea Parade Pier - 27-28 April 2019
Knights at the Museum - Portsmouth Museum - 27 April 2019
Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Mountbatten Leisure Centre - 14 April 2019
The Jungle Book at the New Theatre Royal - 17-18 April 2019
Food Friday - First Friday of every month - Commercial Road
The Big Blue - Blue Reef Aquarium - 6-22 April 2019
Easter holiday fun for the family at the Spinnaker Tower 6-21 April 2019
News: Portsmouth Charter on display for 825th anniversary
Mothers Day Weekend at The Mary Rose Museum - 30-31 April 2019
Southsea Beerex - 5-6 April 2019 - Wedgewood Rooms
News: Count down to D-Day 75
Behind the Curtains Tour at the New Theatre Royal - 25 March 2019
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Spirit of England - 21 March 2019 - Portsmouth Guildhall
Crafts in the Tower - 17 March 2019 - The Square Tower
Mary Rose Science Week - 14-17 March 2019 - The Mary Rose
Portsmouth Big Mouth Comedy Festival - Portsmouth Guildhall - 1-2 March 7-8 March 2019
Jason Manford - Portsmouth Guildhall - 6 March 2019
Learn coding and programming - Carnegie Library, Fratton - 23 February 2019
Portsmouth Jobs Fair 2019 - Portsmouth Guildhall - 27 February 2019
Chinese New year 2019 - Gunwharf Quays - 9-10 February 2019
Valentines Comedy at the Spinnaker Tower - 14-16 February 2019
Royal Marines Ensemble Concert - Portsmouth Guildhall - 7 February 2019
Guildhall Games Fest - Portsmouth Guildhall - 2 February 2019
My Said I Never Should - New Theatre Royal - 6-7 February 2019
Shaping Portsmouth Conference 2019 - Portsmouth Guildhall - 18 January 2019
Uncovering D-Day - D-Day Story - 18 January 2019
5 January 2019 - Eastney Esplanade
Groundlings Theatre - 1 December - 6 January 2019
Victorian Christmas 2018 - Fort Nelson - 20 December - 4 January
Sleeping Beauty Ballet - Portsmouth Guildhall - December 27 2018
News: Visit Portsmouth has created a 15-point tour geo tour of the city working with London based company GeoTourist
Peter Pan - New Theatre Royal - 13-31 December 2018
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra present Last Night at the Christmas Proms - 20 December 2018 - Portsmouth Guildhall
News: To mark this anniversary the Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum will have a special opening on 19th
Good Mental Health Cafe - Central Library - 12 December 2018 2pm-6:30pm
Hotwalls Christmas Market - 1-2 December 2018
Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary - Portsmouth Guildhall - 5 December
Discovering the Guildhall - Portsmouth Guildhall - 26 November 2018
Gunwharf Express - Gunwharf Quays - 24 November-25 December 2018
Beam Engine Day - Eastney Beam Engine House - 24-25 November 2018
Ice Skate Portsmouth 2018 17 November - 6 January - Guildhall Square
Christmas Craft Fair - 17 November 2018 - The Blue Lagoon Tea Room & Venue
Birth of a legend - 16-25 November 2018 - Groundlings Theatre
Queen Extravaganza - 15 November 2018 - Portsmouth Guildhall
Portsmouth Darkfest 19 October - 11 November 2018
Portsmouth Jobs Fair - 2 November 2018 - Portsmouth Guildhall
Frankenstein - 1 - 10 November 2018 - Groundlings Theatre
Jools Holland & Rhythm and Blues Orchestra - 1 November 2018 - Portsmouth Guildhall
News - Armistice and Remembrance - events and services
Journeys Festival International Portsmouth 19 - 28 October 2018
Portsmouth City Council is running a free, family-friendly walking event which showcases some of the fabulous green spaces the city has to offer.
News: Portsmouth City Council's annual bonfire and fireworks display will take place on Wednesday 7 November.
Portsmouth Vegan Festival 13 October 2018 Portsmouth Guildhall
Technology Pop-up Surgery 17 October 2018 Central Library
Portsea Island Beer Festival 12 - 13 October 2018 Groundlings Theatre
Oxjam Music Festival Portsmouth 13 October 2018 Pyramids Centre
New Theatre Royal Fun Palaces Open Day October 2018
Southsea Street Market October 2018
News: Annual Service of prayer for Seafarers – Sunday 14 October 2018
Let's Paint Pompey at The Win Vaults 3 October 2018
Jaws Outdoor Cinema South at South Parade Pier 29 September 2018
Chase and Status performing at Portsmouth Guildhall 5 October 2018
Hampshire Farmers' Market - 16 September 2018 10am - 2pm. Enjoy the great taste of Hampshire!
News: Sign up for the 60 Plus Festival
News: Portsmouth Music Hub is leading the way in increasing awareness of key environmental issues with an exciting new campaign.
Take a stroll along the water in Port Solent and visit the Sunday Waterside Market. Find quirky gifts or impressive handmade crafts on 9 September.
Celebrate Portsmouth Pride on 15 September with a parade from Eastney Esplanade to Southsea bandstand followed by speeches, live performances, family entertainment,stalls and a huge after party.
All aboard the MiniLoco Express Road Train at Gunwharf Quays.The scenic trip will be available every day throughout the summer.
This summer head down to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and set sail for The Mary Rose - the pride of Henry VIII's fleet and experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on board.
Head down to Gunwharf Quays this summer where there will be plenty of events and activities for everyone including live musical performances, a prosecco van, alfresco dining, a children's funfair and giant deckchairs!
This summer come down to the Bandstand for some amazing live music! These free shows will be held every weekend from 26 May - 12 August.
Cheese Fest UK will be joining the fun at Southsea Food Festival and taking over Castle Field to bring you a whole host of cheesy regulars from 14 - 15 July.
Head down to Buckland Park on 30 June for a free, fun-filled day. There will be a whole range of entertainment from inflatables to live music.
On Thursday 21 June, Clean Air Day (CAD) will see schools, hospitals, workplaces and communities across the UK run events and inspire people to act for cleaner air for all
Here we go again! The smash- hit musical Mamma Mia comes to Portsmouth for 20 performances only. Get yourself down to the King's Theatre from 8-23 June.
Set sail for the Mary Rose this half term and take part in some totally Tudor activities from 26 May - 3 June.
Let's go back to prehistoric times when dinosaurs ruled the Earth! From 17-18 May you can see Dinosaur World Live - an interactive family show.
What a feeling! Flashdance hits The King's Theatre from 14-19 May. An inspiring musical with phenomenal choreography - it's not to be missed!
Head down to your local pub and meet the people working on the future of Science! Pints of Science will be holding events across the city from 14-16 May so come on down and listen to talks covering a variety of subjects.
Come on down to The Lord Mayor's Rural and Seaside Show from 5-7 May. This free event has something for everyone from the children to your dogs!
The Southsea Champagne Bar returns for the summer season. where it will be open Fridays from 6pm until late. Come along to the opening party on 4 May.