All Events

Peter Pan

Peter Pan - New Theatre Royal - 13-31 December 2018

Santa story times

Santa story times - Portsmouth Libraries - December 2019

BSO - Last Night at the Christmas Proms

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra present Last Night at the Christmas Proms - 20 December 2018 - Portsmouth Guildhall

News: Enjoy Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' this Christmas

News: Enjoy Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' this Christmas

Good Mental Health Cafe

Good Mental Health Cafe - Central Library - 12 December 2018 2pm-6:30pm

Charles Dickens Festival 2018

Charles Dickens Christmas Festival - 30 Nov-2nd Dec 2018

Hotwalls Christmas Market

Hotwalls Christmas Market - 1-2 December 2018

Jurassic Park Orchestra

Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary - Portsmouth Guildhall - 5 December

Discovering the Guildhall

Discovering the Guildhall - Portsmouth Guildhall - 26 November 2018

Gunwharf Express 2018

Gunwharf Express - Gunwharf Quays - 24 November-25 December 2018

Beam Engine Open Day

Beam Engine Day - Eastney Beam Engine House - 24-25 November 2018

Park & Ride into Portsmouth this Black Friday

News: The Portsmouth Park & Ride will be running an enhanced service for Black Friday shopping events this weekend.

Ice Skate 2018

Ice Skate Portsmouth 2018 17 November - 6 January - Guildhall Square

Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair - 17 November 2018 - The Blue Lagoon Tea Room & Venue

Birth of a Legend

Birth of a legend - 16-25 November 2018 - Groundlings Theatre

Remembrance Sunday 2018 Service

Remembrance Sunday - Portsmouth Guildhall Square - 11 November 2018

Portsmouth Christmas Market 2018

Portsmouth Christmas Market - Commercial Road - 10 November-24 December 2018

Queen Extravaganza

Queen Extravaganza - 15 November 2018 - Portsmouth Guildhall

Glow Ride 2018

Portsmouth Glow Ride 2018 - 10 November 2018 - Clarence Esplanade

Cosham Fireworks 2018

Cosham Fireworks Display - 7 November 2018 - King George V Playing Fields

Portsmouth Darkfest

Portsmouth Darkfest 19 October - 11 November 2018

Portsmouth Jobs Fair 2018

Portsmouth Jobs Fair - 2 November 2018 - Portsmouth Guildhall


Frankenstein - 1 - 10 November 2018 - Groundlings Theatre

Jools Holland & Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

Jools Holland & Rhythm and Blues Orchestra - 1 November 2018 - Portsmouth Guildhall

News: Share your musical memories

News : Share your musical memories

Armistice and Remembrance - events and services

News - Armistice and Remembrance - events and services

Pirate Tales Half Term

Pirate Tales Half Term Spinnaker Tower 19 - 29 October 2018

Journeys Festival International

Journeys Festival International Portsmouth 19 - 28 October 2018

Step up to the Green Space Challenge

Portsmouth City Council is running a free, family-friendly walking event which showcases some of the fabulous green spaces the city has to offer.

Annual firework display

News: Portsmouth City Council's annual bonfire and fireworks display will take place on Wednesday 7 November.

Portsmouth Vegan Festival

Portsmouth Vegan Festival 13 October 2018 Portsmouth Guildhall

Technology Pop-up Surgery

Technology Pop-up Surgery 17 October 2018 Central Library

Portsea Island Beer Festival

Portsea Island Beer Festival 12 - 13 October 2018 Groundlings Theatre

Oxjam Music Festival Portsmouth

Oxjam Music Festival Portsmouth 13 October 2018 Pyramids Centre

Fun Palaces Open Day

New Theatre Royal Fun Palaces Open Day October 2018

Southsea Market October 2018

Southsea Street Market October 2018

World Mental Health Day 2018

World Mental Health Day activities on Wednesday 10 October 2018

Annual Service of prayer for Seafarers

News: Annual Service of prayer for Seafarers – Sunday 14 October 2018

Let's Paint Pompey

Let's Paint Pompey at The Win Vaults 3 October 2018

Jaws Outdoor Cinema

Jaws Outdoor Cinema South at South Parade Pier 29 September 2018

Chase and Status

Chase and Status performing at Portsmouth Guildhall 5 October 2018

Charmed Life Festival 2018

Charmed Life Festival taking place 22 September 2018 at Victoria Park.

Chow International Street Food Event

Chow International Street Food Event taking place 26 September 2018 10am - 4pm on Commercial Road

Hampshire Farmers' Market September 2018

Hampshire Farmers' Market - 16 September 2018 10am - 2pm. Enjoy the great taste of Hampshire!

Sign up for the 60 Plus Festival

News: Sign up for the 60 Plus Festival

Share your musical memories

News: Share your musical memories

One World

News: Portsmouth Music Hub is leading the way in increasing awareness of key environmental issues with an exciting new campaign.

D-Day conference at The D-Day Story

News: D-Day conference at The D-Day Story

Awful Aunty

Visit the King's Theatre from 12 - 16 September for Awful Aunty. This amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship was written by David Walliams.

Port Solent Waterside Market - September 2018

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.

Portsmouth Pride 2018

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.

Last Night of the Bandstand

'Let's dance' at Last Night of the Bandstand

Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride

Fun, family cycling event to raise awareness of road safety

Victorious: travel information and road closures

News: Information about Victorious Festival for residents and visitors

60 Plus Festival

News: This year's 60 plus festival takes place on 1- 12 October and there's a packed schedule of events to enjoy.

MiniLoco Express at Gunwharf Quays

All aboard the MiniLoco Express Road Train at Gunwharf Quays.The scenic trip will be available every day throughout the summer.

Victorious Festival 2018

Victorious Festival returns to Portsmouth for the August bank holiday weekend - bigger and better than before! Head down to Southsea for a mixture of acts including The Libertines, The Kaiser Chiefs, Paul Weller and The Prodigy.

60+ Festival

60+ Festival is an annual two week event that offers the residents of Portsmouth, who are over the age of 60, the opportunity to try new experiences and attend a broad range of events that the city has to offer

Kids go free at The Mary Rose

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.

Summer at Gunwharf Quays

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!

Live at the Bandstand 2018

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.

Enjoy a Summer of Sherlock

News: Enjoy a Summer of Sherlock

Transform lives at Fareham's Solent Hotel & Spa

News: adoption and fostering event at Solent Hotel & Spa

Southsea Food Festival 2018

Treat your taste buds and celebrate over a decade of fine food in Southsea with the 12th Southsea Food Festival from 14 - 15 July.

Cheese Fest

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.

Acting can be murder / Life of Brian

Portsmouth Central Library is hugely excited to welcome stars of stage and screen Brian Murphy (of George and Mildred fame) and Linda Regan on Saturday 14th July at 2pm.

Buckland Fun Day

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.

Buses, bikes and electric vehicles: Clean Air Day comes to Portsmouth

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

Mamma Mia

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.

Totally Tudors at the Mary Rose

Set sail for the Mary Rose this half term and take part in some totally Tudor activities from 26 May - 3 June.

Dinosaur World Live

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!

Pint of Science 2018

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.

Tickets for mayor-making

News: free tickets for colourful traditional event

The Lord Mayor's Rural and Seaside Show

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!

Portsmouth Comic Con 2018

Crazy about comics? Come along to The Guildhall on 5/6 May for Portsmouth Comic Con 2018. This annual event brings you the best of comic, film, TV and pop culture entertainment.

Southsea Castle Champagne Bar Opens for 2018

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.

Southsea Beach Clean

Join the biggest volunteer beach cleaning project in the UK and come along to Southsea beach on 21 April to help us work towards a plastic free coastline!

Repair Cafe

Come along to Portsmouth Repair Cafe on 21 April and work with friendly volunteers to repair your things rather than replace them!

Tattoo Fest 2018

Ink fan? The Portsmouth Tattoo Fest is bringing some of the best tattoo artists from all over the country to the Pyramids Centre from 21-22 April.

Rural and Seaside Show returns to Southsea

News: Rural and Seaside Show returns to Southsea

The D-Day Story opens its doors for Easter

News: The D-Day Story opens its doors for Easter

Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum re opens

News: Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum re opens

The Netherlands National Circus

Don't miss The Netherlands National Circus, back again in Southsea for 2018! Running from 5-15 April.

Weekly Car Boot Sales 2018

Grab a bargain with weekly car boot sales returning to Southsea. Open every Sunday from 8 April. Free entry for browsers!

Emirates Spinnaker Tower Easter Trail

Head up the Emirates Spinnaker Tower for a special Easter trail running from 30 March-15 April. With a craft table and Easter treats available in the cafe - you may even catch a glimpse of the Easter Bunny!

Young women's event to celebrate women's achievements

News: A free day of festivities to celebrate young women in Portsmouth takes place on Saturday 10 March at The Charles Dickens Centre in Lake Road.

Young Women's Day 2018

Head to the Charles Dickens Centre for a free day of celebration and activities for Young Women's Day on 10 March.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

There are a range of diverse events happening across the city until 11 March to promote Fairtrade Fortnight and the difference Fairtrade can make.

Free event will inspire women of the future

A free event to celebrate women's achievements

Stories From The City

Head to the Emirates Spinnaker Tower and follow the trail around the view to learn more about our great city from 10-18 February.

Fishtastic Favourites

Discover your fishtastic favourite at the Blue Reef Aquarium with an event showcasing some of the much-loved aquarium residents from 10-18 February.

Ice Breaker Festival

Come along to the Ice Breaker festival where 130 sets will be played by local unsigned bands across 13 venues in Portsmouth from 2-3 February.

Harry Potter Quiz Night

Are you a true Potter fan or a muggle? Test your Harry Potter knowledge with a magical quiz night on 26 January at Central Library.

Hampshire Farmer's Market - January 2018

Tempt your taste buds with delicious food, drink and fresh local produce at the Hampshire Farmer's Market on Sunday 21 January.

Eastney Beam Engine House

Experience a slice of history at the Eastney Beam Engine House. Featuring classic Boulton Watt beam engines and pumps: 27-28 January.

Dates for your diary in 2018

News: Here are some dates for your diary to help plan ahead your year of activities in the city and beat the January blues.

BookFest 2018

Tickets are on sale now for Portsmouth BookFest 2018 - the city's 8th book festival.

The Marine Salvage Project – Conservation Talks

Head down to Fort Nelson on Sunday 14 January to learn more about The Marine Salvage Project: a project focusing on guns recovered from the sea.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

Take a trip down memory lane at the Guildhall on 12 January and relive some classic hits with this 50th anniversary celebration: The Simon & Garfunkel story.

Christmas Activities at Portsmouth Libraries

Head down to some of the libraries across Portsmouth this month for some free children's Christmas activities including rhyme time, visits from Santa, Christmas story time and holiday activities.

Healthy Elfie Christmas Event

Come along to the free 'Healthy Elfie' Christmas event at Somerstown Hub on 1 December. Fun for everyone with activities for all ages.

Enchanted Narnia

Follow in the footsteps of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie and enter the magical world of Narnia at Gunwharf Quays this December!

Skate Portsmouth

Get your skates on with a real ice rink set in Guildhall Square this festive season.

Visit Santa at Cascades

Pop down to Cascades and visit Santa who will be there from 16 November in his sparkly grotto.

Cosham Christmas Lights

Fill your heart with Christmas cheer and head down to Cosham high street for the Christmas lights switch on and entertainment on 22 November.

Gunwharf Firework Extravaganza

Head down to Gunwharf Quays for a free night of entertainment with live performances and a waterfront fireworks display on 9 November. Featuring former Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle and 2016 X Factor winner Matt Terry.

Southsea Fireworks & Christmas Lights

With winter fast approaching, head down to Southsea on 10 November for some festive cheer and family fun with the annual Southsea Fireworks & Christmas Lights switch on event.

The Great South Run

Cheer on the runners as the Great South Run comes to Portsmouth on 22 October. The 10 mile running event takes them through the iconic sights of Southsea and Portsmouth and finishes on the seafront.

Journeys Festival International

Journeys Festival International celebrates the creative talents of refugee and asylum seeker artists with ten days of creative events from 19-29 October.

Dog and Bone Halloween Trail

There's a skeleton dog on the loose in the Emirates Spinnaker Tower! Find the bones and solve the puzzles on this fun family trail from 21-29 October.

Created in Portsmouth

Celebrate artistic talent in Portsmouth as twenty eight Portsmouth artists open their studios to the public for free from October 13 to 15.

Wellbeing Day

Join us at the Central Library for a Wellbeing Day on 11 October to celebrate the launch of the new Wellbeing Zone. There will be a range of free wellbeing talks, workshops and free health checks.

Oktoberfest Portsmouth

Bring on the beers at Oktoberfest Portsmouth on 6 & 7 October where there will be 30,000 litres of beer, traditional German food and entertainment.

Student Shopping Night

Calling all students - grab a bargain at Gunwharf Quay's student-only shopping event with discounts, music, freebies and competitions on 3 October.

Events at Cascades

Head to the Cascades Shopping Centre for some exciting events including a free roller skating rink and a pop up cinema every weekend until December.

Portsmouth Vegan Festival

Treat your taste buds to some delicious food at the Portsmouth Vegan Festival, with 100 stalls featuring food, clothing and crafts on 17 September.

Watercolour Workshop

Express yourself through art and create beautiful images with watercolour techniques and ink blowing at a modern watercolour workshop on 20 September.

Fort Nelson Story Time

Bring the kids along for a free story time session at Fort Nelson on 20 September. An interactive experience where you can listen, play and have fun with props.

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture. From 7-10 September you can visit new places and try out new experiences for free.

Fort Nelson's Special Sunday Gun Firing

Listen to the sounds of the past with Fort Nelson's Special Sunday Gun Firing. See the 16-pounder Victorian Field Gun on 10 September.

Eastney Beam Engine House Open Day

Experience a slice of history at the Eastney Beam Engine House. Featuring classic Boulton Watt beam engines and pumps: 9-10 September.

Royal Marines School of Music Concert

Treat your ears to the sound of the musicians from the Royal Marines School of Music at a concert at St Mary's on Thursday 7 September.

Gunwharf Quays

Why not head over to Gunwharf Quays for some back to school shopping? This weekend there is a special pre-screening of new children's blockbuster: The Jungle Bunch or you can take part in the free Gunwharf Quays history trail.

Groundlings' Tour

Experience history with a Groundlings' tour. Costumed actors will give you a fascinating insight into the past and the sights and sounds of The Old Beneficial School.

Comedy Club

Food, comedy and disco! The oldest comedy club in the city promises plenty of belly laughs on a Friday night.

Victorious Festival 2017

Dance the weekend away at Victorious Festival which returns to Southsea for the bank holiday weekend. Expect three days jam packed with fantastic music and entertainment!