All Events

BookFest 2019

BookFest 2019 - Various venues - 18 February-10 March

Portsmouth Jobs Fair 2019

Portsmouth Jobs Fair 2019 - Portsmouth Guildhall - 27 February 2019

Chinese New Year 2019

Chinese New year 2019 - Gunwharf Quays - 9-10 February 2019

Valentines Comedy 2019

Valentines Comedy at the Spinnaker Tower - 14-16 February 2019

News: Celebrate Charles Dickens' birthday

News: Celebrate Charles Dickens' birthday

Royal Marines Ensemble Concert

Royal Marines Ensemble Concert - Portsmouth Guildhall - 7 February 2019

Guildhall Games Fest

Guildhall Games Fest - Portsmouth Guildhall - 2 February 2019

My Mother Said I Never Should

My Said I Never Should - New Theatre Royal - 6-7 February 2019

News: Portsmouth BookFest 2019 boasts bestselling authors and a former MP

News: Portsmouth BookFest 2019 boasts bestselling authors and a former MP

Shaping Portsmouth Conference 2019

Shaping Portsmouth Conference 2019 - Portsmouth Guildhall - 18 January 2019

Uncovering D-Day

Uncovering D-Day - D-Day Story - 18 January 2019

New Year Beach Clean Up

5 January 2019 - Eastney Esplanade

Cinderella Panto

Groundlings Theatre - 1 December - 6 January 2019

Victorian Christmas

Victorian Christmas 2018 - Fort Nelson - 20 December - 4 January

Sleeping Beauty Ballet

Sleeping Beauty Ballet - Portsmouth Guildhall - December 27 2018

New GeoTour of Portsmouth available

News: Visit Portsmouth has created a 15-point tour geo tour of the city working with London based company GeoTourist

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

Enjoy Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' this Christmas

News: To mark this anniversary the Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum will have a special opening on 19th

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

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.

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.

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.