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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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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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!
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.
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.
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!
Come along to Portsmouth Repair Cafe on 21 April and work with friendly volunteers to repair your things rather than replace them!
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.
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Don't miss The Netherlands National Circus, back again in Southsea for 2018! Running from 5-15 April.
Grab a bargain with weekly car boot sales returning to Southsea. Open every Sunday from 8 April. Free entry for browsers!
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!
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.
Head to the Charles Dickens Centre for a free day of celebration and activities for Young Women's Day on 10 March.
There are a range of diverse events happening across the city until 11 March to promote Fairtrade Fortnight and the difference Fairtrade can make.
With 2018 marking 100 years of women's suffrage, a whole host of events have been scheduled across Portsmouth to celebrate International Women's Week from 5-10 March. Find out what events are available and see how you can get involved.
A free event to celebrate women's achievements
Head to the Emirates Spinnaker Tower and follow the trail around the view to learn more about our great city from 10-18 February.
Discover your fishtastic favourite at the Blue Reef Aquarium with an event showcasing some of the much-loved aquarium residents from 10-18 February.
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.
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.
Tempt your taste buds with delicious food, drink and fresh local produce at the Hampshire Farmer's Market on Sunday 21 January.
Experience a slice of history at the Eastney Beam Engine House. Featuring classic Boulton Watt beam engines and pumps: 27-28 January.
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Tickets are on sale now for Portsmouth BookFest 2018 - the city's 8th book festival.
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.
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.
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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.
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Come along to the free 'Healthy Elfie' Christmas event at Somerstown Hub on 1 December. Fun for everyone with activities for all ages.
Discover the magic of Christmas with the Victorian Festival of Christmas at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Explore the snow covered cobbled streets and enjoy a medley of street entertainers from 1-3 December.
Follow in the footsteps of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie and enter the magical world of Narnia at Gunwharf Quays this December!
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Get your skates on with a real ice rink set in Guildhall Square this festive season.
Pop down to Cascades and visit Santa who will be there from 16 November in his sparkly grotto.
Fill your heart with Christmas cheer and head down to Cosham high street for the Christmas lights switch on and entertainment on 22 November.
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Head over to Fort Nelson this weekend for commemorative gun firings in honour of Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday on 11 and 12 November.
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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.
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.
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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 celebrates the creative talents of refugee and asylum seeker artists with ten days of creative events from 19-29 October.
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.
Celebrate artistic talent in Portsmouth as twenty eight Portsmouth artists open their studios to the public for free from October 13 to 15.
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.
Fancy trying Zumba, Pilates, Karate or bread making? The 60+ Festival offers a range of events for mature residents to enjoy from 2-13 October.
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.
Calling all students - grab a bargain at Gunwharf Quay's student-only shopping event with discounts, music, freebies and competitions on 3 October.
Meet 'How to Train Your Dragon' author Cressida Cowell who will be talking about her newest book: 'The Wizards of Once.'
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.
Grab a bargain at the final car boot sale of the season on Southsea Common on 24 September. Free entry for browsers.
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Treat your taste buds to some delicious food at the Portsmouth Vegan Festival, with 100 stalls featuring food, clothing and crafts on 17 September.
Express yourself through art and create beautiful images with watercolour techniques and ink blowing at a modern watercolour workshop on 20 September.
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.
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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.
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.
Experience a slice of history at the Eastney Beam Engine House. Featuring classic Boulton Watt beam engines and pumps: 9-10 September.
Celebrate the 125th anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes novel with themed High Tea at the Emirates Spinnaker Tower throughout September.
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.
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.
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.
Food, comedy and disco! The oldest comedy club in the city promises plenty of belly laughs on a Friday night.
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!
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Recreate beautiful skylines using watercolour techniques and ink blowing at a modern watercolour workshop themed around cityscapes.
Tempt your taste buds with delicious food, drink and fresh local produce at the Hampshire Farmer's Market on Sun 20 Aug.
Rock and roll the night away at the Viva Port Solent Elvis anniversary event with free live music and entertainment on Sat 19 August.
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Celebrate the end of the week at Southsea Castle Champagne Bar, open Friday nights throughout the summer.
On Thursday 17 August Portsmouth Cathedral will be hosting fun craft activities and a film screening on the Cathedral's big screen.
The Royal Marines School of Music returns to the Guildhall for an exciting concert followed by the renowned Ceremony of Beating Retreat on Saturday 12 August.
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Take a stroll to Southsea Castle for the Creation Station's sandcastles and crabs family craft activities on Tuesday 8 August.
Discover over 125 years of unique history at Portsmouth Guildhall in an informative 1-hour guided tour, followed by cake in the cafe on Monday 7 August.
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