What's on, Events, and Things to Do in Portsmouth
We love to shout about the amazing events taking place in and around our home city of Portsmouth. Something not listed that you think we should know about? Get in touch and let us know.
Join Portsmouth’s number one independent cinema No6 Cinema, based at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. MUG tells the story of Jacek, his love of heavy metal and his dog.
Join Portsmouth’s number one independent cinema for a showing of Sorry to Bother You. No6 Cinema are based in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
The south coast’s biggest unsigned music festival will return to Portsmouth on 25th and 26th January. The event takes place at several locations along Albert Road
This popular event takes place on 30th January 2019. The event is free but very popular so booking your place early is advised. Enjoy an evening of astronomy, stargazing, space activities, cosmology chat and talks at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Taking place on Saturday 2nd February 2019, Guildhall Games Fest will be your one stop event for all things gaming and celebrates more than 40 years of gaming, from Pong and Pac Man to Mario and Minecraft, with an unbeatable selection of board games and retro games consoles on hand.
Taking place from Monday 18th February to Sunday 10th March, Portsmouth Book Fest sees a wide range of exciting events presented at a variety of locations across the city.
Over the weekend of 1st/2nd and 7th/8th of March 2019, The Big Portsmouth Comedy Festival returns with an even bigger lineup of renowned comedians. Performances include absurdist genius Milton Jones, and one of the finest female comics at work Jo Caulfield.
Taking place this year on 4th and 5th May, Portsmouth Comic Con returns and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Last year’s inaugural event was an resounding success and the event saw thousands of attendees enjoying the best of comic, film, TV, and pop culture entertainment on the south coast.
Portsmouth’s annual festival is scheduled for the 14th to the 23rd of June 2019. Expect all the usual top music, comedy, arts, and unique events that have made this Festival so special, and a must for visitors and locals to the city.
One the the highlights of the summer in Portsmouth and Southsea. Hundreds of VWs, retro, and vintage cars will descend on Southsea Common for the return of Beach Dubbin’.
The weekend of 10th and 11th August will see the skies above Southsea Common filled with colourful kites in a range of shapes and sizes. The Portsmouth International Kite Festival is a free event, organised by Portsmouth City Council and The Kite Society of Great Britain.
The south coasts biggest festival will be returning to the city on the weekend of 23rd to the 25th August 2019. The first phase of lineups has already been announced.
Hailed as the runners favourite running course due to its scenic route and flat roads, the Great South Run will return to Portsmouth and Southsea on the 20th October 2019.
The newly named Dickens Christmas Festival will return to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard between the weekend of 29th November to 1st December 2019.
Join Portsmouth’s number one independently run cinema, No6 Cinema, this month for a host of top films not to be missed. Here’s our pick of the highlights for January 2019.
As always Portsmouth and Southsea looks set to play host to some amazing events in the coming year. With the ongoing success of Victorious Festival, Portsmouth Festivities, Beach Dubbin’, Portsmouth Comic Con, and many more smaller events around the city, 2018 will be hard to beat.
Following the major consultation in the summer of 2018, the Southsea Coastal Scheme team will return to locations across the city in February with a series of engagement events showing how the designs have developed in response to public feedback.