Weston Super Mare Events and Festivals

(Weston Super Mare, North Somerset, England, UK)

Scene of Weston Beach RaceHome to a diverse variety of annual festivals and activities, many of the events in Weston Super Mare are either held on its beachfront or centred around its coastal location. Many of the most popular festivals in Weston Super Mare are held during the busy summer months, to ensure a good attendance.

Amongst the town's most popular annual events is the 'T4 on the Beach' concert, which features live music from various bands, both local and national. This concert is filmed and screened live on television and the radio. The Weston Arts Festival held each autumn is also particularly popular and lasts for two weeks.

National Public Holidays

  • 1st January - New Year's Day
  • Good Friday / Easter Monday - late March or early April
  • First and last Monday in May
  • Last Monday in August
  • 25th December - Christmas Day
  • 26th December - Boxing Day

Calendar of Festivals and Events 2014 / 2015

  • International Dance Festival held every January at the Winter Gardens
  • Junior Arts Festival each February, including dancing demonstrations
  • T4 on the Beach, held in the middle of June along the Marine Parade
  • Weston Beach Race, one of the biggest off-road motorbike events in the whole country, taking place in October
  • Weston Arts Festival, held in October and lasting around two weeks, with concerts, theatrical performances and various exhibitions
  • Weston Super Mare Carnival, held in the middle of November and featuring colourful floats, costumes, music and dancing
  • Fireworks displays, particularly on bonfire night at the beginning of November

Also worth noting, the following events take place all over Weston Super Mare, at various times throughout the year:

  • Antiques fairs, craft fairs and farmers' markets at the Winter Gardens
  • Concerts and shows at the Playhouse Theatre, including productions by the Weston Operatic Society and seasonal Christmas pantos
  • Social dances and live music at the Winter Gardens, often including a light supper or similar refreshments