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What's On and Where to go over the Bank Holiday Weekend
Updated 7:00pm Monday 26th August 2013 in News
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- KEEP checking this section for live updates about what's on and where to go over the bank holiday weekend.
- There will also be information about weather, travel, sport and much more.
- Just some of the events include:
- The Anonymous youth festival with bands and activities in Maumbury Rings in Dorchester on Saturday.
- A fun day in Antelope Walk in Dorchester in aid of Weldmar on Saturday.
- Symondsbury fete in Bridport on Sunday.
- The Dorchester Love Parade in the town centre on Sunday.
- Music in the Maumbury Rings in Dorchester on Monday
- Dragon boat racing in Weymouth Bay on Sunday
Thanks for sticking with us for our rolling news coverage this bank holiday weekend.
Hope you had a great weekend - whatever you got up to.
Don't forget - the fireworks are on at 9.30pm tonight in Weymouth to bring the bank holiday weekend to an explosive end.
Have a safe journey home or a great night out if you are staying to enjoy the festivities.
“@alimkmc: Great crowd and brilliant company, music fab too @Miss_RetailUk” :-) thank you! Another great day at Maumbury Rings!!— @Miss_RetailUk 26 August 2013
"@VisitWeymouth: Who's looking forward to tonight's fireworks? #loveweymouth #weymouth http://t.co/2shLvu0MW2" Oooh definitely :-)— @Mel_Hurst_ 26 August 2013
Pack a picnic and a few cheeky vinos for the music in Maumbury Rings ;0) http://t.co/GuEkrkr58V— @DorchesterBID 26 August 2013
Been to live music event at Maumbury Rings this afternoon - great atmosphere down there #dorchester— @DorsetEchoRach 26 August 2013
Packed at maumbury rings, good show !! http://t.co/YLxrk7ZOdj— @benking362 26 August 2013
Ben really enjoyed our holiday in Weymouth and even managed a walk on the beach— @C7TUF 26 August 2013
RT @EtonOldBoys: It is rumoured that Weymouth have put a bid in for Gareth Bale, wages in excess of £20 a week, plus a free caravan at Litt…— @RichJGard 26 August 2013
The A35 eastbound is pretty busy. Everyone heading home.....
It's not too late to enter the £500 fireworks comp tonight. Grab a copy of the Dorset Echo to enter.
Bands are playing into the evening at the Quayside in Weymouth and in Dorchester.
Here is what is on in Weymouth today, including the Quayside Music Fest Line up and Sausage and Cider Fest information...— @WhatsonWeymouth 25 August 2013
Here's today's line up for the fabulous Quayside Music Festival ... http://t.co/mMKGjuGjuU— @VisitWeymouth 26 August 2013
RT @tastedorchester: At Maumbury Rings with my wife, daughter,good music and ham & mustard sarnies #bankholiday #dorchester http://t.co/d7…— @DorchMarket 26 August 2013
Poole Town 2 Weymouth 2 - final result
High drama at the football.
Dorch are losing 1-0 away at Gosport Borough.
Weymouth are 2-2 at Poole but Poole are down to nine men after having two men sent off (including their keeper). This match must be nearly over.
RT @LoveWeymouth: Lovely view along the coast from Bowleaze #loveweymouth #weymouth #jurassiccoast http://t.co/3y00qlMv9l— @nwyrktodd 26 August 2013
Terras are 1-0 up at Poole in a top of the table clash.. Kick off was 1.30pm.
Magpies are to kick off at 3pm against Gosport Borough away.
We have Echo reporters at both games with all the action as it happens on our rolling coverage. Click here to keep on top of the action.
Bands are underway at Maumbury Rings and by the harbourside in Weymouth
Don't forget the Music in Maumbury Rings today Dorchester's town centre henge: http://t.co/N6EwBb0IWf— @DorsetGreyhound 26 August 2013
@MrPeterAndre were you in Weymouth yesterday?— @SianyParsons 26 August 2013
Love that Weymouth vs Poole is being referred to as #ElJurassico. Now for 3 points please!— @jackpalmer88 26 August 2013
Off to #weymouth then back to #dorchester for a couple hours :D— @ohlookitsdan 26 August 2013
I'm at Brewers Quay (Weymouth, Dorset) http://t.co/Djf8mDOGFq— @ingham_craig 26 August 2013
Heavy traffic reported on the A35 at Bridport. Click here for traffic reports.
Barn fire is ongoing at Tolpuddle with risk of asbestos. Residents warned to stay inside. May be some traffic disruption
@Dorsetecho Pond Dipping At Bennets Water Gardens sounds fun for kids today ... http://t.co/z0Nryz2QN1— @VisitWeymouth 26 August 2013
Judging by the search traffic coming in so far today #Weymouth is going to be very busy during tonight's fireworks :-)— @VisitWeymouth 26 August 2013
Lazy Lizard end of summer blow out starts in 20 mins! http://t.co/GY4Zbdrtus END OF SUMMER YIKES!— @WhatsonWeymouth 25 August 2013
Don't forget - fireworks tonight. You can win £500 by entering the fireworks comp in today's Echo.
@dorsetecho The Pavilion balcony and bar will be open this evening to watch the fireworks. Punch and Judy at 8.30 Fireworks at 9.30— @WhatsonWeymouth 26 August 2013
Reader Gareth James snapped this great pic of the Olympic Rings on Portland yesterday.
RT @ukfireball: GJW Direct SailFest 2013 at Weymouth - Day 1: Intense racing and exhilarating first experiences in the sunshin... http://t.…— @DinghyAlmanac 26 August 2013
#HashTagVintage at #brewersquay in #Weymouth is OPEN TODAY! looking for something to do? its the perfect family outing for a #bankholiday— @Edderz 26 August 2013
@tteonajima ...and we're going to Weymouth today. It's gonna be a GOOD DAY!! :D *starts singing IU*— @Izzleberry 26 August 2013
We'll have live updates later when Weymouth FC play Poole Town and Dorchester face Gosport Borough. Both teams are away so keep watching the Echo website for updates on all the action as it happens.
Roads seem okay this morning. There are some disruptions to Condor because of engine problems Visit condorferries.co.uk for more details.
Morning. Looks like it might be a nice day. Let us know what you are up to or if there is any event you wish to promote. Leave comments here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for the weather
Enjoy the rest of the festivities tonight - especially at the harbourside music festival and Lazy Lizard in Weymouth.
Have a safe journey of you are heading home or out anywhere.
We'll be back with our live updates tomorrow - or sooner if anything major happens.
The A31 has re-opened after a crash earlier on at Sturminster Marshall. Keep track of the travel news and updates about any ongoing hold-ups here
Weather looking okay for tomorrow.Check the forecast here
Traffic is building up and queuing in both directions on the A31 between Roundhouse Roundabout and Spetisbury turn off.
It comes after an accident involving one vehicle and recovery work. Police are directing traffic.
Michelle Williams tell us that RSPB Weymouth have pond dipping and bird bingo trails tomorrow. Free fun for all the family.
Don't forget our rolling coverage of all the bank holiday weekend activities, events, weather and traffic continues all through tomorrow.
Winners of the Dragon Boat racing in Weymouth Bay today are in:
First Place: Porridge, Portland YOI
Winner of the Granby Shield: Ugly Angels, Fine-Grind Products
Winner of the spirit of the event award: Beedraggled, the Weaver family from Osmington.
Organiser Ian Brooke, of Melcombe Regis Rotary Club said Beedraggled capsized but still managed to have fun.
He added: "It was a great day and hopefully we have raised a lot of money for local good causes."
There's been another crash on the A31 - this time east of Sturminster Marshall. One lane westbound has been partially blocked. Expect delays. What a weekend for trouble on the roads...
RT @WhatsonWeymouth: Quayside Music Festival Weymouth 25th 26th August 2013 http://t.co/bgNJ6hWUDs— @emmahistorian 23 August 2013
Quayside Music Festival Rendezvous Weymouth 25th 26th August 2013 |What's On in Weymouth SUN SEA... http://t.co/RNY8wa4Bpo— @sid_mitch 23 August 2013
Just had a fab gig at anonymous festival!! Come see us later tonight at 8:30 rendezvous weymouth and on again at 2pm tomorrow for quayside!— @LaurenBannon1 24 August 2013
New Listing #RealEstate 1715 Weymouth Ln NW, Huntsville, AL 35806, $249,900 3 beds, 2 baths Find this RE & More: http://t.co/9izsJ4KDmN— @Huntsville_Buzz 25 August 2013
Nice day by Weymouth harbour http://t.co/qG70lO4JmM— @laurajbooker 25 August 2013
Here at Weymouth! Time to explore the British Isles.— @Giggly_Glory 25 August 2013
Here's a video of the start of the Love Parade in Dorchester earlier this afternoon. The event is taking place until 9pm this evening with live music and entertainment at Maumbury Rings.
Love Parade flag is unwound in Dorchester
Pascal from Bournemouth at Dorchester Love Parade
The Love Parade has started its march down Soith Street towards Maumbury Rings
People are starting to gather at the Town Pump ahead of the start of Dorchester Love Parade.
Don't forget its Weymouth fireworks Monday night at 9.30pm - and you can win £500 by entering a competition in tomorrow's Echo
Don't miss the music festivals on the Quayside outside Rendezvous today and at Lazy Lizard on the seafront. Read more here
Famous Old Spa Veterans vs Wyke Victoria Veterans Charity football at Redlands 11.30am in aid of @weldmar http://t.co/E6HeccvjCL— @WhatsonWeymouth 25 August 2013
End of Season Blow Out http://t.co/rFSjU3GK04 at the Lazy Lizard today— @WeymouthPubs 25 August 2013
@dorsetecho Charity Football at Redlands KO 11.30AM followed by BBQ in aid of @weldmar http://t.co/fF2Ig8Fnge #weymouth— @WhatsonWeymouth 25 August 2013
The A31 has now re-opened and is clear fror traffic. Click here for more traffic reports during the day.
Loads more bank holiday fun going on today. If you're down in Weymouth, the Dragon Boat racing is taking place all day in the bay or if you're in the County Town, check out the Dorchester Love Parade.
It starts at the Town Pump at 12.30pm this afternoon, followed by music, comedy and entertainment at Maumbury Rings until 9pm.
Here's the weather: Click here for updates and five day forecast
The A31 is due to be closed for some time as they need to deal with the telegraph pole.
The A31 is closed from Bere Regis to Sturminster Marshall after a crash involving a car and telegraph pole. Keep track of traffic news here
Don't forget you can promote your event or let us know what you've been up to over the Bank Holiday weekend by posting comments here, tweeting @dorsetecho, emailing email@example.com or visiting our Dorset Echo facebook page.
Turned out nice again....and it's actually not looking too bad for tomorrow either. You can keep on top of the forecast by clicking here
The town centres are sure to be busy tonight and there's plenty more fun lined up for tomorrow.
Highlights include the Dorchester Love Parade. It leaves the Town Pump at 12.30pm on Sunday and there’s then music, comedy and kids entertainment at Maumbury Rings until 9pm with an after party till late at Cafe Jagos. Read more here.
Music lovers are spoilt for choice tomorrow. There's the bumper music festival at Rendezvous on the Quayside in Weymouth on Sunday and Monday as well as the End Of Season Blow Out on Sunday, August 25 at the Lazy Lizard. Check out the gig guide here
Don't forget the cider and sausage festival at the Royal Standard at Upwey over the weekend too.
FOOTY: Final scores:
Weymouth 3 Redditch 0
Dorchester 2 Whitehawk 6
Click here for match reports
FOOTBALL UPDATE: Terras are 1-0 up (well done Sam Poole!) against Redditch but the Magpies are losing 5-1 at home.
Click here if you want to follow the live updates from our team of Echo reporters at the games. The Weymouth game was delayed by 20 mins after the late arrival of Redditch.
All the action as it happens!
Here's Dorchester-based Youth Acoustic and Percussion showing off their rhythm at the Anonymous Festival at Maumbury Rings.
Youth worker Jeff Andrews said all you need to give it a go is a bucket and some garden canes.
A Summer Reading Challenge dance adventure is being held at Dorchester Library and Learning Centre.
The three Creepy House dance performances are Tuesday August 27 at 11.00am to 11.45am, 1.45pm to 2.30pm and 3.30pm to 4.15pm.
Children aged four to 12 years can become a member of an adventure squad following the dancers and clues all over the building.
To book a place, call Dorchester Library and Learning Centre on: 01305 224440.
Sat in Weymouth looking at the sea, really wish i lived by the seaside— @PuunkAndPoetry 24 August 2013
I'm in sunny Weymouth watched the punch and judy earlier #thatsthewaytodoit— @kazmorgz001 24 August 2013
@TravelDorset are we able to get to Dorchester from Ringwood? Do you know where the diversion is? Thanks— @sophiebalm 24 August 2013
At Redlands and weymouth 2nds have bowled out Dorchester 2nds for 109— @DarrenFry74 24 August 2013
Dorchester Park today! @alex_schimmel @MickaylaWebster @kmkille— @Swimmin4hrs 24 August 2013
Diversions in place after crash on A35.
Traffic reports indicate that the A35 is likely to be closed into the early evening while police clear the scene.
Football kicks off in 10mins at Weymouth and Dorch.
Anonymous festival in Dorch is in full swing. Leave comments here or email firstname.lastname@example.org if there are any events you wish to promote this bank holiday weekend or pictures you want to post. Thanks
Dorchester youth festival Anonymous is kicking off in style at Maumbury Rings with music, zorbing and a graffiti workshop.
You can also try your hand at extreme balance sport slacklining with UK number one in the sport Ryan Bastin.
For the more musically inclined there's a drum and percussion workshop with the Olympic-inspired Youth Acoustic and Percussion, as well as live music all afternoon.
Organiser Kieron Baker, 16, of Dorchester Youth Extra, said there's something for people of all ages.
The A35 road is closed from Monkey's Jump to Shipton Gorge after another bad crash at Askerswell.
A caravan has overturned and two men have been injured. Air ambulance is on the scene.
More to come later. Keep checking here for traffic updates.
Ongoing now: The Anonymous festival in Dorchester and the Antelope Walk fun day
Heavy traffic has also been reported on the A35 around Bridport - especially eastbound near the Crown roundabout.
RT @HAtraffic_swest A35 westbound between A354 near Dorchester (east) and B3150 | Congestion— @highwaysagency 24 August 2013
Community fundraiser for Weldmar Mark Howlett visited Antelope Walk to see how the charity day is going. He said: "Thank you to everyone who's got involved and helped make this a success."
@StoneIain Spread the word! For live match updates on Weymouth v Redditch visit http://t.co/4cstS0qhGn— @Dorsetechosport 24 August 2013
Here are the Lions fundraising for Weldmar at Antelope Walk charity day with help from a mascot!
Andy Rose, Dorchester Lions president, said: "It's going really well and our mascot always gets people talking."
Footy: why not take in some local action and support your own local teams?
Weymouth and Dorchester are both in action at home today.
The Terras aim to keep their winning streak going when they take on Redditch at the Bob Lucas Stadium and the Magpies hope to stop they losing run when they welcome Whitehawk at the Avenue.
@weymouth_dorset Every game is a party at Weymouth FC. Lads behind the goal sing all game.— @StoneIain 24 August 2013
RT @DorchesterBID: Lots to do in Dorchester today, French Market in South St, Anonymous Festival and oh ... shopping ! http://t.co/8GhqOy4P…— @sweetnessdorset 24 August 2013
RT @SherborneTIC: #FREE #AnonymousFestival Maumbury rings, #Dorchester TODAY 12-9pm— @DorchMarket 24 August 2013
Will you be going to Anonymous Festival in Dorchester today? Check out the article in today's Voices from the youngsters behind it— @Dorsetechoyouth 24 August 2013
Traffic seems okay at the moment. Click here for more
Don't forget there's the Dorchester Anonymous youth festival at Maumbury Rings today with loads of bands, activities, stalls, displays, food, and much more.
There will also be a DJ tent and an Acoustic Cafe. Read more here
There's also a charity day in Antelope Walk in Dorchester in aid of Weldmar.
On Second Coach,1 to go after this 2 hour coach! ...hurry man! I wanna get to weymouth&get on the beach....— @dd1400 24 August 2013
RT @LauGough: Arrived in Weymouth, let the fun begin! :D #Weymouth #seaside— @WeymouthClock 24 August 2013
Here's the weather for today (it's meant to cheer up later on, apparently...): See the full forecast here
Morning. Plenty on today - aqnd let's hope the weather cheers up. let us know what you are up to - or if there any events you want to promote.
Heavy traffic on Bridport bypass - esp the Crown roundabout
Cupcake decorating at Winfrith fair tomo! 2-5 Marley Hse. Come along, there's loads of fun stuff to do! @Dorset_Hour @goDorset @A_N_Events— @lorsyloo 23 August 2013
RT @WhatsonWeymouth: Sunday at 11.30am Redlands there is a Charity Football more details here http://t.co/fF2Ig8Fnge— @PennyRaffles 23 August 2013
Heavy traffic reported on Dorchester bypass and also on Puddletown bypass in both directions as the big getaway begins.
Earlier accident at Ferndown has now been cleared.
There's also a cider and sausage festival at the Royal Standard at Upwey over the bank holiday weekend. Sounds like a winning combination. Over 25 ciders plus loads of sausages. Plus live music - especially Sunday. Sounds great fun.
The traffic is already building up on the Puddletown bypass eastbound and on the A31.
Going away for the weekend? Check here for all the latest travel news.
Keep checking this section over the weekend as we'll updating it all the way through, including on Bank Holiday Monday.
If there's something you want to let people know about post details in our comments section and you can always email email@example.com
And now for the weather.....
Doesn't look too bad - the early forecast showed loads of rain so we may be okay! Sunday is looking much the same...
Don't forget you can always check the forecast here
Want to catch a live band over the weekend? There's plenty on! Click here for full listings but the line up includes the now traditional music festival at Rendezvous on the Quayside in Weymouth on Sunday and Monday as well as the End Of Season Blow Out on Sunday, August 25 at the Lazy Lizard
SEND US YOUR EVENTS. Don't forget you can add your event by leaving a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also post pictures and comments about the events you have been to.
AND let us know about traffic hold ups that you see!
The spectacular dragon boat racing is in Weymouth bay on Sunday again. It's a great sight and great fun. It starts at 10am and should finish around 4pm. Read more here
There are bands in Maumbury Rings on Monday. They include the Amy Mayes Band, Galeforce 4, Purbeck Big Band,Red Rooster, Supa Tight and The Curst Sons
The Dorchester Love Parade is taking place on Sunday.
The parade leaves from the Town Pump at 12.30pm on Sunday and
there’s then music, comedy and kids entertainment at Maumbury
Rings until 9pm with an after party till late at Cafe Jagos. Read more here
On Sunday the Symene Fete at Symondsbury is on all afternoon at Symondsbury. The sports club event is one of the most popular in the area.
Footy: Weymouth and Dorchester are both in action at home on Saturday.
The Terras take on the Bob Lucas Stadium and the Magpies welcome Whitehawk at the Avenue.
Also on Saturday, the Dorchester and District Garden Club annual summer show is at George's Church Hall, Fordington.
The Antelope Walk charity day is being held in Dorchester on Saturday from 9.30am onwards.
There will be 9.30am and there will be entertainment, activities, contests, demonstrations and in-store offers and much more.
From today until Monday, more than 600
sports activity sessions will be available at the sailing academy in Sailfest.
The activities include windsurfing, kayaking, mountain
biking, rock climbing, sailing and more.
Read here for more
There's plenty on over the weekend.
One of the main events is the Anonymous Festival being held in Maumbury Rings in Dorchester on Saturday.
The free day from 11am to 9pm includes music, extreme sports, an open mic fun and much more.
The main stage line-up includes The Longest Day, Patchwork Mammoth, Thomas and the Mock Ups (below) and The Stow.
There will also be a DJ tent and an Acoustic Cafe. Read more here
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