As we move into August, we have another jam-packed weekend of events to look forward to. Here's our top picks!

*The Spirit of Portland Festival concludes this weekend with events celebrating the heritage, culture and natural environment of the isle.

Today, there's the option of a Seashore Safrai at Chesil Beach Centre from 1pm to 2.30pm, a Teddy Bears Picnic at Victoria Gardens from 11am to 1pm and a Discover Portland walk from 10am.

Tomorrow, the Southwell Street Fayre, featuring live music and a beer and cider festival, begins at 12.30pm. There will be a St George's Church Anniversary Garden Party at St George's Church from 2pm and a Stone Carving Have a Go Session at the Drill Hall Community Workspace in Easton Lane, Portland, from 10.30am to 4pm.

On Sunday there's an open day at Culverwell Middle Stone Age Habitation Site on Portland Bill Road from 2pm to 4pm and St George's Church is having an anniversary service at 5pm.

*GET rocking by the lake at Kingston Maurward near Dorchester with a bumper weekend of tribute acts supported by the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust.

Taking to the stage tonight are Elton John and ABBA tributes, while tomorrow's sold-out show will see Bon Jovi and Queen tributes taking centre stage. On Sunday afternoon, a Michael Buble tribute act will perform. Go to for tickets.

*HEAD down to the Weymouth Pavilion this evening as the classic rock anthems and power ballads you know and love are brought to the stage like never before. Leather & Lace boasts a seven-piece rock band featuring some of the finest singers and musicians, who will be performing tracks by some of music's biggest legends. Expect to sing along to hits by Journey and Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams and Queen, as their timeless tunes will have you dancing down the aisles. The show starts at 7.30pm, and tickets cost £21.

*BACK by popular demand is singer Tony Lowe, performing in Greenhill Gardens, Weymouth, from 11.30am tomorrow. Nicknamed Mr Velvet Voice, Tony will entertain audiences with a selection of classic hits by the likes of Michael Bublé and Frank Sinatra, as you sit back and enjoy the panoramic views of the bay. Entry is free, with donations supporting the Lions Club.

*ENJOY the hottest day out in Dorset with The Great Dorset Chilli Festival, taking place tomorrow and Sunday at St Giles Park in Wimborne. Chilli enthusiasts can browse a range of trade stalls selling everything from pepper plants to cayenne condiments, seeds to ceramics. A variety of cooking demonstrations will be taking place alongside expert talks on everything chilli-related, and visitors can savour some spicy street food before cooling down with a local ice cream and quenching thirst with a local beer. Tickets can be bought on the gate, costing £8.50 for an adult and £3 for under-16s. Children aged 10 and under go free.

*SHOW your support for the RNLI by heading down to the Weymouth Lifeboats open day tomorrow from 10.30am. Have a look around the lifeboat station on Nothe Parade, check out the all-weather Severn Class and Atlantic 75 Inshore lifeboats and chat to the volunteer crews that dedicate their time to saving lives at sea. The open day is part of Weymouth lifeboat week, with all donations going towards the RNLI.

*TANTALISE your tastebuds as the Dorset Food and Arts Festival returns to Poundbury tomorrow. The seventh annual festival, held as always on the Saturday closest to the late Queen Mother's birthday, will be showcasing the finest produce and culinary talent of the area. More than 50 local food and drink stalls will be selling their goods, with music by local singers entertaining the crowds along with demonstrations by food experts and chefs. The festival takes place in Queen Mother Square from 9am to 5pm.

*RELIVE the magic of The Drifters as they take to the stage at Weymouth Pavilion tomorrow night. The legendary group, who have been listed among the Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine, will perform all their greatest hits from the last six decades, including Saturday Night at the Movies, Come On Over to My Place, and Stand By Me. The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £29.

*TASTE a selection of plant-based treats at Dorchester's Summer Vegan Market this Sunday. Taking place across two floors in the Corn Exchange, more than 40 stalls will be offering up delicious hot and cold food, as well as eco-friendly beauty products and ethical clothing. Whether you're vegan or just curious about the fastest growing phenomenon of the moment, head down to the free event which runs from 10am until 3pm.

*EXPERIENCE the talented vocals of Navi, the only tribute artist ever to be chosen by Michael Jackson himself. Due to his uncanny resemblance to the star, Navi was hired as Jackson's official body double, and received a standing ovation from the star himself after he was hired to perform a tribute at one of his lavish birthday parties. Navi is starring in the King of Pop at Weymouth Pavilion on Sunday, performing all of Jackson's greatest hits with the support of an incredible live band and backing dancers. The show begins at 7.30pm, with tickets costing £24.