Zombie, pirate and steampunk-themed weekends make up a host of events coming to Weymouth this year.

Weymouth Town Council and We Are Weymouth (BID) have teamed up to create a Weymouth events and festival leaflet, which is bursting with exciting events for 2024.

Free live music sessions by the beach, classic cars on the Prom and the return of five summer firework displays over the bay are also planned, meaning there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Many of the town’s other iconic events make a return including Fayre in the Square, Armed Forces Weekend celebrations, as well as a special 80th anniversary of D-Day on June 6.

Dawn Rondeau-Irvine, Chief Operation Officer for We Are Weymouth, said: “Once again we are thrilled to be sponsoring an exciting schedule of events such as Wessex Folk Festival, The 40th Weymouth Beach Volleyball Classic, Dusk Til Dark, Art Exhibitions, Pirates, Zombies and all our Christmas celebrations. 

"Events bring visitors to the town before, during and after every occasion - all making the most of what Weymouth has to offer.

“Events encourage everyone to visit, have fun and enjoy our wonderful town, harbour and seafront. We hope you enjoy the incredible variety of free events listed in the flyer, not forgetting the incredible array of live music events, concerts and theatre also being delivered throughout 2024.” 

There are also free community events being in April, August and October, and the popular Dusk ‘til Dark event returns in September and features a world premier light display.

The Lions Beach Motocross will transform the beach into a racetrack in October, and Guy Fawkes celebrations on the seafront will light up the dark November nights.

In the lead up to Christmas the popular Elf Parade, Christmas Lights Switch-On, Steampunk Parade, Chase the Pudding event and a Christmas Day Harbour Swim  round-off the packed programme.

Weymouth Town Clerk, Jane Biscombe added: “We are so proud to be bringing you a jam-packed season of events full of free things to entertain everyone taking place this year.

"We have organised free summer community events for all the family, as well as bringing you our popular annual events such as Armed Forces Weekend, Summer Fireworks Season, and Guy Fawkes night.

"We are also excited to welcome back our many visitors to Weymouth this year, and I hope the leaflet will provide inspiration for days and nights out in our beautiful coastal town.”

For more information about events taking place in 2024, visit the Weymouth Town Council website at www.weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk/