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What is Festival Coast Live?

Join us for a festival of fun this summer! Festival Coast Live! brings together and promotes all that is best about events, festivals and outdoor performances taking place across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole over the summer months.

As well as introducing our pop-up events by local performers Festival Coast Live! will also highlight the diverse spectacle of events and activities that happen each year, including the unmissable Bournemouth Air Festival, Christchurch's Stompin' on the Quomps, and Poole Quay Fireworks, which are all lined up to celebrate and showcase our coast as the Festival Coast.

Suitable for all the family to enjoy, the ten-week entertaining programme of pop-up experiences and activities will take place on a variety of dates in multiple popular locations and will consist mainly of local professional and community artists, musicians and dancers who are all waiting to entertain residents and visitors alike.

Details of the pop-up activities will be updated regularly. Meanwhile explore this site to find out what is going on across Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole and make your plans for an exciting event filled summer on our Festival Coast.

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Find Out What's On


Bournemouth is no stranger to hosting festivals and large events and Festival Coast Live! is a chance to join in and celebrate all the best entertainment the town has to offer during the summer months. Festival Coast Live! will feature the unmissable Bournemouth Air Festival, Arts By The Sea Festival and Friday Night Fireworks that are guaranteed to entertain all the family.

Popular locations across the town including the Lower Gardens, the Seafront, the Town Square, Horseshoe Common and Boscombe will also host a variety of lively pop up activities and events including performances from local artists and entertainers. For up-to-date information please check our blogs and latest news area.


With its two harbours, two quays and two castles Christchurch provides the ideal backdrop for Festival Coast Live! Featuring the award-winning Bournemouth 7’s festival and the much-loved Christchurch Carnival, as well as the Stompin’ on the Quomps Jazz event there is something for the whole community to enjoy throughout the summer in Christchurch this year. If you want to stay in the know and not miss a single event, check back here soon!


Already planned for the Festival Coast Live! programme in Poole is the popular Poole Goes Vintage, Dream Machines Bike Night and the weekly Fireworks Spectacular. Pop up activities and events will be confirmed across Poole Quay and High Street, and Ashley Cross throughout the summer. We recommend that you check back here soon to keep up to date with what’s happening to make sure you don’t miss anything.

Latest Blogs & News

Take a look at our latest Festival Coast Live! blog posts and news releases.

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