What’s on in Bournemouth this autumn
Bournemouth is a place that is known for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere, its universities and emerging arts scene. And of course its world-renowned beach!
Here is just a small selection of the variety of events happening in and around the town this autumn.
Bournemouth Marathon festival
Taking place on the 9th/10th October in 2021, the Bournemouth Marathon Festival is a celebration of running. It offers events of four different distances to cater for a variety of fitness levels, although one thing all participants will enjoy is beautiful views, with routes that take in Bournemouth's idyllic sandy beaches and surrounding cliffs and countryside. If you're not keen on running as a pursuit, as a spectator you can still soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the scenery!
Live entertainment at Bournemouth Pavilion or the Bournemouth International Centre
Between them, these two popular arts venues in Bournemouth have a wide range of music, comedy, theatre and dance to enjoy this autumn. Visit https://www.bhlivetickets.co.uk/whats-on/ to find out more.
Bournemouth and Poole Selfie Wall Trail
Enjoy a seaside walk with a difference this autumn! Bournemouth and Poole's award-winning seafront has been transformed into a work of art, with a variety of artists creating a series of murals that make fun and colourful backdrops for selfies. The Selfie Wall Trail stretches from Sandbanks all the way to Southbourne and takes in a host of cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy refreshments along the way.
Held at the Bournemouth International Centre, BFX is recognised as one of the world's premier animation, film and games festivals, attracting collaborators from around the world. This annual festival features educational and inspirational presentations that highlight the amazing work of the creative and technical artists behind the latest blockbuster movies and games.
Westbourne Farmers' Market
On the first Saturday of the month Landseer Road is transformed into an outdoor Farmer's Market. Westbourne is the backdrop for a fabulous selection of artisan breads, vegetables, cheese, meats, plants and much more. Enjoy the relaxed ambience and some award-winning food stalls!
Autumn colours at one of the many parks or the New Forest National Park
When autumn leaves start to fall in Bournemouth and warm sun-kissed colours descend on the destination, there are many places around town to enjoy the scenery, including the Bournemouth gardens. For something more wild, head to the nearby New Forest (easily accessible by train) to see the colours in even more spectacular glory.