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18 January 2019newadmin

Lunar New Year Tuesday 5th February 2019, Year of the Pig

Help make 2019 a prosperous one for your customers and encourage them to take part in our Chinese New Year themed treasure trail. Customers need collect 10 different stamps stamps in the correct order from the 22 participating businesses across Boscombe, Pokesdown, Southbourne and Westbourne for their chance to win £8,888.00!

Visit for the full list of businesses and further details.

Valentines, Thursday 14th February 2019

Love is most definitely in the Air for our Coastal businesses, especially for the Westbourne Business Association who are celebrating all things romantic in the businesses of Westbourne.  Let us know if you have any Valentines offers and we will help you promote those in the lead up to the big day! Reach out on [email protected] and we will share on our platforms.

Mothers Day, Sunday 31st March 2019

Mother’s day falls on 31st March this year and we would like to help spread the word on any offers and gift ideas for all of those lovely Mums. Please reach out to the Coastal BID team on [email protected] and we will share on our platforms.

Easter, from 15th March to 28th April 2019

LoveBournemouthBunnies will be back! After the tremendous success last year – we will release our golden bunnies again for an enjoyable hunt by your guests and customers.

Customers will need to come into your shop to find the bunnies, take the photos with both the physical and digital bunny and share on social media to enter the competition!

Foodie Heaven in March 2019, Westbourne

Westbourne  hosts a dedicated food and drink month in March showcasing the unique and diverse selection of food and drink available in this much loved destination for foodies…

Bournemouth Bay Run, Sunday 7th April 2019

Head to Bournemouth for this popular half marathon, 10K, 5K or 1K family fun run. Enjoy running alongside the English Channel coastline to raise vital funds for life saving research. Saturday 4th May to 10th May 2019, Boscombe

BEAF is returning in May 2019 with Bournemouth’s largest independent art festival. A mind blowing experience is underway and will take our communities into the world of local arts and performances. Stay tuned for more information, or sign up to the BEAF newsletter

Bournemouth 7s Festival, 24th May to 26th May 2019

Bournemouth 7s has become the World’s Largest Sport & Music Festival and celebrated its 11th Anniversary in 2018! Still privately owned and directed by Roger and Fleur Woodall, the festival is managed by a dedicated team who are proud to bring the #SportingGlastonbury to the South Coast every May. With numerous awards under its belt, the festival now attracts over 30,000 people and over 400 sports teams to Bournemouth over the last weekend in May.

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Shake ‘n Stir Vintage Festival Friday 29th June – 1st July 2019, Southbourne

It’s a must in our event diary! Soak up the atmosphere of bygone eras, jive to your heart’s content and browse through the vintage market with over 60 traders. Other treats in store include the wonderful world of vintage fashion – including the crowning of Southbourne’s very own Vintage King and Queen the classic car and classic bike displays, a whole host of artisan foods and much more. Further details to follow at:

British Beach Polo Championship Friday 12th – Saturday 13th July 2019

The polo at Sandbanks (the British Beach Polo Championships) is the largest beach polo event in the world. There’s no shortage of choice at the event.  When polo is played in an enclosed arena it has been referred to as ‘Ice Hockey on Horse Back’. Spectators are close to the action – they can fully appreciate the horsemanship, speed and gladiatorial nature of polo.

For further details visit:

Air Festival 29th August – 1st September 2019, Bournemouth

A fantastic opportunity to see some of the world’s most powerful and agile aircraft. Whatever you want to see, be it on land, sea or in the air there’s plenty to keep you entertained. This year featured tanks, a climbing wall, VR interaction, product sampling, funfair, real life size Typhoon and the Royal Navy dive tank! For further details visit:

Motors by the Sea Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th September 2019

For a second year, Motors By the Sea’ Festival will showcase exciting exhibits to wow visitors – with an array of special vehicles from the past and present day and giving a preview of future motoring. The event will give local motoring fans a platform from which to show their vehicles, for mechanics and auto shops to demonstrate their talents, for automotive enthusiasts to network and gain knowledge from dealers, collectors and industry experts alike.

Arts by the Sea, Autumn 2019

The festival is Bournemouth’s annual celebration of art, culture, people and place, through which they strive to enhance a sense of community and raise Bournemouth’s profile on a national scale as a leader in culture. For further details visit:

Frankenfest, October 2019

Join the spectacular spooky fun taking place this Halloween! All the rage with youngsters, Halloween is a spooky, special event with an excuse to get dressed up have fun, and trick or treat! Halloween is becoming more and more popular year on year in the coastal areas.

Christmas Tree Wonderland, from 15th November 2019

Feel the wonder at Bournemouth’s unique, free festive trail 15 Nov 2019 – 2 Jan 2020. Experience the magical, mystical and memorable spectacle of over 100 glittering trees and illuminations. Explore the Alpine Market and skate in the enchanting Victorian Lower Gardens. Enjoy live music, entertainment and magical illuminations across the town.

For further details please visit: