Celebrate Portsmouth’s cultural festivities

Portsmouth, Hampshire

If you're a culture vulture then you'll absolutely love Portsmouth's annual festival of culture, arts and heritage, spread out over two weeks.

You'll be spoilt for choice as Portsmouth plays host to one of the most vibrant summer festivals on the South Coast. A fantastic mix of concerts, talks, plays, films, dance, exhibitions and outdoor events means that there is something for everyone to enjoy.

In previous years, the Portsmouth Festivities programme has followed a particular theme - from Trafalgar 200 and Henry 500, through to Space City. In 2012 the city celebrated Great Expectations, for the Charles Dickens bicentenary.

Each year the festival culminates in a fantastic community event which has included a ghost ship riding through the streets of Portsmouth, and a fabulous fireworks finale including a space rocket blasting off into the night.

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For more local tourist information:

  • Portsmouth Tourist Information Centre
  • Email Address [email protected]
  • Contact Details 023 9282 6722

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