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.

Content provided by Visit Portsmouth

Read more Close

For more local tourist information:

Refine your search:

Instagram updates


Customer survey …

VisitEngland would like to invite you to take part in a short survey about our website.

It should take no more than a couple of minutes.

Please click here to be taken to the survey


To add items to favourites …

… you need to be logged in.

If you already have an account, log in.

Or register a

Access your account

Enter your e-mail address or username.
Enter the password that accompanies your e-mail.
Forgot your password? Recover your account
Don't have an account? Register an account