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Dozens of events for Weymouth and Portland in 2013
9:57am Wednesday 6th February 2013 in Latest
Hundreds of events, festivals and sporting championships will arrive in Weymouth and Portland this year.
The borough will host more than 200 individual events kicking off with Weymouth hosting its first ever International Beach Race featuring exhilarating racing from the world of quad bikes, solo bikes and buggies, taking place on Weymouth Beach this weekend.
Major festivals will include Weymouth's Big Beach Weekend featuring the high flying International Beach Kite Festival in May, one of the country's leading armed forces celebrations in June, Dorset Seafood Festival and Leisure and Watersports Show in July, Weymouth Carnival and fireworks in August and a year of high class international sailing events throughout the year at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.
Look out for the all new Half Ironman and the ASA Long Distance Swimming Championships taking place in June, Round the Rock 10k in May on Portland, Weymouth Bay Swim in August, Dimble Bimble Fun Run and Weymouth Classic Triathlon in September.
Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Tourism and Culture spokesman, Councillor Ian Bruce said: “The borough's events and festivals programme is a great success and reflects the commitment, creativity and inspiration of the people of the borough and the many supporting businesses and local organisations.
“ I am delighted to have the opportunity to launch this year's programme, welcome our event partners onboard and look forward to supporting an incredible 2013 in Weymouth and Portland.
“Following the great experiences of the Olympic summer in 2012, this year promises to be an incredibly active year for Weymouth and Portland with numerous walks, runs, swims and multi sports events taking place for everyone to try.”
Throughout 2013 the borough friends' groups and local organisations.
And on Sunday 24 March the Weymouth Pavilion Theatre will host its 13th Best of Dorset Show. This event will give many top attractions, businesses, organisations throughout the borough a unique opportunity to promote their services and facilities to the public and trade visitors.