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Local Events

Mill Rythe

What's on near Mill Rythe

Not only does Mill Rythe host some terrific entertainment and themed breaks on park but the area is always bustling with brilliant local events too.

And being just a stone’s throw away from Portsmouth, Bournemouth and Southampton, Mill Rythe is the perfect base for the big events, festivals and regattas happening in the surrounding area this year.

Alresford Watercress Festival

Sunday 19th May 

A free festival for all the family! Wander around the 80 plus stalls showcasing the best in local food and drink, arts, crafts, garden and items for the house! A highlight of the festival is the World Record watercress eating competition attempt!

Hampshire Food Festival

1st – 30th July

The award-winning festival offers a chance to explore goes on behind the scenes to grow, rear and serve some on the countries much-loved produce. Walk through vines, explore lavender fields, tour breweries and get hands on in the kitchen.

Wickham Festival

Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th August

Voted “Best UK Festival, cap. Under 15,000” in 2015, Wickham Festival is rated by many as one of the safest, relaxed and family-friendly festivals in the UK. The music & arts festival runs over 4 days with music on 3 different stages.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

Thursday 26th September

This is an evening not to be missed. From London’s Lyric Theatre, straight to Portsmouth Guildhall, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th anniversary celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more.

Festival of Christmas

29th November – 1st December

Travel back in time to a traditional Christmas celebration at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Treat yourself to some retail therapy, meet Victorian street performers and a traditional green Father Christmas! Plus much, much more!

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