What’s on

Last Friday of every month Open Mic Night @ Guildhall Winchester Local artists have the opportunity to take to the stage in our Wintonian Bar and give us all you've got! Any age welcome, free entry.

16 - 21 April 2018 Winchester Fashion Week @ Guildhall Winchester The catwalk show and shopping evening marks the grand finale of Winchester Fashion Week 2018. Top international and national brands, local independent retailers and designers take to the catwalk with their latest collection.

27 April 2018 Winchester Prosecco Festival @ Guildhall Winchester Prosecco Festival Ltd presents UK's first and only Prosecco Festival. The ultimate festival for prosecco lovers.

20 May 2018 Winchester Mayfest @ Winchester City Centre A celebration of music, dance, and song across the historic city of Winchester.

26 May - 27 May 2018 Common People Festival @ Southampton Common The eclectic May weekender features a lineup that spans from mainstream dance through to hip-hop, indie, pop and more, as well as encompassing all other kinds of excitement and activities for festival-goers to get involved in.

9 June 2018 Alresford Music Festival @ Arlebury Park, The Avenue, Alresford The Alresford Music Festival is a one day music event showcasing a diverse range of music styles from both established and emerging local talent. Now in now in its 9th year the festival has grown since its inception in 2010 to become one of the most anticipated events of the Alresford year.

9 June 2018 The Ginchester Fête @ The Great Hall, Winchester This is truly a local event for local people and a chance to celebrate all that is great about the region's food and drink scene - naturally with a focus on all things gin!

15 - 17 June 2018 Winchester Writers' Festival @ The University of Winchester The Winchester Writers' Festival provides inspiration, support and unparalleled networking opportunities for creative writers working in all forms and genres. Our three-day weekend is packed full of workshops, talks and one-to-one appointments with over 70 literary agents, commissioning editors, authors, poets and publishing experts.

15 - 23 June 2018 Winchester School of Art Degree Show @ Winchester School of Art Every year, as part of their degree programmes, our final year students exhibit their work in exciting and engaging Degree Shows in Winchester and London.

16 June 2018 Winchestival @ North Walls Park, Winchester You can expect fantastic live music and comedy, delicious and interesting street food from around the world.

29 June - 1 July 2018 Winchester Hat Fair @ Winchester Hat Fair is the UK's longest running festival of outdoor arts. Founded in 1974 by Jonathan Kay, Hat Fair inspires and is inspired by the people, heritage and public spaces within the city of Winchester.

1 - 31 July 2018 Hampshire Food Festival @ Winchester City Centre In Hampshire, food is something to celebrate. Celebrate the best of Hampshire's food and drink at the Hampshire Food Festival in July. The month-long festival offers the chance to learn more about food production in Hampshire and to taste some of the county's fine local produce.

9 - 12 August 2018 Boomtown Fair @ Matterley Estate near Winchester Now in its tenth year, Boomtown Fair is a music, arts and family festival. Transforming its site into an old town, reminiscent of a film set, Boomtown is a fully immersive festival, with festival-goers encouraged to jump in and be a part of its creative story.

18 - 19 August 2018 Winchester Cheese and Chilli Festival @ The Garrison Ground The Cheese and Chilli Festival is the only show in the UK which celebrates both cheese and chilli within a family festival setting.

26 August 2018 Graze Festival @ Hazeley Fields, Twyford Graze Festival is Hampshire's finest music and food festival, taking place on Sunday 26th August 2018 in Twyford. Now entering its fourth year, Graze Festival is looking raise even more money for great local groups & charities. Explore what's on, and join us this summer for a day of live music, fine food and family entertainment!

20 - 23 September 2018 Winchester Jazz Festival @ Winchester City Centre Winchester Jazz Festival 2018 will take place from 20th-23rd September in venues across the city centre. We have an amazing array of acts performing throughout Winchester; audiences will enjoy four days of top quality entertainment from the jazz world.

4 - 7 October 2018 Winchester Comedy Festival @ The Theatre Royal and The Railway Inn, Winchester A mixture of comedians at different beautiful venues across Winchester.

3 - 10 November 2018 Winchester Short Film Festival @ Winchester Discovery Centre The 2018 Winchester Short Film Festival will be the 7th edition, and is open to both British and foreign filmmakers. The festival boasts even more screenings than ever before, giving you the chance to have the general public, peers, and industry professionals view your film in the historic cultural city of Winchester, England.

3 November 2018 Winchester Bonfire and Fireworks Display @ Broadway and Recreation Ground, Winchester Each year, our city centre procession, the lighting of the Bonfire and our spectacular Fireworks display is a huge success. Bringing together the city with all profits going to local organisations and charities, sparking a difference in our local community.

15 November 2018 Winchester Christmas Lights Switch On @ Winchester City Centre Celebrate the start of the festive period with an evening of live entertainment and fun, with Winchester's wonderful Christmas lights being switched on by a special Winchester guest with a lot of cheeky charm!

17 November 2018 - 3 January 2019 Christmas Market and Ice Rink @ Cathedral Grounds, Winchester Recognised as one of the best in Europe with its unique location, high quality exhibitors and bustling atmosphere. Wonderful Christmas gifts, decorations and festive foods can be found in abundance.