What’s On July 2017

July is probably many people’s favourite month, and there’s no better time to put your sunglasses, get out and enjoy an ice cream in the best of British weather. There are so many wonderful things happening in July: outdoor events, festivals, picnics, firework and more. Take a look at the events below and discover your ideal day or night out. Summer is lovely but so short, so remember to book your events in advance!

Grand Pier Hoedown

Date: 1st July

Venue: Grand Pier, Weston Super Mare

Hoedown returns after its huge success last year!

Come and wear your cowboy hat and join us for the Grand Pier's all-American Hoedown. Learn the moves and dance the night away with live calling and entertainment from the talented 'Blazing Saddles' and their charismatic caller Miss Dixie. Fill up with a delicious hog roll and drink with our Craft Cider and then relax on the hay bales like a real cowboy! 

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Woodspring 2017 Model Airshow

Date: 1st July – 2nd July

Venue: Woodspring Wings

Join us to celebrate 25th anniversary of South West's top model airshow. The Woodspring Wings Model Aircraft show is a great day out for the whole family. Whether you’re a model enthusiast or just looking for something different, you’re sure to be entertained.

You will be enjoying two days of continuous flying displays by some of the country's leading model pilots. The show ground is well attended by traders offering some great bargains as well as more family-friendly events. If simply watching the planes go by isn’t enough, you can grab a bottle of Somerset cider and some tasty food and relax under the colourful sky.

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'Murder at the Museum' A Family Themed Mystery 

Date: 2nd July

Venue: The Helicopter Museum

‘Murder at the Museum’ takes place between 10am and 4pm, and it’s an event tailored for the whole family. The mystery is designed so that each family can start whenever they arrive and solve the clues in their own time.

"Families who visit the museum will be able to try their hands at amateur sleuthing," added museum Marketing Assistant Peter Michallat. "They will be interrogating a host of suspicious characters, solving puzzles, conducting forensic examinations and hunting for clues to discover the whereabouts of our Curator who has mysteriously gone missing!"

Families who successfully solve the crime will be receive a certificate when the criminal is completely uncovered at the end of the day. There will also be a flight simulator, open cockpits and charity stalls.

The Helicopter Museum is a registered charity (no 281053) and houses the world’s largest collection of helicopters along with - for one day only – a very sneaky villain who needs catching! 

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Weston Classic Car Shows

Date: 7th July

Venue: Grove Park, Weston-super-Mare

Weston Classic Car Shows come back for 2017! This monthly classic car shows was hugely popular last year with everything from pre-war motorcars to 90's classics lined up in the square.

The organiser of the show, Keith Palmer, was awarded the Mayor's Borough Shield for his work organising these fantastic events for the town and raising money for local charities.

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Rock N Roll Paradise

Date: 7th July

Venue: Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

In 2017 Rock 'n' Roll Paradise returns to the UK's theatres for the eighth straight year but in a brand-new and breathtaking format. The show's producers will be taking you on a magical mystery tour through an era that changed the music world forever, with a group of rock ‘n’ roll stars that will perform the hits at each show.

You’ll hear tunes from Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Haley, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, The Big Bopper,  Carl Perkins, Del Shannon, Eddie Cochran, the Everly Brothers, Ritchie Valens, Ricky Nelson, Duane Eddy, Bobby Vee, Neil Sedaka and even the king himself – Elvis. They will make sure you are on amazing journey through music history.

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Hazy Dayz Music Festival 2017

Date: 7th July - 8th July

Venue: The Playhouse

Hazy Days 2017 will be the 2nd festival held at the iconic Tropicana, the Weston-super-Mare home to 2015's Banksy exhibition Dismaland.

This year you will be partying with the Fun Lovin' Criminals, Newton Faulkner, Reef, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Neville Staple Band. Many more artists are yet to be revealed, so if you’re a music fan then don’t miss this event!

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Jane McDonald Making Memories

Date: 15th July

Venue: The Playhouse

Get ready to make some memories and see Jane McDonald’s best show yet! Jane is one of the best singers in the UK, and she’s coming back to the stage to perform her best sets yet. As part of the tour, Jane is making a welcome return to The Playhouse on the 15th July 2017. 

"Making Memories" will be an incredible production packed full of phenomenal songs and arrangements. Jane will be singing “Memory”, one of her signature songs which received 5-star reviews as part of her performance as Grizabella in Cats the musical. 

With amazing new mix of old fan favourites and some exciting additions you will have a unforgettable evening!

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The Upbeat Beatles

Date: 21th July 

Venue: The Playhouse

If you love the Beatles you’ll love this show, and if you don’t love the Beatles you’ll still love this show!

The show promises to take you along the long and winding road from the early Cavern days through Beatlemania, America, Sergeant Pepper and Abbey Road, with a narrative and full multimedia presentation.

The Upbeat Beatles returns with their powerhouse vocals, precision harmonies and tight musicianship that attracts so many people to come back to their shows again and again.

So come and let the guys lead you through a glorious reliving of these British musical legends! 

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One Night of Elvis: Lee Memphis King

Date: 21th July 

Venue: The Playhouse

Lee Memphis King is the producer and director of the most authentic tribute production to the king of pop of the last century - Elvis Presley. At the present, Lee Memphis King is recognised as Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist. In his previous show, he recreates the essence of the King with consummate ease and an almost unbelievable combination of stunningly accurate vocals and incredible passion in every performance.

In this latest production, Lee Memphis King portrays Elvis Presley at his peak celebrating the iconic ‘Vegas Years’ from 1969 to 1977. Resplendent in the most authentic costumes from Elvis’s performances and an orchestra backing this incredible performer, prepare to travel back in time to see Elvis in the way it was.

The show is enhanced by an orchestra of world class musicians and backing vocalists coupled with impressive video screen projection mapping out Elvis’s life and music.  For anyone for is in love with Elvis Presley’s performance or simply wants to know what all the fuss is about, this is a show you cannot miss!

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Bristol Harbour Festival 2017

Date: 21th - 23th July

Venue: Bristol Harbour

One of the year’s most important South West festivals returns! Bristol Harbour Festival will take place on the 21st to 23rd of July. Come on down to Bristol’s historic harbour to enjoy  arts, circus, dance, music, boats, nautical capers, good food and drink and general enjoyment. Do not miss this grand festival!

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Firework at sea 

Date: 25th July

Venue: Grand Pier 

There’s no better place to see fireworks than on the Grand Pier itself, and entry is strictly ticket only, so grab your ticket soon if you want to share the romantic view with your loved one in the best spot.

The show time is subject to tide and weather conditions but will take place between 10 and 10.30pm. Food will be available from the Boardwalk Restaurant until approximately 9.30pm.

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Rhythm Of The Dance

Date: 29th July

Venue: The Playhouse 

Rhythm of the Dance is globally rated as one of the most popular and successful Irish Step Dance shows in the world, by critics, audiences, and millions of fans.

This amazing live show brings a new era in Irish entertainment! The performance is put on by world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band and the handsome Young Irish Tenors, with this talented cast ensuring you will have a world-class entertainment experience!

The show continues to evolve and improve due to the constant quest for perfection by its producer. Rhythm of the Dance celebrates a renewed vigour in Irish culture, embracing traditional and contemporary to the ancient SeanNos dance style.

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Step Back in Time at Isleport Steam & Vintage Working Show

Date: 29th July - 30th July 2017 

Venue: Isleport Farm

Isleport Steam & Vintage Working Show provides a full weekend of nostalgia and fun for the whole family. Organised by passionate and experienced lovers of steam engines and Victorian technology, this show helps keep vintage steam, agricultural and other nostalgic vehicles in our minds, even when they’re no longer on our roads or in daily use today. 

If you want to step back in time and show your little ones a disappearing piece of British history, come to Isleport Farm for an unforgettable experience.

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With so much to do this July why not make a night of it and book one of our beautiful rooms and stay over in our exquisite hotel. 

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