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Events @ The Grand Hotel

Purbeck Arts week- PAW 2017  -  27th May - 11th June 2017

The festival has attracted so many artists from different backgrounds for generations, celebrating the diversity of artistic expression with 16 days of art exhibition. for more information visit

Swanage Jazz Festival  -  14h-16th July 2017
This year sees the 27th Jazz Festival, with nearly 50 sessions featuring bands from across most of the spectrum of the music we call jazz.  If you haven’t been before,  you’ll find the mix of a weekend of top class jazz with a relaxed seaside setting irresistible. For more information on this event visit 

With stunning coastal views The Grand Hotel provides the perfect location within walking distance of the Main Marquees on Sand pit fields.

Swanage, Regatta & Carnival  -  29th July - 5th August 2017
For one week , Swanage will be radiating to the sound, fun and excitement of the annual Regatta & Carnival, the south coast's premier event.   With so much to offer everyone, from the Carnival procession to the three amazing firework displays. For more information on this event visit

The gardens of the Grand Hotel are the perfect spot to watch the amazing display of the Red Arrows. 

Swanage Walking Festival  -  15th-24th September 2017
Awarded world heritage status, Swanage coast is truly spectacular. The walks are designed to show as much of the area as possible and the chance to roam along the beautiful Jurassic Coast, offering something for everyone of all ages.For more information visit

For those of you that just wish to explore independently the Grand provides the best location to set off from.  

Threads from the Grand  -  7th-13th September 2017
An exhibition of traditional and contemporary needlecraft by the Purbeck Embroiderers 10.00am.-4.00pm.  

Swanage Folk Festival  -  8th-10th September 2017
2017 sees the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Swanage Folk Festival, which comes alive with hundreds of Morris dancers and folk music lovers. The whole town joins in the festivities with something for everyone. For more information visit  

The Grand is ideally situated for accommodation and an easy stroll into town.  

SWANAGE BLUES FESTIVALS - 2nd - 5th October 2017.

Twice A Year - The Big Blues Parties on the South Coast.


Friday 3rd October 8.30p.m.  Act T.B.C. 

Saturday 4th October 3.00p.m.- Act T.B.C.

Sunday 5th October 3.00p.m. Act T.B.C.s and at 8.30p.m.Festival Finale - Hugh Budden & the Blue Chords.

Purbeck Film Festival   - 13th-28th October 2017
Is the largest and longest running rural film festival in the UK and now in its 21st Year.  The Festival makes a selection of films and gives out 100 performances over two weeks. For further information on the film festival visit

This year on the Monday 23rd October the Grand Hotel  will be showing (film to be advised). This is a very popular event and early booking is advised.