Events and Festivals

Bournemouth has an enviable reputation for the number and breadth of its events and festivals, but there is the potential to do more, especially out of season, to add variety, maximise footfall and increase revenues for town centre businesses.

Christmas is a huge economic driver for the town centre, and we have improved the offer year on year since the BID was set up in 2012, creating more opportunity for our levy payers to increase revenues. We will work closely with Bournemouth based Seventa Events, Bournemouth Council, the Coastal BID and other partners to develop the Christmas offer and ensure it benefits the whole town.

In addition, we will:

  • Invest in street, community and cultural events aimed at creating a welcoming atmosphere to encourage visitors and residents into the town centre to eat, drink, shop and meet friends
  • Sponsor or create new events to reach different audiences and benefit our levy payers during the low season
  • Spread events into other areas of the town including Lansdowne, Horseshoe Common, the Triangle and Beale Place
  • Work with the office sector to launch or support business related events

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