What’s On in June

Enjoy the early summer weather and explore the many events happening this month throughout Hampshire. From street markets to gardens in bloom, D-Day commemorative events, to music, food and family friendly events, there’s much to entertain everyone. While you’re here, enjoy the many walks straight from the doorstep of your cottage and take in the beautiful scenery of the South Downs. Make the most of the long evenings with al fresco meals and stunning sunsets. Relax in the pool or in the warm bubbly hot tub 😊

Hampshire Farmers Markets
Visit one of the Hampshire farmers markets this month for local produce and some amazing locally made food. Find out more…
1st June – Alresford
2nd June – Petersfield
8th June – Alton
9th & 30th June – Winchester
15th June – Emsworth
16th June – Southsea

Enjoy browsing fresh produce at a local farmers market
Enjoy browsing fresh produce at a local farmers market

Petersfield Jazz Festival
Petersfield’s first Jazz Festival, located in the grounds of Churcher’s College, featuring 8 top bands from the Hampshire area, including internationally acclaimed Funkestra and The Full Circle Quartet. Find out more…
1st June

Cheese & Chilli Festival, Winchester
The Cheese and Chilli Festival offers something for everyone including cheese and chilli stalls, craft and retail stands. Free family shows with Punch and Judy and circus skills, plus live music, a chilli eating competition, food stalls, real ales, ciders and cocktails. Find out more…
1st & 2nd June

Dogstival 2024, Burley Park, New Forest
Dogstival is packed full of canine approved entertainment. With arena displays, ‘have a go’ activities, agility, the Barkour adventure playground and giant splash pools. Get tips on keeping your dog in peak condition at the Canine MOT Centre and enjoy games to test their speed and nose power! Find out more…
1st & 2nd June

Enjoying a dog show
Canine fun at a dog show

Froyle Open Gardens, nr Alton
Ten beautiful and contrasting gardens open their gates. With tea and cake in the village hall. All proceeds in aid of the National Garden Scheme which supports cancer charities. Find out more…
1st & 2nd June

Friends of New Forest Airfields D-Day Exhibition at Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway
As part of the the 80th anniversary of D-day commemorations, Friends of New Forest Airfields is promoting understanding of the great events that took place and the people involved, which includes an art exhibition at Exbury Gardens. Find out more…
1st to 9th June
Father’s Day at Exbury Gardens
Visit Exbury Gardens for a fantastic Father’s Day. Dads are offered half price garden admission and you’ll find events for the whole family including a Model Railway Exhibition, a Tree Climbing Competition and Austin Counties Car Show. Find out more…
16th June

BBC Radio 2 D-Day Concert at Portsmouth Guildhall
To commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day, Radio 2 is marking the occasion with this special concert being held at Portsmouth Guildhall. Presented by Vernon Kay, the concert features the combined musical forces of the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Big Band as they perform some of the best loved and most enduring music of that era. Find out more…
3rd June

D-Day Commemorations in Southampton
To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings in 1944. Southampton will mark the day with a special service, Military Parade and Lancaster Bomber fly past. Plus walking tours and talks. Find out more…
6th June 

Join in the 80th Commemorative Anniversary of the D-Day Landings - Lancaster Bomber fly past
Join in the 80th Commemorative Anniversary of the D-Day Landings – Lancaster Bomber fly past

The Garden Show at Stansted Park
The Garden Show has been a summer highlight for over 29 years. Set over three days, it features specialist growers, artisan designs, garden & homeware and delicious country foods. Plus talks, demonstrations, activities for young & old, expert advice and music & entertainment. Find out more…
7th to 9th June

D-Day Family Day at Lepe Country Park
Join in for a day of fun all to do with D-Day! You’ll find military vehicles, live music, local stalls, crafts & games plus the D-Day Heritage Group. Bring a picnic or enjoy the food on offer. Find out more…
8th June

Love Southsea Market
Visit Southsea market for an array of traders selling locally produced, handmade and vintage goods including vintage clothing, candles, art, gorgeous gifts, homewares, jewellery, and more. Love Southsea Markets have got the lot! Find out more…
1st & 2nd June
15th June

Southampton Summer Sessions
Southampton’s Guildhall Square will be transformed into a buzzing live music hub welcoming artists from across the globe. Artists include Madness, Tom Jones, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Paloma Faith & Kaiser Chiefs. Find out more…
15th to 30th June

The Watercress Line
Celebrate the 50s & 60s at The Watercress Line

All Change at The Watercress Line
Celebrating the changes of road and rail, music and more, through the ’50s & ’60s! Experience the changes of this transformative era, honour the iconic vehicles, the timeless tunes that continue to inspire generations, and the last generations of steam train travel, reminding us of the enduring legacy of the 1950s and 1960s. Find out more…
15th & 16th June

Jane Austen Regency Week, Alton
Jane Austen Regency Week sees a full program of events beginning with Regency Day & Market on Saturday 22nd June in Alton High Street. There will also be the popular Alton Regency Ball along with a program of talks, guided walks and workshops. Find out more…
21st to 30th June

Midsummer Celtic Harp Concert at Butser Ancient Farm
An entrancing evening of Celtic harp music in the setting of the Little Woodbury Iron Age roundhouse. Internationally-renowned harpist Harriet Earis will perform a spellbinding concert of jigs, reels and airs as well as some early medieval Welsh harp music and a taste of some 6th-9th century poetry. With locally produced cider, mead, hot drinks and snacks. Find out more…
22nd June

Flower Power, Weald & Downland Living Museum
Wake up your senses, detox from technology, get inspired and celebrate the power of plants and flowers. Discover the history behind the use of plants and herbs in our diets and around our homes, from health & wellbeing to language and colours. Find out more…
22nd & 23rd June

Visit the many gardens in bloom this month
Visit the many gardens in bloom this month

Vineyards of Hampshire Fizz Fest 2024
The Fizz Fest is returning for its tenth year, showcasing Hampshire’s leading vineyards at The Grange, Burges Field Vineyard. The festival offers visitors the chance to taste more than 20 premium sparkling and still wines, meet wine makers, join masterclasses, tour the vineyard and enjoy local street food and live music. Find out more…
23rd June

Magic, Myths and Mystery at The Brickworks Museum
Delve into the realms of magic and mystery at The Brickworks Museum. Have your fortune told, taste strange foods from the pages of fiction and learn about the magic of the museum. Find out more…
23rd June

Regency Garden Tour at Gilbert White’s House and Gardens
Join the Georgian Gardener for a tour of Gilbert White’s 18th Century garden, learn what plants and methods were popular in the late 18th century. Hear extracts from White’s gardening diaries and see images of the gardens as they were 250 years ago. Find out more…
25th June

Beer Knights – Brewery Tour & Beer Tasting at SteamTown Brew Co, Eastleigh
Beer Knights is an evening led by Steam Town’s own Brewers. You’ll be tutored through tasting a selection of Steam Town’s cask & keg beers which will look at various beer styles and recipes, a brewery tour and choice of burger meal. Find out more…
26th June

Enjoy a walk in the beautiful Hampshire countryside
Enjoy a walk in the beautiful Hampshire countryside straight from the doorstep of your cottage

Photo credits:
Market by The Grand Cheese Master on Unsplash
Garden by Bernd 📷 Dittrich on Unsplash
Lancaster Bomber by Daniel Cooke on Unsplash