What’s on this July and August in Southampton and Portsmouth?

What’s on this July and August in Southampton and Portsmouth?

Welcome to the summer and finally a little sunshine! A whole host of seasonal events from music, to art and booze-filled extravaganzas are taking place this July and August. Read on for details and to book…

The Whiskey Affair in Portsmouth

Discover more about whiskey – and enjoy a taste of course! Music, fun and frolics will make this night one to remember. Enjoy a range of drinks from Scottish distilleries to America’s finest bourbons at this unique festival – cocktails will also be available. Also on display to enjoy will be live entertainment, samples, experts, food a memento glass to take away for every guest.

Taking place on Saturday 27th July, the whiskey affair festival will be open from 1pm until 11pm. Tickets cost £11.25 from

The Southampton Gin Academy

Taking place in Southampton with tickets also available to purchase on Skiddle, in keeping with the booze-theme – the Southampton Gin Academy will be taking place on Thursday 1st August.

This fully interactive 90 minute experience will see you make, mix and taste one of the nation’s favourite spirits. Nurture your competitive streak with a fun competition at the end of the class and make a gin and tonic to remember! Tickets cost £30.

Waterside Art Exhibition in Southampton

Moving away from alcohol and on to art! The Waterside Art Exhibition is taking place from Monday 19th – Friday 23rd August at the Community Centre in Southampton. Entry is free and attendees will be able enjoy a selection of quality art from the region.

Live at the Bandstand in Portsmouth

Let’s end with a little music! Throughout July and running until August, various live performers will be taking to the stage for free in an array of styles and genres. See a list of performers on – all performances will take place at Portsmouth Harbour.

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