Events in Southampton in 2022

Southampton has a host of exciting events throughout 2022 that promise fun, entertainment, and fantastic days out and weekend breaks in the city.

We’ve put together some of the highlights of the upcoming year below so you can start planning, with restrictions easing it finally feels we can book ahead and plan for great days out and weekend breaks with family and friends.

If you’re looking for accommodation in Southampton while attending these events our venues can provide a range of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets.

Take a look at events in Southampton in 2022

  • 24 Apr ABP Marathon (City Wide) – Join thousands of people as they take on the Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10km race. If you’re not here to run, line the course routes and encourage those taking part!
  • 24 – 27 May Southampton Sailing Week (Ocean Village) – Southampton offers a gateway to great sailing and Sailing week highlights this with 3 days of exhilarating open sea racing with 3 Cups up for grabs. A thrilling day out on the water for people and businesses coming together for team building and fun.
  • 16 Jun – 25 Aug Hares of Hampshire (City Centre) – Throughout the summer Southampton is proud to be part of this spectacular public art event spanning Winchester and Southampton. Beautifully designed giant hare sculptures will be placed across the two cities, creating a free, fun, family-friendly trail, celebrating the history and culture of Hampshire.
  • 21 – 23 Jun Seawork International (Mayflower Park) – This 3 day marine event offers access to the commercial marine and workboat markets with a unique combination of undercover exhibition space, open air demonstrations and floating displays.
  • 7, 11, 15 July UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 (St Mary’s Stadium) – What’s promising to be the major football tournament this summer and the biggest women’s football event in UEFA history is coming to Southampton! Join the excitement and watch a match live at Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium:
    • 7 Jul Norway v Northern Ireland UEFA Women’s Euro Match 8pm
    • 11 Jul Austria v Northern Ireland UEFA Women’s Euro Match 5pm
    • 15 Jul England v Northern Ireland UEFA Women’s Euro Match 8pm
  • 9 Jul Southampton Mela Festival (Hoglands Park) – This annual event is a celebration of Modern and Traditional Asian Culture. Taking place at Hoglands Park, the festival welcomes world class musicians and dancers for a host of wonderful performances, and offers the chance to enjoy delicious authentic food.
  • 9 Jul Let’s Rock Southampton (Southampton Common) – Get ready for a day of lively nostalgia as Southampton welcomes back Let’s Rock to Southampton Common. Enjoy performances from Adam Ant, Billy Ocean, Belinda Carlisle, Sonique, and more.
  • 16 – 25 Sep Southampton International Boat Show (Mayflower Park) – One of Southampton’s biggest and most popular annual events, bringing a 10 day festival of boating to the city. Discover interactive attractions, the latest innovations, and world launches. With all things watersports, there’s something for everyone whether you’re looking for business or a great day out with the family.
  • 24 & 25 Sep Music in the City (Various venues) – Southampton’s biggest free music event. From Rock to Jazz, Classical to Americana, Folk to Blues in some of the best settings Southampton has to offer. Discover new music at venues across the city for 2-days of diverse musical talent.

If you’re enjoying a visit to Southampton or are local and looking for even more things to do, you’ll find all upcoming events on the Visit Southampton website.