June gives us all plenty to smile about; the weather is [hopefully] better with longer days and warmer evenings, Southampton is filled with fantastic bars and restaurants ideal for some alfresco dining, and with so much green space in Southampton you can enjoy a picnic in the park, a gentle stroll or a kick-about with friends, it’s the perfect place to be as we head into summer.

What’s even greater about summer is the city comes to life with events and things to do in Southampton and surrounding areas. Take a look at what’s coming up this June…

Southampton eventsAll Porsche owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu on the 4th June and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for both Porsche owners and enthusiasts.

Miss Meena and The Masala Queens at Nuffield Southampton Theatres 6-10 June, is a brand new fun show about Asian drag queens, complete with a fabulous mix of lip-sync dance numbers, dazzling saris and a family story at its heart. Book Now by calling 023 8067 1771.

Go and see the finest Strongmen in the World compete in Southampton. On the 10th June, Southampton hosts the world’s finest strongmen in the Ultimate Strongman World Series UK qualifier.  See 12 athletes, including possibly the strongest man to ever live – Big Z, compete in five gruelling events to qualify for the 2017 World Series Final! Secure your tickets for the best seat in the house at St Mary’s Stadium – 10th June!

Join The Dolphin Hotel to celebrate the longest day of the year with their Summer Solstice BBQ in the Lanes. Live music, great food and summer drinks from 6pm. Free Entry!

Great films should not be confined to multiplex cinemas! Hijack Cinema shows the films that you love in some awesome locations. Hijack Cinema films will be screened outdoors in Hoglands Park, Southampton on an inflatable screen and wireless headphones so you can watch your favourite films under the stars – 16th and 17th June.

Another blast from the past, Supermarine will be opening in Woolston late June and serves up everything from wood fired pizza to pasta and wine. Come down to enjoy the #BestInTown.

Gung-Ho! is back for 2017Events in Southampton…bigger and bouncier… than ever! You may have seen things like this on TV, online, or even dreamed up obstacles like this with your friends. Well, Gung-Ho have made your dreams reality with their Gung-Ho! 5K. Taking on ten of the greatest inflatable obstacles they could design. The finale is one of the world’s most unique slides and Europe’s biggest ever inflatable slide!

Supernatural Entertainment host an interactive murder mystery evening which includes participation, entertainment, comedy, music and more! Lord Alexander Cerrada is hosting his annual masquerade ball when a horrific murder has taken place and its your job to discover the killers identity! The cost is £37.50 which includes a three course meal and a great evening of entertainment. The event takes place at the Holiday Inn on Herbert Walker Avenue.

On Sat 17 June – 11am – 1pm join the Southampton Docks Cruise. An ideal cruise for families, with children travelling free of charge, up to x 6 per adult – the perfect introduction to life on the water! Pass close to the cruise ships Crown Princess, Independence of the Seas and Ventura.

A free day of bike riding fun – British Cycling and HSBC UK have confirmed that Southampton will host one of the 13 city centre, family-friendly City Rides and it will take place on Sunday 25 June 11am – 3pm.

On Sunday 25th June from 6pm, The Edge & The Box Bar offer a relaxed, friendly evening of live talented acoustic musicians, superb freshly made cocktails, which are 2-4-1, plus hot sharing food platters for their monthly ‘Live Lounge’ event!

Things to do in SouthamptonMayflower Theatre are putting on the sequins for the spectacularly hilariously funny new production of La Cage aux Folles from 21-24 June. The show stars John Partridge, Adrian Zmed and Marti Webb, and features show-stopping songs including The Best of Times, With You on My Arm and I Am What I Am.

On 26th June join the Sarah Siddons Fan Club Theatre Group for a theatrical perambulation around the old spa town as they bring to life the friends, family and fishy tales of the Austens in Southampton in their production of Stinking Fish of Southampton – Taking the Flounce or Nonsense & Insensibility.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year comes to Southampton! The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open at SeaCity Museum on 30 June 2017 and features 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes. Find out more at seacitymuseum.co.uk.

Kathakali meets Carnival on the An exhibition of costumes and performances bringing together the culture and traditions of Southern India, the Caribbean, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.  The exhibition will feature the highly colourful and eye-catching costumes worn by Kathakali performers through the centuries, displayed alongside Carnival costumes and parade exhibits.


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