The winners of the inaugural 2019 SO Star Awards were announced at a glitzy gala awards’ ceremony held at the Southampton Harbour Hotel and Spa on Sunday 14th April.

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Southampton Football Club are relaunching their events and conference offering, with new-look packages and a re-brand to transform Halo Conferences & Events into Saints Events.

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  • BRICKOSAURS! Marwell Zoo
    5th April - This spectacular interactive expedition is created with more than two million LEGO® bricks and is sure to excite families, LEGO and dinosaur enthusiasts alike.
  • Charity Ceilidh Supporting Brain Injury
    24th May - Please join us at our CHARITY CEILIDH in Support of people with Acquired Brain Injury. This fantastic night will be the highlight of our Brain Injury Awareness Week 20th -26th May 2019 and will be our main fundraising event.
  • The Maze Westquay
    24th May - The Maze on The Esplanade is back for a second year, offering mind boggling fun for all the family.
  • Rum & Reggae Festival Isle of Wight
    25th May - It's time to LIGHT UP THE PLACE, with the widest selection of Rums and the smoothest selection of Reggae music in the UK!
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Bringing a Major Event to Southampton


Southampton City Council and Destination Southampton work in partnership to assist organisers of major events to use the various sites around Southampton to accommodate their event.

From small scale community events to large one-off national and international events, Southampton really is the ideal city for your next event. The city boasts more than 50 parks and green spaces and some of these are located right in the heart of the city centre.

The city has played host to many events ranging from maritime events such as tall ships to the round the world yacht races, pop festivals to classical concerts and radio road shows, Sport Relief and Race For Life to the Tour of Britain, Sky Ride to the Kite Festival, circuses to fairs. It is also proud to be the home to the PSP Southampton Boat Show.

Sites include

Mayflower Park
Southampton Common
Guildhall Square
Ocean Village
Town Quay
Hoglands Park
East Park
St Marys Stadium
West Park
Broadlands Park
Ageas Bowl

Some of the Major Events Hosted in Southampton

Southampton Boat Show
Ocean Business
Race For Life
Sky Ride
Bon Jovi Concert
Elton John Concert
Power in the Park concerts
Clipper Yacht Race
Tall Ships
Southampton Carnival

If you would like to stage your next event in the city, the first thing to do is contact us and briefly describe what it is you would like to do, where you would like to do it and when. We will then do a quick check to make sure that your proposed event does not clash with something else that is happening in the city at the same time and that the area you would like to hold your event is available.

For more information on how to apply to stage your event in Southampton please visit:

Craig Lintott
Southampton City Council Events
023 8083 2077
Shirley Pinn
Destination Southampton
0845 226 9944