Things To Do This May

Wow! We are almost half way through the year and with summer nipping at our pale legs isn’t it about time we got out there to soak up some vitamin D? Check out some of the activities around your serviced accommodation this May.

Southampton City Live! @ Bandstand 

Saturday 13 May, 12 noon – 9pm, Palmerston Park, Southampton

Free entry

Championing music and arts in Southampton

Southampton City Live is a one day music and cultural event to be held in the heart of Southampton. With sponsors local radio station Voice FM it will be music to your ears (see what we did there). 


  • Live bands
  • Trade stands
  • Entertainment
  • Community features
  • Food and Refreshments


Port SolentSunday Waterside Market, Port Solent, Portsmouth

Sunday 14th MayCome and enjoy a saunter through stalls of beautiful home furnishings, stylish gifts, homemade crafts and stunning jewellery as well as delicious cakes and other yummy treats you’ll not want to miss.

The Waterside Markets are on the second Sunday of each month from 11am until 5pm.


Common People, Southampton

Brought to you from the guys behind BESTIVAL the pre-season warm is back!
Taking place on the Bank Holiday weekend of 27th and 28th May and set on Southampton Common, Common People is a glorious two-day metropolitan festival, uniting all tribes under the Southampton sky, bringing the blithe spirit of Bestival right to the heart of the city.

Common People’s music line-up is a feast of the finest that the live music and DJ scenes have to offer, from legendary stalwarts of the festival scene and guaranteed crowd pleasers, to the most exciting new acts that are getting those in the know all hot under the collar, you can expect nothing less than the very best to bring together everyone in a party of unanimous joy. It’s not all about the music though as Southampton Common will be transformed into an enchanted wonderland of eye-popping attractions and fun-fuelled escapism.

NB. this is a non-camping event.

Gates open at 10:30 each day

Click HERE for full line up!


Southampton Sailing Week

6 days of sailing and water activities in and around Southampton Waters and The Solent.

Join in for a celebration of Yacht Racing, Parade of Sail, Nip to the Nab and Regatta Party and more!

An action packed week to celebrate everything that is Sailing and Southampton!
First timers and experienced sailors welcome.
One of the World’s top locations for Sailing the Solent and Southampton Waters are home to World Famous races and Southampton Sailing week is here to celebrate all things Sailing and encourage more people to enjoy the water.
It’s a busy week full of activities on and off the water.
Click on the website link for up to date information of all the events and watch the Sailing Week promo film below.
LIVE! At the Bandstand, Southsea Seafront

Get set for a sizzling summer of FREE live music – with an array of styles and genres at the Bandstand.

Free live music every Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer between 1 and 4pm.

Free live music every weekend from 27 May – 13 August

Saturday 27 May
The Urban Vocal Group

Sunday 28 May
Kasai Masai + Los Hombres, with Emiliyah and the Mightyz All Starts with DJs Sahara Rock and Mo Funk


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