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Stilettos on but nowhere to go? Ah, I can help with that! Muddy Stilettos is your go-to regional guide for the cool, quirky, new and unmissable happening in your ‘hood. Check out our Weekend, Weekly and Monthly What’s On guides to find out the insider info on everything from pop-ups, pubs and theatre to kids events, live music, new openings and shopping in Hampshire. Out you go and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do…

  • CarFest_Family_MainStage

    This weekend

    Fri 23 - Mon 26 Aug. Fun incominggggg! The Bank Holiday is looking bumper with New Order and The Specials blowing up Southsea Common, Overton becoming the epicentre of music, food and fast cars and plenty of horsing around in Hook.

  • Moped isle of wight scooter rally

    This week

    Mon 19 - Mon 26 Aug. Make the last Bank Holiday of the year count with two cracking music festivals (complete with plenty of 90s nostalgia), enough gin to see you through till September and a whole load of adorable rubber duckies in Overton. Awww.

  • Captain hardy

    This weekend

    Fri 16 - Sun 18 Aug. Step back through time with a chance to meet Captain Hardy, eat the stinkiest (but yummiest food) at The Isle of Wight Garlic Festival and run with your pooch in Southampton

  • dr_maret_dymond_basset_mindfulness_class

    This week

    Mon 12 - Sun 18 Aug. This week is full of mindfulness (for all the family), great kids activities at places like The Vyne and Carisbrooke Castle, plus wine, garlic and much more.

  • animal-equestrian-equine-1559388

    This week

    Mon 5 - Sun 11 Aug. We've got the mid-Summer vibes this week with Champers at Chewton, the start of Cowes Week and more foodie events across the counties than you can shake a baguette at.

  • cg-summer-vibes-3

    This weekend

    Fri 9 - Sun 11 Aug. This weekend it's the return of the Lymington Seafood Festival, the New Forest is full of fairies and Ibiza heads to Pompey.

  • Cowes Week - Paul Wyeth

    This Month

    August 2019: New month, new marvellous Muddy guide to the best of Hants and IoW. Family festivals, lashings of foodie fun, plenty of kids activities and a whole bunch of cars, fairies and ferret racing.

  • WIckham Festival

    This weekend

    Fri 2 - Sun 4 Aug. Fun for the kids with PlayFest! Aldershot and a fluttering extravaganza in Romsey, adults can have fun in the sun with gin and yoga (at the same time!) plus plenty of foodie fun.

  • beautiful-bloom-blooming-618903

    This week

    Mon 29 Jul - Sun 4 Aug. We're sliding into August like a boss. With family-friendly festivals in two counties, the biggest celebration going of the New Forest and Highclere getting all explosive (in a good way).

  • smoked-and-uncut

    This weekend

    Fri 26 - Sun 28 Jul. With a sandy beach in the middle of Southampton to lounge on, epic pre-Edinburgh comics in Eastleigh and puppets taking pub quizzes in Ventnor, you're in for a cracking weekend in Hants & IoW.

  • 7 perfect days of summer – just add gin!

    Ableforth's Bathtub gin looks cool, tastes even better and will rev you up for a summer of fun. Here, win a case (yup, six bottles of it!) and find out for yourself.

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