Festivals, Events & Things to Do in 2023

2023 has arrived in all its glory, and despite January feeling full of woe with the likes of Blue Monday and Dry January to contend with, we’re remaining positive and looking ahead to brighter skies. Read on to find out about all the upcoming events in Odiham and its surrounding local towns and villages throughout the year, as you prepare to dust off your overnight bag for some 2023 adventures!

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We love the hustle and bustle of Odiham, especially when the sun shines, and the pavements are dotted with relaxed, jovial groups enjoying their refreshing drinks, and chatter. The real gem to being here in Odiham however, is the easy proximity to the South coast and the big smoke of London; which ensures our pub’s boutique B&B rooms are in constant use with passing travellers, and those looking for a weekend escape to discover the wonderful villages and towns close by.

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So, in time for the best parts of 2023, we’ve chosen our top picks of the year, and will continue to keep adding, to ensure there’s a super reason to bring you to the town of Odiham for a visit, soon:

Not-to-be-missed events in Summer

Opera at The Grange Northington; Alresford, various dates across the summer

Ibiza Orchestra Experience; Stoke Park, Guildford, 9th Jun

The Scummy Mummies; Greatest Hits; Basingstoke, The Anvil, 15th Jun

Bands in the Bury, Odiham, 24th June

Good Festival, Basingstoke, 25th June

Open-air Theatre – The Tempest; Basing House, Basingstoke, 14th Jul

Flackstock Festival; Englefield Estate, Theale, 24th Jul

Elvis Outdoor Cinema Experience, The Vyne, Basingstoke, 28th Jul

Trout n’ About; Stockbridge, 6th Aug

Boomtown Festival; Alresford, 9-13 Aug

British Motor Show; Farnborough International Exhibition Centre, Farnborough, 17-20 Aug

Weyfest Festival; The Rural Life Centre, Tilford, Farnham, 18-20 Aug

Car Fest (South); Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton, 25-27 Aug

Basing House Summer Market; Basing House, Basingstoke, 27-28 Aug

Odiham Food Fayre, High Street, Odiham, 28 Aug

Mucky Weekender Music Festival; Woodmancott, Winchester, 9th Sep

Cosy events to attend in Autumn 

Odiham Extravaganza, Odiham – 26 November

Watercress Line, Steam Illuminations; Alresford (Nov & Dec)

Festive treats and markets in Winter 

Winchester Christmas Markets; Winchester Cathedral, (Nov & Dec)

Reading Winter Wonderland; Reading (Nov & Dec)

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire Christmas Market; Dogmersfield, near Fleet – 8th December

Neverland Illuminova Light Trail; Wellington Country Park, (Nov & Dec)

Illuminated Garden Adventures Light Trail; West Green House, (Nov & Dec)

Christmas Cinema Nights at Bombay Sapphire Distillery; Laverstoke – (Nov & Dec)

Nutcracker Christmas at The Vyne (National Trust); Basingstoke, (Nov & Dec)

What to see in Spring

Alresford Watercress Festival; Alresford, 21st May

So, whether you’re looking to join us for a ‘dash’ of re-fuelling and rest before venturing on to your final destination, or you’re escaping for a weekend of relaxation with a ‘slice’ of entertainment. Book one of our stunning boutique room’s online, let us know if you have any special requests, or requirements*, circle the date in your diary, and we look forward to seeing you when the sun is shining!

*If you’re bringing your four-legged pup, need interconnecting rooms, or have special dietary allergies, or perhaps you are celebrating something special and would like to pre-order bubbles to the room, or anything in between. Simply let us know, so that we can ensure to be prepared for your arrival.