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Below is a list from Council of the larger events being held on The Common during 2018, which entail possible closure of parts of the site on a temporary basis.



29 March - 8 April

Easter Fair - annual traditional fairground

22 April

ABP Marathon and Half Marathon

6 May

Decathlon Running 5k running event (registration fee applies)

13 May

Dogs Unite - sponsored walk

26 & 27 May

Common People -  a two day music and arts festival

2 June

World Naked Bike Ride (free event)

3 June

Women’s’ Running 10k -  run organised by Women’s Running Magazine (registration fee applies)

8- 10 June

Foodies Festival - a fun day out for all the family. Foodies Festival, the UK's largest celebration of food & drink where visitors can feast on a vast array of culinary activities, making Foodies Festival the social event of the summer.

10 June

Forget Me Not Walk - a family friendly walk of remembrance organised by the Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity

30 June

Pretty Muddy - time to get muddy again in aid of Cancer Research UK (females only - registration fee applies)

1 July

Race for Life  - annual 5k or 10k run / walk / stroll in aid of Cancer Research UK  (females and accompanied young children only - registration fee applies)

7 July

Let’s Rock Southampton! - line up includes Adam Ant, Sister Sledge, ABC, Midge Ure, Go West, Sara Cox, Kim Appleby, Atomic Kitten, Heather Small, Snap!, The Blockheads, Transvision Vamp’s Wendy James

15 July

The Big Fun Run and Dog Jog 5k - run for fitness, run for charity, run for fun on a 5k route (registration fee applies)

21 July

Gung Ho! - a fun 5km route with loads of obstacles and inflatables (registration fee applies)

23 - 27 August

August Fair - traditional fairground rides and attractions

9 September

Memory Walk - 2km or 6.5km walk for the Alzheimer's Society (registration fee applies)

25 November

Santa Fun Run - Naomi House & Jacksplace family fun run on a 3k route dressed as Santa’s