Delivering Showcase
to Basingstoke

We are a not-for-profit organisation creating events for local business and the community in Basingstoke.


Half Marathon & 10k

We are proud that the Basingstoke Half Marathon has built a reputation that puts it on a level with some of the great races in the south, combining a friendly welcome with superb scenery on traffic free roads.

16/17 Sept

Hampshire OctoberFest

Hampshire OctoberFest is a weekend of locally produced real ales  accompanied by live music in a lively, fun, festival atmosphere..


INSPIRE Business Awards

The INSPIRE Business Awards showcase business success, innovation and achievement. The Awards are free to enter for any business in North Hampshire and culminate in a gala awards evening.  Closing date 31st October 2022.


A Place To Be Proud Of

The Place to be Proud of awards recognise the contributions made by individuals, groups, organisations, places and initiatives that make our borough a diverse, vibrant community. Individual categories are sponsored by locally-based businesses. 2022 Winners were announced at an awards evening in June, nominations for 2023 will open in the new year.

Other Events


Hampshire Hogs

In summer 2021 Destination Basingstoke staged the Hampshire Hogs art sculpture trail brining colour, creativity and a free covid-safe staycation activity to Basingstoke, the Hogs were auctioned for charity at the end of October

Croudace 5k Basingstoke

Croudace Festival 5

A fun, fast 5k run around Basingstoke town centre. 



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Destination Basingstoke is sponsored by: