Putting the buzz into Basingstoke and Deane

We are a not-for-profit organisation that showcases, and celebrates, the best of Basingstoke and Deane – its amazing people, businesses, and community groups. Our mission is to help businesses, community groups, and local charities to thrive. We deliver our own local high-profile events and also promote, and support, other local events that make Basingstoke and Deane a better, greener, and happier place to live, work, play and visit.

28 April

Croudace Festival Homes 5K

Thanks to everyone who took part, and supported, the Croudace Festival 5K 2023. 

Breaking News: The 2024 event tales place on Sunday, April 28, and early bird discount entries are available until Dec 31. Click on the button below to find out more.


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. 

The 2023 awards evening took place on Thursday, July 13, 2023, from 6pm-10pm at The Anvil, Basingstoke. The colour theme was black and gold, and images of the event can be seen in the gallery in the our events section.

The 2024 awards will be open for entries soon…so watch this space.


A Place to be Proud of Awards

The A 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. The 20th birthday awards took place at the Haymarket Theatre on Thursday, June 8.

OCT, 2024

Destination Basingstoke Phillips Law Half Marathon & 10k

We are proud that the Destination Basingstoke Phillips Law Half Marathon and 10k 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. This year’s Basingstoke Phillips Law Half Marathon and 10k took place on Sunday, October 1 – and next year the two races, and the Children’s Races, will be on Sunday, October 6, 2024.

Other Events that Destination Basingstoke has delivered


Hampshire Hogs 2021

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


Hampshire OctoberFest 2022

A weekend of local real ales and live music.



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Destination Basingstoke is sponsored by:

basingstoke deane
Absolutely Offices Basingstoke
NHS Hampshire Hospitals Trust
Apollo Hotel Basingstoke