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..


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. Nominations are now closed for 2022, with the awards evening scheduled for 30th June, all nominees and nominators have been invited.


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.  Entry for 2022 open in  June.

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: