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Folkestone Festivals are now putting in place their programme for 2017, their sixth year of events stretching over several months for the pleasure of residents, businesses and visitors in Folkestone. If you would like to sponsor, support or donate towards these free, family friendly events please cpntact john@folkestonefestivals.org or donate below.

 

PROVISIONAL 2017 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Sunday 23rd April: St. George’s Day Parade & Strictly Come Dancing

Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th May: Demelza Dog Show, Leas Village Fete & tbc Gurkha Brigade Band (evening)

Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th June: Multi-Cultural Festival 

Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd July: Family Community Fun Day, Boot Fair & Blue Falcons Gymnastics Team

Saturday 15th July – Schools Concert

Sunday 16th July: UK Strongest Man Competition and family games

Saturday 29th: Folkestone Symphony Folkestone Festival Proms at the Leas Cliff Hall

BANDSTAND

Every Sunday from 28th May to 3rd September featuring: Kent Police Band, UK Paper Band, Sevenoaks & Tonbridge Band, Deal Brass Academy, Invicta Jazz Band, East Peckham Silver Band, Medway Towns Concert Band, Cantium Brass Band, City of Canterbury Band, Birchington Silver Band, Betteshanger Brass Academy and 1st Whistable Scout Band.

ARTMARTS

Friday 28th April

Friday 26th May

Friday 30th June

Friday 28th July

Friday 25th August

Friday 29th September

Friday 27th October

Friday 24th November

Friday 15th December

OTHER EVENTS

Friday 27th January – Holocaust Memorial Day 

Tuesday 6th June – D-Day (NVA)

Sunday 11th June – William Harvey Sunday

Saturday 24th June – Armed Forces Day 

Sunday 25th June – Town Sunday & Blessing of the Fisheries

Friday 30th June – Canada Day

Saturday 8th July  – Charivari

Saturday 12th/Sunday 13 August – Donkey Derby Weekend

Tuesday 15th August – VJ Day

Friday 15th September – Battle of Britain Day  

Sunday 1st October – Gurkha Memorial 2nd Anniversary Service 

Sunday 5th November – Dedication of Garden of Remembrance

Saturday 11th November – Machine Gun Corps 

Saturday 11th November – Youth Festival of Remembrance

Sunday 12th November – Remembrance Sunday Service

SPECIAL OFFER

Buckingham Logo.eps

We are delighted to announce a partnership with Buckingham Covers, a Folkestone based company which designs, manufactures and sells exclusive first day covers and stamp sheets. Click on their logo to check out their website – purchases made this way contributes to your favourite Folkestone Festivals event.

THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING TO DO IN FOLKESTONE

Check out the video featuring some of the highlights from the 2015/2016 events and one video highlighting the 2014 Folkestone events, or click the gallery to re-visit previous Folkestone Festivals. 

 The Folkestone Festival website will provide all of the up-to-date information regarding the many impressive events we are involved with this year, keep checking back with us to make sure you do not miss out.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the other various organisations working hard to schedule brilliant events for the benefit of Folkestone.