WELCOME TO FOLKESTONE FESTIVALS
Folkestone Festivals have now put in place their programme for 2016, their fifth year of events stretching over several months for the pleasure of residents, businesses and visitors to Folkestone.
A well established and increasingly popular specialist Art, Craft and Artisan Food market, the ArtMart established in 2010 will return to Folkestone town centre for it’s seventh year. A range of stalls in the precinct between Debenhams and W.H Smith, open between 10:00 – 17:00, the ArtMart is an excellent place to purchase a range of Art, Craft and Artisan Foods for yourself and special, unique gifts for others.
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.
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 & Gurkha Brigade Band (evening)
Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th June: Multi-Cultural Festival & Blue Falcons Gymnastics Team
Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd July: Family Fun Day, Boot Fair & Fairytale Event
Saturday 15th July – Schools Concert
Sunday 16th July: UK Strongest Man
Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th July: Folkestone Festival Proms at the Leas Cliff Hall
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
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
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.