WELCOME TO THE FOLKESTONE FESTIVAL
The end of 2013 will see the Folkestone Festival enter a third year of planning, during that time our month-long programme has transitioned into a ten-week calendar of exuberant and versatile events that the community of Folkestone can be proud to call their own.
Over the course of this year we reached record-breaking heights as the UK’s first ever Mermaid Festival arrived at Folkestone’s shores, dinosaurs walked among us at the Leas Village Fete, culture, food and music from across the globe was celebrated at the eighth annual Folkestone Multi-Cultural Festival and the Folkestone Proms amazed all in attendance for the second year in a row with a passionate and patriotic performance from the Kent Concert Orchestra, accompanied by a jaw-dropping firework display that Folkestone in it’s entirety felt the full effects of. We have only scratched the surface of the catalogue of amazing events that were brought to the fore this year and 2014 will be the strongest to date.
A baptism of fire awaits those who choose to attend the introduction to the Folkestone Festival 2014, with the Blaze Fire & Ice Walk challenge returning to Folkestone Harbour on Sunday 16th March. Put your best foot forward and make a difference with the Sports Relief Mile, laugh out loud with the Folkestone Comedy Festival and re-live the classics with the Folkestone SKAfest debuting under the Folkestone Festival banner. With all of this and so much more to come, it’s a wonder why you’d want to be anywhere else.
The Folkestone Festival website will provide all of the up-to-date information regarding the eighteen 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, 2014 can’t come soon enough.
THE HIGHLIGHT REEL
Catch a brief look at some of the highlights from this year’s Folkestone Festival programme, or click the gallery to re-visit previous Folkestone Festivals.