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Folkestone Festivals has now put in place their programme for 2018, 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 contact john@folkestonefestivals.org or donate below.




 2018 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Sunday 23rd April: St. George’s Day Service (11am) and  Parade (12.15pm) – Leas Cliff Hall

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd June:  Leas Village Fete Week-end (10am – 5pm) – The Leas

Sunday 14th July: Folkestone Festivals Music Day – Bandstand

Sunday 15th July: UK Strongest Man Competition and family games – Bandstand

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September: ArtiGras

Please note that the event programme is subject to change on the day and many are weather dependent but all are family, friendly and fun.

2018 ARTMARTS

Friday 30th 

Friday 27th April

Friday 25th May

Friday 29th June

Friday 27th July

Friday 31st August

Friday 28th September

Friday 26th October

Friday 30th November

Friday 14th December

 

LEAS BANDSTAND PROGRAMME… to be confirmed for 2018

Every Sunday from 28th May to 3rd September 2.30-4.30pm with short interval.

OTHER 2017 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.