WELCOME TO FOLKESTONE FESTIVALS
Folkestone Festivals has now put 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 contact firstname.lastname@example.org or donate below.
2017 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Sunday 23rd April: St. George’s Day Service (11am) and Parade (12.15pm) – Leas Cliff Hall
Sunday 23rd April: Strictly Folkestone (from 4pm) – Leas Cliff Hall
Friday 28th April: Gurkha Memorial Fund Charity Dinner (7pm) – Leas Cliff Hall
Friday 19th May: Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas (7pm) – Leas Cliff Hall
Saturday 27th May: Demelza Dog Show (10am – 5pm) – The Leas
Sunday 28th May: Leas Village Fete (10am – 5pm) – The Leas
Friday 16th June: Belgian Day (2pm – 6pm) – Bouverie Place Shopping Centre
Saturday 17th June: Multi-Cultural Festival (10am – 5pm) – Bandstand and Bouverie Place Shopping Centre
Sunday 18th June: Multi-Cultural Festival (10am – 5pm) – Bandstand
Saturday 1st July: Family Community Fun Day (10am – 5pm) – Radnor Park
Sunday 2nd July: Family Community Fun Day, Boot Fair & Blue Falcons Gymnastics Display Team (10am – 5pm) – Radnor Park
Saturday 15th July – Schools Concert – Bandstand
Sunday 16th July: UK Strongest Man Competition and family games – Bandstand
Saturday 29th: Folkestone Symphony Folkestone Festival Proms – Leas Cliff Hall
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.
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
LEAS BANDSTAND PROGRAMME
Every Sunday from 28th May to 3rd September 2.30-4.30pm with short interval.
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
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.