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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 john@folkestonefestivals.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.

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

 

LEAS BANDSTAND PROGRAMME

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

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.