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.
Folkestone Festivals along with Folkestone Trawlers and the National Coastwatch have joined together again this year to host the 3nd return of the towns historic “Trawler Race & Fun days” on Saturday & Sunday 6th & 7th August. The actual “Trawler “race will be on the Saturday (tba according to tides) we have put on events to cover both days so the community can have a fun weekend. All these events will be happening along the Stade by the Harbour which will include a Fairground rides, Market & Food Stalls whereupon you can try our own freshly caught “Fish Baps” the “Mariner’s 5th Annual Fish Pie competition, Lifeboats, Emergency Services, Live Music with lots more on both days The National Coastwatch will be showcasing the wonderful work they do along side their Tombola and “Guess how many shells are in this tank” great prizes to be won.
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.
THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING TO DO IN FOLKESTONE
Check out the video featuring some of the highlights from the 2015 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.