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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.

COMING SOON

FOLKESTONE ARTMART

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.

ArtMart 2016

SPECIAL OFFER

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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.

PROVISIONAL 2017 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Sunday 23rd April: St. George’s Day Parade & Strictly Come Dancing

Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th May: Demelza Dog Show, Leas Village Fete & Gurkha Brigade Band (evening)

Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th June: Multi-Cultural Festival & Blue Falcons Gymnastics Team

Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd July: Family Fun Day, Boot Fair & Fairytale Event

Saturday 15th July – Schools Concert

Sunday 16th July: UK Strongest Man

Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th July: Folkestone Festival Proms at the Leas Cliff Hall

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

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

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.