Calendar of Kent Coast Events
For a great day out by the beach check out our guide to Kent Coast events and seaside festivals taking place each year. Find out what’s on food festivals to sailing and sporting events there is something for everyone.
Event dates for your diary
Here are a selection of Kent Coast Events and highlights throughout the year for your diary.
Art lovers can enjoy the seaside day out and amazing art at the 7 day Whitstable Biennale contemporary visual art festival.
Visit the Whitstable Biennale website
Broadstairs Dickens Festival
The streets of Broadstairs come to life in Victorian style, with stalls, shopping and demonstrations celebration Charles Dickens and Victorian culture. 2022 will be the 85th year, the Festival will run from Friday, 17th June to Sunday 19th June 2022.
Visit the Broadstairs Dickens Festival website
Where: throughout Ramsgate
Enjoy the Royal Temple Yacht Club annual regatta along with live music, family shows and other attractions and activities.
Visit the Ramsgate Week website
Whitstable Oyster Festival
A great time to explore Whitstable on the Kent coast with loads of delicious fresh seafood to sample.
Visit the Whitstable Oyster Festival website
This is a great day out with the Red Arrows display along with amazing line up of military fast jets, helicopters, parachutists and aerobatics teams.
Visit the Eastbourne Airbourne website
Whitstable Harbour Day
Visit the Whitstable Harbour Day website
Broadstairs Water Gala
Enjoy Broadstairs with some all day family fun with traditional beach competitions entertainment on the Kent coast.
Visit the Broadstairs Water Gala website
Broadstairs Folk Week
A popular Kent coast event and great fun for the family with SO much to do and see! Events are held all over town throughout the week.
Visit the Broadstairs Folk Week website
Summer coastal event hosting family entertainment and funfairs along with sailing events and displays.
Visit the Whitstable Regatta website
RIBA Sandcastle Challenge
Where: Margate Sands Beach
Take part or enjoy the amazing sandcastles at the RIBA Sandcastles Challenge, part of the Heritage Open Days on Margate Sands Beach.
Broadstairs Food Festival
The event is held along the Victoria Gardens and seafront Promenade and visitors can sample an array of local and regional produce.
Visit the Broadstairs Food Festival website
Wheels and Fins Festival
Where: Joss Bay, Broadstairs, Kent
Wheels and Fins Festival online
Tankerton Christmas Market
Get all your Christmas presents sorted all located in the stunning Whistable Castle
Visit the Tankerton Christmas Market website