Kent Coast Events

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.

Whitstable Biennale


JUNE
Type: Culture
Where: Whitstable

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


JUNE
Type: Culture
Where: Broadstairs

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

Ramsgate Week


JULY
Type: Sailing
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


JULY
Type: Seafood Festival
Where: Whitstable

A great time to explore Whitstable on the Kent coast with loads of delicious fresh seafood to sample.
Visit the Whitstable Oyster Festival website

Eastbourne Airbourne


AUGUST
Type: Culture Festival
Where: Eastbourne

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


AUGUST
Type: Culture Festival
Where: Whitstable

Visit the Whitstable Harbour Day website

Broadstairs Water Gala


AUGUST
Type: Festival
Where: Broadstairs

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


AUGUST
Type: Culture
Where: Broadstairs

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

Whitstable Regatta


AUGUST
Type: Sailing
Where: Whitstable

Summer coastal event hosting family entertainment and funfairs along with sailing events and displays.
Visit the Whitstable Regatta website

RIBA Sandcastle Challenge


SEPTEMBER
Type: Family
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


SEPTEMBER 
Type: Food Festival
Where: Broadstairs

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


SEPTEMBER
Type: Sports
Where: Joss Bay, Broadstairs, Kent

Highlights:
Wheels and Fins Festival online

Tankerton Christmas Market


NOVEMBER
Type: Christmas Fair
Where: Whitstable

Get all your Christmas presents sorted all located in the stunning Whistable Castle
Visit the Tankerton Christmas Market website

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