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. If you are looking for things to do and find out what’s on in Kent, see the events listed below.

Kent Coast events and highlights throughout the year for your diary. Find out what’s on in 2024, from food festivals to sailing and sporting events, there is something for everyone to enjoy.


Whitstable Biennale

Next festival in 2024

Art lovers can enjoy the seaside day out and amazing art at the 7 day Whitstable Biennale contemporary visual art festival.


Broadstairs Dickens Festival

June 2024

The streets of Broadstairs come to life in Victorian style, with stalls, shopping and demonstrations celebration Charles Dickens and Victorian culture. June 2024.


Broadstairs Water Gala

August 2024

Enjoy Broadstairs with some all day family fun with traditional beach competitions entertainment on the Kent coast.


Whitstable Oyster Festival

One of Whitstable’s most popular events. Explore Whitstable on the Kent coast with loads of delicious fresh seafood to sample.


101 Run

July 2024

Showcasing over 50 of the best custom and vintage motorcycles from across the UK & beyond, it has quickly become the hottest 2 wheel exhibition on the summer calendar.


Ramsgate Week

August 2024

Enjoy the Royal Temple Yacht Club annual regatta along with live music, family shows and other attractions and activities.


Eastbourne Airbourne

August 2024

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.


Whitstable Harbour Day

August 2024

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


Margate Soul Festival

August 2024

The UK’s most anticipated Soul Festival is back. Margate Soul Festival takes place each year along the seafront, bringing together an exciting international line up over 3 days.


Broadstairs Folk Week

August 2024

A popular Kent coast event and great fun for the family with SO much to do and see! Events are held all over Broadstairs throughout the week.


Whitstable Town Regatta

August 2024

The Whitstable Town Regatta is a summer coastal event hosting family entertainment and funfairs along with sailing events and displays.


Broadstairs Food Festival

September 2024

The event is held along the Victoria Gardens and seafront Promenade and visitors can sample an array of local and regional produce.

Broadstairs, Margate, Whitstable

Looking for exciting events on the Kent coast? Broadstairs, Margate, and Whitstable host lively happenings regularly with festivals, live music, theater, and comedy.

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Top Kent Beaches

Looking for top Kent coast destinations? Miles of sandy beaches, traditional seaside towns and family attractions. Walk the coastal path or find family friendly Blue Flag beaches. There are sandy beaches in Kent which are safe for swimming as well as dog friendly beaches for long walks with our four legged friends.

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