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Here is the overview of your guide for 2016…


Cheriton Lights Festival… 27th-28th

This will be the third Cheriton Light Festival to be held in Cheriton, across one weekend in February 2016. The High Street will be closed and over 30 artists will be commissioned to produce artworks using the medium of light to be shown in and around Cheriton High Street and Strange Cargo’s Factory building.


Harbour Arm Re-opening…

Following a very successful trial season in late summer 2015, Folkestone Harbour Arm will be open again from March 2016.

WOW Festival… 8th-12th

WOW 2016 will look at topics like women in war, the beauty industry, ageing, men's role in ending sexism and righting the under-representation of women from the school syllabus to government, energising and providing the inspiration and tools to make change.


St. George’s Day Parade…24th

A full day of activities on the Leas and in the Leas Cliff Hall, starting with the District Scouts, Cubs and Beaver groups holding their annual service followed by a MASSIVE Parade through the town with St. George, Dragon, local community groups, bands and more.


Film, TV & Comic Con… 7th

Folkestone film, TV and comic con 2016 is an epic celebration of TV, Films and Comics with guest signers, traders, props and costumers. Supported by The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust 

Fun Dog Show… 28th

48 Classes including Pedigree, Novelty, Obedience and Handling. Rossetes to 5th place in each class.

Leas Village Fete... 29th

A traditional event which includes arena displays, children’s fairground rides, demonstrations, side-shows, competitions, food and craft & gift stalls.


The Queen's 90th Birthday event... 12th 

Along the Leas and Bandstand

Armed forces day… 18th

The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas,Royal Gurkha Riffles,Bomb Disposal Unit,Folkestone & Hythe Sea Cadets and New Romney Sea Cadets,Kent Army Cadets,Folkestone School for Girls Band,Shepway Primary Singers,Harvey Big Band.

Multi Cultural Festival…24th-26th

June 24th to 26th 2016 will see the Multicultural Festival take a different turn with a new venue. The first day, Friday 24th in conjunction with the “Heart Forum” will be Belgian Day.



Big burst of colours covering the streets of Folkestone. With many laughs and giggles on the way prepare yourself to be amazed with the hard work and dedication schools, children, and adults have put in to contribute to ‘Strange Cargos’ initial idea of focusing on celebratory outdoor arts projects and carnivals.

Sandcastle competition…16th

Teams of all ages will compete to design and make the best sandcastle in Folkestone Town.


Harbour festival…

There will be free live music and entertainment all weekend, raft race, fun fair rides, food and drink.

Trawlers race… 6th-7th

The dates of Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th 2016 tide well for the return of the Trawler Race Week-end.

Fairytale and fancy dress picnic… 13th-14th

A magical week-end of family fun on the Leas by the Bandstand


Sausage festival… 3rd

A free family event with sausage tastings, entertainment and probably more dachshunds (four legged sausages) that you've ever seen in Folkestone.

Battle of Britain Wreath Laying Service.. 15th


Zombie walk… 29th

A non profit organisation run by a group of friends bringing unique events to Folkestone.


Youth Festival of Remembrance… 12th

To Raise money for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

To keep yourself updated about these events throughout the year look at our events calender on our events page

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