There are always plenty of events happening in Broadstairs and the surrounding area throughout the year and whilst we don’t offer a comprehensive ‘what’s on’ guide, we are pleased to display a selection of the most popular and recognised events in our local area for you to take a peek at below.
The Broadstairs Food Festival is a three-day celebration of the abundance of good local food and drink to be found in Thanet and Kent: fabulous meats, cheeses, artisan breads, pickles, jams and relishes, mouth-watering cakes and pastries and Quex crisps all washed down with Kent wines, ciders and ales every October. In addition the Food Festival holds a Spring Fair every Easter.
2017 Festival Dates:
Food Festival SPRING FAIR: April 15th – April 17th. 10am – 5pm
Food Festival – the main event – Fri 29th Sept – Sun 1st Oct
The Winter Gardens has a long and fascinating history dating back to 1911. The building itself is a fine example of Edwardian Architecture and has retained its charm and atmosphere. The venue has always been an important attraction to Margate and has adapted itself to meet the changing needs of its customers over many years.
Charles Dickens visited Broadstairs in Kent regularly from 1837 until 1859 and immortalised the town as “Our English Watering Place”.
Broadstairs Dickens Festival takes place every year in June.
The 2017 event of the popular Broadstairs Folk Week is to be held from 11th – 18th August 2017, FREE events and craft fair starts on 11th. Some very exciting bands will no doubt lined up for this event, and we recommend keeping tabs on their website for updates.
Tickets are on sale from January although if you sign up to be ‘Friend of Folk Week’, you’ll receive updates on priority bookings.