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.
In the parks, pubs, gardens, beaches and promenade; musicians – from the highly professional to the inexperienced amateur – get together in impromptu sessions whilst Morris dancers, Appalachian clog dancers, rapper sword dancers and many others demonstrate their skills on the streets and along the prom all week long in Broadstairs, Kent.
10 – 17th August 2018
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.
2018 Festival Dates:
Food Festival – the main event – Friday 28th – 30th September 2018
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.