Upcoming events in the district

Parkrun

Parkrun takes place every Saturday morning between 9am and 10:30am on The Leas, Folkestone.

Radnor Junior parkrun takes place every Sunday morning between 9am and 10am on Radnor Park, Folkestone. (Children should be aged 4 and over to take part and can register junior parkrun performance until the day before their 15th birthday.)

Upcoming events

The table below shows upcoming events in the district.

Event Name Event Date Event Timings  Event Location 
Every Story Matters Roadshow
12.07.24
10:30am – 4:30pm
Outside FOLCA, Folkestone Town Centre
Charivari Day 2024
13.07.24
9am – 7pm
The Leas, Folkestone
Romney Marsh 10
14.07.24
9:30am – 12 midday
St Martin’ Field, New Romney
Bandstand Summer Concert – Folkestone Community Swing Band
14.07.24
2pm – 5pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
Folkestone Sandcastle Competition
14.07.24
10am – 1pm
Sunny Sands, Folkestone
Bandstand Mosaic Unveiling
14.07.24
12:30pm – 5pm
Oaklands Park, Hythe
Hythe Food & Drink Festival
17.07.24 – 21.07.24
9am – 8pm
Holmans Field, Hythe
Bandstand Summer Concert – The Runaways Shadows Tribute Band
20.07.24
2pm – 5pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
Council for British Archaeology Site Open Day
20.07.24
9am – 4pm
East Cliff, Folkestone
Bandstand Summer Concert – Scott Elvis
21.07.24
2pm – 5pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
Bandstand Summer Concert – Pride Picnic
27.07.24
2pm – 5pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
Pride Parade 2024
27.07.24
1pm - 2pm
Parade from the Town Centre to The Leas, Folkestone
New Romney Country Fayre
27.07.24
10am – 5pm
St Martin’ Field, New Romney
Family Rock Pooling with Kent Wildlife Trust
27.07.24
10am - 12 midday
Lower Leas Coastal Park, Folkestone
Family Rock Pooling with Kent Wildlife Trust
28.07.24
10am - 12 midday
Lower Leas Coastal Park, Folkestone
Bandstand Summer Concert – Kent Coastal Concert Band
28.07.24
2pm – 5pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
International Circus
30.07.24 - 06.08.24
3pm - 7pm
Radnor Park, Folkestone
Folkestone Food Festival
02.08.24 – 04.08.24
02.08.24 = 4pm – 9pm
03.08.24 = 11am – 9pm
04.08.24 = 11am – 7pm
Outside FOLCA & Guildhall Street, Folkestone
Bandstand Summer Concert - Not the Rolling Stones tribute band
03.08.24
2pm – 5pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
Hawkinge Music Festival
03.08.24
1pm – 10:30pm
Hawkinge Cricket Club
Bandstand Summer Concert – The Dukes of Swing
04.08.24
2pm – 5pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
Commemoration of the 110th Anniversary of WW1
04.08.24
10:30am – 12 midday
The Memorial Arch, Folkestone
Bandstand Summer Concert – Invicta Jazz Orchestra
10.08.24
2pm – 5pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
Lions Fun Day & Boot Fair
10.08.24 - 11.08.24
7am - 3:30pm
Radnor Park, Folkestone
Hidden Beneath the Bay: Archaeology and Geology Identification Open Day
10.08.24
10am - 4pm
East Cliff, Folkestone
Bandstand Summer Concert – West Kent Concert Band
11.08.24
2:30pm – 4:30pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
Henry V Open Air Theatre
11.08.24
5pm – 7:30pm
Amphitheatre, Folkestone
VJ Day
15.08.24
11am - 12 midday
Garden of Remembrance, Folkestone
Bandstand Summer Concert – Multi-Cultural Festival Weekend
17.08.24 – 18.08.24
10am – 6pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
Facing the Cliff: East Wear Bay End of Season Open Day
17.08.24
9am – 4pm
East Cliff, Folkestone
The Hythe Bay Triathlon
18.08.24
7am – 12 midday
Hythe Swimming Pool
Hythe Venetian Fete 2024
21.08.24
4pm – 10pm
Hythe Military Canal and Canal Bank, Hythe
Dymchurch Day of Syn Festival
24.08.24 - 26.08.24
10am - 5pm
Dymchurch Recreation Ground, Dymchurch
Bandstand Summer Concert – City of Canterbury Band
24.08.24
2pm – 5pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
Family Rock Pooling with Kent Wildlife Trust
24.08.24
9am - 11am
Lower Leas Coastal Park, Folkestone
We Love Hythe Food Festival
24.08.24 – 26.08.24
24.08.24 = 11am – 7pm
25.08.24 = 11am – 7pm
26.08.24 = 11am – 6pm
Hythe Green, Hythe
Sandgate Sea Festival
24.08.24
7pm – 10pm
Granville Parade from Sandgate Castle to Sir John Moore Memorial (including Castle Car park) Sandgate
Sandgate Sea Festival
25.08.24
10am – 5pm
Granville Parade from Sandgate Castle to Sir John Moore Memorial (including Castle Car park) Sandgate
Family Rock Pooling with Kent Wildlife Trust
25.08.24
9am -11am
Lower Leas Coastal Park, Folkestone
Bandstand Summer Concert – 5 In The Bar
25.08.24
2pm – 5pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
Folkestone Oldtimer Car Rally
26.08.24
10am - 4pm
The Leas, Folkestone
Bandstand Summer Concert – 3 Shades of Grey Band
31.08.24
2pm – 5pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
Shepway Choirs Sing and Celebrate
31.08.24
12 midday – 4:30pm
Amphitheatre, Folkestone
Folkestone Downs Challenge
31.08.24
7:30am - 8:30am
Folkestone Harbour Arm
Bandstand Summer Concert – Railway Swing Band
01.09.24
2pm – 5pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
The Evie Dove Foundation Walk
07.09.24
10am – 5pm
Hythe to Folkestone and return
Bandstand Summer Concert – The Gulls
07.09.24
2pm – 5pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
Sports Day (skate boarding demos and other associated activities)
07.09.24
10am – 5pm
Guildhall Street, Folkestone
Bandstand Summer Concert – On the Run Pink Floyd Tribute Band 
08.09.24
2pm – 5pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
Bandstand Summer Concert – Mama's Funkin Skunks Band
14.09.24
2pm – 5pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
Bandstand Summer Concert – East Peckham Silver Band
15.09.24
2:30pm – 5pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
Folkestone Continental Street Market
19.09.24 – 22.09.24
10am – 6pm every day
Outside FOLCA, Folkestone
Bandstand Summer Concert – Rock of Aged
21.09.24
2pm – 5pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
Bandstand Summer Concert – Old Tymers Sailors
22.09.24
2pm – 5pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
Bandstand Summer Concert – Pretty Band
28.09.24
2pm – 5pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon
29.09.24
9.30am - 1.30pm
The Leas, Folkestone
Bandstand Summer Concert – Turmoil Band
29.09.24
2pm - 5pm
The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
Gurkha Memorial Fund Annual Service
06.10.24
11am – 12:30pm
Garden of Remembrance, Folkestone
South Kent Minds Mental Elf 5km Fun Run and Walk
01.12.24
12 midday – 1:30pm
The Leas, Folkestone
Lydd Snowflake Event
07.12.24
3pm – 7:30pm
Coronation Square, Lydd