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Events going on in and around Kent

Broadstairs Blues Bash

Broadstairs Blues Bash is Kent’s largest Blues Festival and hosts over 40 bands, who will be performing live at various venues throughout Broadstairs. Visitors can enjoy many free performances provided by local, national and international blues acts, all playing great old and new blues music.

Broadstairs Dickens Festival

The Charles Dickens Festival has been taking place in Broadstairs in Kent since 1937, when Gladys Waterer, the resident of Dickens House, organised a production of David Copperfield to commemorate the centenary of Charles Dickens first visit to Broadstairs in 1837. To publicise the event, the whole town dressed up in Victorian costumes and the Festival has been held annually in June ever since, with the exception of the years during World War 2.

Broadstairs Folk Week

Broadstairs Folk Week is an annual Festival that takes place during August and includes many free events across the town as well as a free Craft and Music Fair. Music and dance workshops, a campsite with great activities and a ‘Big Parade’, which is a family friendly procession of music, dancing and magic are just of the few events that take place during the festival week.

Broadstairs Food Festival

The Broadstairs Food Festival is a very popular three-day event that takes place during October and features a fantastic range of regional produce from Thanet and Kent. Stalls include, local cheeses, cakes, pastries, meats, artisan breads and wines, ciders and ales from Kent. There are also a variety of masterclass sessions to enjoy and of course the opportunity to try and buy the great food and drink available.

Ramsgate Festival of Sound

Started in 2010, the Ramsgate Festival is a week-long festival that takes place during the last week in July and is a multi-arts festival offering a huge range of workshops, storytelling, arts, print making, dance, circus, theatre, films and much more

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