Dreamland Margate. Credit Jason Pay
Dreamland Margate. Credit Jason Pay

Upcoming Festivals and Events

The summer holidays may be over but there is still plenty going on in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate to keep you entertained this autumn

Margate Festival: NOW  
14-30 September

An ambitious, cross-art form festival, celebrating the range of artists through animating unusual spaces and creating a sense of curiosity and buzz

Roundabout Festival
20-23 September

Enjoy 4 days of theatre, comedy, workshops and more as the Roundabout festival set within a pop up theatre returns to Margate

Margate Jazz Weekend 
21-23 September

3 days of some of the finest contemporary jazz artists including headline acts Courtney Pine, Omar Puente and Bansangu Orchestra performing

Margate Bookie 
28-30 September

A Bank Holiday special of literary events. Starring Louis de Bernières, Salena Godden, Jake Arnott, Anna Hart and Daisy Buchanan. Plus children’s activities and poetry slam!

Broadstairs Food Festival 
28-30 September

Celebrating its 10th anniversary on the gardens above Viking Bay with over 100 local and regional producers, plus chef's demonstrations, cider house and vintage tea parlour

Margate Film Festival 
3-7 October

The inaugural Margate Film Festival with 18 events over 5 days including debut feature films, British shorts, archives, new live scores, discussions, special events and family workshops

Looping the Loop Festival  
3-11 November

The 11th festival season of unforgettable adventures in performance across Thanet including Ground Control and Hannah and Hanna in Dreamland

Kent Tattoo Convention  
9-11 November

This new event to Margate promising to be a truly unique spectacle with stage shows, walk around entertainment, live tattooing, tattoo modelling and live art