Residents and visitors can look forward to a series of lively events taking place in the heart of Folkestone this summer.

The series, dubbed Folke About Town, includes a sports day, arts and crafts markets, including a teenage market, and a food festival. The programme aims to add vibrancy to the heart of the town, mirroring the physical regeneration planned for the wider area.

The events will be co-produced with the community and establish what type of initiatives work in the area along Guildhall Street and Sandgate Road. It is hoped some of these events can become self-sustaining and develop as permanent fixtures in the town centre events calendar.

A council spokesperson said: “We’re excited to be enhancing Folkestone town centre with these events, put on in tandem with local people.

“This really is about finding out what will work for the future of the town centre. Whatever you’re into, there’ll be something for you so please come down and get involved whether that be working as a partner, volunteering or just enjoying the fun!”

Find out more about the town centre activation on the council website. To find out more about the partnership and volunteering opportunities please contact

Full schedule of events

Folke About Town will bring energy into Folkestone town centre through a series of test events co-produced with local businesses. Check out the full line-up below:

Folkestone Food Festival

Folkestone’s finest food, food tours, masterclasses and music…

Friday 2 August – Sunday 4 August from 11am

Skate, Cycle and Music day

Teenage market, music and demos…

Friday 6 September from 3pm

Art Market

Arts, crafts and teenage market…

Saturday 14 September – Sunday 15 September from 10am

Continental Food Market

Local and continental food and drink…

Thursday 19 September – Sunday 22 September from 10am

Folkestone Street Market

New look, new ideas and new vibes…

Saturday 24 August + Saturday 5 October from 11am