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Events

Many of our events are free - if you enjoy them - we would be grateful of a donation on the day, to keep the Festival going for years to come.

Festival Play - Sarah Thorne Theatre

Jun

20

07.30PM

Festival Play - 'Dombey and Son' at Sarah Thorne Theatre

Dickens on Film - The Palace Cinema

Jun

20

08.00PM

'Dickens on Film', followed by 'Great Expectations' (1946) at the Palace Cinema, Harbour Street. Tickets £6

Musical entertainment on the Bandstand

Jun

21

01.00PM

Musical entertainment on the Bandstand with St. Mildred's School

Dickens Broadstairs Haunts

Jun

21

01.30PM

A walk around Broadstairs. Learn about the places Dickens would have visited. Assemble at the Information Desk on Victoria Gardens

Musical entertainment on the Bandstand

Jun

21

02.00PM

Musical entertainment on the Bandstand with Upton School

Militant Maids on the Promenade

Jun

21

02.00PM

Militant Maids on the Promenade. What will the Maids be demanding this year!?

Dickensian Beach Party and Picnic

Jun

21

02.30PM

Dickensian Beach Party and Picnic on Viking Bay

Gin Tasting

Jun

21

03.30PM

Gin Tasting at Loungers Bar, John Street

Dickens House Museum

Jun

21

07.30PM

Lucinda Hawksley will present "Dickens and Travel" Contact the Museum for tickets

Festival Play - ' Dombey and Son'

Jun

21

07.30PM

Festival Play - ' Dombey and Son' at Sarah Thorne Theatre

Victorian Country Fair

Jun

21

10.00AM

10am - 5pm Victorian Country Fair on Victoria Gardens Meet the Victorian Street Musicians

Musical Entertainment

Jun

21

10.00AM

Musical Entertainment at the Bandstand with Haddon Dene School

Dickensian Coffee

Jun

21

10.30AM

Take coffee with the costumed Dickensians at Verrey's High Street

Antique Valuation Day

Jun

21

11.00AM

Antique Valuation Day on Victoria Gardens

Musical Entertainment at the Bandstand

Jun

21

11.00AM

Musical Entertainment at the Bandstand with St. Lawrence College

Barry Wootton exhibition

Jun

21

11.00AM

Barry Wootton exhibition at Holy Trinity Church

Stagecoach Special

Jun

21

11.30AM

Assemble for the Stagecoach Special - a ride on the Open Top Bus from Victoria Parade to the Boating Pool, Ramsgate, and back. Depart 11.42 am, return 12.17pm

Musical entertainment at the Bandstand

Jun

21

12.00PM

Musical entertainment at the Bandstand with Foreland Fields School

Dickensian Mini Goff

Jun

21

12.30PM

Dickensian Mini Goff at Lillyputt £3 in Dickensian costume. Otherwise £5

David Copperfield - The Journey continues

Jun

22

01.00PM

Kim Bourne and Children perform 'David Copperfield - The Journey continues'

Mr. Bumble's tea party

Jun

22

01.30PM

Mr. Bumble's tea party on Victoria Gardens Tickets £5 (all ages welcome)

Porteus and Archer

Jun

22

02.00PM

Porteus and Archer in the Events tent. Free admission

Up Before the Beak

Jun

22

02.30PM

'Up Before the Beak' on the Bandstand A light-hearted look at the law during Dickensian times

Festival Play - ' Dombey and Son'

Jun

22

03.00PM

Festival Play - ' Dombey and Son' at Sarah Thorne Theatre

Dickensian Beach Party and Picnic

Jun

22

03.30PM

Dickensian Beach Party and Picnic on Viking Bay

Festival Play - ' Dombey and Son'

Jun

22

07.30PM

Festival Play - ' Dombey and Son' at Sarah Thorne Theatre

Victorian Country Fair on Victoria Gardens

Jun

22

10.00AM

Victorian Country Fair on Victoria Gardens Meet the 79th Cameron Highlanders who will be on Victoria Gardens all weekend with their displays.

Dickensian Coffee

Jun

22

10.30AM

Take coffee with the costumed Dickensians at The Bay Tree Hotel, Eastern Esplanade

Barry Wootton exhibition

Jun

22

11.00AM

Barry Wootton exhibition at Holy Trinity Church

Dickens Broadstairs Haunts

Jun

22

11.00AM

A walk around Broadstairs. Learn about the places Dickens would have visited. Assemble at the Information Desk on Victoria Gardens

Pierremont War Memorial

Jun

22

11.30AM

Dickensians assemble at Pierremont War Memorial

The Grand Parade

Jun

22

12.00PM

The Grand Parade from the War Memorial to Victoria Gardens

Victorian Village Cricket

Jun

23

02.00PM

Victorian Village Cricket Match on Victoria Gardens

Hat Demonstration

Jun

23

02.30PM

Hat Demonstration by Megan Rowlands. Events Tent. Free Admission

Concert by BAE

Jun

23

03.00PM

Concert by BAE Systems Brass Band on the Bandstand

Gin Tasting

Jun

23

03.30PM

Gin Tasting at Loungers Bar, John Street

Parasol Competition

Jun

23

04.00PM

Parasol Competition in memory of Kathleen Hotson

Songs of Praise

Jun

23

04.30PM

Songs of Praise at Holy Trinity Church

Festival Play - ' Dombey and Son'

Jun

23

07.30PM

Festival Play - ' Dombey and Son' at Sarah Thorne Theatre

Victorian Country Fair

Jun

23

10.00AM

Victorian Country Fair on Victoria Gardens Punch and Judy - performances during the day

Dickensian Coffee

Jun

23

10.30AM

Take coffee with the costumed Dickensians at The Bay Tree Hotel, Eastern Esplanade

Barry Wootton exhibition

Jun

23

11.00AM

Barry Wootton exhibition at Holy Trinity Church

Open-air Church Service

Jun

23

11.30AM

Open-air Church Service at Preacher's Knoll with the Ramsgate Salvation Army Band

Noon Day Gun

Jun

23

12.00PM

The Dickens Declaimers

Jun

23

12.30PM

The Dickens Declaimers, a dramatic reading group from the Dickens Fellowship will read Bardell v Pickwick, which is the Trial scene from Pickwick Papers.Events Tent. Free admission