What’s on

Events galore in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

World-class art exhibitions and sports contests. Festivals celebrating folk music and great food and drink. The diaries of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate events merit a closer look.

Year-round, it's well worth building a short break around some of the best Kent events. At Margate's cutting-edge Turner Contemporary look out for international exhibitions, talks, gallery tours and art workshops for children and adults.

Don't-miss annual events including Broadstairs Folk Week; seven days of top-quality acts performing all over town. The three-day Broadstairs Food Festival sees gourmets flock to the resort. While June's Broadstairs Dickens Festival is a literary-led, costume character-filled, Victoriana-infused delight.

The sand-dusted Margate Masters volleyball tournament overflows with Britain's top players and have-a-go courts. In August, Ramsgate Week sees international sailors competing off the resort in a regatta to rival Cowes. Just a few weeks later Ramsgate's Summer Squall brings a feast of film, drama and dance to town.

The Wheels and Fins festival sees skateboarders, surfers and bands set up on the beach at Joss Bay. The uber-cool GEEK gaming festival brings talks, workshops and hands-on sessions to Margate in February

Thanet's cinemas range from 10-screen multiplexes to art house independents. Top theatres include: Margate's Winter Gardens, Tom Thumb Theatre and prestigious Theatre Royal; Ramsgate's Granville Theatre; and the Sarah Thorne Theatre Company in Broadstairs

Beaches

Thanet's 15 sandy beaches and bays stretch from Pegwell Bay in the south to Minnis Bay in the north. Long famous for their beauty, this year they've notched up...Read More

Must See Places

Heritage and culture is equally varied with Dickens, Pugin and the Vikings! There’s diverse entertainment at the Edwardian Winter Gardens, the venerable Theatre Royal and tiny Tom Thumb...Read More

What’s on

World-class art exhibitions and sports contests. Festivals celebrating folk music and great food and drink. The diaries of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate events merit a closer look....Read More

Shop

From browsing for big-name brands, to hunting for shabby-chic antiques, Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate do retail therapy well. The Isle's three resorts are home to all the well-loved...Read More

Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary is a dynamic visual arts organisation that believes in making art open, relevant and fulfilling for all. Inspired by JMW Turner’s sense of enquiry, we offer a space for...Read More

Theatre

Theatre Royal Margate is Britain's second oldest theatre dating back to 1787 in one of Margate's most fashionable squares. It's heir to over 200 years of tradition and perhaps southern England's...Read More