Sandwich Festival

Thursday 24th to Monday 28th August 2017

A packed programme of events..

This year’s programme includes some very special events in honour of the 800th Anniversary of the Battle of Sandwich including a grand parade on Sunday 27th August.

The newly refurbished Sandwich museum, featuring a temporary exhibition on the Battle of Sandwich which took place on 24th August 1217, will be open daily from 10 – 4pm. Admission Free .

An extravanganza of free entertainment in the Town Centre and on the Quay Green.  Highlights will include the following, currently being updated daily

Thursday  12 noon Annual St Bart’s Bun Run and in the evening – Classical concert in St Mary’s Arts Centre with the Astor Palm Court Orchestra

Friday – Brad Pittance and the Pirates 9pm Fleur de Lis pub

Saturday and Sunday – Medieval encampment on the Quay Green.

Saturday: Carnival Queens parade and free outdoor concert; Barn Dancing in the Street; tours of St Barts Chapel ,

Sunday : Community Showcase on the Guildhall forecourt, Italian Market in Market street; Salsa Dancing Bar and BBQ at the Beach Hut on Breezy Corner; Music on the Green with three live acts;  Illuminated boat parade.

Monday – Classic Cars on the Quay Green, Sandwich Town Centre: Food Fayre and Monday Funday plus the Sandwich Bites Competition.

For further info e mail

Bank Holiday Sunday – Community Showcase Day

On the Guildhall Forecourt we are showcasing all of our local clubs and societies.

Every local group is invited to have a Static display with

a gazebo or table top – to promote yourself to the public.

You could turn it into a fund raising stall as well as recruiting new members.

For those whose activities lend themselves, we will have a programme of

Live Displays – eg fencing, Zumba, boxing rugby, football etc

To get involved – phone Steve on 611 619 or email

There is no charge involved – we just want you to promote to the public what you all do