Sandwich Festival

Friday 26th to Monday 29th August 2016

An extravanganza of free entertainment in the Town Centre and on the Quay Green.  Highlights include:

Friday Evening Silver Screen Jazz concert in St Mary’s,

Saturday: Carnival Queens parade and free outdoor concert; Barn Dancing in the Street;

Sunday, ‘Let’s do Vintage’ outdoor Fayre; Italian Market; Dance Schools showcase; Futures for Dogs annual Fayre on Ash Road Showground, Salsa Dancing Bar and BBQ at the Beach Hut; 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.   A welcome late addition is the old horse-drawn Sandwich Fire Engine which will be on the Quay, pumping water from the river!

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Sandwich Magna Carta will also be on display. Click here for more details

Click Here to email if you would like to get involved.

Please click here for a programme of events overview for 2016.

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Silver Screen Steamboat Jazz 

Friday 26th August

“Following their sensational debut in Sandwich, Steamboat Jazz Band make a welcome return with Silver Screen Jazz, a fabulous concert of classic music and iconic film from the trailblazing decade universally renowned as the “Jazz Age”.

Opening this year’s Sandwich Festival with a big screen and one of the best jazz bands around the historic town will once again return to the pulsating era of the Great Gatsby.

Focus will be on Radio 2 featured banjoist Richard Elmes and his all star band as they romp through a catalogue of jazz classics such as Runni’n Wild, Basin Street Blues, Doctor Jazz and present a rollicking montage of slapstick comedy from the Hollywood stars of silent film.

Full to the brim with music and fun, Silver Screen Jazz defines the very essence that put the roar into the Twenties. Don’t miss it ! “

Tickets will be on sale from  Friday 24th June

Sandwich Festival 2016

Bank Holiday Sunday – Community Showcase Day

On Sunday 28th August, Sandwich Festival will bring back the popular free music and picnic on the Quay Green from 5.00pm followed by the illuminated boat parade – hopefully with fireworks


throughout the day On the Quay Green we are showcasing all of our local clubs and societies.

Every local group is invited to have  a Static display

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

There will be some healthy eating and drinking stalls as well.

To get involved – phone Steve on 611 619 or email

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

See for the full festival programme