This years Folkestone Harbour Festival 2008 will take place on July 19 2008. We have a full day program lined up starting at 10am in the morning right through till 9pm when we close with a spectacular firework display in the Harbour. Events include the Sunny Sands Raft race at midday, followed by the Trawler race and a demonstration yacht race. DOver Lifeboat will be in the harbour and usually welcomes visitors. The Coastguard rescue vessel will give a firefighting display and there will also be an air sea rescue helicopter display.
Have a go events will include a Rodeo bull, a bungee run, Gladiator challenge, skittle alley, 3 bouncy castles and more. for the kids there will be fairground rides and there will also be sideshows and stalls hosted by HarbourMart.
Live bands all afternoon and into the evening.
All proceeds go to the RNLI and other local Charities
This is part of my website The Folkestone Gerald that I built in a fury of enthusiasm when we first moved here sometime in 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that so I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. The site was a lot more dynamic with a gig calendar and voting for favourite places and stuff, and I know it was a useful resource for those who were thinking of moving here. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as The town is now becoming the exciting place we knew it was just about to. My name is not Gerald by the way, the name comes from a pretend newspaper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do contact me if you have something to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.