24 things to see and do in Thanet, July 30-31

Ramsgate carnival Photo Steven Collis

Ramsgate carnival

Ramsgate carnival returns with the parade, funfair and stalls at Government Acre.

The carnival takes place on Sunday, July 31, moving off at 4pm. The fair will be on Government Acre on both Saturday until 6.30pm and Sunday from 11am. There will also be stalls on Sunday.

The route is the same as usual, starting at Royal Esplanade and travelling through Paragon, Royal and Harbour Parade, Plains of Waterloo, King and Queen Streets, Westcliff Road, Grange Road and back to Royal Esplanade.

Prizes will be awarded in a number of categories including best dressed pedestrian group, best youth group, best commercial float and more.

Pop-Up Market at Ramsgate Boating Pool

Molly Pickles and local makers, creatives and curators stage a one-day only market at the Ramsgate Boating Pool on Saturday, July 30, 10am until 4pm.

Gadgeteer Gravitram Workshop

Saturday, July 30, Broadstairs Library on The Broadway from 10.30am to noon.

To celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge a Gadgeteer Gravitram Workshop will be held. Youngsters can construct Rolling Ball Sculptures from recycled materials!This event is suitable for children aged 4 to 11 years old. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Booking is essential and spaces are limited. To book a space please either email Broadstairs Library at [email protected] or call 03000 41 31 31 and ask for Broadstairs Library

After All This Time returns to Elsewhere, Margate.

Saturday, July 30, Doors open at 9pm

Cold (LIVE) Al Wootton LC Lawson Benn Roanne

Ticket proceeds will be donated to Margate Independant Foodbank.

Presented by Elsewhere, The Centre, Margate

This is an 18+ event

£7 (+£1 BF) in advance / £10 on the door

Book now

Thanet Chamber Concert with the “Off the Wall” Ensemble

Saturday, July 30, Ramsgate Salvation Army at 167 High Street, 3pm

An unusual concert by a new group from London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The highlight will be a ‘centenary’ performance of the rediscovered Piano Quartet by Alfred Wall, who has strong links with Thanet. This romantic work was one of the first Carnegie Award winners, but has not been heard in 100 years. It will be preceded by the ‘Phantasy’ piano quartet by Frank Bridge, from a similar period, and a modern single-movement quartet by Huw Watkins MBE.

This concert is in aid of the  Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.

£10 on the door

Deep State at Ramsgate Music Hall

Saturday, July 30, Doors 9pm

Deep State brings you the very best in classic and modern underground dance music across the genres of Progressive House, Dark tribal, Techno, and Breaks. An unforgettable night of quality music, delivered by experienced DJ’s on the scene, well versed in reading the dance floor.


Emma K

Dee James Brown

Karl Johnson

18+ event

£10.00 + £1.50 Booking fee

Book now

Overground Underground tour at Ramsgate Tunnels

Saturday, July 30, 11.30am

A guided walk above and below ground, following the route of Ramsgate’s famous wartime Tunnels. Hidden entrances and features of interest above ground will be pointed out along the way, and below ground, you will follow in the footsteps of those who rushed for cover during the Second World War, descending into the Tunnels via an original public entrance.

The Tour starts outside The Sailors Church, Military Road, Royal Harbour, Ramsgate CT11 9LG at 11.30 am and finishes at the entrance to Ramsgate Tunnels, Marina Esplanade, CT11 8FH at approximately 2pm.
The tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours.

You will be required to climb multiple sets of stairs and descend a 2.5 metre secure steel ladder during the tour. Physical fitness and mobility is essential.

The tour is only suitable for those aged 12 and above. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Due to the lack of public toilets en-route, please utilise the seafront facilities prior to the start of the tour.

Make sure to dress for the prevailing weather conditions, the tour will continue if it is raining, and make sure to bring warm clothing for inside the Tunnels – it is a constant temperature of 11 c.
Wear comfortable footwear suitable for a walk of 2 miles (including the uneven tunnel floor).

A safety briefing will be given at the start of the tour where you will be issued with a hi-visibility vest.
You will be issued with hard hats and torches when you enter the Tunnels.

Tickets and Pricing


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Textile Journeys

Exhibition by students of Village Textiles at The Old School, Church Street, Minster. July 30-31. Open 10am to 5pm, admission £1.50. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available.

Pickled at Dreamland

Pickled Margate welcomes ‘Faith’s Terry Farley and Stuart Patterson to Dreamland for a 3 hour set, joined on the night by Derrick Patterson and the Lunar Sol guys on Saturday, July 30.

Terry Farley has produced some of house music’s most enduring cuts under various guises, including Roach Motel and Bocca Juniors, as well as with Pete Heller as Heller and Farley.

Stuart Patterson has been at the forefront of London’s cutting edge club scene for decades, while continuing to travel and play at the finest clubs across the UK and the globe.

Derrick Patterson, has been mixing since the 80s, first known on London Pirate radio station ‘D Faze1’ – Springboard for Fabio and Groove Rider, Mark Sinclair, Dave Angel and Booker T, to name but a few.

Lunar Sol, Kent based duo of Lee & Stevie have held residencies at Aaja, SE London, DJ sets at Retrofest, and every Friday can be found on Ibiza Underground Radio.

The event runs from 9pm-2am

Tickets £20 plus booking fee from https://ra.co/events/1513974

Antoinette’s Archaeology Adventure

July 30-31, Powell Cotton Museum, Quex Estate, The museum is open 11am-4 pm. All activities are drop-in

£2.50 standard admission includes all activities

Join a short tour to discover Antoinette’s career and contribution to archaeological discovery in Minnis Bay.

Explore the galleries of the museum, identifying colours and patterns as you go.

Measure your grown-up and learn how to use a measuring rod- helpful in scaling images.

Get arty with pottery drawing.

Craft a brooch

Play the ‘archaeology or palaeontology’ quiz with us.

Find out more at https://powell-cottonmuseum.org/event/antoinettes-archaeology-adventure/

The Powell-Cotton Museum is offering a Summer Saver pass to allow one adult and up to two children aged under 16, to visit on all open weekends including the bank holiday, throughout the summer holidays.

Each pass will cost £10 so families will start saving from their second visit. Since re-opening at the new entrance price of £2.50 per person, the museum has seen a huge increase in repeat visits.

With a summer pass, visitors can attend all weekend open days, daytime events, and the August bank holiday Monday, until the 29th August. Passes can be purchased on arrival at the museum.

Maurice House Summer Fete

July 30, 2pm till 5pm. Fete and Thanet Classics Car Club vehicles

Maurice House, British Legion
Callis Court Road

Sea PET making workshop

July 30-31, Turner Contemporary

A weekend of re-using and re-imagining plastics in an underwater mobile making workshop at Turner Contemporary

Drop in 1pm – 4pm

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is a single-use plastic found everywhere from fruit mesh bags to drink bottle tops. Unfortunately, these often end up in landfill or polluting our seas. We invite you to extend the life of these plastics by creating your very own Sea PET mobiles.

Think stinging jellyfish, luminous coral and deep ocean creatures!

The materials in this workshop are sterilised before use. For more information, please contact [email protected] or call 01843 233000

Suitable for children aged 5+.


Quiz night at Margate Caves

July 30, 6pm for a 6.30pm start

Great prizes and a fun wooden spoon!

Teams of up to 6 people with a selection of Kentish nibbles for the table.

The Caves will be open in the interval for your perusal.

£25 per table

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Retro Raves host the Margate Summer Party at Olby’s

Olby’s, King Street, Margate. Doors open at 7pm

Line up:

Lisa Maffia

MC Romeo

Dan da Man

DJ Dan Jolly

Tickets are £5 (plus booking fee) online. More on the door

Book now

Broadstairs Bandstand

Live music 2.30pm to 4pm

July 30 Red and July 31 Kent Police Band


Palace Cinema Broadstairs

The real Buzz Lightyear – the Space Ranger that Andy and Bonnie’s beloved toy was based on – jets off for an intergalactic adventure with an adorable robot-cat companion. But there’s trouble ahead when he finds himself marooned 4.2 million light-years from Earth… How will he get home?

Friday 29 July 4pm

Saturday 30 July 4pm

Sunday 31 July 4pm

Book here

And varying screen times up to August 4

Isle of Thanet Cup

This Saturday sees the Blues welcome Ramsgate FC in the latest instalment of the Isle of Thanet Cup, with kick-off at Hartsdown Park at 3pm.

Supporters are able to purchase their tickets in advance by clicking here, or are able to purchase them on the turnstiles which open at 1:30pm.

Following the conclusion of the game, the 2022 Community Shield fixture between Liverpool and Manchester City will be shown on the screens in the Hartsdown Bar.

Cliftonville Farmers’ Market

Sunday, July 31, 10.00am to 1.00pm Walpole Bay Lawns, CT9 3HF

Between 35 – 40 stalls each month selling – wild game, homemade ice creams and sorbets, fresh fish & shellfish, Kentish cheeses, olives, oils, Italian bakes, pizzas, doughnuts, vegetarian slices, cakes, macarons, fudge, fresh flowers, plants, hanging baskets, fresh fruit, seasonal veg, locally made sausages & bacon, vegan cakes, vegan salami, vegan bacon, Kentish grown saffron, fruit juices, pet treats, preserves, chutneys, eggs, honey, duck eggs, nut butters, fruit cordials, fermented foods, meat, sausage rolls, Turkish/Cypriot bakes, baklava, Ukraine bakes, New York style cookies, Dutch cheeses, cider, liqueurs, chilli jams, hand made chocolates, hot food, hot drinks.

Seashore Safari at Minnis Bay

Starts at 8am

Explore Thanet’s chalk rocky shore for its fascinating rockpool wildlife. Join one of the series of safaris touring different Thanet Coast bays to explore the chalk reef and rockpools to see what shore life can find. These events are run with the help of Thanet Coast volunteers.

All events last for up to 2 hours and are suitable for ALL the family, but particularly 4-11s.

Children must be always be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Suggested donation of £2 per person.

PLEASE USE ONLINE BOOKINGS – as numbers will be limited this year.

Click here for  booking

Comedy at Northdown Brewery

July 31, Northdown Brewery at Unit J1C/A, Channel Road, Westwood Industrial Estate, Margate, 4pm
Outside seating then a lovely cool room for some comedy

UEFA final screening

The UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Final between England and Germany will be screened live at Dreamland on Sunday, July 31.

The Lionesses have stormed their way through the 16-team competition and , after a 4-0 victory over Sweden on Tuesday, they take on Germany for the cup.

The final will be screened at the Scenic Stage from 5pm-8.30pm.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. Entry is free but places need to be booked.

Dreamland will be open all day as usual, with a selected line up of quieter rides available after 5pm.

Sign up for your place here

Thanet Coast Photo Exhibition

Running until August 2, Droit House on Margate harbour arm, 10am-5pm

Thanet Coast Project and Bird Wise East Kent Photographic Exhibition

A collaboration between Bird Wise East Kent and Thanet Coast Project, hosting the winners from their first Photography Competition celebrating our coastal environment and wildlife.

Come along to see our beautiful coastline captured through a variety of different themes, including a focus on our overwintering migratory birds, the iconic scenery and human impact on the environment

Exhibition aimed at raising awareness of the features and coastscape of the North East Kent Marine Protected Area.

DC League of Super Pets (PG)

Carlton Cinema, Westgate

When a genetically enhanced Guinea pig threatens the lives of the Justice League, Krypto the Superdog, Superman’s loyal pet, teams up with a group of shelter animals who have recently come into super‐powers to help save the day.

Various showtimes up until August 4. Booking details here


Roller disco, amusements and rides are open daily during the summer holidays from 11am.

Rides are operated on a pay-per-ride basis.  1 Ticket = £1.  Buy 20 tickets & get 2 free. Scenic Railway ride is 5 tickets.


  1. The Mobile Sharpening Stall, will not now be with us this month.
    He will be back next month.

    • Oh no was so looking forward to getting my knifes sharpened have a Ninja event coming up 😂

      • If you phone or email Sams Sharpening, he will come to your house. He is often over in Thanet and is happy to call, if you want knives sharpened

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