Three days of fun in Broadstairs to mark King’s coronation

Broadstairs Bandstand Photo Dan Thomsett

A three-day extravaganza of family activities will take place at Victoria Gardens, on Broadstairs seafront,, from Saturday 6 May until Bank Holiday Monday 8 May, to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III and the Queen Consort.

Events will kick off at 10am on Saturday 6 May with stalls, attractions and small children’s rides on Victoria Gardens. There will be live music on the bandstand at 2pm with popular band Mixed Emotions and at 7.30pm with Simon Foster and Friends. The day’s event will culminate at 9pm with a Grand Firework display over Viking Bay including a celebratory crown and beacon lighting on the beach, weather permitting.

Sunday will continue with craft and trade stalls on Victoria Gardens. People are invited to contact the Town Council if they would like to take part.

At noon a Fun Dog Show will take place and dog owners are invited to sign up as soon as possible by contacting the Town Council on [email protected].

Participants will also be able to sign up on the day, subject to maximum numbers.  Medway Brass Band will then provide a ‘Prom’ style concert on the bandstand from 2.30pm.

Residents and visitors are invited to come along and wave a flag, compliments of the Chamber of Commerce, and join in the fun. There will be an opportunity, between 11am – 2pm, for children to make and colour a crown to wear and they will be offered a small treat if they come dressed in red, white and blue, or in Coronation themed fancy dress.

Bank Holiday Monday will have a showcase of much of what Broadstairs and St Peter’s has to offer. The Inspiration Creative Signing Choir will open the day’s proceedings with a performance on the bandstand at 11am followed at half hourly intervals by local groups such as the Dickens Declaimers, Folk Week and the St Peter’s Village Tour who will all give a taster of the events to be enjoyed in the town over the summer.

As part of the King’s Big Help Out theme, local voluntary organisations will be set up in Victoria Gardens to give information about what they do and to attract new volunteer and participants.

Finally, to round off the weekend, regular bandstand favourites Charlie Don’t Surf will delight the crowds between 2pm – 5pm.

A Town Council spokesman said, “Broadstairs and St Peter’s Town Council is proud to be working in partnership with various organisations from around the town to organise these celebrations. Particular thanks must go to the Broadstairs Fireworks Events, Broadstairs Tourism and Leisure Association and the Chamber of Commerce for all their hard work in helping to bring the event together.”


  1. Endless fun. I’m looking forward to the cap-doffing competition. Contestants must be 60 or over to enter.

  2. Just seen a picture of King Charles the turd (I’m Irish) in Germany totally bedecked out in medals! In this mans army over 60 years ago, medals were only awarded after surviving active service. So, where did the king serve? Oh! right he has never done a days duty in the armed forces, so what are the medals for? Its all a farce, riddled with hypocrisy! This country should join the grown up countries, and elect our own head of state in a Republic!

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