Packed programme of fun for 2023 Broadstairs Water Gala

Broadstairs Water Gala Photo Carole Adams

It is nearly time for the annual Broadstairs Water Gala which takes place on August 2.

Enjoy everything from the Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Lillyputt Mini Golf, paddleboard lessons, Seashore Safaris, Punch & Judy, King Neptune’s arrival, decorated beach huts, sandcastle competitions, RNLI, beach sports activities, sea shanties, storytelling and lots more.

There will be a full programme at the Bandstand with singers, character actors, circus skills, performing arts and theatre.

The fun fair will be on Victoria Gardens from 10am until late and there will be a variety of local craft and gift stalls along the Prom.

In the evening there will be live music on the Bandstand at 8pm from Top Gun and a firework display at 9.45pm – weather permitting.

Broadstairs Water Gala Photo Carole Adams

Where and when

From 10am-10:30pm

Family fun day with beach and water activities, sand castle competition, best beach huts, Teddy Bears, bandstand children’s entertainment, fun fair, stalls on the promenade, and much more

Funfair on Victoria Gardens 29th July – 2nd August 10.30am – 10.30pm (ride charges apply)

Craft and Gift stall along promenade 29th & 30th July and 2nd August

9am Teddy Bears Picnic at Lillyputt Mini Golf

9.30am register at Kent Surf School for morning paddle board lessons (10 years+ and able to swim minimal of 25 meters)

Bandstand activities – circus skills and workshop sessions, local stage schools performances, live music throughout the day, Princess and Pirates ‘Jack Sparrow’ lookalike

Beach activities – Punch and Judy, Total Sport Coaching, Water Safety sessions with Kent Surf School, King Neptune arrives on the sea, RNLi lifeboats moored at the jetty (subject to operations), storytelling, Sandcastle/sculpture competitions, Victorian beach party, Shipwrights Sea Shanty crew, decorated beach hut competition, Thanet Coast Project Shoreline Scavenger Hunts

Live music on the bandstand at 8pm featuring Top Guns followed by firework display at 9.45pm (subject to weather conditions).

Photo Carole Adams

Event supported by Broadstairs and St Peter’s Chamber of Commerce and Broadstairs and St Peter’s Town Council. Special thanks to Thorley Taverns, Morelli’s Gelato, Royal Albion Hotel, Lillyputt Mini Golf, Visit Broadstairs and Stagecoach.