21 things to see and do in Thanet, July 28-30

Ramsgate Carnival Photo Frank Leppard

Cliftonville Outdoor Cinema: Jaws

July 28, The Oval Bandstand and Lawns, Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville

-8:00pm – Doors open (drinks and snacks available)
-9:15pm – Film starts (sunset 9:06pm)
-10:45 – Film ends.

The Oval Bar will be onsite serving a wide selection of drinks including beer, prosecco, wines, spirits, cocktails, and soft drinks. Hot drinks, cold drinks, popcorn and cinema treats will be available at The Oval Kiosk. Deckchair seating is included in all tickets.

Tickets are issued by e-tickets. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cliftonville-outdoor-cinema-jaws-tickets-418890421527

Windmill Summer Fair

Windmill Community Gardens Margate, Margate

Friday 28th July, Noon – 3PM

Adult £6, under 18s free

Tickets at: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/windmill-community-gardens-margate

Ramsgate Carnival

July 29-30

Join Ramsgate Carnival as it celebrates its 100th anniversary

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th Noon-8pm

Government Acre plays host to a weekend fair – stalls, bar, funfair, entertainment

The Giants Awake – East Kent has its own band of Giants. They have been sleeping for a while. To celebrate the Ramsgate Carnival a few are gathering to parade on Government Acre.

Sunday 30th at 4pm

The annual colourful carnival parade starts from Government Acre (Royal Esplanade) to circle the town and back to Government Acre.

Ramsgate’s Charlotte Court Market

July 29, 10am-4pm

Monthly market of crafts, goods and local produce

NGS Open Garden Weekend

July 29-30,Noon to 4pm, The Watch House, 7 Thanet Road, Broadstairs

This private garden in Broadstairs opens for one weekend every year as part of the National Gardens Scheme, raising money for charity

Two small courtyards brim with tropical foliage and colourful flowers – my motto is ‘more is more’! These tiny gardens demonstrate how much can be achieved in a restricted urban space. The garden has been featured in Homes and Gardens, The Financial Times magazine, The Observer magazine and RHS The Garden as well as on BBC Gardeners’ World in 2019 & 2020.

As well as the gardens, there will be a Dan Cooper Garden pop-up in our workshop.

Tickets can be purchased on the day or in advance from the National Gardens Scheme website.

Admission £5, children free Book now

Thanet Classics at Maurice House Summer Fete

July 29, 1.30pm-5pm, Maurice House

Fete is from 2pm till 5pm plus classic vehicles on show

Maurice House, British Legion
Callis Court Road

Broadstairs Summer Fair

July 29-August 2, Victoria Gardens and Promenade, 10am until late

Family summer fair with children and adult games and rides, crazy golf, crafts, fun fair, music on the bandstand and more

Fairground rides for all the family with trade /craft stalls along the promenade

Live music on the bandstand Saturday & Sunday

Fundraising event for Broadstairs Water Gala in August

Northdown Block Party/ Street Food/ Music/ DJ Pacco

July 29, 2pm-11pm, Northdown Road, Cliftonville

This year over 25 businesses along Northdown Road are organising live music, local DJs, street food, in-store events and activities, sales, special offers and much more

Plan your day and what you want to see and celebrate the wonders of this amazing independent business community on your doorstep

Cliftonville Farmers Market

July 30, 10am-1pm, Walpole Lawns

Award-winning Farmers Market where producers will be selling bread, cheese, honey, fruit, vegetables, wild game, fruit juices, fresh meat and much more.

Between 35 – 40 stalls each month.

Pop Ya Cherry – Edinburgh Fringe Special

July 30, Sugar Rush High Street, Ramsgate

Doors 7.30pm/Show 8pm
Comdey Club

Tickets £5 in advance (more on the door)


Exhibition by Tony Caroli

Eclectic gallery, Margate Old Town. Open Thursday – Monday 11am – 5pm

Tony Caroli is a fused glass artist based in Ramsgate. His inspiration comes from almost anything. It can be as simple as seeing some fish bones, or a piece of fabric. Even nature itself can lead to some fantastic creations. He does, on occasion, like to play with artists historical designs, transposing them into glass.


A group show by the JaggerJohnson Curatorial Partnership

28 July – 13 August
Drinks reception: Friday, 28 July 2023 7-9pm

The Lido Stores 2 Ethelbert Terrace

After All This Time at Where Else? The Centre, Margate.

July 29, Doors open at 9pm

Artist-curator and DJ from London, founder of Sabi Arts and the Creative Director of NTS Radio among other fine projects plus Kent local (& boss selector) Chris Bress of  Reckless Records in London and resident of Margate Radio,

Alongside DJ sets from Margate based Lawson Benn of NTS radio and & Public Order and After All This Time’s very own Roanne

Ticket proceeds will be donated to Margate Independent Foodbank

This is an 18+ event

Tickets £7 Book now

Exhibition by Sarah Tighe

July 25- August 2, York Street Gallery, Ramsgate

Sarah will be in the gallery on Saturday afternoon 2pm-4pm hosting her Meet the Artist event.

Gallery open 10.30am – 4pm (11am opening on Sundays)

Broadstairs Bandstand live music, 2.30pm-4pm

July 29 Jamie Moore & Big M’s All Stars

July 30 Kent Police Band


Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Dive into the turbulent waters of school life with the filmmaking team behind Shrek! A hilarious, heartfelt action comedy about a shy teenager discovering she’s actually a royal mythical sea kraken, and that her destiny, in the depths of the oceans, is bigger than she ever dreamed.

Friday 28 July to Thursday 10 August

Details here

Beyond Reason: Jacqueline Newbury

July 28-August 1,Pie Factory, Broad Street Margate

Oil and acrylic paintings, drawings in charcoal and pastels.

Since 2005, diagnosed with Schizophrenia, life threatening occasions, including a stroke, brain surgery as well as a string of other illnesses. Coming out of depths of despair, it was with an illusion of being a painter, that she has produced work throughout the negative and positive years of her life.

Jacqueline regularly exhibits at the Pie Factory, the last exhibition being two years ago and has since exhibited in Venice.

Chairman’s Beer Festival

July 29, The Ramsgate Brewery, 7 Hornet Close, Pysons Road Industrial Estate

The festival kicks off at 11am and runs until 4pm.

Selection of choice cask ales and Gadds ales alongside ciders, wines and spirits and soft drinks.

There will be live music, provided by GADDZUKES, kicking off at 1:30pm and street food served throughout by Urban Grillaz.

Plenty of parking spaces available onsite.

Beach Yoga, Soundbath Meditation, Garden Brunch and more…

July 29, Dumpton Gap beach

In collaboration with The Yoga Movement, Yoga and Sound with Sophie and the Italianate Greenhouse

Beginning with movement by the sea and ending with stillness by the trees

8.30am – 9.30am Summer Flow Yoga Class at Dumpton Gap Beach

9.30am – 10am 10.00 Mindful walk

10am – 10.30am Sound Bath Meditation with koshi chimes and singing bowls at Italianate Greenhouse

10.30am – 11.30am Light Community Brunch at Italianate Greenhouse

Price includes 1 hour yoga class, 30-minute sound bath, food and drink

Tickets £28  http://www.theyogamovementkent.com/

Ramsgate Micro Museum

Discover the earliest ways people counted and calculated and then found a way to indicate the important “0”.

​Learn the stories of the thinkers and inventors whose ideas helped develop computing through the ages.  Find the stories of the heroes of computing including Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace in Victorian times, Tommy Flowers the inventor of Colossus in the Second World War and on through the 20th to the start of the 21st centuries.

​Other topics include the contribution made to British computing by Sir Clive Sinclair and the historic firsts in games, sounds, graphics, robotics, computer languages and much more.

July 29, 30, 1pm-4pm, Church Hill, Ramsgate

Adult  or Child  £5

​Group/Family of 4   £15

​Price Includes all retro games play

Under 3s Free

Cash only

Barbie (12A)

Carlton Cinema Westgate

After being expelled from Barbieland for being a less than perfect-looking doll, Barbie sets off for the human world to find true happiness.

Details here

July 28-August 3


Park opens each day at 10.30am for 6 weeks of summer

Programme of live music,  rides, including the Scenic Railway and The Big Wheel, plus slap-up street food, free film screenings and more, summer by the sea is sorted!

Check out the opening times here: https://www.dreamland.co.uk/opening-times/

Coming up

Summer football camp

Children aged 4-13 years old all abilities welcome

Time: 10am-3pm

Dates: Monday – Thursday





Quality age-appropriate football coaching with the emphasis on player development, fun and safety. They are 4 days of non-stop action.

Breakfast club available: 9am – snack and drink provided

Daily focus and prizes to be won

Activities such as: world cup tournaments, matches, panna, saq, and much more

All players in attendance awarded a medal and certificate at the end of the week

Friday is presentation day – trophies and prizes for effort, skill and teamwork awarded

Ramsgate Venue: Newington Community Primary School, CT12 6HX, Ramsgate ( Field Entrance).

Book at: https://rmfootballcoaching.com/store/football-camps-copy


    • Well, that’s not entirely accurate.
      I’ll still be going to most of them I’d just prefer it to be nice and sunny (like any normal person) Going by the weather forecast, that’s not going to be the case.

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