Step back in time at Broadstairs Dickens Festival

Broadstairs, Kent

Celebrate the life of Dickens at the week long, eclectic festival.


Each year, Broadstairs revels in a true Dickensian delight. First held in 1937, the event showcases the town’s most famous visitor: Charles Dickens who visited regularly between 1837 and 1859.

Join in the celebrations of his life, times and works with talks, performances, fairs and walks. There are even demonstrations of what everyday life was like in the Victorian era.

Highlights include spotting the marvellously costumed ladies and gentleman strolling around town, the festival play, a Victorian country fair and the unforgettable, annual Dickensian beach party.

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