Step back in time at Broadstairs Dickens Festival

Broadstairs, Kent

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

Each year, in the third week of June, Broadstairs revels in true Dickensian delight. First held in 1937, the festival 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 fayre, a Victorian banquet  and the unforgettable, annual Dickensian beach party.

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For more local tourist information:

  • Thanet Tourist Information Centre
  • Email Address [email protected]
  • Contact Details 01843 577577

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DDickensian couple at Viking Bay Broadstairs © Credit Thanet Tourism
DDickens Festival Parade © Thanet Tourism

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