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COVID-19 UPDATE: Events on council land to be cancelled

Events due to have been held on land owned by Folkestone & Hythe Council before 31 July 2020 have been cancelled.

Social distancing

These cancellations are a necessary measure in line with the government advice to try and limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The decision will be reviewed in June for events in August onwards.

Cllr David Monk, Leader of Folkestone & Hythe District Council, said: "Clearly we regret having to make this decision but the welfare of our residents is our top priority.

"Some organisations have already been in contact with us to cancel their event which is very sensible. We are all in this together and we must do what we can to curb the spread of this virus.

"There are events planned on land not owned by the council. I would strongly urge organisers to consider the government advice about social distancing and give very careful thought and discuss with the land owner as to whether their event should go ahead."

Current government advice recommends social distancing and encourages those who can work from home to do so.

For more information about COVID-19 and local support please visit

Date published: 19 March 2020

Events being cancelled are listed below and include those which have already been cancelled or postponed by organisers.

Cancelled events

Event Location

Event Date

Charity Boot Fairs

St Mary's College Playing Field, Folkestone

From 04.04.2020


Rock Pooling

Lower Leas Coastal Park, Folkestone

From 06.04.2020

Folkestone 10 Mile Road Race

Lower Leas Coastal Park, Folkestone


Play Day

East Cliff / Jocks Pitch


Hythe Bay Triathlon

Hythe Swimming Pool, Hythe


Rotary Club of Hythe Round the Houses Race

Hythe Canal Banks North and South, Hythe


Bandstand Summer Concerts

The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone

From 24.05.2020

Folkestone Coastal 10K

Lower Leas Coastal Park, Folkestone


Normandy Veterans Day Service

Garden of Remembrance


Boot Fairs

Radnor Park, Folkestone

From 07.06.2020

William Harvey Sunday

William Harvey Statue, Langhorne Gardens, Folkestone


John Thurston's Fun Fair

Radnor Park, Folkestone

09.06.2020 - 15.06.2020

Folkestone Race for Life

The Leas, Folkestone


Blessing of the Fisheries

The Stade, Folkestone


Armed Forces Day

The Leas and Radnor Park, Folkestone


The Kent Golden Mile, Junior Mile & 5K

Dymchurch Sea Wall, Dymchurch


Grand Parade

Hythe High Street, Hythe


Hythe Community Festival Canal Bank Concert

Royal Military Canal and canal bank, Hythe


Vintage Music Festival

The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone


UK's Strongest U105kg Competition 2020

The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone


Hythe Food & Drink Festival

Holman's Field, Hythe

17.07.2020 - 19.07.2020

Folkestone Pride 2020

The Leas, Bandstand & Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone


Teddy Bear's Picnic

Amphitheatre, Folkestone


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