The Sea and Food Festival is Back! Sandgate’s BIG weekend!

Back in FULL for the first time in THREE years! On the evening of Saturday 27th August, we’ll be welcoming back the Sea and Food Festival FREE fireworks display, sponsored by the Roger de Haan Charitable Trust, from Granville Parade.

On Sunday there will be the Sandgate Sea and Food Festival, featuring live music, entertainment, stalls and great food on Sandgate’s Granville Parade, Castle Road Car Park and at businesses along Sandgate High Street.

Watch the Fireworks from the Sea Festival Pop-Up Seafront Restaurant!

Fireworks from the Sea and Food Festival display 2018

In the evening of 27th August, what better way to watch the fireworks display than from our pop-up restaurant in Castle Road Car Park, eating a delicious buffet meal supplied by local favourite the Gurkha Palace, and live music from Jeff Bonner and members of the Shepway Swing Band?

Dinner includes poppadums, choice of curry lamb curry or chicken tikka masala, aloo cauli, yellow lentils, spicy curry sauce, plain boiled rice and naan. Bring you own drinks, or buy from the nearby drink stall in the car park.

Tickets are £25 per head, and strictly limited to 80. First come, first served. To book please email with your name, address and number of tickets. Payment by bank transfer or cheque to Sandgate Library (full payment in advance).  

Can You Help Fill Our Barrow of Booze?

A key part of the Sea and Food Festival each year is the draw to win a “barrow of booze”. That’s an eclectic collection of bottles, cans and more donated from across the village and conveniently served in a wheelbarrow to one lucky ticket buyer!

If you have a bottle or two you could donate to fill our barrow this year (unopened bottles only please!) then please drop them to Sandgate Library during opening hours or contact to arrange delivery. Thank you! 

Last Call for Sea and Food Festival Stalls!

Any local business or organisation that wants to be part of the Granville Parade Seafront market on Sunday 28th is more than welcome to do so, subject to space and booking in the next couple of days.

If you would like a stall, please don’t hesitate but contact Nina Bliss NOW on Nina Bliss at to discuss options and cost (varies between business and charity).

Parking Suspension Advance Notice

Parking on Granville Parade, Granville Road East & West and The Parade is suspended from 8am on Saturday 27th until 7pm on Sunday 28th to allow for the Sea Festival and stalls including drop off, set up and break down.

There is also a parking suspension in Castle Road Car Park for both Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August, to allow for deliveries and set-up on the Saturday.

Please do NOT park in those areas during suspended hours. There are a lot of deliveries, stalls setting up and people visiting: leaving your car there while that is going on makes it much harder to do (and you may get a ticket!).

As an alternative, Saga have offered to allow local residents to park free in their car park in Enbrook Park FREE on both Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th.