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Bank Holiday events in Deal, Dover and Sandwich include Sandwich Festival, Kent Miners Festival and Rotary treasure hunt

It's a perfect chance to spend time with the family this Bank Holiday weekend, and with temperatures reaching 24 degrees on Sunday, more people will want to get out and about.

Here's our round-up of what's going on around the district.

Friday:

The Continental Circus Berlin has returned to Victoria Park in Deal in time for this Bank Holiday weekend.

The show is an age-old tradition aimed at a modern family audience.

It features aerialists, whirlwind jugglers, a laser duo sending laser beams from their fingers and a sensational wheel of death, rotating into the roof.

Tickets start from £16.38 and are available by clicking here.

The Annual Bun Run is a tradition of the Sandwich Festival
The Annual Bun Run is a tradition of the Sandwich Festival

Sandwich Festival:

The four-day Sandwich Festival begins with the traditional Bun Road around St Bartholomew's Chapel, from noon.

At 7.30pm, at St Mary's Arts Centre, the Kate Luxmoore Group puts on an event called The English Songbook Revisited.

And at 9pm there is a free live music event at the Fleur-de-Lis, 6-8 Delf Street, Sandwich.

There's no pretending lots of beer won't be drunk at Deal & Betteshanger Rugby Club's beer festival!
There's no pretending lots of beer won't be drunk at Deal & Betteshanger Rugby Club's beer festival!

Deal, Betteshanger and Walmer Rugby Sports and Social Club will host its 15th Annual Beer Festival.

It is from 5.30pm today (Friday) and 12.30pm tomorrow and Sunday.

There will be live music on the Saturday afternoon followed by the showing of the England v Ireland Summer International on SKy Sports.

This is a combined beer and gin festival at the club in Canada Road, Walmer.

Breweries from all over the country will present their wares at the Generation Craft Beer Festival.

The event, presented by Boutilliers of Faversham, is today (Friday) and tomorrow from 11am.

It is at the Astor Community Theatre in Stanhope Road, Deal.

Tickets cost £7.50 for this afternoon, £10 for tomorrowafternoon and £12.50 for either evening.

Members of Rotary Pirates Deal will hold their charity treasure hunt
Members of Rotary Pirates Deal will hold their charity treasure hunt

Saturday:

A brand new pirate treasure hunt takes place around Deal town centre.

The trail is organised by Rotary Pirates Deal, a new Rotary Club sub group aimed at attracting younger members.

Residents young and old can dress up for the day and forage for hidden clues which lead to treasure.

There will be two trails. Maps will cost £3 for the shorter hunt, suitable for youngsters and families and £5 for a more complicated route aimed at older children and adults.

Start times are 11am and 1pm. Collect the map from The Landmark Centre. Timing starts from the moment they leave.

Treasure will be awarded to the winners including prizes for the best dressed in a presentation at 3.30pm.

Search @RotaryPiratesDeal on Facebook or call Simon Pollard on 07970414784.

The four day Sandwich Festival has events from Friday to Monday
The four day Sandwich Festival has events from Friday to Monday

Sandwich Festival:

There will be a Saturday Market, from 9am, at the Guildhall Forecourt for the second day of the Sandwich Festival.

The Guildhall Museum will open from 10am to 4pm, giving a chance to see Sandwich's own Magna Carta and Charter of the Forest.

From 10am to 4pm there will be a crafts stall at St Peter's Church and a display of old photographs of Sandwich.

A medieval encampment will be at Quay Green and in the Medieval Centre building from 10am 5pm

There will be live music from the Delf Street Party from noon until late and Paul Cornwall will sing from the Kings Arms garden in Strand Street from 1pm.

Guides from the Sandwich Local History Society will give free tours of the town from2pm. Book by phoning 01304 613565 and meet at the Guildhall Forecourt.

The Bowling Green Tavern
The Bowling Green Tavern

The Bowling Green Tavern will hold a family fun day on Saturday.

There will be live music from local bands, face painting, a bouncy castle and other events.

The fun starts at noon at the pub at 164 Church Path on the corner of Bowling Green Lane, Deal.

There will be jousting at Dover Castle over August bank holiday Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Picture Robert Smith
There will be jousting at Dover Castle over August bank holiday Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Picture Robert Smith

A weekend of medieval jousting takes place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday .

The Joust - the Battle for Good at Dover Castle, is from 10am to 5pm.

Along with the knights on horses there will be falconry displays and entertainment from a court jester.

Tickets can be bought on the day.

A Madonna tribute act performs at Sutton Vale Country Park.

The performer and lookalike of the pop queen will be Lisa Antoinette.

It is at the venue at Vale Road, Sutton, from 8pm on Saturday.

For further details visit the web page sutton-vale.co.uk/events

Pimms and Prosecco will be served at Lillyroos Glamping at The Lookers Cottage, Foulmead Farm, Sandwich Road, Deal,
Pimms and Prosecco will be served at Lillyroos Glamping at The Lookers Cottage, Foulmead Farm, Sandwich Road, Deal,

SUNDAY: Pimms and prosecco for adults alongside a barbecue and bouncy castle for kids is the offering at Lillyroos on Sunday.

The new glamping business off Sandwich Road in Deal is opening its site up to families from 12.30pm.

There will be live music from The Upstarts plus outdoor family games.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads. Parking is also available.

Find Lillyroo’s Glamping here

Sandwich Festival

For the third day of the Sandwich Festival classic Italian cars will be displayed at the Italian Market Stalls at Market Street, fromn 10am to 5pm.

There will be craft stalls in St Peter's Church, from 10am to 4pm plus a display of old photographs of Sandwich.

The Medieval encampment is again at Quay Green and the Medieval Centre building from10am to 5pm.

Paul Georgeson is among the performers at Music4Martha during the Sandwich Festival
Paul Georgeson is among the performers at Music4Martha during the Sandwich Festival

The Music4 Martha live show is at Guildhall Square from 11am to 5pm with performers such as Paul Georgeson and the PLAY function band.

Meanwhile a free test ride track for children's Frog Bikes and adult electric bikes will be at Quay Green from 11am to 4pm

There will be lives music at the Beach Hut Café from noon to 5pm and the Bay Jazz Band appear in the Kings Arms garden.

A free concert also takes place at Quay Green, including acts such as High Tide at Nick Lawrence from 4pm to 8.30pm

The Whitstable Scout Group play this week for the Deal Memorial Bandstand Sunday Concert.

They will be at Walmer Green from 2.30pm.

A tribute show for Eighties groups Wham!, Duran Duran and the Human League takes placeat Sutton Vale Country Park.

It is at the venue at Vale Road, Sutton, from 5pm to 11.30pm on Sunday.

For further details click here.

Snowdon Colliery Band will again play at Kent Miners' Festival.
Snowdon Colliery Band will again play at Kent Miners' Festival.

MONDAY: Kent Miners Festival marks its tenth anniversary with music from live brass bands, a dog show, and a reunion of ex-miners from across the Kent Coalfield.

Organisers have laid on a bus service to bring people in from the mining communities of Mill Hill, Eythorne, Elvington and Aylesham.

The one day event is at Betteshanger Community Park, Colliers' Way, Betteshanger, on the opposite side of the Move the Miner statue at the Foulmead roundabout.

A picnic by the classic cars was enjoyed at the Sandwich Festival last year
A picnic by the classic cars was enjoyed at the Sandwich Festival last year

Sandwich Festival

The fourth day of the Sandwich Festival will have a mini food fair at the Guildhall Forecourt from 10am to 5pm. Brocantes stalls are also at Quay Green from 10am to 4pm.

Classic Italian cars will again be shown at the Italian market stalls at Market Street from 10am to 5pm.

And there is a classic cars meet, hosted by Ramsgate Old Motor Car Club, from 10am to 4pm.

There is again live music at the Beach Hut Café from noon to 5pm.

It is also at the Delf Street Party from noon until until late.

Mike Appleton sings at the Kings Arms garden in Strand Street at 1.30pm.

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