FESTIVE MARKETPLACE 2023

We’re delighted to confirm that the Folkestone Festive Marketplace, Folkestone Harbour’s Christmassy Oasis of independent market stalls, festive films, snow blizzards, live music, carol services and delicious food & drink is set to return.

Want to be part of the fun? Applications are now open for Marketplace, Entertainment and Food & Beverage pop-ups.

FOLKESTONE HARBOUR IS OPEN

With Autumn now rolling in, it’s time to explore our new indoor spaces.

2023 OPPORTUNITIES

When the Harbour first reopened as a public visitor attraction in 2016, it was home to just 6 seasonal food & drink businesses. We’re incredibly proud that more than 60 independent businesses now call Folkestone Harbour home. Right now, we’re looking for new businesses for a variety of opportunities ahead of 2023. If you’ve got a unique offer you think will work in Folkestone Harbour, we want to hear from you.

Putters! Adventure Golf and Café

Putters!; our 12 hole Adventure Golf Course & Café set right into the beach at Folkestone Harbour, is now open.

Folkestone Harbour Arm: The Place To Be

Folkestone’s restored Harbour Arm is a beautiful promenade out at sea with a World-class view. Formerly a ferry port, Folkestone Harbour Arm is now home to a growing collection of independent businesses that has become a centre for Food, Drink and Entertainment in Kent; the Garden of England.

Join us as we reinvent the english seaside experience.

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2023 OPPORTUNITES
There are new opportunities across Folkestone Harbour for trading in 2023.
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Every Thursday from 7pm, 19:30 - 22:30
Free
A night of free live music, small plates, hot toddies, mulled wine and winter warmers. Running every Thursday from…
Sat 09 Dec 23, 13:00 - 15:00
Free
Jazzy, upbeat versions of classic hits.
Sat 09 Dec 23, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
Gumboots reggae band are a local band playing all the classic Reggae & Ska songs. Gumboots Reggae Band play all the…
Sat 09 Dec 23, 16:00 - 17:30
Free
Home Alone (PG), 1990 When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip…
Sun 10 Dec 23, 13:00 - 14:00
Free
Shepway Voices perform sparkling songs of the season. Brimming with the sound of Christmas sparkle, Shepway Voices…
Sun 10 Dec 23, 14:00 - 16:00
Free
Live looping Guitarist and Vocalist alongside synths and stompbox. Thomas Abrahams has been playing guitar for more than…
Sun 10 Dec 23, 16:00 - 17:15
Free
The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG), 1993 The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's…
Fri 15 Dec 23, 19:00 - 21:00
Free
A night of Argentine live music, dance and food After a sell out first night, it's time for round 2 of Noches Latinas at…
Sat 16 Dec 23, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
Katie has been recognised nationally in the British Blues Awards for multiple nominations for songwriting and female …
Sat 16 Dec 23, 16:00 - 18:00
Free
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (PG), 2000 In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children's tale by Dr. Seuss,…
Sun 17 Dec 23, 13:00 - 15:00
Free
Well-known Christmas favourites in brass. Faversham Mission Brass bringing the festive cheer to Folkestone with…
Sun 17 Dec 23, 16:00 - 17:45
Free
Gremlins (12), 1984 A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown….
Fri 22 Dec 23, 18:00 - 18:30
Free
Folkestonian soprano performing festive tunes and classical numbers! Emily is a Folkestone born and bred classically…
Sat 23 Dec 23, 12:00 - 14:30
Free
It's a Wonderful Life (U), 1946 George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's…
Fri 17 Nov - Sun 24 Dec 23, 16:00 - 16:00
Free
Our Christmassy Oasis Returns Now in its third year, this year's Folkestone Festive Marketplace promises an even greater…
Sun 24 Dec 23, 15:00 - 16:30
Free
The Muppet Christmas Carol (U), 1992 The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing…
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Open 8th December - 24th December only Potato Printer is the brainchild of James O’Brien. The artist, illustrator,...

I am a Folkestone-based photographer, specialising in landscape and aerial photography. I attempt to capture what Mother...

Open 8th December - 24th December only Specialising in cookies for every occasion, I offer bespoke iced sugar cookies...
Red One Design is a small independent shop by artist, designer and maker Kelly Davis. Kelly creates slow fashion …

A brand-new, 12-hole Adventure Golf Course & Cafe Putters! is a purpose built 12-hole Adventure Golf Course &...

Restaurant, Delicatessen & Oyster Bar The Lighthouse Tasting rooms is a brand new restaurant, brought to you by the...

Sicilian Bakery and Cafe CLOSED 3RD - 10TH AUGUST

Let’s Amore, owned and operated by locals Juliette Golding and...

Beach Bums is designed for our beach loving alternative skate community. All our designs are created by us and have a …

Delicious, juicy burgers. from all time classics to one-off creations ‘The Cheesy Pig’ has to be one of That...

I'm an illustrator and screen printer inspired by the natural world. I live in Ramsgate near he the beach so lots of my …

coffee house and roastery right next to the english channel From its carefully selected and lovingly roasted coffee...

Open 17th November - 8th December only Witchy Wednesday is returning to the Folkestone festive marketplace this year...
Sail box by Harbour Coffee Co Brought to you by the team behind the exceedingly popular Harbour Coffee Co, Sail Box is a...

Gaia Homeware combines style and sustainability and brings you eco-conscious, stylish treats for you and your home. Gaia...

I'm James the founder of Stuart Austen. The brand was inspired by my late Grandfather and a model lighthouse he made for …
mussels, lobster, fillet steak & sparkling wine. this is the height of decadence with breath-taking views of the...
In a setting like this how could you not sample some seafood? Sole kitchen brings you a mouth-watering range of seafood...

Mini but mighty, refill station. Bring your own container or grab one from us. From food to cleaning to hair & body,...

Nestled in the hills above Folkestone, with views over farmland to the English Channel, Terlingham Vineyard is perfect …

Serving a large variety ice creams, sweet treats and hot and cold drinks. Their hand-blended teas are a speciality and...

Brought to you by the Brewery of Angels and Demons, The Goods Yard Bar offers a bounty of excellent craft beers for your...

If you’re a meat lover, you must sample the succulent and satisfying 15-hour slow cooked beef brisket from The...

We are based in Kent but our glass comes from the Czech Republic so called bohemian glass, also referred to as Bohemia …

Two great handcrafted businesses, that create one off items from lamps to beautiful clay bowls. **Twisted Treasures **

I...

Set into the historic granite of Platform 4, Dessert Folkes offer the best in sweet treats, from waffles cones to ice …

Go Dutch offer an incredible array of mussels served in styles for all palates From traditional moules mariniere steamed...

The Taco Shed is an authentic Mexican street food Taqueria, specialising in homemade tortillas generously loaded with a...
We are a Folkestone based business, making sea glass and sterling silver jewellery, and many other beach inspired gifts. …

Open 17th November - 8th December only Hi, I’m Lemon, the lady behind the pots! I make bespoke wheel thrown and...

We are a Folkestone based business, making sea glass and sterling silver jewellery, and many other beach inspired gifts. …

Start your rubber duck journey! Let the fun begin in picking your favourite rubber ducks, in many style and colours. The...

Get ready to discover a world of scent with our highly scented Snap Wax Melt products. Made with a blend of natural eco …
With its dramatic location and striking architectural setting, replete with fine English Sparkling Wines and Champagnes, …

Delicious, wood-fired pizza All Barney and the Pizza pizzas have a delicious tomato base using San Marzano tomatoes from...

Open Now
Le Coq Rotisserie brings an absolutely classic, refreshingly straightforward, culinary staple to Folkestone Harbour for …

Beer, cider, wine, cocktails and soft drinks sourced from some of the best independent drinks makers in the UK. THE BEER...

Wild box quality cocktails in The Goods Yard After first launching on the Harbour Arm Wild box, and all their delicious...

This is one for the fans of monster helpings of fresh, Mexican deliciousness The Burrito Buoy offer an incredible...

Argentine Charcoal & Woodfire Grill Experience the tastes, smells and flavours of Argentina at Folkestone Harbour....

Specialty coffee roasted locally by a small passionate team with a great knowledge of coffee
Dog Deli is the ultimate destination for your pooch! We take great pride in sourcing only the highest quality treats for...
Taste the Med From the same family team behind the much beloved Big Greek Bus on The Harbour Arm comes Greek Street. All...
Bespoke pebble art for any occasion. We are a local company making pebble art for any occasion. Our designs are bespoke...

your pleasure hand pulled After an incredibly successful pop-up at last year’s Festive Market, we are delighted to...

Established in 2020, Goodman is based in the lovely countryside near Canterbury. In fact, most of our outdoor …
I have been photographing for over two decades incorporating both traditional 35mm film and digital photography, …
Open Now
Beachside
Brewing Brothers Beachside is a brand-new taproom space anchored by an impressive wood fired oven focussed menu. The …
Produce is at the heart of everything we do, Produced in Kent is a trade organisation dedicated to supporting & …
Open 17th November - 8th December only Sea glass greeting cards made with help from Bolt, my labrador. The sea glass on...
I make colourful ceramics with personality, a mix of functional and decorative pieces, everything has its own …

The team behind Rocksalt present Little Rock; a relaxed, beachside dining experience Housed in a collection of shipping...

The Pilot Beach Bar offers a stunning outdoor setting to grab a tea or coffee, A Craft Beer OR Gin & Tonic, or...

South African Braai That’s BBQ to us Brits!

Street food does not get much more inventive, colourful or authentic...

ARTOSTYLE collection of beautiful art candles and fashion jewellery brings together artisan craftsmanship with …
All dog lovers know that the urge to spoil our furry friends is real. At Dog Deli we have a variety of chews & treats to …

Gyros, mythos and mezze on wheels You can’t miss The Big Greek Bus on the Harbour Arm. And you shouldn’t...

Bao Buns and Bubble Tea The exceedingly popular bubble tea is now available at Folkestone Harbour. Baoboba are bringing...
Authentic Thai Street food Coming to The Goods Yard from the exceedingly popular Daows Kitchen in nearby Cheriton, A...
Open 17th November - 8th December only Hi everyone! My names Rachel and I started my business in 2022. I have always...
Sole kitchens little sister The team behind Sole Kitchen present Fish Shack; your one stop shop for all things fishy in...
Open 8th December - 24th December only Opened in 2022 by husband and wife duo, Wizard Games has gone from stocking just...
Open 17th November - 8th December only We sell turkish cotton towels and macrame decoration products.

Beautiful handmade clothes and accessories for kids. Beautiful handmade clothes and accessories for kids. Aswell as our...

At The House of Dawg we try to find the coolest doggie products from around the world and stock our sister brand …
FOLKESTONE HARBOUR ARM HAS QUICKLY BECOME CELEBRATED AS A FOOD, DRINK AND EVENT DESTINATION...