About Folkestone Harbour Arm

THE PLACE TO BE

Originally the railway terminal for the Folkestone-Boulogne Ferry and departure point for soldiers on their way to the Western Front, The Harbour Arm still embraces the town’s working fishing harbour, becoming a pivotal point in the town’s future and its historical past.

Since opening in 2014, Folkestone Harbour Arm has cemented itself as a major destination on the Kent coast. Reaching into the English Channel, offering views of the White Cliffs and glimpses of France, the Harbour Arm is a unique cultural attraction; a place to meet friends, see live music and sample the goods from nearly 30 independent food, drink and retail vendors.

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A unique day out in east Kent

The respectfully renovated architecture of Folkestone Harbour Arm provides a unique backdrop for a day out in East Kent. Radiating from the Harbour Arm are splendid walkways in all directions. Take the boardwalk across the beach, the viaduct towards the Old Town or through the beautifully restored Harbour Station. Look out for Folkestone’s myriad of public artworks – and enjoy a truly unique reimagining of the classic British seaside experience.

Folkestone Harbour Arm has quickly become celebrated as a food, drink and entertainment destination...
Championing Independents

Small, independent businesses along the Arm give it its unique flavour, and its reputation is growing as restoration continues along the platform and across the railway bridge and beyond, with the addition of the Goods Yard in 2020, Beachside in 2021 and Harbourside in 2023 as three new, stand-alone areas with very unique offers.

Folkestone’s Harbour Arm has swiftly become the beacon for the regeneration of Folkestone as a destination town.

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Fri 24 May 24, 19:00 - 20:40
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Overly enthusiastic guitarist Dewey Finn (Jack Black) gets thrown out of his bar band and finds himself in desperate …
Every Friday from 7pm, 19:00 - 23:00
Free
Live Music, Welcome Drink and 3 courses for £27.50pp A great night out doesn't have to break the bank. The Sunset…
Sat 25 May 24, 14:00 - 16:00 + more dates
Free
Guitar and organ led 4piece with a funky, soulfu,l retro feel. Guitar and Organ 4 piece with Funky retro feel
Sat 25 May 24, 15:00 - 17:00
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African-inspired acoustic LIVE We are once again joined by one of our resident favourites, the Mampama Duo, Kevin and…
Sat 25 May 24, 16:00 - 18:00
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DJ Dolly Doowop will be getting the party started!
Sat 25 May 24, 15:00 - 18:00
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Join us to watch the Emirates FA Cup Final in The Goods Yard.
Sun 26 May 24, 14:00 - 16:00 + more dates
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Fun, post-rock and ominous Americana that's both nostalgic and deeply modern. Bamboozle combines…
Sun 26 May 24, 15:00 - 17:00
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Graeme Airth is a brilliant jazz saxophonist who originally began his music career playing tenor in 80s pop band …
Sun 26 May 24, 15:00 - 17:00
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Leo and the Wryneck's are a contemporary and classic acoustic Americana band. They use their own arrangements and …
Sun 26 May 24, 16:00 - 18:00
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Local up and coming DJ, Mia Kulpa, will be getting the party started in Harbourside Square, with a selection of pop …
Mon 27 May 24, 15:00 - 17:00
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Come and listen to some wild and original folk-fusion. Contemporary folk-fusion band Lost Revellers captivate audiences…
Fri 31 May 24, 19:00 - 20:40
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Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking …
Sat 01 Jun 24, 14:00 - 16:00 + more dates
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Soul/Blues at its finest as Samuel Ashton and the Instincts return to Folkestone Harbour. Samuel Ashton's music has…
Sat 01 Jun 24, 16:00 - 18:00
Free
Gumboots Reggae band have been playing on the local Kent music circuit for the last three years playing Reggae bangers.
Sun 02 Jun 24, 15:00 - 17:00 + more dates
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Euphoric tunes that elevate the soul using live loops, synths, vocals and a signature Latin guitar style. is a unique…
Sun 02 Jun 24, 16:00 - 18:00 + more dates
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White Island is the local name for the beautiful island of Ibiza. The band is inspired by Ibiza's chilled sunset vibe, …
Fri 07 Jun 24, 19:00 - 21:30
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From his rise to fame to his unprecedented superstardom, rock n roll icon Elvis Presley maintains a complicated …
Sat 08 Jun 24, 14:00 - 16:00 + more dates
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Rudy Warman and The Heavy Weather are bringing back that old school Rock n Roll we all love and know. Described as the …
Sat 08 Jun 24, 16:00 - 18:00
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A hugely versatile act; these guys will amaze you with their recrafed versions of classics from the 1950s to current…
Sun 09 Jun 24, 15:00 - 17:00 + more dates
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Katie has been recognised nationally in the British Blues Awards for multiple nominations for songwriting and female …
Sun 09 Jun 24, 16:00 - 18:00
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Big Orange Head are a 4 piece band that regularly expands to 6 or 7 piece and plays a rocking mix of classics and …
Fri 14 Jun 24, 19:00 - 20:50
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An advice columnist, Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson), tries pushing the boundaries of what she can write about in her new …
Sat 15 Jun 24, 14:00 - 16:00
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Lucy May Walker is a solo acoustic performer who started her career busking on the streets and train stations of London….
Sat 15 Jun 24, 16:00 - 18:00
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Hard hitting, up-tempo Blues! Blues Rock at it's best!
Sun 16 Jun 24, 15:00 - 17:00 + more dates
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Full blown, joyous, brass-heavy, Phatt New Orleans vibes. The Native Oysters Band are a funky, New Orleans style,…
Sun 16 Jun 24, 20:00 - 23:00
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England faces its first Group C match in the UEFA Euro 2024 Championship. This will be a ticketed event and we'll be …
Thu 20 Jun 24, 19:00 - 22:00
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England faces its second Group C match in the UEFA Euro 2024 Championship. This will be a ticketed event and we'll be …
Fri 21 Jun 24, 19:00 - 21:00
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A Knight's Tale on the Big Screen Peasant-born William Thatcher (Heath Ledger) begins a quest to change his stars, win…
Fri 21 Jun 24, 19:00 - 21:10
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Peasant-born William Thatcher (Heath Ledger) begins a quest to change his stars, win the heart of an exceedingly fair …
Sat 22 Jun 24, 15:00 - 17:00
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Acoustic music accompanied by dynamic and soulful harmonies. Sand and Stone, a sibling duo from Folkestone in Kent,…
Sat 22 Jun 24, 16:00 - 18:00
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All female band performing classic, easygoing rock hits. Pretty Crap are a local, all female band and they will be…
Sun 23 Jun 24, 15:00 - 17:00
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Come and join the concert by this 25 piece brass band. Brass band music for all tastes, performed with style by the…
Sun 23 Jun 24, 16:00 - 18:00 + more dates
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Acoustic music accompanied by dynamic and soulful harmonies. Sand and Stone, a sibling duo from Folkestone in Kent,…
Wed 26 Jun 24, 20:00 - 23:00
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England faces its third Group C match in the UEFA Euro 2024 Championship. This will be a ticketed event and we'll be …
Fri 28 Jun 24, 19:00 - 20:50
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Moving in from Chicago, newcomer Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon) is in shock when he discovers the small Midwestern town he …
Fri 28 Jun 24, 19:00 - 21:00
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Footloose on the Big Screen Moving in from Chicago, newcomer Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon) is in shock when he discovers…
Sat 29 Jun 24, 16:00 - 18:00 + more dates
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Gypsy Swing, pop, classical music. The Beard Conspiracy are a three-piece ensemble based in the south east of England….
Fri 05 Jul 24, 19:00 - 20:50
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Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, is on vacation in Los Angeles with his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary's …
Fri 05 Jul 24, 19:00 - 21:00
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The Muppets on the Big Screen Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, is on vacation in Los Angeles with his brother…
Sat 06 Jul 24, 16:00 - 18:00
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Euphoric tunes that elevate the soul using live loops, synths, vocals and a signature Latin guitar style. is a unique…
Fri 12 Jul 24, 19:00 - 20:30
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Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she's …
Sat 13 Jul 24, 14:00 - 15:00
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Eclectic Pop-rock with skilful harmonies Gentlemen of Few play an eclectic blend of indie/pop rock, fusing skilful vocal…
Sat 13 Jul 24, 14:00 - 17:00
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Join us for the Wimbledon Women's Final, live from 2pm in The Goods Yard.
Sun 14 Jul 24, 15:00 - 17:00
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Gypsy Swing, pop, classical music. The Beard Conspiracy are a three-piece ensemble based in the south east of England….
Mon 01 Jul - Sun 14 Jul 24, 12:00 - 17:00
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Join us for the Wimbledon All England Tennis Championships. Coverage starts at 12 noon on the outside courts, and …
Sun 14 Jul 24, 14:00 - 17:00
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Join us for the Wimbledon Men's Final, live from 2pm in The Goods Yard.
Sun 14 Jul 24, 20:00 - 23:00
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Join us for the final of the Euros 2024 to see who is crowned Champions. If England gets to the final then this …
Fri 19 Jul 24, 19:00 - 21:00
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In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the 50s when …
Sat 20 Jul 24, 16:00 - 18:00
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Mampama play a mixed bag of African pop songs and fusion music.
Sun 21 Jul 24, 14:00 - 16:00
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A hugely versatile act; these guys will amaze you with their recrafed versions of classics from the 1950s to current…
Fri 26 Jul 24, 20:00 - 23:00
Free
We'll be showing the Paris 2024 Olympics opening ceremony on the Big Screen in The Goods Yard. Come and join us for …
Sat 27 Jul 24, 14:00 - 16:00
Free
Gumboots Reggae band have been playing on the local Kent music circuit for the last three years playing Reggae bangers.
Sat 27 Jul 24, 19:00 - 21:00
Free
Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) is beautiful, smart and quite abrasive to most of her fellow teens, meaning that she …
Fri 02 Aug 24, 19:00 - 20:50
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The Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School is where the best of the best train to refine their elite flying skills. When …
Sat 03 Aug 24, 15:00 - 17:00
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Live and Alfresco! Project F are so happy to be bringing the full Funk and Soul outfit to the Harbour Arm for some…
Sun 04 Aug 24, 15:00 - 17:00
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Miss Holiday and the Swingtones are a 5 piece band with female vocals, sax, piano, double bass and drums. Their mix of…
Fri 09 Aug 24, 19:00 - 20:50
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Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, …
Fri 26 Jul - Sun 11 Aug 24, 20:00 - 20:00
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Coverage of the Paris 2024 Olympics will be shown on the Big Screen in The Goods Yard. There's lots of sport on this …
Fri 16 Aug 24, 19:00 - 20:50
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Although NASA scientists are claiming the unexpected eclipse and strange hot hail are nothing to worry about, Dr. Hans …
Fri 23 Aug 24, 19:00 - 20:50
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When a terrorist threatens to bomb the Miss United States pageant, the FBI rushes to find a female agent to go under …
Sun 25 Aug 24, 14:00 - 16:00
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a big brass occasion in the harbour station Get ready for a big brass spectacular. 35 musicians from all over Kent and…
Mon 26 Aug 24, 15:00 - 17:00
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Northern Soul classics laid over old-school Jamaican Ska/Reggae Grooves The Altones bring you some unique soul/reggae…
Fri 30 Aug 24, 19:00 - 20:50
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After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete Maverick Mitchell is where he belongs, …
Sat 31 Aug 24, 16:00 - 18:00
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Super soulful jazzy performance from these three who love to chat in between. THREE! presents songs in homage to Aretha…
Fri 06 Sep 24, 19:00 - 21:00
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Troubled that he has little access to his children, divorced Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) hatches an elaborate plan. …
Sun 08 Sep 24, 15:00 - 17:00
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Jazzy, upbeat versions of classic hits. The Diane Dunn Trio play up-tempo jazzy mashups of classic songs.
Fri 13 Sep 24, 19:00 - 21:00
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College student Beca (Anna Kendrick) knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds …
Sat 21 Sep 24, 16:00 - 18:00
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Soul/Blues at its finest as Samuel Ashton returns to Folkestone Harbour. Samuel Ashton's music has been described as…
Sun 22 Sep 24, 15:00 - 17:00
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Energetic, fun and interactive performance. High Tide are a Kent based trio, spreading music, humour and undeniable joy…
Wed 04 Dec 24, 14:00 - 16:00
Free
The Premier League is back for 2024 on the Harbour Screen.
Fri 15 Nov - Tue 24 Dec 24, 16:00 - 16:00
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Our hugely popular Festive Marketplace opens again on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays running up to Christmas Eve. …
Discover a range of food & drink
From fresh seafood served from a railway carriage, live music in the converted waiting rooms, to Champagnes in a bar tucked into the Lighthouse at the end of the Arm.

Along the Arm, there are venues serving street food: gourmet hot-dogs, deliciously filled bao buns, polenta encrusted fish, and so much more, all with a choice of beers and soft drinks. Venture further and you’ll discover Platform 4; a deeply historic indoor space that’s home to a dessert parlor, Frenglish (French/English) Bistro and handmade wooden gifts and workshop.

Then at the very end sits the Lighthouse Champagne Bar; the jewel in The Harbour Arm’s crown. This historic, fully functioning Lighthouse was faithfully restored as part of our reopening in 2014 and now served a wide variety of quality fizz, English Wines and many other drinks to serve all tastes.

FAQS

  • The Harbour Arm is open for promenading everyday, dawn - dusk.

    Street food kioks on the Harbour Arm are currently open Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 6.
    From 29th March the site will be open 7 days a week from 12 to 6pm, for the Easter Holidays.

  • Yes, there is a large carpark on site. Find out more about tariffs and online pay-as-you-go here.
  • We will occasionally do callouts for new traders when a new opportunity or space becomes available.

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