Dover's Big Summer Party & 'Fly With Me!' Festival

Join us to celebrate the opening of the revamped Market Square with a Big Summer Party - there will be a range of family activities, incorporating a kite festival, live music and pop-up dance performances. A comedy circus performance by Boom Circus will round off the afternoon. The new Dover Artisan Market, in association with White Cliffs Country, will also be in and around the Market Square featuring local producers.

Dover-based Future Foundry will be hosting the ‘Fly With Me!' Festival, a celebration of the ancient Afghan craft of kite-flying with workshops in both the Market Square and Pencester Gardens. The Festival sees Dover joining towns and cities across the UK and Europe to mark the first anniversary of the fall of Afghanistan on 20 August 2021 with the simple, joyous act of kite-flying.

Here's what's happening on the day

10am-5pm – live music, dance and flash mob performances, soft play for children and Dover Artisan Market in the Market Square

10-10.30am – Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers (authentic savoy style lindy hop from the 1930s & 1940s)

10am-12.30pm – Kite-flying workshop in the Market Square and Pencester Gardens

10am-3.30pm – Hell’s Belles Club (DJ Dolly Doowop with family friendly vintage dance music)

11-11.10am – Busting Trifles (Moving Memory Dance Company)

11.10-11.40am – Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers

12.30pm – Kite-flying lessons in Pencester Gardens with Zaki and Marwa

1-2pm – Kite-flying in Pencester Gardens

1.30-1.40pm – Busting Trifles (Moving Memory Dance Company)

3.30-3.40pm – Busting Trifles (Moving Memory Dance Company)

4-5pm – Boom Circus performance in the Market Square



Start: 20/08/2022 10:00 AM - End: 20/08/2022 06:00 PM