The Queen's Baton Relay - Party at the Castle

Enjoy an evening of FREE live music and entertainment on Thursday 7 July, 5.30-9pm!

PLEASE NOTE All tickets have now been allocated.  We can not guarantee there will be any returns.  However, if there are any, we will post a link below.

A free family party for 2500 people at Dover Castle to mark the arrival of the Queen’s Baton Relay in the district - tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis via Eventbrite here

The party features a host of entertainment including a disco and live music from local acts, Gentlemen of Few and Rudie Edwards. Historical characters, including King Henry II and his Queen will be keeping the crowds entertained in the spectacular grounds of Dover Castle. The arrival of the Queen’s Baton Relay part way through the evening will be accompanied by a fanfare from the Band of The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment and a rousing gun salute from Palace Green. Fresh from their success at the cheerleading World Championships in Florida, the Dover-based Vista Twisters will give a spectacular display of gymnastics, stunting and dance.

For one lucky Year Six pupil from a local primary school, a special commemorative flag they designed will also be raised and will feature on one thousand flags being handed out to people lining the route of the Queen’s Baton Relay. The finale of the party will feature the Band of The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment and, as the event comes to a close at 9pm, the Great Tower will be lit up in patriotic red, white, and blue.

  • Food and drink  available onsite, but guests can bring picnics.
  • Parking is available for Blue Badge holders only; all other guests will need to walk to the Castle and are encouraged to bring a torch. Click here for information about the nearest car parks. 

Earlier in the evening, people are being invited to line the route of the Queen’s Baton Relay as it comes ashore at Deal Pier at 6pm and makes it way along the seafront to Walmer, ending at the Borrow Pitt car park. (See separate event listing.)

Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – a journey which brings together and celebrates communities across the Commonwealth during the build up to the Commonwealth Games. In England, the Queen’s Baton Relay will provide the opportunity for communities to experience the excitement for Birmingham 2022, as the 11 days of show-stopping sport nears ever closer. The Commonwealth Games start on 28th July. 




Start: 07/07/2022 05:30 PM - End: 07/07/2022 09:00 PM


Price notes