Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th August 2024

Following the success of Open Faversham in 2023, it will be bigger and better in 2024. We are just beginning to hear from local people and organisations planning events for Open Faversham this year, now firmly established as an annual opportunity to celebrate our town’s cultural and natural heritage. Open Faversham takes place in August to share our heritage with friends, family, and visitors. Last year there were many activities for young people of primary school age and younger. This August, we hope that there will be activities and events for young people and activities on and around the creek. 

The deadline for inclusion in the printed brochure, which will be delivered to every household in Faversham, is 10th June. Brochures and posters will be out by 13th July.

To provide us with details of your event please use Add-an-Event
If you have questions or seek advice please use our contact form

The Friends of St Mary of Charity, the Faversham Society and Faversham Town Council promote the events organised during nine days in August with a letterbox drop to all the homes in the parish and parish councils in the villages, Visit Swale & Visit Kent. If you have ideas or plan to organise an event or two, please contact us

This year, we are encouraging surrounding villages to become part of Open Faversham. Open Faversham will be the umbrella for community talks, walks, performances, exhibitions, open buildings, and other events taking place during the nine days. Those organising events as part of Open Faversham will be responsible for their own finances and insurance – the organisers of each event will be clearly identified in the programme. Where necessary we will provide a ticketing facility to avoid too many people turning up and having to be turned away.

2024 Themes

  • the 80th anniversary of ‘D’ Day, think Mulberry Harbour
  • 60th anniversary of Faversham Pools
  • 30th anniversary of the Abbey Physic Community Garden
  • 460th anniversary of the birth of Shakespeare
  • 50th anniversary of Faversham being absorbed into Swale at local government reorganisation.
  • 350th anniversary of the death of the great English lutenist and song composer, John Wilson of Faversham (1595 – 1674)
  • 1,000th anniversary of our Charter Market
  • 460th anniversary of the birth of Marlowe
  • 30th anniversary of the reopening of the Royal Cinema
  • Sculpture
  • Railway Heritage
  • Town Warehouse & Maritime Heritage

'Possibles' and 'Probables'

  • Aphra Behn
  • Bricks
  • Bats
  • Brewing
  • Gunpowder
  • Faversham in Maps
  • The Old Grammar School, maps
  • Faversham Gunpowder WI ‘toppers’
  • The Charters
  • Fleur
  • Shepherd Neame
  • St Mary of Charity
  • Umbrella Centre
  • Kent Archaeological Society “Finds Handling”
  • Skiffs & Rep S B Repertor
  • Stonebridge Pond & Allotments

The deadline for inclusion in the printed brochure which will be delivered to every household in Faversham is 10th June. Brochures and posters will be out by 13th July.

To provide us with details of your event please use Add-an-Event
If you have questions or seek advice please use our contact form