The Whitstable Oyster Festival is all about Whitstable, old and new. It’s a whole week of festivity celebrating Whitstable’s fascinating history and unique heritage alongside its contemporary talent and enthusiasm for fun.
From Saturday July 24 to Friday 30 July, Whitstable invites you to an eclectic and entertaining mix of outdoor and indoor events including family, heritage, arts and food and drink. All are affordable, many are free and there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The Festival is core funded by Canterbury City Council, which works alongside the local Whitstable residents in the Whitstable Oyster Festival Association (WOFA) to produce this community event. WOFA aims to enhance people’s understanding, appreciation and involvement in Whitstable’s culture and heritage, and welcomes new members or volunteers. Contact WOFA through this website.
Friends and sponsors are the third vital part of the festival. Visitors are specifically encouraged to look for Festival Friends signs displayed by Whitstable businesses. This shows that they have given financial support to this important community event. Every penny raised through Friends and Sponsor schemes is used towards festival events.