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Countdown to the Dover Regatta begins – less than a month to go!

Hitting the shores of Dover on Saturday 1 July, this weekend marks 4 weeks until one of the biggest and most popular events on the UK coast.

Welcoming thousands of families each year, the Dover Regatta brings communities together from across the country every summer, shining a light on Kent and Dover as the perfect seaside destination.

With the brand-new Marina sitting alongside world famous cruise ships and fantastic recreational areas including the Marina Curve and Clocktower Square, all set amongst the iconic backdrop of the White Cliffs and Castle, Dover waterfront is the place to be.

Diederik Smet, Placemaking, Events and Partnership Manager at the Port of Dover said:

“2023 is an exciting year, with Dover’s newly revitalised waterfront becoming a shining example of the best of our coast. With incredible leisure spaces, plus vibrant events and entertainment recently introduced, all within an hour of London, Dover is becoming a first class destination for exploring the Garden of England.

The Regatta has always been extremely popular, and I am sure that this year’s will be our best yet, creating memories to last a lifetime. See you there!”

A whole host of fun waterside activities and games, live music and local food and drink will be on offer, with over 100 stalls already confirmed and more details to be announced in the coming weeks.

Notes to Editors

  • The Port of Dover is closing the gap every day between the UK and the world by connecting trade, travel, visitors and communities locally-globally, collaborating with local and international partners to create a more seamless, sustainable and tech-enabled port.
  • As the UK’s busiest international ferry port and a vital gateway for the movement of people and trade, Dover handles £144 billion of trade per year, 33% of UK trade in goods with the EU and welcomes over 11 million passengers.
  • Dover is also an award-winning cruise port, delivering world class travel and visitor experiences to the most prestigious cruise lines. With a growing and diversifying cargo business operating from state-of-the-art facilities, a brand-new marina which is a major feature of the exciting waterfront development, and opportunities for further expansion in the future, Dover’s proud history dating back 400 years has a new modern twist.