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Save the Dates – Dover Regatta and Dover Marina Showcase 2024


Marina Showcase – Saturday 22nd June 2024

Regatta – Saturday 6th July 2024

Two of Kent’s highlight summer events are set to return to the Dover Waterfront bigger than ever this year, with dates confirmed as 22nd June for the Marina Showcase and 6th July for the Regatta. So, mark them in your diary, and get ready for a relaxed summer on the coast.

The Regatta is back with another action-packed programme, with further details to be released in the spring. Both events will be centred around the Marina Curve and Clocktower Square, which are popular for soaking up the coast with stunning views, live music and local food and drink.

The Marina Showcase will be the first time that the marina industry and general public can experience a full set of re-developed facilities, as the Wellington Dock opens in the spring, and the new Outer Marina enters its second season.

Stall holders are invited to apply for the Regatta here

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

“It was brilliant to see another hugely popular Regatta last year, which brought communities together and raised funds for four important local charities. I’m sure it will be another firm favourite for 2024, alongside an expanded Marina Showcase, which will shine a light on our world class facilities and provide another wonderful opportunity for the public to enjoy our bustling Waterfront.”

“These flagship events are getting bigger every year as we work with more local partners and businesses to together, present the best of the Kent coast in one place.”

The popular Music on the Curve and the Dover Waterfront parkrun will also continue regularly throughout the year, plus other special celebrations and events.

For more information and updates on upcoming events go to, or follow the Port of Dover on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.


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.
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