Friday 8th to Sunday 10th September, 2023

SALT + EARTH: Festival of Landscape, Seascape & The Environment is returning to Folkestone this September! Join us from for a weekend of artworks, walks, workshops, community gatherings and more.

This September, Folkestone FringeCreative Folkestone and Kent Downs National Landscape will present a programme of events and activities to help you to connect with the incredible natural environment on Folkestone’s doorstep.

Over the weekend, artists, creatives and scientists will explore everything from geography to geology, sounds to sculptures, food to Deep Time. There will be walks, talks, feasts, exhibitions, and installations,  with something for everyone to enjoy.

Festival Programme

Discover all the festival events below and book your tickets.


SALT Festival began in 2016. Based in Folkestone, the festival aims to inspire and connect people to the coastal landscape and raise awareness for the urgent issue of climate change. Previous editions of the festival have included activities such as communal sea swims, boat building, rewilding projects, and live performances.

The expanded festival will now look beyond the coast to the wild and rural parts of Kent and northern France. SALT + EARTH is an ambitious festival that now aims to raise awareness of the climate emergency and our UNESCO Cross-Channel Geopark bid.

SALT + EARTH is co-produced by Creative Folkestone, Folkestone Fringe, and Kent Downs National Landscape, in support of the Cross-Channel Geopark. SALT + EARTH explores the way the natural environments around us shape who we are, and asks what the future might hold for those living on the edge.

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