Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October, 2024

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

This October, Folkestone FringeCreative Folkestone and the 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 sustainable farming practices, climate change, community agriculture and human stories intertwined with the land.

Festival Programme

Discover all the festival events below and book your tickets.

2024 Theme: “where it all began…SOIL”

SALT+EARTH 2024 explores the foundational role of soil in our lives.

History of the SALT+EARTH Festival

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.

The festival is funded through The National Lottery Heritage Fund and DEFRA’s Farming in Protected Landscapes programme. Thanks to National Lottery Players for making this possible.

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