Whitstable Harbour


The 2020 Whitstable Oyster Festival will be held from Friday 24th July until Monday 27th July 2020. CANCELLED DUE TO Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Canterbury City Council


We're sad to announce that this year's 2020 Whitstable Oyster Festival has been cancelled.

The decision to cancel was taken by FULL, the company organising the festival on our behalf, with our support.

The health of everybody involved in the festival - visitors, staff, volunteers, event organisers, suppliers and sponsors - is of paramount importance. Safety must always come first.

The extension of the lockdown confirmed by the government this afternoon would have caused further issues for suppliers to the festival. It cannot be postponed to a later date due to overlapping with other events and the pressure this would put on the emergency services.

While it is the right decision in the circumstances, we know this news will be disappointing for many people and thank you for your understanding.