Zoom Events in Kent
Viking Bay Parade
Summer Market 2021
Featuring delicious street foods, handmade groceries, bar, artisan arts & crafts, clothing and accessories this will be a vibrant alfresco dining and outdoor shopping experience beside the glorious Viking Bay.
*Opening times may vary slightly up to and during the event.
Situated on a wide and naturally sheltered walkway below Victoria Parade and above the bay, the market has plenty of space for a safe, outdoor shopping experience in a truly picturesque location.
There are three pay and display car parks in close proximity to this market at Chandos Square, Crofts Place and Vere Road. Broadstairs train station is also less than half a mile from the market.
From its early Roman settlement the modern town of Broadstairs developed and grew from a fishing community centred around a local shrine (Shrine of Our Lady) in the 11th century when the area was then called Bradstow(e), meaning “broad place”. It continued to expand with the popularity of steam boats into a tourist desitnation – despite it not being served directly by rail until 1863 when the station was built as part of an extension from Margate to Ramsgate Harbour by the Kent Coast Railway.
The towns’ Viking Bay has a distinctive set of steps and rising from the sands to The Parade. To the east of the bay is Bleak House. The house was built in 1801 on the site of the North Cliff Battery which was used as a coastal station for observing maritime activity. Charles Dickens leased the Fort House (1840s-1852) and it was subsequently renamed Bleak House, because its owner thought that it had been used by Dickens in his tale of the same name. Although this has never been confirmed the site (recently operating as a guest house) had a smuggling museum and ‘Dickens’ Study’. It is now under private owndership.
Please note: images are representative of previous Zoom Events.
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Location & Parking
Viking Bay Parade, Below Victoria Parade, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1QL
None at present.
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The list of traders is continually updated as the event approaches.
The Chocolate Box
Triple choc chip muffins topped with chocolate, flavoured gluten free brownies, mallow lollies and kebabs, chocolate covered waffles and giant cookies.
The Mixing Bowl
The finest quality chutneys, jams, pickles, marmalade and curds. Homemade fudge.
Passion du Fromage Ltd
Spanish and French saucisson, French cheese and more continental fine foods.
Lavender and Blackberry
Fresh fruit including berries ,cherries and stone fruits.
The Great British Cheese Company
Award winning, flavoured, waxed cheese truckles.
Olives, baklava, Turkish delight and nuts.
Deep dish cookies – Perfectly circular deep based cookies with filling and topping.
Spice pastes in 11 varieties.
OTHER STALLS – CRAFT, ART, HOME, GARDEN, ETC
A beautiful array of Staffordshire Pottery pieces, sets and individual items.
BLC trading as Viking Drinking Horns
Drinking horns, stands and holders. All horns treated and safe for use for drinks.
Contemporary art, local scenes, floral canvases, watercolours on high quality paper. A range of high quality prints in various sizes, amazing range of greetings cards and notelets, handmade books, bookmarks and fridge magnets. All totally unique and of the highest quality.
Italian clothing and accessories, Indian rugs and accessories.
Handmade pieces of ethically-sourced, solid sterling silver jewellery encrusted with beautiful gem stones, from exceptionally talented global artists.
Sublime Housewares Ltd
Novelty coasters / coaster gift packs, Wall hangings and wall plaques and a small range of eco-friendly / ethically traded kitchen gifts such as unusual chopping boards and decorative mosaic bowls.
Tunbridge Wells Dog Biscuit Company
Homemade dog biscuits.
Eval Silver & Pearl
Artisan sterling silver jewellery.
Taylor Made Frames
British art, framed in solid wood. Direct from the people who make the frames so brilliant value.
Fragrance Express UK
Catalytic fragrance lamps, fragrance oils to run the lamps, wicks and associated spares.
Ponchos, dreamcatchers, handmade friendship bracelets, incense burners, hats, handbags, finger puppets and Ecuadorian clothes. Everything handmade from South America.
Demelza Children’s Hospice
Raising money for children’s hospice.
Kent Wildlife Trust
Information, awareness and membership for adults. Children’s wildlife packs available and free colouring activities.
Colourful, comfortable sandals.
Freshly squeezed lemonade made to order. Traditional lemonade, plus a variety of different flavours such as strawberry, raspberry, cranberry, blueberry and more.
Snow White Catering
Fresh whippy ice cream and a selection of iced lollies.
Beckfords Rum Spirits / Zen Experiential Ltd
A selection of Beckford’s rum including caramel rum, pineapple rum, spiced rum & coconut rum. Cloven Hoof & Pirates Spiced.
Slush puppy drinks.
Moswick Wines & Spirits
Showcasing an exciting, fun range of wines and spirits in a wide range of delicious flavours.
The Famous Last Stand
A selection of ale, lager, local cider, Prosecco and gin fizzes.
Abyssin Ethiopian Flavours
Real Greek Food
Delicious pork or chicken souvlaki.
Abyssin Ethiopian Flavours
Ethiopian food including BBQ jerk chicken & pork wraps.
Mexican street food including burrito, fajita, nachos, chilli con Carne and tacos.
Freshly made, warm donuts with a sprinkling of sugar and warming coffee.
‘Hits the Spot’ French Crepes
Delicious savoury & sweet crepes with vegan and gluten-free options.
British beef burger, pork, beef, gammon, chicken wings and ribs cooked in a wood burner smoker oven.
Thainese Street Food
Thai and Chinese dishes such as Thai green curry, black bean, sweet & sour, kung po and spring rolls, served with noodles or rice.
Arepas with chicken, pork or vegetarian options. Tasty vegan options.
Brazilian vegan churros topped with chocolate dressings including vegan options, caramel and Nutella.