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Queen's Baton Relay 7 July 2022


The Queen’s Baton will visit Deal, Walmer and Dover

Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – a journey which brings together and celebrates communities in every corner of the Commonwealth ahead of Birmingham 2022.  The Baton has already begun its epic journey across the Commonwealth, where it will have visited Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the Americas and it will return to England in July 2022 for the final countdown to the Commonwealth Games.

Dover District has been chosen to host the evening event for the relay on 7 July 2022. Details on the announcement.

Deal to Walmer 6pm

  • The first relay will leave Deal Pier at 6pm where there will be:

    • A sea shanty performance by the Kellet Gut Shantymen
    • The Rotary Pirates, and
    • Admiral Nelson (from the History Project)
  • The Baton will relay along the promenade to the Deal Memorial Bandstand on Walmer Green where there will be entertainment:

    • Acts to be confirmed
  • The Baton will leave the Bandstand and relay to Borrow Pitt car park where it will be taken to Dover by car.

Party at Dover Castle, 5.30pm - 9pm
**** SOLD OUT **** 

All tickets have now been allocated.  We can not guarantee there will be any returns.  However, if there are any, we will post a link here. 

There will be a free party for 2,500 guests hosted by Dover District Council and English Heritage.

  • Music and entertainment will include:
    • Sounds from Mark 1 disco
    • Live band: The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment band 
    • Live band: Gentlemen of Few
    • The Vista Twisters (who have just returned from the World Championships in Florida)
    • Costumed characters 
    • A gun salute
    • Flag raising (winning design from local school competition)
    • Lighting up the Castle in red, white and blue
  • Food and drink will be available but guests are welcome to bring picnics. 
  • Parking for Blue Badge holders only (booking needed)