Rotary Treasure Hunt Challenge @ Various across Herne Bay locations
Aug 1 – Aug 26 all-day

Collect your FREE entry form for each weeks event and hope to win the £25 weekly prize. Forms are available from — The Whitehouse on Herne Bay Pier Makcari’s in the Bandstand Kids Corner 98 Mortimer Street Beach Creative  in Beach Street Herne Bay Seaside Museum in William street The Kings Hall.

Sole People @ Studd Hill Slopes
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 31 @ 4:00 pm

Studd Hill Slope, Studd Hill, Herne Bay, CT6 8EH, United Kingdom

An Outdoor Installation on the slope of Studd Hill, on the Oyster bay Trail between Herne Bay and Whitstable.

Sole People are created from beachcombed shoes mostly found on the Studd Hill/Hampton stretch of beach.
Where have they come from, how far have they travelled, what are their stories?
you decide Twitter & Instagram @flotsamweave #solepeople #hernebayfestival

Flogging a Dead Horse @ Herne Bay Hockey Club
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm

Workshops 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm — to book go to http/

Dates and times are subject to weather conditions and availability of artists
Help to create the UK’s largest painting on the astro turf of Herne Bay Hockey Club. Artist led workshops will help all age groups make a giant painting celebrating Herne Bay’s amazing DAWN HORSE. For more details contact This is a FREE event but donations are gratefully accepted at Beach Creative. Workshops start on August 5th through to August 27th with The Grand opening on Monday August 28th at 11am.

Pavement Art Competition @ Herne Bay Pier Entrance
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pavement Art Competition at Pier Entrance Register at 5pm create at 6pm

Carnival Fireworks @ Neptune's Arm
Aug 12 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Carnival Fireworks Display

Beach Hut Day @ Beach Huts
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Beach Hut Day and Pebble Art Competition noon to 3.30 supported by Nikki Chapman

Beach crawl @ The Kings Hall
Aug 14 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Beach crawl – Meet at the King’s Hall Children must be accompanied by an adult Limited numbers, please book in advance at the Seaside Museum.

Sandcastle competition @ Herne Bay Beach, West of the pier
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Bayfest’s Sandcastle Competition is an afternoon of fun for everyone. Come along and register at the beach area west of The Pier. Great fun, prizes, giveaways and this year we have added a competition for dads and granddads. This event is sponsored by Boss Custom Construction, Mitcham Building Supplies and Cain’s Amusements.

  • 12pm Registration for 3-5 & 6-8yrs
  • 12.30-1pm 3-5 yrs
  • 1.15-1.45pm 6-8 yrs
  • 2pm Registration for 9-11yrs and super dads
  • 2.30-3.15pm 9-11 yrs
  • 3.30-4.15pm super dads
  • 4.30pm Finish
Dr Who Tardis on the Pier @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Not The Rolling Stones – Theatre in the Park @ Theatre in the Park
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm


Not The Rolling Stones

Capturing the authentic sound and spirit of The Greatest Rock’nRoll Band in the World, NOT THE ROLLING STONES have headed festivals and played all over Europe, the Middle East and the UK.
With the best Mick Jagger lookalike that you’ll ever see, the band will take you back to the Golden Age of The Stones from Satisfaction to Sympathy for the Devil.
You won’t believe it’s not Jagger!

Hot food vendor and licenced bar on site


Festival Fireworks @ Neptune's Arm
Aug 26 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Model Boat Regatta @ Memorial Park
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Check actual times with organisers.

A day of radio controlled model boats sailing on the Memorial Park Lake with boats from Clubs from all over Kent.

Weather permitting!

Crab catching competition @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 27 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Crab catching off Herne Bay Pier — come early to register