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Herne Bay Festival
29th July to 26th August 2023

Herne Bay Festival Now On!



Featuring for 2023 – Folk Festival, Baytastic, Herne Bay Carnival, Jazz Festival, Music, Fireworks and much, much more!

Each year we strive to support our community and improve the lives of those living within it. Even though the festival is a 5-week summer programme, many of the projects we support continue to be delivered throughout other times of the year.

Herne Bay Festival is for the advancement of the arts of music, performance, literature, visual arts and the education of the public in the culture and heritage of Kent, however, in recent times our focus has also been on supporting our community’s mental & physical health and wellbeing and the growth of our community.

Our umbrella theme for 2023 is “Community In Mind” with a focus on the following areas:-

  • Food For All
  • Mental and Physical Health and Wellbeing
  • Herne Bay’s Wider Community
  • Volunteering
  • The Environment Around Us
  • Energy Efficiency

We would love to hear from, and work with, local organisations that support any of these areas. Please contact us by clicking on the button below.

Calling all local comminty groups, organisations, venues etc.

If you’d like to get involved by staging an event for this year’s festival, we’d love to hear from you!  Just fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch!  We can’t wait to hear your ideas!

Community Groups

Sponsorship opportunities

We have some great sponsorship opportunities available to suit all budgets all of which offer excellent potential to grow local brand recognition and show you’re supporting our town.  Email hernebayfes[email protected] for more information or fill in the form below.

Herne Bay Festival 2023.1 Business Sponsorship Packages

Next up at the Festival

2023 Events will be added soon - watch this space!

What our visitors say

Latest Festival News

Poetry in The everyday
Herne Bay look around for poetry on the pavements  courtesy of Brain Pebble from saturday morning
July 27, 2023
Festival printed programme
The 36 page programme containing the At A Glance pages showing over 150 events is now available in local shops/cafes etc   and its FREE
July 9, 2023

Featured sponsor

A family run, state of the art Ice Cream Parlour on the seafront in Herne Bay
01227 230575

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For enquiries about individual events, please contact the organisers directly using the contact details on the event page.