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Herne Bay Festival
29th July to 26th August 2023

Herne Bay Festival 2023 kicks off in just ...



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


Poetry In The Everyday by Brain Pebble Poet

@ All over Herne Bay
Sat July 29th @ 10:00
August 26th @ 18:00

Herne Bay Folk Festival

@ Kings Hall and other venues TBA
Sat July 29th @ 10:00
July 29th @ 20:00

Sea Festival at She Rose

@ She Rose 165 Mortimer St, Herne Bay CT6 5HE
Sat July 29th @ 12:00
July 29th @ 18:00

What our visitors say

Latest Festival News

Herne Bay Carnival
Carnival Day is August 12th We would like to invite all the Mums, Dads, Carers and anyone else in possession of children to bring their little Princes and Princesses to walk at the head of the carnival this year.Dressed in your best Prince and Princess outfits come and meet us...
May 29, 2023
Can you help contribute to the Festival Costs?
We have a Go Fund Me  running to help raise up to £5000 towards the cost of the festival. You can contribute at   Go Fund Me
March 21, 2023

Featured sponsor

Come and enjoy our authentic cuisine in our fantastic outside dining area
01227 369369

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