Please note the information contained in events has been provided by the event organiser.  Please contact them directly for further information or queries.

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Jul
26
Thu
Lantern Art Workshop – SOLD OUT @ Beach Creative
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

SORRY!  THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

This is a FREE activity but you must reserve a place as spaces are limited.

We are seeking creative families and kids to create glowing sculptures for a special BayFest project. In this FREE workshop with Animate Arts, you will make giant 3D flowers for the Summer Trail project and evening lantern event. Your amazing sculptures will be displayed in public locations across Herne Bay for the whole of the summer! Who will become our famous artist-families for this extraordinary project?

• This is a family workshop, suitable for children ages 7-12 and accompanied by an adult.
• Participants must be available for the workshop AND lantern event on Saturday 28th July evening

 

Jul
28
Sat
Herne Bay Rowing Regatta @ Herne Bay Amateur Rowing Club
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Herne Bay Rowing Regatta @ Herne Bay Amateur Rowing Club | England | United Kingdom

This is Herne Bay Rowing Club’s annual regatta event, which involves racing from rowing clubs spanning from the South coast of England. Come and watch some fit, young rowers race from Hampton pier to Herne Bay pier.

There will be a BBQ and refreshments available at the club on Spa Esplanade and the bar will be open upstairs to visitors and anyone welcome to join the club as a social or rowing member (please enquire within).
https://www.facebook.com/HerneBayRowingClub/

Balloon Modelling and Magic @ Herne Bay Pier
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Two sessions – one at 11am and the other at 2pm

Balloon modelling and extraordinary Magic show.

https://www.facebook.com/Pip-The-Magic-Clown-282068131815574/

 

 

Beach Fun Day @ Herne Bay Beach
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE THE SANDCASTLE COMPETITION AND BEACH FUN DAY ON SATURDAY JULY 28TH IS ON THE BEACH OPPOSITE CAIN’S AMUSEMENTS NOT HAMPTON PIER AS STATED IN THE PROGRAMME.

The Beach Fun Day is part of a weekend celebrating both the opening of the festival and the annual Herne Bay Regatta held by the rowing club. The fun day will include the annual sandcastle competition and lots more fun.

  • The timetable is:
  • 11am registration for the 3-5s and 6-6s sandcastle competition
  • 11.15am 3-5s sandcastle competition
  • 12pm 6-8s sandcastle competition
  • 12.30pm registration for the 9-11s and the family event
  • 12.30pm onwards beach games
  • 1pm 9-11s sandcastle competition
  • 1.45pm family sandcastle competition
  • 2.30pm sandcastle competitions finish
  • 3-5pm collect your treasure hunt sheet from the event gazebo

Please also see the events The Pier are running on this day

https://www.facebook.com/HerneBayFest/

 

Make wooden spoon mermaid and pirate puppets @ Herne Bay Pier
Jul 28 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

No further details available.

BAYFEST OPENING EVENT & LANTERN PROCESSION @ Herne Bay
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

These amazing artworks have been made by families from Herne Bay and professional artists from Animate Arts and will be part of the Summer Trail displayed across Herne Bay, from 30 July onwards.

Join the local community, musical Samba Pelo Mar and creative Animate Arts as they parade a bloom of giant, glowing 3D flowers along the pier to celebrate the start of BayFest 2018. There will be an official opening to the festival with the lighting-up of the glowing flowers by special guests at the end of the parade on the pier stage.

Samba Pelo Mar will bring vibrant sounds to the pier and see the giant flowers before the Summer Trail opens!

Social media 1 http://www.facebook.com/animateartscompany
Social media 2 http://www.twitter.com/animate_arts
Uncle Funk and the Boogie Wonderband @ Theatre in the park
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Licenced bar on site
  • Food available

Join us to celebrate 40 years of disco with the UK’s number 1 live disco band!

The musical perfection of Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband is matched with their outrageous costumes, slick dance moves and energetic show that will put smiles on faces and keep feet firmly on the dance floor.

Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband play a winning set of disco classics – think “The Greatest Hits Of Disco Volume 1” and you have an idea! Every song in the set has been chosen with the dance floor in mind – nothing indulgent, nothing obscure, just the disco hits to keep you dancing all night long.

Jul
29
Sun
Make a windmill @ Herne Bay Pier
Jul 29 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Scratch a design on a pin wheel windmill with The Seaside Museum when you enjoy the fun and games on the Pier.

Jul
30
Mon
SUMMER TRAIL @ Herne Bay Various Locations
Jul 30 all-day

Download a map from http://bit.ly/summertrail_MAP

This event takes place every day during the festival.

Families! Join the quest for giant blooms, bugs and prizes in this treasure hunt.

Planted across Herne Bay are giant, glowing, 3D flowers hand-crafted by artists and the local community. Grab the Summer Trail map from local outlets or download from the BayFest website to follow the trail. There are hidden clues to find in every window. Collect all the clues to enter the Summer Trail competition, and your family could win a special prize in the grand draw!

MAPS available from Herne Bay Museum, Beach Creative and other outlets in town
Or download from www.animateartscompany.com

Don’t forget to enter the prize draw competition for a chance to win some treasure for your family!

Trail map available online and in town

Photo your photos on #summertrail

http://www.facebook.com/animateartscompany

 

Aug
1
Wed
Craft Activities at A Bundle of Books @ A Bundle of Books
Aug 1 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Come along and make a Diving Dolphin, suitable for children aged 3 – 6 years. A simple but effective moving craft. All resources will be made available.

This is a drop-in activity between the advertised times. Please note, due to limited space during busy times, we will be handing out ‘timed tickets’ on the day so everyone can have a turn.

Make a Smuggler’s Hide @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

We are delighted to welcome Rob Turner (artist and map maker) to The Seaside Museum to look back into Herne Bay’s past and create a. Smuggling installation out of recycled cardboard. Drop in at any time, all ages welcome.

Aug
2
Thu
Rockpooling at Reculver @ Public car park
Aug 2 @ 9:45 am – 11:45 am

Meet in the car park near the King Ethelbert pub, Reculver at 9.45am
Come rock pooling at Reculver with our expert, Ian Tittley (Seaside Museum and Natural History Museum).

Tickets available from The Seaside Museum.

Adventure into Magic @ Beach Creative
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

https://www.facebook.com/Pip-The-Magic-Clown-282068131815574/

My Adventure into Magic will amaze you
Aug
3
Fri
Storytelling at A Bundle of Books @ A Bundle of Books
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come and listen to a story with a follow up craft activity!
This event is for 3-6 year olds. Please note, due to limited space, you MUST book a place for this event.

Cartoon Festival – The Surreal McCoy and Rachael Ball @ Over Sixties Club
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm

Q&A With cartoonists The Surreal McCoy and Rachael Ball about their Wolf related graphic novels.

Cartoon Festival – Private View for the Funny Women exhibition @ Bay Art Gallery
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Private View for the Funny Women exhibition

 

Aug
4
Sat
Coastal Funday @ Herne Bay Infant School Field
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Coastal Funday @ Herne Bay Infant School Field | England | United Kingdom

Following the success of last years event, Coastal Funday is back and promises to be bigger and better! There will be plenty of free activities for families within the cost of their wristband and any additional cost activities will remain affordable. There will be inflatables, characters, food, junior driving experience, sports, crafts, music, dance performances and so much more! Come along for a fabulous community event and support our schools!

Discovering Herne Bay’s History @ The Heritage Centre
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

A display of posters and images in The Heritage Centre featuring HERNE BAY’S CENTENARY CELEBRATION 1833-1933. These will comprise copies of completely original material not seen in public since its first production in
1933.

There will be use of Interactive Display and Information touch screen point in the Centre enabling visitors to search images of local history interest taken from our own extensive archives and this will include facility to take digital copies of any item viewed

There will be two guided walks during the day along Herne Bay seafront from the clocktower to the pier led by knowledgeable local historians dressed in traditional costume.Free handouts of more detailed history will be available to all visitors.

Volunteers will be on hand all day to answer any questions relating to Herne Bay local history including local families houses etc.

 

Cartoon Festival – Kids Workshop @ Beach Creative
Aug 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

FREE but Booking advised

Cartoon Festival – History of the Caricature @ Beach Creative
Aug 4 @ 1:30 pm

Heads of Clay! (But no feet)
This year, the cartoon festival is delighted to host two workshops by the very fabulous caricaturist, Roger Todd. On Sat Aug 4th @ 1.30pm @ Beach Creative, Roger will take us through the history of sculpted caricatures from Dantan and Daumier in the 1840s to France’s Les Guignols de l’Info, Russia’s Kukly, and South Africa’s online spoof show. ZA News. Ending with a lump of wet clay, so each participant can fashion their very own sculpted caricature. There are still a few places left, so if you fancy getting mucky with Roger, email sue.austen@btinternet.com

 

Cartoon Festival – Caricature Workshop @ Over Sixties Club
Aug 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Caricature Workshop with Guardian Cartoonist Martin Rowson, at Pettman House, Hanover Square.

Cartoon Festival – Private View for the Turning the Tide exhibition @ Beach Creative
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Curb Pilots @ Theatre in the park
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Licenced bar on site
  • food available
The Curb Pilots are an exciting mix of two tone, ska and reggae with melodic vocals, driving guitar, retro keyboards and ska horn section featuring original material and songs by The Specials, Madness, The Beat and UB40.
Open Air Cinema @ Herne Bay Infant & Junior School PTA
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Bring your blankets and get comfy to watch a film under the stars and let us take care of the rest!

Forget the stress of bringing your own supplies as there will be very reasonably priced food and drink available to purchase and not forgetting popcorn and sweets for an authentic cinema experience. There will also be Herne Bay based alcohol vendors onsite so no need to bring a bottle!

The money raised from the PTA food and drink sales go directly to benefitting the children of Herne Bay Infant and Junior Schools. This is a fundraising event hosted by the Herne Bay Infant and Junior School PTA and we really appreciate your support!

 

https://www.facebook.com/Herne-Bay-Infant-Junior-School-PTA-313771985477806/

https://www.facebook.com/Coastalfunday/

 

Aug
5
Sun
Reculver Junior Parkrun @ Reculver Junior School
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 9:35 am

FREE EVENT PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/reculver-juniors/

A free timed run/walk/sprint/jog for those aged 4-14 years over a 2km course. Parents can take part if they wish. Please register child before taking part if not already done so.

  • Post run coffee at Hathats
  • Play park
  • Pub/restaurant

https://www.facebook.com/reculversjuniorparkrun/

 

Balloon Modelling and Magic @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Balloon modelling and the fantastic Magic show.

2 performances one at 11am and one at 2pm
Herne Bay Cartoon Festival @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival Live Cartooning returns for the sixth year. This year’s event takes place on the Pier. Come and watch the professional cartoonists and caricaturists at work.

Aug
6
Mon
SUMMER TRAIL @ Herne Bay Various Locations
Aug 6 all-day

Download a map from http://bit.ly/summertrail_MAP

This event takes place every day during the festival.

Families! Join the quest for giant blooms, bugs and prizes in this treasure hunt.

Planted across Herne Bay are giant, glowing, 3D flowers hand-crafted by artists and the local community. Grab the Summer Trail map from local outlets or download from the BayFest website to follow the trail. There are hidden clues to find in every window. Collect all the clues to enter the Summer Trail competition, and your family could win a special prize in the grand draw!

MAPS available from Herne Bay Museum, Beach Creative and other outlets in town
Or download from www.animateartscompany.com

Don’t forget to enter the prize draw competition for a chance to win some treasure for your family!

Trail map available online and in town

Photo your photos on #summertrail

http://www.facebook.com/animateartscompany

 

Aug
8
Wed
A Bundle of Books Craft Activities @ A Bundle of Books
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Come along and make a Carnival Shaker! This activity is suitable for children aged 3 – 6 years. If you are available on Saturday 11th August come and join us in the carnival with your shakers.

This is a drop-in craft activity taking place between the advertised times. Please note, due to limited space during busy times, we will be handing out ‘timed tickets’ on the day so everyone can have a turn.

https://www.facebook.com/hernebaychildrensbookshop/

Pirate story and Craft @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

A Story and craft session for the over 5s. Free event but booking advisable.

Pirate story and Craft @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

A Story and craft session for the over 5s. Free event but booking advisable.

The Magic Show @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 8 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

The Magic Show to make you marvel.

https://www.facebook.com/Pip-The-Magic-Clown-282068131815574/

 

Pavement Art Competition @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Come and join in with the Pavement Art competition . Register before 4pm
Aug
10
Fri
Storytelling at A Bundle of Books @ A Bundle of Books
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This event is for 3-6 year olds. Please note, due to limited space, you MUST book a place for this event in advance.

Come and listen to a story with a follow up craft activity!

 

Herne Bay Rocks – Heat 1 @ The Divers Arms
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Heat 1 with 4 Bands on tonight . Free entry , all ages welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/hernebayrocks/

Aug
11
Sat
Sol Good Coffee & Tea Morning @ Sweet Sol
Aug 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Have a chat with friends and get some inspiration for cake making, birthdays or gifts plus a free slice of cake and a hot drink for ANY purchase.

We have always got something to celebrate, and at this coffee morning, we are officially celebrating Herne Bay’s BayFest 🙂

  • Free coffee
  • Free tea
  • Free cake

http://facebook.com/sweetsolshop

 

Fun Food Fest @ Clock Tower Plaza
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 8:30 pm

To support carnival day we are introducing a fun food fest at The Clock Tower Plaza. Come along and sample an amazing choice of food and drinks, enjoy the entertainment and take part in the activities. A full timetable to be announced.

 

Make a Carnival Mask @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 11 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Drop into the museum between 11.30 am and 3.30 pm to make a carnival mask. It’s Carnival day so make a carnival mask to join in the fun.

Choc-O-lympics @ Sweet Sol
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

You must book in your space for this very popular event!

Sweet Sol’s ChocOlympics 🙂

Join us as we get ready for the ChocOlympics.

“What’s that?” you might ask. The ChocOlympics is an event played with, well… chocolate and marshmallows.

From Smarties to Chocolate Buttons, we have an arrange of fun games to play.

Heres a list of some of our exciting games…

1. Chubby Bunny – how many marshmallows can you put into your mouth without swallowing or chewing?

In this game, players place a marshmallow into their mouth and say ‘Chubby Bunny’. if you can say Chubby Bunny cleary you pass that round and go on to the second round where you repeat the same process whilst keeping the original marshmallow in your mouth. This process is repeated until you can fit no more marshmallows in your mouth and cannot say “Chubby Bunny” or you have either chewed or swallowed any marshmallow or have cannot saying Chubby Bunny anymore. The winner of the game is the player who fits the most marshmallows into his or her mouth. (Age 10+)

2. Smart-Sticks – How good are you with chopsticks?

In this game, you have to move Smarties from one bowl to another with using chopsticks only. You have 1 minute to move as many Smarties as you can, any Smarties that drop out of the chopsticks and on to the table cannot be used and you have to start again. The winner of this game is the one with the most Smarties in the bowl.

3. Malt-Straws – Maltesers and straws… what could possibly go wrong?

Start with a bowl of Maltesers in the centre of the table and straws set by the side of each player with a small bowl. You have 1 minute to play this game. When the time starts, use one end of the straw to suck up a Malteser in the centre of the table. Once the Malteser is attached to the end of the straw you have to transfer it to the empty bowl by your side. If you drop the Malteaser you have to start again. The winner of this game is the person with the most Maltesers in his/her bowl.

4. Button Head – Time to button up!

This game involves giant chocolate buttons and sticking them all over your face. How… by licking the back of the chocolate button of course. You have 1 minute to play this game and all buttons are to stay on your face if any fall of you have to start again with a new chocolate button. The winner of this game is the one who has the most chocolate buttons on his/her face at the end of the game.

5. Jaffa face – Are you peeling an orange?

Each player will be handed over 1 Jaffa Cake and within 1 minute you have to stick the Jaffa Cake on your forehead. But it’s not as easy as that as the player has to carefully peel the chocolate off from the cake and remove the sponge. Once the orange jelly is free from its encasing, you have to clean it using your tongue and stick it to your forehead. The winner is the person with the cleanest orange jelly on his/her forehead.

Good Luck and have fun!

Balloon Modelling @ Herne Bay
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Balloon modelling.

    • Come and see me Balloon modelling during the Carnival Parade

 

2 performances one at 11am and one at 2pm
Herne Bay Carnival @ Herne Bay
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm

For more information, please visit https://hernebaycarnival.weebly.com/

Charity Variety Show @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm
Classical Piano Recital @ Mortimer Street
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

MIMS – Music in Mortimer Street

David Ruddock, East Kent’s leading concert pianist,makes a welcome return to Herne Bay to entertain residents and visitors during BayFest 2018 with a Classical Piano Recital.
His programme this year includes music by:
Bach Prelude and Fugue in D minor
Mozart Adagio for Glass Harmonica
Haydn Variations in F minor/major
Chopin Four Waltzes
Godard Mazurka in B flat major
Schubert To Music
Liszt Liebestraum
Beethoven Sonata in F minor (Appassionata)

The concert will be held in the presence of The Lord Mayor of Canterbury

 

Herne Bay Rocks – Heat 2 @ The Prince of Wales
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Heat 2 with 4 more great bands. Free event and all ages welcome

Aug
12
Sun
Funday Sunday @ Herne Bay Clock Tower Plaza
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm

Funday Sunday returns for a second year with entertainment, stalls, food and activities supported by the local business networking group Ladies Who Latte. Come along and enjoy an amazing range of products by local businesses, relax and watch the entertainment.

https://www.facebook.com/HerneBayFest/

 

Punch and Judy with Pip the Clown @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Oh So Vintage Tea Party! With Kai Hofman @ Theatre in the Park
Aug 12 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Licenced bar on site
  • Vintage stalls

Come join us for our Oh So Vintage! tea party, featuring the fantastic Kai Hoffman.
Originally from Boston, MA, USA, Kai Hoffman is a blues, jazz & cabaret singer, songwriter, bandleader and recording artist based in the United Kingdom.
Ticket price includes free tea and a piece of Victoria Sponge’s showstopping cake!

https://www.facebook.com/StrodeParkFoundation/

Herne Bay Rocks – Heat 3 @ Herne Bay Angling Association
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Heat 3 with 4 more fabulous bands . Free entry and all ages welcome

https://www.facebook.com/hernebayrocks/

 

 

Aug
13
Mon
SUMMER TRAIL @ Herne Bay Various Locations
Aug 13 all-day

Download a map from http://bit.ly/summertrail_MAP

This event takes place every day during the festival.

Families! Join the quest for giant blooms, bugs and prizes in this treasure hunt.

Planted across Herne Bay are giant, glowing, 3D flowers hand-crafted by artists and the local community. Grab the Summer Trail map from local outlets or download from the BayFest website to follow the trail. There are hidden clues to find in every window. Collect all the clues to enter the Summer Trail competition, and your family could win a special prize in the grand draw!

MAPS available from Herne Bay Museum, Beach Creative and other outlets in town
Or download from www.animateartscompany.com

Don’t forget to enter the prize draw competition for a chance to win some treasure for your family!

Trail map available online and in town

Photo your photos on #summertrail

http://www.facebook.com/animateartscompany

 

Herne Bay Rocks – Heat 4 @ The Hampton Inn
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Heat 4 with again 4 brilliant bands on. Free entry and all ages welcome

Aug
14
Tue
Herne Bay Rocks – Heat 5 @ The Rodney
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Heat 5 and final Bands heat with 4 more brilliant acts.
The 3 top scoring bands that will play in the Final will be announced tonight. Free entry and all ages welcome.

Aug
15
Wed
Sea Creatures story and craft @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sea Creatures storytime and craft for the under 7s

‘MIMS’ BayFest Lunchtime Recital @ United Church
Aug 15 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT
“THE CLASSICAL AND ROMANTIC CELLO”
Wonderful music brought to you by Adrian Cole (Cello), accompanied by David Ruddock (Piano) will include items by Bach, Breval, Dvorak, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Elgar, Frank Bridge, Pablo Casals and Claude-Michel Schoenberg, enhanced by the atmospheric acoustics of this town-centre church.

 

Adventure into Magic @ Beach Creative
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

https://www.facebook.com/Pip-The-Magic-Clown-282068131815574/

My Adventure into Magic will amaze you
Herne Bay Rocks – Acoustic 1 @ The Ship
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
First night of Acoustic music with 6 more amazing acts. Tonight we announce the winner of the Acoustic competition.
Free entry and all ages welcome
Aug
16
Thu
‘MIMS’ Bay-Fest Lunchtime Concert – Classical Guitar Recital @ United Church
Aug 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

ADRIAN-CRISTIAN MIREA, an accomplished Romanian Guitarist makes a welcome return to Herne Bay to entertain us with a selection of Spanish, Latin American and German classics enhanced by the excellent acoustics in United Church.

This is a FREE concert

 

Alice’s Curious Day Out @ Strode Park
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Notes about times

Event runs between 1 and 4pm with last entry at 3pm

Join us on a curious day out this summer holiday with Alice and her friends!
Hunt for clues and take part in tasks so that you can join in the fun at our tea party!

Each ticket purchased includes a drink and cake – any additional refreshments can be purchased from our Theatre bar.

Event runs between 1pm and 4pm with last entry at 3pm.

Children’s tickets only required – to be purchased in advance.

https://www.facebook.com/StrodeParkFoundation/
https://twitter.com/Strodepark

Contact
———–
christina.jones@strodepark.org.uk
01227373292
http://www.strodepark.org.uk/Event/alice

Herne Bay Rocks – Acoustic 2 @ Heron Angling Club
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Second night of Acoustic music with 6 more amazing acts. Tonight we announce the winner of the Acoustic competition.
Free entry and all ages welcome

Aug
17
Fri
Storytelling at A Bundle of Books @ A Bundle of Books
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come and listen to a story with a follow up craft activity!
This event is for 3-6 year olds. Please note, due to limited space, you MUST book a place for this event.

Herne Bay Rocks – Finals Night! @ The Kings Hall
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Its Finals night and the top three scoring acts from the 5 heats will each perform a 40 minute set judged by our 4 independent judges.
Free entry and all ages welcome

https://www.facebook.com/hernebayrocks/

Organ Recital @ United Church
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Having recently completed a tour of United States and Russia, celebrated international organist, ALESSANDRO BIANCHI returns to Herne Bay to perform on the wonderful organ in United Church. Born in Como, Italy, Alessandro has performed more than 2000 recitals worldwide and his programme this year will, once again, demonstrate the versatility of his playing. Works by Hielscher, Mendelssohn, Bonnet, Bach, McLagan, Hesford, Cooman, Michel, Nevin and Mushel cover music from the 17th through to the 20th century and should include something for everyone.

 

Legend – The Bob Marley Experience @ Theatre in the Park
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Licenced bar on site
  • Carribean food available

Legend are seven great musicians and singers dedicated to the life and music of the late, great Bob Marley.
This dynamic band’s show covers the very best of Bob Marley and the Wailers timeless classics brought to you in this fantastic tribute to the acknowledged ‘King of reggae’.
The musicianship are flawless, with that irresistible reggae groove compelling you to move and the presence of Bob Marley him self invoked in the skilled and respectful portrayal by Michael and the Band.

https://www.facebook.com/StrodeParkFoundation/

Aug
18
Sat
Sol Good Coffee & Tea Morning @ Sweet Sol
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Have a chat with friends and get some inspiration for cake making, birthdays or gifts plus a free slice of cake and a hot drink for ANY purchase.

We have always got something to celebrate, and at this coffee morning, we are officially celebrating Herne Bay’s BayFest 🙂

  • Free coffee
  • Free tea
  • Free cake

http://facebook.com/sweetsolshop

 

Hunt for sharks’ teeth @ Reculver Drive Car Park
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Meet Phil Hadland, fossil expert to learn more about the fossils found at Herne Bay and Hunt for sharks’ teeth and other interesting things on the shoreline.
Wear suitable clothing for the weather including wellington boots or beach shoes.
Bring something to take your finds home in.
Children must be accompanied.

Hampton Inn Music Festival @ The Hampton Inn
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 11:30 pm

The FIRST Hampton Inn Music Festival. Bands commencing at midday covering a variety of music styles and tastes. Check out our website @ www.hamptoninnhernebay.com or our facebook page for full lineup and timings. Food served from midday til 8pm. Dogs and children welcome. Free Entry.
http://facebook.com/thehamptoninn

Choc-O-lympics @ Sweet Sol
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

You must book in your space for this very popular event!

Sweet Sol’s ChocOlympics 🙂

Join us as we get ready for the ChocOlympics.

“What’s that?” you might ask. The ChocOlympics is an event played with, well… chocolate and marshmallows.

From Smarties to Chocolate Buttons, we have an arrange of fun games to play.

Heres a list of some of our exciting games…

1. Chubby Bunny – how many marshmallows can you put into your mouth without swallowing or chewing?

In this game, players place a marshmallow into their mouth and say ‘Chubby Bunny’. if you can say Chubby Bunny cleary you pass that round and go on to the second round where you repeat the same process whilst keeping the original marshmallow in your mouth. This process is repeated until you can fit no more marshmallows in your mouth and cannot say “Chubby Bunny” or you have either chewed or swallowed any marshmallow or have cannot saying Chubby Bunny anymore. The winner of the game is the player who fits the most marshmallows into his or her mouth. (Age 10+)

2. Smart-Sticks – How good are you with chopsticks?

In this game, you have to move Smarties from one bowl to another with using chopsticks only. You have 1 minute to move as many Smarties as you can, any Smarties that drop out of the chopsticks and on to the table cannot be used and you have to start again. The winner of this game is the one with the most Smarties in the bowl.

3. Malt-Straws – Maltesers and straws… what could possibly go wrong?

Start with a bowl of Maltesers in the centre of the table and straws set by the side of each player with a small bowl. You have 1 minute to play this game. When the time starts, use one end of the straw to suck up a Malteser in the centre of the table. Once the Malteser is attached to the end of the straw you have to transfer it to the empty bowl by your side. If you drop the Malteaser you have to start again. The winner of this game is the person with the most Maltesers in his/her bowl.

4. Button Head – Time to button up!

This game involves giant chocolate buttons and sticking them all over your face. How… by licking the back of the chocolate button of course. You have 1 minute to play this game and all buttons are to stay on your face if any fall of you have to start again with a new chocolate button. The winner of this game is the one who has the most chocolate buttons on his/her face at the end of the game.

5. Jaffa face – Are you peeling an orange?

Each player will be handed over 1 Jaffa Cake and within 1 minute you have to stick the Jaffa Cake on your forehead. But it’s not as easy as that as the player has to carefully peel the chocolate off from the cake and remove the sponge. Once the orange jelly is free from its encasing, you have to clean it using your tongue and stick it to your forehead. The winner is the person with the cleanest orange jelly on his/her forehead.

Good Luck and have fun!

Fossil Identification @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Bring your fossils along to The Seaside Museum, Herne Bay for identification. Phil Hadland, fossil expert, will be available to answer questions about the fossils of prehistoric monsters that lived in Herne Bay 56 million years ago.

Herne Bay Jazz & Swing Fest ’18 @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Herne Bay Jazz & Swing Fest at the Pier @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Bringing the very best of jazz & swing music to Herne Bay Pier for the 2nd year running, this one-day free festival is sure to get your toes tapping with over six hours of high quality live music. With top-line performers selected from their appearances at Ronnie Scott’s, the London Jazz Festival and more, as well as a performance from Kai Hoffman’s Herne Bay Jazz Choir, a local community group, the Herne Bay Jazz & Swing Fest at the Pier is a unique event in a beautiful seaside setting.

UK Jazz & Swing Superstars

Free to All

Pier Attractions Open

https://www.facebook.com/hernebayjazzandswingfest/

 

Aug
19
Sun
Herne Bay Classic Motor Show 2018 @ Central Parade, Herne Bay
Aug 19 all-day

Herne Classic Motor Show is on Herne Bay seafront with 500+ classic vehicles on display. The Classic Music Show with great entertainers, Retro Stalls, children’s entertainment and lots more.

Balloon Modelling @ Herne Bay
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Balloon modelling.

  • Come and watch me Balloon Modelling during the Classic Car Show on the seafront

 

2 performances one at 11am and one at 2pm
Aug
20
Mon
SUMMER TRAIL @ Herne Bay Various Locations
Aug 20 all-day

Download a map from http://bit.ly/summertrail_MAP

This event takes place every day during the festival.

Families! Join the quest for giant blooms, bugs and prizes in this treasure hunt.

Planted across Herne Bay are giant, glowing, 3D flowers hand-crafted by artists and the local community. Grab the Summer Trail map from local outlets or download from the BayFest website to follow the trail. There are hidden clues to find in every window. Collect all the clues to enter the Summer Trail competition, and your family could win a special prize in the grand draw!

MAPS available from Herne Bay Museum, Beach Creative and other outlets in town
Or download from www.animateartscompany.com

Don’t forget to enter the prize draw competition for a chance to win some treasure for your family!

Trail map available online and in town

Photo your photos on #summertrail

http://www.facebook.com/animateartscompany

 

Aug
22
Wed
Craft Activities at A Bundle of Books @ A Bundle of Books
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • This is a drop in activity between the advertised times, please note, due to limited space during busy times, we will be handing out ‘timed tickets’ on the day so everyone can have a turn.
  • Come along and make sea creature masks!
All about seaweed! @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

All ages and abilities are invited to The Seaside Museum to find out about seaweed and make a seaweed collage.

Aug
23
Thu
Josie to the Rescue @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Come to The Seaside Museum to take part in a dramatic re-telling of a true seaside rescue that happened in Herne Bay in 1845.