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

We need your feedback!  If you’ve attended any of the BayFest 2018 events, we urge you to complete the short survey and tell us and Canterbury City Council what you think of it so far 🙂  Click the link below to access the survey.

Take the short survey

Aug 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
4:00 pm
Come and join in with the Pavement Art competition . Register before 4pm
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
11:00 am
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!  
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Herne Bay Rocks - Heat 1 @ The Divers Arms | England | United Kingdom
7:30 pm
Heat 1 with 4 Bands on tonight . Free entry , all ages welcome. https://www.facebook.com/hernebayrocks/
Aug 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sol Good Coffee & Tea Morning @ Sweet Sol | England | United Kingdom
9:30 am
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 https://twitter.com/sweetsweetsol  
Fun Food Fest @ Clock Tower Plaza
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 8:30 pm
Fun Food Fest @ Clock Tower Plaza | England | United Kingdom
11:00 am
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
11:30 am
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
Choc-O-lympics @ Sweet Sol | England | United Kingdom
2:00 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? … Read More
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Balloon Modelling @ Herne Bay | England | United Kingdom
6:00 pm
Balloon modelling. Come and see me Balloon modelling during the Carnival Parade   2 performances one at 11am and one at 2pm
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm
6:00 pm
For more information, please visit https://hernebaycarnival.weebly.com/
Charity Variety Show @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
See https://www.facebook.com/Herne-Bay-Pier-869175733148774/ for further information
Classical Piano Recital @ Mortimer Street
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 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 … Read More
Herne Bay Rocks – Heat 2 @ The Prince of Wales
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Herne Bay Rocks - Heat 2 @ The Prince of Wales | England | United Kingdom
7:30 pm
Heat 2 with 4 more great bands. Free event and all ages welcome
Funday Sunday @ Herne Bay Clock Tower Plaza
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm
Funday Sunday @ Herne Bay Clock Tower Plaza | England | United Kingdom
11:00 am
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/  
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Punch and Judy with Pip the Clown @ Herne Bay Pier | England | United Kingdom
11:00 am
That’s the way to dot it !!!!! Come and meet Punch and Judy https://www.facebook.com/Pip-The-Magic-Clown-282068131815574/
Aug 12 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Oh So Vintage Tea Party! With Kai Hofman @ Theatre in the Park
2:30 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/ https://twitter.com/Strodepark
Herne Bay Rocks – Heat 3 @ Herne Bay Angling Association
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Herne Bay Rocks - Heat 3 @ Herne Bay Angling Association | England | United Kingdom
7:30 pm
Heat 3 with 4 more fabulous bands . Free entry and all ages welcome https://www.facebook.com/hernebayrocks/    
SUMMER TRAIL @ Herne Bay Various Locations
Aug 13 all-day
12:00 am
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, … Read More
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Herne Bay Rocks - Heat 4 @ The Hampton Inn | England | United Kingdom
7:30 pm
Heat 4 with again 4 brilliant bands on. Free entry and all ages welcome
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Herne Bay Rocks - Heat 5 @ The Rodney | England | United Kingdom
7:30 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.
Sea Creatures story and craft @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
11:30 am
Sea Creatures storytime and craft for the under 7s
Aug 15 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
12:30 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
2:00 pm
https://www.facebook.com/Pip-The-Magic-Clown-282068131815574/ My Adventure into Magic will amaze you
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Herne Bay Rocks - Acoustic 1 @ The Ship | England | United Kingdom
7:30 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 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
12:30 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  
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alice's Curious Day Out @ Strode Park | England | United Kingdom
1:00 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 … Read More
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Herne Bay Rocks - Acoustic 2 @ Heron Angling Club | England | United Kingdom
7:30 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 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
11:00 am
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.
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Herne Bay Rocks - Finals Night! @ The Kings Hall | England | United Kingdom
7:30 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
7:30 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 … Read More
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Legend - The Bob Marley Experience @ Theatre in the Park
8:00 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 … Read More
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sol Good Coffee & Tea Morning @ Sweet Sol | England | United Kingdom
9:30 am
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 https://twitter.com/sweetsweetsol  
Hunt for sharks’ teeth @ Reculver Drive Car Park
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
11:00 am
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.
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 11:30 pm
12:00 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
Choc-O-lympics @ Sweet Sol | England | United Kingdom
2:00 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? … Read More
Fossil Identification @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 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.
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
4:00 pm
See https://www.facebook.com/Herne-Bay-Pier-869175733148774/ for more information.
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Herne Bay Jazz & Swing Fest at the Pier @ Herne Bay Pier | England | United Kingdom
4:00 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 … Read More
Herne Bay Classic Motor Show 2018 @ Central Parade, Herne Bay
Aug 19 all-day
Herne Bay Classic Motor Show 2018 @ Central Parade, Herne Bay
12:00 am
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.
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Balloon Modelling @ Herne Bay | England | United Kingdom
11:00 am
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
SUMMER TRAIL @ Herne Bay Various Locations
Aug 20 all-day
12:00 am
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, … Read More