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Storytelling at A Bundle of Books @ A Bundle of Books
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 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.

Main Stage Finale & Fireworks @ Clock Tower Plaza
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Herne Bays biggest music event of the year.

Just over a week to go and here is the running order for the festival main stage on Saturday 25th August. No excuse to not be there, there’s something for everyone!

Show starts at 12:00pm at the Clocktower Plaza and the programme is as follows –

Live Music:
12:15pm – The Silent Companions
13:25pm – The Peaks
14:35pm – Kavanagh
15:50pm – The Pinnochios
17:00pm – Crybaby Special
18:00pm – Winners of Herne Bay Rocks Acoustic Catagory
18:35pm – Winners of Herne Bay Rocks Band Catagory
19:45pm – Headline Band ‘Loaded’ (as featured on Eastenders a couple of times) belting out all of your favourite music festival anthems!

Other entertainment
Emmanuele Okine (Ghanain juggler/acrobat) will be performing between the bands
Paul Incredible (multi talented circus performer) will be performing from 12:30pm until 15:30pm
Free Photo Booth will be available from 13:00pm until 18:00pm

Workshops (first come first serve, no pre registration)
12.30pm – Art/Create
14:30pm – Junk model making
16:30pm – Sun printing photos

Chargeable activities during the daytime (Herne Bay Rocks does not receive any commission as we are totally non-profit)

Henna Tattoos
Glitterati and festival headdresses

Fireworks will be at 21:20pm.

Hope to see as many of you there as possible to make this event the success it deserves to be after the hard work put in by all the volunteers!

Big thanks to our sponsors: The Divers Arms, Ala Turka, Hirebase, Miles & Barr, and Jellyfish Photography. Supported by Canterbury City Council. Thanks to Radio Cabin for promoting the event, and very special thanks to Dave Jordan for his incredibly generous donation of £5,000 to make this whole day of madness possible!

Heron Model Boat Club Regatta @ Memorial Park, Herne Bay
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Over 150 radio controlled model boats on display and sailing on the lake. This is our annual club event with visiting clubs coming from all over the southeast to display their models. We will have several speed boat races throughout the day and have an area for children (big and small) to have a go at controlling a boat them selves.


Kent Tribute Festival 2018 @ Strode park
Aug 26 @ 11:15 am – 9:30 pm

 The UK’s TOP tributes to George Michael, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Queen, Bon Jovi, Michael Buble & Oasis come to Herne Bay for one day only – The Kent Tribute Festival 2018.

Receiving 5-Star Reviews in 2017, and set in the stunning grounds of Strode Park, Herne Bay this family-friendly all-day tribute festival on Bank Holiday Sunday 26th August should not be missed!

Treat yourselves to our VIP area which is a seated, covered area with private bar and toilets, and get a FREE bottle of champagne for every booking of four people or more! Child tickets are just £10 and this entitles the kids to FREE all-day inflatables too!

Enjoy our licensed bar, food court, and meet some beautiful birds of prey. For those brave enough, hold some of the unusual reptiles and even spiders that will be there!

Lots of fun to be had at this Bank Holiday weekend special -and with no work for many the next day – round up your friends and family for a great day out!

For ticket and event information please visit

  • VIP Area tickets available!
  • Free All-day inflatables for the kids!

Demelza at the bandstand @ Herne Bay Bandstand
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A free concert with fund raising stalls, auction and bucket collection for and on behalf of Demelza house children’s hospice. We ran the event last year and raised over £2000. MAKCARIS are our sponsors.


Sharks’ Teeth at Sunset @ Bishopstone Glen Car Park
Aug 26 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Hunt for sharks’ teeth and other fossils with Phil Hadland, fossil expert.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please book in advance from The Seaside Museum, 12 William St. Herne Bay
Tickets Adults £3.50 Children £1.00 Family £5.50