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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

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.


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.

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.

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

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



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

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.

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
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

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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