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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
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!
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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.
|Heat 2 with 4 more great bands. Free event and all ages welcome
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.
|Heat 4 with again 4 brilliant bands on. Free entry and all ages welcome
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.
|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
|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
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 www.kenttributefestival.co.uk
- VIP Area tickets available!
- Free All-day inflatables for the kids!