Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 August
What a Festival!
Herne Bay Festival is now over for 2013. What an amazing nine days of free fun and family entertainment in Herne Bay!! From the effervescent Creatures of the Deep Lantern Parade and spectacular Kraken Big Burn through the Motor Show, the beautiful light installations of the Seafront Illuminations, to the Feisty Fireworks, fabulous Giant Picnic and a cracking finish with Herne Bay’s Got Talent! There were just too many top events to mention here – the festival is the coming together of a vast number of events, many organised by local individuals and community groups.
A huge thank you to the many people who have supported the festival as volunteers, photographers, event organisers, supporters, participants and all-important audience members. You ARE the festival and we have had great feedback about the quality and feeling of community spirit at so many events. There were changes in the delivery of the festival this year, and a serious reduction in the overall resources available and so Same Sky wants to say a big thank you to everyone who has contributed. It has been a colossal effort over recent months and the success of the Herne Bay Festival is a credit to the town.
Photo by Kerry Riley
Lantern Parade workshop booking open
Want to get involved in the fabulous Creatures of the Deep Lantern Parade leading to the Kraken Big Burn event on Saturday 17 August? There are free workshops to help you make your lantern and booking is now open…. Places are limited so reserve yours now! Check out what’s on offer in the Family Events […]
Check out our new t-shirts…..
In celebration of out Creatures of the Deep theme, artist Bec Britain has designed a bespoke t-shirt for the festival featuring ‘The Kraken’….. a mythical sea creature of gigantic proportions stealing the Herne Bay Clocktower! Check out the Festival Friends page for how to get your hands on one….
Brochures available Now!
We’re delighted that a rich and diverse programme of events for the festival is now finalised and a brochure with all the details is now available. The brochure is on sale for £1 (which goes directly to supporting festival events) in venues across Herne Bay. Grab one before they go!