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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

Latest news

New delivery partner

Canterbury city Council have appointed Continental Drifts to manage the festival between 2014 – 2016. Continental drifts are an event management company based in North London. They work on a variety of community festivals and events including GLA Feast of St George, Festival 2012, Lewisham peoples Day, Bermondsey carnival, Enfield autumn show and Elephant and the Nun festival. As well as this they have in house music and street theatre agencies.

Mandy Janes Festival Director says “We are really excited to have been appointed as the event managers of this event and we’re looking forward to working on this wonderful Community festival”.

Festival friends

If you want to become a friend of the festival and support your local community events please email info@continentaldrifts.co.uk for details. You will receive a festival friends sticker for your window as well as logos on key event publicity.

Get involved

We are on the look out for local talent, workshop leaders, volunteer stewards, local photographers and anyone who might like to get involved and run an event during the festival period. Don’t delay email info@continentadrifts.co.uk to get involved.

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