2017 Key Events for Groups in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay

There are plenty of fun and interesting events and festivals that take place throughout the year. From week-long traditional festivals to day carnivals, classic car shows to international food fayres and live music to out-door theatre, there is something to suit everyone's tastes.

Please be advised that event details may be subject to change. Before making your travel plans we suggest you contact the event organisers to confirm details.

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Tuesday 1 to Thursday 31 August 2017
Herne Bay

The Herne Bay Festival is back with a bang! Now known as BayFest. A whole month of super, sizzling summer fun for all the family.

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Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Saturday 19 August 2017
Herne Bay Seafront

Bay Promo Team are delighted to announce that they have been able to secure the Red Arrows, Eurofighter and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight for the third successive year on Saturday 19th August 2017. 

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car from the Herne Bay classic car show

Herne Bay Classic Motor Show

Sunday 20 August 2017
Herne Bay Seafront

The Herne Bay Classic Motor Show will feature 100's of classic vehicles, live entertainment, retro market and much more.

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bOing! International Family Festival performance at the Gulbenkian

bOing! International Family Festival

Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 August 2017
The University of Kent, Canterbury Campus

The Gulbenkian is delighted to announce bOing! International Family Festival is bouncing back bigger than ever. Join us this August for an amazing weekend of the very best theatre, dance, films and fun for all the family.

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Heritage Open Days

Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 September 2017
Canterbury district

Every September some 40,000 volunteers across England organise 5,000 events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences.

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Canterbury Food and Drink Festival 2017

Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September 2017
Dane John Gardens, Canterbury

The annual Canterbury Food and Drink Festival 2017 returns to the city.

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Canterbury Anifest

Friday 29 to Saturday 30 September 2017
Augustine House, Canterbury

Celebrating its 10th year, Canterbury Anifest returns with industry talks, hands-on masterclasses, plus the Anifest awards 2017, showcasing the best new UK and international animation.

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Canterbury Festival

Saturday 14 October to Saturday 4 November 2017
Various locations around Canterbury

Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival and attracts over 70,000 visitors every year. Canterbury Festival brings internationally acclaimed artists to the city of Canterbury while also celebrating its home grown talent.

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