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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.



book at wise words festival in Canterbury

Wise Words Festival

Friday 28 April to Sunday 7 May 2017
www.wisewordsfestival.co.uk

Inspiring wonder and encouraging curiosity through poetry, literature and discussion.

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WhitLit 2017 - Whitstable Literary Festival

Saturday 13 May to Sunday 14 May 2017
www.whitlit.co.uk

Full programme of this years WhitLit to be announced in February 2017. 

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Canterbury Cathedral opens its private gardens

Canterbury Cathedral Open Gardens Weekend 2017

Saturday 27 May and Sunday 28 May 2017
www.canterbury-cathedral.org

As part of the National Garden Scheme, Canterbury Cathedral is opening its private gardens to raise money for charity. Open Gardens celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and is a must for anyone who loves and appreciates the skill and art of gardening.

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Canterbury Children's Festival

Tuesday 30 May to Saturday 3 June 2017
www.marlowetheatre.com

This May half term bring your little ones along to performances at The Marlowe, and free activities in this monster of a festival!

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Sci-5 By The Sea

Sunday 25 June 2017
Sci-5 by the Sea

Join BayPromoTeam for one of the biggest and best Sci-Fi offerings in the south east on Sunday 25 June 2017.

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cars at the Whitstable Classic Car show

Whitstable Classic Car Show

Sunday 16 July 2017
www.classicmusicandmotors.co.uk

Whitstable Classic Car Show 2017 takes place on Tankerton Slopes.

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Whitstable Oyster Festival 2017

Saturday 22 July to Monday 24 July 2017
www.whitstableoysterfestival.co.uk

Whitstable Oyster Festival returns in 2017 between Saturday 22 July and Monday 24 July 2017. 

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Herne Bay Air Show 2017

Saturday 19 August 2017
www.hernebayairshow.co.uk

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
www.classicmusicandmotors.co.uk

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

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Heritage Open Days

Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 September 2017
www.heritageopendays.co.uk

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 logo

Canterbury Food and Drink Festival 2017

Friday 22 September to Sunday 24 September 2017
www.canterburyfoodfestival.co.uk

The annual Canterbury Food and Drink Festival 2017 returns to the city from the 22nd to 24th September 2017.

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Canterbury Festival logo

Canterbury Festival

Saturday 14 October to Saturday 4 November 2017
www.canterburyfestival.co.uk

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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