Now in its 23rd year, Herne Bay Festival is a significant part of Herne Bay’s summer programme. With an exciting and varied nine-day programme of over 60 great events, the festival’s aim is to celebrate our beautiful town, local talent and community spirit. Continental Drifts are the producers of Herne Bay Festival 2014-2016, it is core fund by Canterbury City Council. However, we have lost other sources of funding this year meaning we can't afford to have an 'Opening Moment' after the Lantern Parade on Saturday 20th August. The past two years we have had the Big Burn: Phoenix Rising and the Glow Show at the Clock Tower, this year we would love to have a Fireworks Display! The finale Fireworks Display will still take place on Saturday 27th August, but we know nothing brings the Herne Bay community together more those beautiful explosions in the sky and the first day of the festival absolutely needs an amazing celebration! Herne Bay Festival needs you!
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Why it's a great idea:
We know that the festival is very important to the town and the people. Not only does it unite the community throughout the last week of August, but it provides job opportunities for local people and suppliers and attracts over 10,000 people to Herne Bay. It is very important this project becomes a reality because the festival NEEDS an opening moment! This moment is a chance for Herne Bay to truly celebrate our town and look forward to the exciting week ahead. Without it, the Lantern Parade will end on a low instead of the great highs we have created the past two years. This project will also fund local organisations and community groups such as Radio Cabin and is a fantastic opportunity for the Lord Mayor of Canterbury to visit our town. Herne Bay Festival used to run for three whole weeks with a fireworks display taking place on every weekend. Funding unfortunately doesn't allow us to run for that long anymore, but we can certainly try to bring back all the fireworks!
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