Kent creates a little Italy

Staged every two years on a picturesque stretch of the Royal Military Canal, the Hythe Venetian Fete returns to the Kent resort on 17th August.

An illuminated float at the Hythe Venetian Fete

An illuminated float at the Hythe Venetian Fete

The five-hour show features daylight and afterdark processions of floating tableaus, each with a different humorous, historic or topical theme.
Starting at 5pm, the event includes live music, canoe and raft races and a grand firework display.
At 7pm, a spectacular daylight procession will begin, headed by a ceremonial barge carrying the mayors of the historic Confederation of the Cinque Ports in full regalia. When dusk falls, the decorated floats will be illuminated.
The Hythe Venetian Fete will take place on 17th August on the Royal Military Canal in Hythe, Kent. Groups are advised to reserve tickets in advance. For an information pack with details of group accommodation, restaurants and other attractions in Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh call 01303 258594.

For more information on group bookings for the Fete,

Telephone 01303 267010.