Hythe Venetian Fete Wednesday 17th August 2022 £59 adults - £55 children (up to 16 years)
A floating extravaganza of family fun with a procession of decorated floats, live music, entertainment and fireworks at dusk. Events start at 5pm followed by procession of floats at 7pm which are then illuminated after dark.
The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Hythe with the other 13 Mayors of the Confederation of the Cinque Ports, who have come to Hythe to enjoy this unique water spectacular, all robed and chained, will arrive by float at the Centre Stage of the Royal Military Canal, thus heralding the start of this years Hythe Venetian Fete.
Following the opening ceremony by the Mayor of Hythe - the daylight parade of the imaginatively decorated floats will begin. The parade of the 28 floats is divided into 4 sections - led by a band, with each section competing for a monetary prize and a silver trophy. There are also prizes and cups for the best daylight tableau, best floral, best dressed rowers, best illuminated and of course the coveted silver replica of the Cinque Port Ship awarded to the best overall entry of the Fete.
After the daylight parade there is an interval for spectators to enjoy the funfair, stalls and refreshments available all around the site.
At 8.50pm, as dusk falls, the spectacular firework display will begin. When everyone has got their breath back, hundreds of fairy lights are lit across the bridges and amongst the trees and the tableaux, now illuminated, who will parade again presenting a fresh and fascinating picture, magically reflected in the water.
A truly unique event which only takes place every two years.
The price includes :
Executive coach travel to Hythe
Departures from Braintree, Witham, Chelmsford & Ingatestone
A reserved seat in Block B – opposite Centre stage