The Hythe Festival comes round every second year. 2018 was 9 days of Festival celebrating the Arts and Heritage of Hythe. Unfortunately the festival in 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic. As the Hythe Venetian Fete could not be held in 2021 it has been decided that the Venetian Fete will be held in 2022 in place of the Hythe Festival. With a hope that the Festival will be held in 2023, dependant on new volunteers and organisers being found. So if anyone would like to come forward to volunteer please contact the Town Council offices for more information.
2023 Update – This year the festival organisers have decided to promote the Coronation of King Charles lll and will be organising community events over the weekend of 06-08 May 2023.
There is even more history than that, for in 1951 when the Civic Society was still called the Hythe Citizens’ Union, a Festival Week took place and included (according to the Official Programme – price 6d), an Arts and Crafts Exhibition in the Institute (First Prize a 4-valve AC/DC Mains Wireless Receiver), a Ball in the Imperial (tickets 12/6), a Miss Hythe Festival, (young ladies over 16, resident in Hythe could enter; afternoon dresses to be worn), a Fashion Show, a Puppet Show in The Grove……