image for Children's Activity Event item typeOpening Day Celebrations at Canterbury

Children's Activity Event, Sat 14 Oct 2017, free entry

Opening Parade 2016 © Tim Stubbings

Opening Parade 2016 © Tim Stubbings


Canterbury Festival



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Festival Parade
Bursting with colour and sound, the Opening Day Parade will be taking to the city centre. With Music For Change celebrating their 20th anniversary, and the help of Kinetika Bloco, expect to see talented young dancers, drummers and musicians taking over the High Street.

12 noon - Route: Starting at Cathedral Precincts, passing: The Buttermarket, Orange Street, The Friars and St Peter's Street (Canterbury High Street), ending at Whitefriars.

Opera Attack!
Keep an ear our for three very exciting flashmobs taking place between noon - 1pm in the Longmarket, presented by Canterbury Operatic Society, Canterbury Voices and the Amici Chorus.
12 noon - Longmarket Square, Canterbury City Centre.

Track Record Music Stage
Live music from Track Record applicants, past and present, and other excellent local acts guaranteed to entertain.
1pm - Longmarket Square, Canterbury City Centre.

Let's Dance
Local dance groups and emerging dance companies will be taking over Rose Square. Watch them perform or join in, all moves welcome.
2pm - Rose Square, Canterbury City Centre.

Drumming Workshops
Kinetika Bloco will be heading for Whitefriars Square to perform a series of open drumming workshops. Come and listen to the beats, or pick up a drum and join in.
2pm - Whitefriars Square.

Opening Day will be delivered in partnership with Music For Change.

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 Oct 2017 12:00


Free entry


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Map reference: TR 147577  Lat: 51.27832 Long: 1.07763

Canterbury is in the South East of England right in the centre of Kent

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Canterbury West/East station


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