Hythe Farmer’s Market was established in March 2004 by popular demand and it continues to provide good quality local food to the people of Hythe and its environs. Run by volunteers, the market takes place on second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 10am to midday. Parking is available nearby
Car Boot Sales
Hythe has earned a well-deserved reputation for its successful boot fairs. With the three prominent ones being Hythe Cricket club, The Hythe Green, Saltwood Cricket Club with these three there ample parking. Of course there are many more thoughout the year in Hythe these you will find in our Events Calender or Upcoming events.
Racecourse which is situated in Hythe has, unfortunately, suspended racing for the foreseeable future. Nevertheless, during the course of the year there will be many events taking place. The War and Peace have made this there yearly show ground. There is of course are more shows which will be shown on Hythe
The Club has eight all weather floodlit courts and has several social tennis sessions weekly and also full availability for individual games of fours or singles play. The Club enters over 20 teams in the local leagues during the summer months and 17 during the winter season. The Club is as active during the winter as it is in the summer and has a full social programme in addition to tennis tournaments and fun events. The Club has a very strong junior section under the arm of Nick Skelton our full time tennis coach and his team of qualified assistants. Although Hythe Lawn Tennis Club is a members Club and we do not have any facilities for Pay and Play we will always encourage tennis players to enjoy their chosen sport so whether you are living in Hythe and are interested in joining or whether you are simply holidaying in Hythe and want to play some tennis we will try to accommodate you.
The Hythe Festival
The Festival comes round every second year. 2012 was the 10th the modern day festival; 20 years, and still going strong. In fact, there is even more history than that, for in 1951 when the Civic Society was still called the Hythe Citizens Union, a Festival Week with a nearly identical logo 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 Half a century later a group of volunteers planned a follow-up, each chipping in an amount to buy stationery. 1992 was a worrying time in Hythe there were plans to impose a precinct on the High Street and traders were worried about the effect of that on foot-fall. It also happened that the Tour de France was to come through the Town, so Mayor Arthur Kensett called in his friend Cllr Maurice Maisey, and together they planned events surrounding that, to bring a little cheer to all.
The Venetian Fete
The Venetian Fete PROCESSIONS of floating tableaus, plenty of music, a touch of pageantry, a grand firework display, a cast of hundreds, an audience of thousands, five hours of family fun that is the Hythe Venetian Fete, held on the Royal Military Canal every two years. The town’s unique aquatic carnival is due to return on Wednesday, August 20, next year and the organiser the not-for-profit Hythe Venetian Fete Society has already started preparations for an afternoon and evening of exciting spectacle and entertainment. Traditionally, the main events of the fete are daylight and after-dark processions of decorated floats, each with a humorous, artistic, historic or topical theme. The daylight procession is headed by a ceremonial barge carrying the mayors of the Confederation of Cinque Ports in full regalia. The floats are illuminated at dusk. Happenings on the canal bank include a children’s fun fair and live entertainment. The Venetian Fete is one of south east England is most popular outdoor shows and attracts visitors from far and wide.
Martello Towers were small defensive forts first built in the South East of England during the Napoleonic War between 1805 and 1808. They were built throughout the British Empire, in 5 different continents, during the first half of the 19th Century. 103 in total were built around Britain, after the South East, a large number can be found in Essex, Suffolk and in Ireland. Martello towers.
On the roughs above Hythe in Kent, on Ministry of Defence land, stands a 30 foot high concrete ear. Borne on a frame of umbrella-shaped iron rods, the disc is angled towards the sky, ready to catch any sounds that come its way. The sound mirror looks out over the flat expanse of Romney Marsh, and miles out to sea (France is just 23 miles away)