Commemorating Henry ll’s pilgrimage to Canterbury and astonishing public apology in 1174 this colourful parade features historical characters, local schools and community and re-enactment groups, giants, music and medieval mayhem. From near the Westgate Towers at 11am to the Marlowe Theatre at around 12:30 this is a must see event.
Come in costume and join the Parade!
But that’s not all: between noon and 5pm, various locations in the city are part of the Medieval Family Trail. Designed around children and their parents, the Westgate Towers, the Beaney, the Canterbury Tales, Conquest House, Whitefriars, and others will host an exciting range of activities.
In the evening, make Canterbury a “knight out to remember”. Canterbury Brewers are planning a new brew called ‘Henry’s Penance’, especially for the Medieval Pageant.
The Family Trail is for children of all ages … even “Middle Ages”!
In July 2016 over 2,000 people watched Canterbury’s inaugural Medieval Pageant Parade and over 1,000 people took part in the Family Trail across the city, which included activities at 14 heritage locations around the city throughout the day and into the evening. Watch the video an see what happened.
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