Sandwich Festival 2024

Sandwich Festival 2024

23rd - 26th August, Sandwich, Kent

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Kent is known as the Garden of England, a county with a glorious natural landscape, stunning heritage coastline, award-winning attractions, offering an array of top-quality outdoor events all year round. Featuring a UNESCO World Heritage Site, numerous Blue Flag Beaches, historical, TV and film links and a whole host of seasonal events, ensures you'll find something different and something to love on every visit.   Head to Kent in 2024 and get into the festival spirit with a visit to one of the many free events happening across the county.

Don't miss the annual Leeds Castle Concert (13th July 2024),  an iconic event that is a highlight of the summer season or if you're looking for a something a bit more rural then look no further than Kent region's showcase event for farming, agriculture and countryside life - Kent County Show (5th - 7th July 2024).

What's on in Kent today?

To find out what's on in Kent today or this weekend, use the search box above to narrow down your required date. Kent is a popular destination for day trips from London and for European travellers arriving into the UK by sea so events celebrating culture, food and music are never far away.  

The family-friendly coastal seaside resorts such as Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate have events calendars geared for keeping kids entertained whether it's during the holidays or for a weekend break. Historic Dover, medieval Sandwich and maritime Deal provide destinations ideal for a seaside getaway, a walking holiday or a cultural break by the sea.  Whilst Maidstone, the event's capital of Kent, makes for an ideal base for festival goers, adventure weekenders or for exploring this beautiful county.  

What's on in Kent?

Take a look at our snapshot of events in Kent below, or head on down to the bottom of the page to see more...

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The guide below shows our calendar of events in Kent. Whether you're local or visiting the area, find what's happening near you by clicking the Map View button or by scrolling through the events listing.

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  1. Woodland in the Winery at Balfour Winery

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    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Tonbridge

    A celebration of Rosé with tours, tastings, art and live music.

    Visit the Woodland art installation by RHS Gold award-winning floral designer Louise Roots.

    Dates

    From:
    23 July 2024to4 Aug 2024
  2. Walmer Children's Festival

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    Type:

    Free Event

    The Strand, Walmer

    Walmer Children's Festival

    Dates

    From:
    29 June 2024Open 12:00 - 16:00
  3. Oktoberfest Kent

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    Type:

    Festival

    Maidstone

    Oktoberfest returns to Maidstone for another Bavarian extraordinaire!

    Dates

    From:
    28 Sept 2024
  4. Trucks and Tracks

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    Type:

    Other

    Ramsgate

    See displays of trucks, cranes, tractor,tanks and more alongside the chance for rides on a fire engine and tank.

    Dates

    From:
    22 June 2024to23 June 2024Open 10:00 - 16:00
  5. Quebec House Georgian Picnic

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    Type:

    Special Events

    Westerham

    Join us for a gorgeous Georgian summer evening.
    Enjoy the intimate surroundings of the Quebec House gardens after hours.
    Listen to live music from a harpist, play lawn games and try on costumes.
    Sip refreshing Georgian lemonade & enjoy tastes of…

    Dates

    From:
    7 July 2024Open 17:00 - 20:00
  6. Wealden Times Midwinter Fair

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    Type:

    Shopping

    Paddock Wood, Tonbrige

    Join us for three fabulous days of stylish shopping at Wealden Times Midwinter Fair this 14th, 15th and 16th November at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood. There is no lovelier way to shop for original, handmade and desirable Christmas gifts than browsing…

    Dates

    From:
    14 Nov 2024to16 Nov 2024Open 09:00 - 17:00
  7. Smugglers Festival

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    Type:

    Festival

    Smugglers Festival is a gathering on the last weekend of summer each year, on a beautiful woodland in East-Kent. It’s a small, intimate festival, rooted in community from the outset.

    Dates

    From:
    29 Aug 2024to1 Sept 2024
  8. Ramsgate Festival of Sound

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    Type:

    Arts

    Ramsgate

    Celebrate Ramsgate's town's unique architecture and landscape via a Sonic Trail and a variety of entertainment for all the family to enjoy

    Dates

    From:
    22 Aug 2024to25 Aug 2024Open 00:00 - 00:00
  9. A Century Of Musicals

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    Performing Arts

    New Romney

    New Romney Am Dram present an evening of songs and 'stuff' from a century of stage musicals.

    With a little bit of dancing thrown in for good measure. Joining the adult cast will be our Youth Group who always add fun and enthusiasm to the show…

    Dates

    From:
    13 Sept 2024Open 19:30 - 21:30
    From:
    14 Sept 2024Open 14:30 - 16:30
    From:
    14 Sept 2024Open 19:30 - 21:30
  10. Fireworks Spectacular

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    Fireworks

    Lock Ln, Maidstone

    Be amazed by our fire performers as we countdown our annual spectacular musical firework display. Join us in this momentous celebration in marking the end of our season and the beginning of our winter festivities. The evening will be entertaining…

    Dates

    From:
    9 Nov 2024to10 Nov 2024Open 15:00 - 20:00
  11. Dinosaur Week

    Dinosaur Week

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    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Lock Ln, Maidstone

    Get stuck into science, with the return of our Science Fair this year. Perfect for budding scientists everywhere, guests can build a rocket, take part in a crime scene investigation, watch chemistry shows in the Big Top and create their own fossils.…

    Dates

    From:
    12 Aug 2024to16 Aug 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
  12. Woodfest & Country Fair

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Faversham

    We have lots of exciting woodland demonstrations taking place over the weekend including chainsaw carving, wood turning, furniture making, spoon carving, campfire cooking, horse logging, pole lathe turning as well as vintage tractors and a fantastic…

    Dates

    From:
    7 Sept 2024to8 Sept 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
  13. JAM on the Marsh

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    Type:

    Festival

    New Romney

    From 4-14 July, JAM on the Marsh returns to the unspoiled landscape of Kent's Romney Marsh for its 11th festival.

    The programme features a stunning array of international and local artists, lighting up the Kent coast with music, theatre, film,…

    Dates

    From:
    4 July 2024to14 July 2024
  14. Deal Carnival & Regatta week

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    Carnival

    Deal

    With a packed programme of event including live music and colourful carnival, don't miss Deal Carnival and Regatta week.

    Events for Deal Carnival & Regatta week

    Dates

    From:
    25 July 2024
  15. Medieval Season at Dover Castle

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    Summer

    Dover

    Join us at Dover Castle every day of the summer holidays to learn what life was like in medieval times. From sword schools to medieval fun and games, there will be a different activity each week for children to take part in.

    Dates

    From:
    20 July 2024to1 Sept 2024
  16. Margate Christmas Fair

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    Type:

    Christmas

    Margate

    Get in the Christmas spirit at the Margate Christmas Fair!

    Dates

    From:
    16 Nov 2024Open 12:00 - 18:00
  17. Steam Punk

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    Type:

    Heritage & History

    Station Road, Tenterden

    Come join the fun and splendid madness at the K&ESR Steampunk Weekend!
    Steampunk dives into the world of Victorian Science Fiction, looking back through history and the fantastical works of H.G. Wells, Mary Shelley and Jules Verne (to name a few!)…

    Dates

    From:
    29 June 2024to30 June 2024Open 09:30 - 17:30
  18. Bus Rally 2024

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    Type:

    Heritage & History

    Station Road, Tenterden

    Tenterden Town Station will be the setting for a rally featuring more than a dozen vintage buses, with some offering free rides to a number of local destinations! This includes a service to connect with trains from both Headcorn and Ashford railway…

    Dates

    From:
    11 Aug 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
  19. Broadstairs Folk Week

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    Type:

    Festival

    Broadstairs

    For one glorious week in August, Broadstairs is filled with the sound of folk music. A huge event on the Isle's calendar, Broadstairs Folk Week welcomes hundreds of musicians playing in beer gardens, church halls or on stage. With over 400 events…

    Dates

    From:
    9 Aug 2024to16 Aug 2024Open 09:00 - 22:30
  20. Curious About Canterbury

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    Type:

    Walking

    Sun Street, Canterbury

    Have fun (re-)discovering Canterbury, spotting things you've never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks - a fun and affordable way to get some fresh air. Curious About Canterbury visits not just the obvious places, but…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Mar 2024to31 Mar 2025Open 09:00 - 16:00