Maidstone Walking Festival kicks of the season in March 23

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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. 

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.  

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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. Curious About Canterbury

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    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…

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    From:
    30 Oct 2022to25 Mar 2023Open 11:00 - 16:00
    From:
    26 Mar 2023to28 Oct 2023Open 09:00 - 16:00
  2. Curious About Rochester

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    High Street, Rochester

    Have fun (re-)discovering Rochester, 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, whilst discovering more about this fascinating town.
    Curious About…

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    From:
    30 Oct 2022to25 Mar 2023Open 11:00 - 16:00
    From:
    26 Mar 2023to28 Oct 2023Open 09:00 - 18:00
  3. Light Up Maidstone

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    Festivals

    OneMaidstone BID are delighted to be working in partnership with Maidstone Borough Council and Cohesion Plus to deliver the ‘Light Up Maidstone Festival’. The festival will see Maidstone Town Centre lit up during the evening with light displays and…

    Dates

    From:
    3 Feb 2023
  4. Animal Guising and the Kentish Hooden Horse

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    Exhibitions

    Maidstone

    The Hooden Horse can be seen snapping its teeth and causing havoc at many folk festivals, but where did it come from and how does it relate to other animal disguises around the UK?

    This exhibition unites Maidstone Museum's two old Hooden Horses…

    Dates

    From:
    8 Feb 2023to17 June 2023Open 10:00 - 16:00
  5. Secret Stash - Discovering a Bronze Age Hoard

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    Exhibitions

    Maidstone

    Have you ever found anything buried or buried something yourself? Take a closer look at the Bronze Age Hoard discovered at Boughton Malherbe. We take an in depth look at what makes it 'treasure', where it came from, what the pieces are and possible…

    Dates

    From:
    8 Feb 2023to17 June 2023Open 10:00 - 16:00
  6. Valentine's Dinner in the Castle

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    Food

    Maidstone

    Candle-lit dinners, atmospheric music and elegant rooms await you this Valentine’s Day at Leeds Castle.

    Arrive from 3pm, where our Castle Footman will welcome you and your Valentine. Once checked in relax in your bedroom before the evening…

    Dates

    From:
    11 Feb 2023
  7. Make History this half-term at Dover Castle

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    Childrens Events

    Dover

    Join characters from the past for historical hijinks and hands-on shenanigans at Dover Castle this half-term. Be transported back in time by medieval storytellers, before enrolling into an outrageously fun sword school.

    Enjoy lots of fresh air…

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    From:
    11 Feb 2023to19 Feb 2023Open 10:00 - 16:00
  8. Valentine's Stay at Hever Castle

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    Special Events

    Edenbridge

    Experience five-star luxury accommodation this Valentine's Day at Hever Castle on Tuesday 14 February 2023.

    Guests are invited to arrive from midday to enjoy the Castle and Gardens. Bedrooms will be available to check into from 3pm. The afternoon…

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    From:
    14 Feb 2023to15 Feb 2023Open 12:00 - 10:30
  9. Wild Weather

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    Childrens Events

    Faversham

    Weather watch – Interactive learning – Be a weather forecaster – Make weather souvenirs

    Learn fascinating facts about how the weather helps the fruit grow, explore our interactive weather station, and use meteorological equipment to take…

    Dates

    From:
    15 Feb 2023Open 10:00 - 15:00
  10. Broadstairs Blues Bash

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    Music

    Broadstairs

    Kent's biggest FREE blues music festival now in its 14th year with 90 bands across 20 venues providing gigs, workshops and jams. Headline act 'Nine Below Zero' - one of Britain's leading rhythm and blues bands

    Dates

    From:
    17 Feb 2023to19 Feb 2023
  11. Hey Duggee The Live Theatre Show

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    Childrens Events

    Canterbury

    Hey Duggee The Live Theatre Show is going to be HUGE and will feature Duggee, the Squirrels and many more of your favourite characters! Betty wants to make costumes, Happy wants to sing, Tag wants to make music, Norrie wants to dance, Roly wants…

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    From:
    18 Feb 2023to19 Feb 2023
  12. Footsteps in Time - costumed guided tour

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    Guided Walk

    Rochester

    Footsteps in Time are offering their costumed guided tours to the general public on a "turn up and go" basis.

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    From:
    24 Feb 2023to24 Nov 2023
  13. Big Big Boot Fair

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    Shopping

    Maidstone

    BIg Big Boot Fair

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    25 Feb 2023Open 08:00 - 13:00
  14. Hever Castle Wedding Showcase

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    Exhibitions

    Edenbridge

    Hever Castle is once again hosting a stunning Wedding Showcase, giving guests the rare opportunity to experience our beautiful venues set up for a wedding.

    Pre-registered guests will arrive through the private gated entrance to the Astor Wing and…

    Dates

    From:
    26 Feb 2023Open 12:00 - 15:00
  15. Dover Film Festival 2023

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    Festivals

    Market Square, Dover

    Dover has a rich culture and character that shines across the community and wonderful backdrop of this great town. The Dover Film is a collection of the key events in our local community from 2022, shown as a double bill with the 1972 film.

    Dates

    From:
    5 Mar 2023to10 Mar 2023
  16. Enjoy a Bluebell Walk at Hole Park Gardens

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    Guided Walk

    Cranbrook

    Often described as one of the best places to see bluebells in the country, Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden, Kent, is also renowned for its mature rhododendrons and magnificent standard wisterias.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2023to8 June 2023
  17. SUP Exclusive Lake use

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Dengemarsh Road, Lydd

    Exclusive use of the complete lake for Stand-Up Paddle boarding, between 9am and 10.30am every Monday.
    1 hour sessions.

    Dates

    From:
    3 Apr 2023to30 Oct 2023Open 09:00 - 10:30
  18. Broadstairs Easter Trail

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    Easter

    Hunt the town for easter eggs

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2023
  19. Broadstairs Easter Food Festival

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    Easter

    Broadstairs

    80+ stalls of produce and hot food at Victoria Gardens over the Easter weekend

    Dates

    From:
    7 Apr 2023to9 Apr 2023Open 10:00 - 17:00
  20. Sandwich Food Fayre

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    Food

    Local Food and drink stalls with  street closures and street music add to the atmosphere.  Our lovely medieval town centre will be closed to traffic both days.

    Dates

    From:
    13 May 2023to14 May 2023

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