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Kent is known as the Garden of England and its natural landscape makes for an array of top quality outdoor events all year round. Featuring a UNESCO World Heritage Site, numerous Blue Flag Beaches and historical links, seasonal events will ensure something different for 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 also European travellers arriving into the UK by sea so events celebrating culture, food and music are never far away,

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.

There's plenty for adults too with castles, gardens and museums providing a year-long supply of exhibitions, festivals and seasonal entertainment.

Staying overnight?

If you're travelling from outside the area for an event in Hampshire, there are numerous hotels and other accommodation options to suit your needs.

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Kent events near me

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.

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  1. Escape Plan LIVE

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    Chatham

    It's only a game... but that's easy to forget at Escape Plan LIVE.

    You'll have to work together using the clues that surround you to solve the mystery!

    You have just 60 minutes to do so and the question always remains the same…

    The clock is…

    Dates

    From:
    18 July 2019to18 July 2021Open 10:30 - 22:00
  2. The Field of Cloth of Gold: A Meeting of Kings

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    Exhibitions

    Maidstone

    A magnificent tournament was held over 500 years ago in 1520 between Henry VIII of England and the French King, Francis I. The intention was to increase the bonds of friendship between the two countries. They met in a field near Calais to enjoy…

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    From:
    2 Oct 2020to30 Sept 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    2 Oct 2020to30 Sept 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  3. Curious About Canterbury

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Canterbury

    Have fun (re-)discovering Canterbury, spotting things you've never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks - a safe, fun and affordable way to get some fresh air with your household, whilst staying close to home.
    Curious…

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    From:
    28 Mar 2021to30 Oct 2021Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    31 Oct 2021to26 Mar 2022Open 10:00 - 16:00
  4. Beaney Bingo

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    Arts

    Canterbury

    Get back to museums with our new Beaney Bingo game! A trail to get you exploring the museum in a whole new way.

    Collect your Beaney Bingo card on arrival and challenge yourself, family or friends to find hidden gems from the Museum's Collection,…

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    From:
    18 May 2021to11 July 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00
  5. Making African Connections: Sudan and the Mahdiyya'

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    Exhibitions

    Gillingham

    This exhibition will explore the history of the Mahdiyya period in Sudan by drawing on the museum's unique collection of Sudanese artefacts, documents and photographs.

    The Mahdiyya, a religious and political movement launched in 1881, seized power…

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    From:
    18 May 2021to31 Aug 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  6. Tiny Treasures Trail

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    Childrens Events

    Gillingham

    Will you join the hunt this summer?

    Our books are precious to us, so to help celebrate the return of our library and the opening of our new Study Centre in Autumn 2021 we've hidden some miniature versions around the Museum!

    As you explore our…

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    From:
    29 May 2021to27 June 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00
  7. Saint Thomas Becket – World Celebrity Healer

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    Exhibitions

    Canterbury

    A major exhibition in the context of Becket's story, Canterbury pilgrimage and health & wellbeing.
    2020 marked the 900th anniversary of Thomas Becket's birth, 850th of his death, and 800th of moving Becket's relics to a new tomb and chapel in…

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    From:
    29 May 2021to4 July 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00
  8. Hever Festival Theatre

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    Festival

    Edenbridge

    Welcome to the 2021 Hever Festival. It's our largest festival ever with even more of your favourites – music acts, theatre, family shows, operas, Gilbert and Sullivan and films. We offer a full programme of vibrant and varied performances across 4…

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    From:
    29 May 2021to30 Aug 2021Open 20:00 - 22:00
  9. Harriet Ferris - Southeast Open Studios

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    Arts

    Whitstable

    Harriet Ferris is one of over 200 artists taking part in the Southeast Open Studios 4th- 20th June 2021.
    Her studio is in the seaside town of Whitstable in Kent.
    Please contact Harriet for the full address and opening times for her studio only.…

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    From:
    4 June 2021to20 June 2021
  10. Harriet Ferris - Southeast Open Studios

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    Exhibitions

    Whitstable

    Harriet Ferris is one of over 200 artists taking part in the Southeast Open Studios 4th- 20th June 2021.
    Her studio is in the seaside town of Whitstable in Kent.
    Please contact Harriet for the full address and opening times for her studio only.…

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    From:
    4 June 2021to20 June 2021
  11. Action Watersports

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    Extreme Sports

    Romney Marsh

    Enjoy the lake with Family and Friends. The Aqua Park, Fun Rides and Standup Paddle Boards.
    Watersports Fun for Everyone, all ages welcome from 6 to 60+

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    From:
    6 June 2021to31 Oct 2021Open 10:00 - 18:00
  12. Elmer's Big Heart of Kent Parade

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    Arts

    St Faith's Street, Maidstone

    A spectacular free public art installation is coming to Maidstone in the summer of 2021!  From 19th June to 22nd August a herd of fabulously colourful and unique elephants will take you on a free walking trail around our beautiful County town of…

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    From:
    19 June 2021to22 Aug 2021
  13. Father's Day Weekend at Hever Castle

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    Heritage & History

    Edenbridge

    Visit Hever Castle this June for 'Cars at the Castle'. A diverse range of cars will be on display this Father's Day weekend, including a display from famous F1 champion the late John Surtees, as well as cars throughout the ages.

    New for 2021, take…

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    From:
    19 June 2021to20 June 2021Open 10:30 - 18:00
  14. Hever in Bloom at Hever Castle

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    Gardens

    Edenbridge

    Experience Hever Castle's award-winning gardens at the height of their summer beauty. Enjoy one of the finest displays of more than 4,000 roses in Kent, the Garden of England.

    Take part in daily floristry workshops at 14:00 where you can create a…

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    From:
    21 June 2021to25 June 2021Open 10:30 - 18:00
  15. Battle of Britain Airshow

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    Heritage & History

    Headcorn

    The Battle of Britain Air Show is planned to take place on 25th -27th June 2021 at Headcorn Aerodrome. Fabulous wide range of historic aircraft take to the skies.

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    From:
    25 June 2021to27 June 2021Open 09:00 - 18:00
  16. Kent Coffee Festival

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    Special Events

    Canterbury

    The Kent Coffee Festival is set to celebrate all things coffee that Kent has to offer! We are so hyped about coffee and the industry surrounding it; from speciality roasters through to innovative technology solutions and cosy coffee culture, we have…

    Dates

    From:
    26 June 2021Various Opening Times
  17. Hever's Home Front at Hever Castle

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    Heritage & History

    Edenbridge

    Travel back in time to wartime Britain at Hever Castle's 1940s event.

    Experience the sights and smells of the time with authentic cooking along with displays of US military vehicles. Browse stalls selling vintage wares and refreshments.

    Step into…

    Dates

    From:
    26 June 2021to27 June 2021Open 10:30 - 18:00
  18. Jane Austen Tour

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    Tour

    Tunbridge Wells

    Take a trip back to Georgian England and the world of Jane Austen's heroines. Visit Austen's home in Chawton, her birthplace, her burial place in Winchester, houses which inspired her novels and locations used in TV and film adaptations of her…

    Dates

    From:
    2 July 2021to4 July 2021
    From:
    10 Sept 2021to12 Sept 2021
  19. Leeds Castle Concert

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    Music

    Leeds, Maidstone

    The Leeds Castle Concert takes place on Saturday 10th July 2020. The concert is the highlight of the Kent social party calendar offering a mix of much-loved classical favourites alongside new orchestration of popular favourites.

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    From:
    10 July 2021Open 17:00 - 22:30
  20. Leeds Castle Classical Concert

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    Music

    Maidstone

    Leeds Castle will once again play host to a spectacular open-air classical concert, bringing together one of the country's greatest orchestras, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and one of its finest conductors, John Rigby.

    Prepare to be enthralled…

    Dates

    From:
    10 July 2021

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