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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, none more so than at more than a dozen National Trust locations in Kent which display the Garden of England in all its glory.

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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. The Woodville Theatre

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    Theatre

    Gravesend

    Built in 1968 as part of the new Civic Centre, Woodville Halls has hosted dance schools, local shows and national talent. Our main auditorium is capable of seating 650 patrons across three levels or of being transformed into a flat floor space for...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2018to1 Jan 2019Open 09:00 - 22:30
  2. The Highway Rat Activity Trails

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    Type:

    Tour

    Goudhurst, Cranbrook

    The Highway Rat Activity Trails

    The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be bought to life at Bedgebury Pinetum.  Follow panels and discover the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Feb 2018to4 Nov 2018
  3. Hush Heath Winery

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    Type:

    Tour

    Kent

    Winter Winery Tours
    Summer Evening Tours

    Winter Winery Tour & Tasting:
    £20 per person
    Join us inside on a guided tour of our state-of-the-art Winery where the process of still and sparkling winemaking is explained. The tour is followed by a tutored...

    Dates

    From:
    7 Feb 2018to7 Feb 2019Open 11:00 - 17:00
  4. Footsteps in Time - costumed guided tour

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    Type:

    Guided Walk

    Rochester

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

    Dates

    From:
    24 Feb 2018to24 Nov 2018
  5. Triumphant Women

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    Exhibitions

    Tenterden

    In 2018 the National Trust is exploring women's history and suffrage through the anniversary of women gaining the vote. New exhibitions will be on display at Smallhythe Place celebrating the women of Smallhythe in the Suffrage movement. 'Edy Craig:...

    Dates

    From:
    5 Apr 2018to28 Oct 2018Open 11:00 - 17:00
  6. The Big Brocante

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    Type:

    Antiques

    Paddock Wood

    Our Shows are all about finding the best Vintage & Antique treasures from French Furniture – Scandinavian mid-century - Decorative- Mirrors - Interiors - Retro Lighting – European Brocante - Haberdashery – Garden Designs - fashion – Industrial &...

    Dates

    From:
    21 Sept 2018to23 Sept 2018Open 08:00 - 16:00
  7. Free Lecture by Patience Agbabi

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    Talks

    Chatham

    Patience Agbabi FRSL was Poet-in-Residence at the Historic Dockyard in Chatham in 2010. This lecture will reveal how she welded contemporary and archive material into a polyvocal corona to celebrate the hard graft and fine craft of the original...

    Dates

    From:
    27 Sept 2018
  8. Ightham Mote September Opening and Tours

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    Type:

    Heritage & History

    Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks

    Enjoy a visit to Ightham Mote on a Thursday evening in September and take advantage of exclusive tours of the house and garden.

    Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Ightham Mote in the early evening. Take a...

    Dates

    From:
    27 Sept 2018Open 17:00 - 19:00
  9. Family Fun Day

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    Free Event

    Laight Road, Maidstone

    After opening in February, Pennard Vets Langley Park in Maidstone are celebrating a successful first 6 months with a family friendly Open Day on Saturday 29th September from 12-4pm.
    There will be something for everyone, with quizzes, a raffle,...

    Dates

    From:
    29 Sept 2018Open 12:00 - 16:00
  10. Day out with Thomas and friends

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    Childrens Events

    Nevill Terrace, Tunbridge Wells

    Thomas will spend most of the day at his Ffarquhar Station to ensure he can meet everyone, but his Steam and Diesel friends will take it in turns to pull the special trains to and from Tunbridge Wells West. Attractions at Tunbridge Wells West...

    Dates

    From:
    29 Sept 2018to7 Oct 2018Open 10:00 - 16:00
  11. The Leeds Castle Family Fun Run

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    Sporting Events

    Maidstone

    Fun for all the family! Join us for the new Leeds Castle Fun Run, where the whole family can enjoy a 2km run around the grounds.
    This event costs £4 per person to take part (under 4s free).

    Dates

    From:
    30 Sept 2018
  12. The Leeds Castle 10K Run

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    Sporting Events

    Maidstone

    Join us for the first ever Leeds Castle 10k run. The route will take you across the wider estate, with some stunning views of the historic Castle from the parkland as you run! Every competitor will receive a medal at the finish line.
    This event...

    Dates

    From:
    30 Sept 2018
  13. The Leeds Castle Family Fun Run

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    Run / Rally

    Maidstone

    Fun for all the family! Join us for the new Leeds Castle Fun Run, where the whole family can enjoy a 2km run around the grounds.

    Dates

    From:
    30 Sept 2018
  14. Autumn Colour at Hever Castle

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    Gardens

    Edenbridge

    As the air turns crisp and a rich display of autumn colour envelops the countryside, pack your walking boots or wellies and head to Hever Castle to enjoy the crunch of leaves underfoot and spectacular autumn tints. Plus learn how to plant a winter...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Oct 2018to28 Oct 2018Open 10:30 - 18:00
  15. Hannah and Hanna in Dreamland

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    Type:

    Theatre

    Canterbury, Canterbury

    Hannah and Hanna in Dreamland is a story of friendship and prejudice, migration and identity played against the backdrop of an ever-changing England.

    It's summer 1999. Hannah (Lisa Payne) is from Margate and bored with life in the rundown seaside...

    Dates

    From:
    4 Oct 2018to6 Oct 2018Open 19:30 - 21:30
    From:
    4 Oct 2018Open 15:00 - 17:00
  16. Untold Stories: A Celebration of Black People in Kent

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    Type:

    Exhibitions

    Chatham

    Showcasing in No.1 Smithery –

    Untold Stories seeks to tell the story of African and Caribbean people across Kent and Medway in the 19th and 20th Century. Brought to you by the Medway African and Caribbean Association and Chatham Historic Dockyard...

    Dates

    From:
    5 Oct 2018to2 Dec 2018
  17. Dalleth at Biddenden Vineyards

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    Type:

    Food

    Ashford

    Dine with Dalleth at Biddenden Vineyards and experience the wonderful taste of Kent.

    We have partnered with the beautifully British winemakers, Biddenden Vineyard to bring you something truely special.

    Enjoy a locally sourced tasting menu...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Oct 2018Open 19:00 - 23:00
  18. Sidcup Lapidary & Mineral Society Autumn Show

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    Type:

    Free Event

    Orpington

    Buy Fossils, Crystals, Rocks, Minerals and more!

    Taking over from where the old Christmas Show left off, the Sidcup Lapidary & Mineral Society (SLMS) is delighted to announce our new Autumn Show, with something for all ages and budgets!

    FREE...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Oct 2018Open 10:00 - 16:00
  19. Kent Comedy Fest

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    Type:

    Comedy

    Maidstone

    KENT COMEDY FESTIVAL 2018

    AN EXCITING NEW FESTIVAL COMES TO KENT!

    Some of the UK's most renowned, award winning, TV star comedians descend on the award-winning grounds of Mote Park for seven days' worth of laughs and larks in the...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Oct 2018to13 Oct 2018Open 18:00 - 23:00
  20. Faversham Artisan Crafts,Vintage & Gift Fair

    Faversham Artisan Crafts,Vintage & Gift Fair

    Type

    Type:

    Free Event

    Faversham

    Artisan Crafts , Vintage & Gift Fair

    Dates

    From:
    6 Oct 2018Open 09:30 - 15:00
    From:
    3 Nov 2018Open 09:30 - 15:00
    From:
    15 Dec 2018Open 09:30 - 15:00