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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…

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    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
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    31 Oct 2021to26 Mar 2022Open 10:00 - 16:00
  4. Cloud9 Festival

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    Festival

    Gravesend

    Cloud9 is a new festival for Ebbsfleet, Swanscombe and Northfleet arrives this spring with more events and activities to follow in the summer.

    Cloud9 brings together the finest street arts, creative classes and fitness sessions with a twist! The…

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    24 Apr 2021to25 Apr 2021Open 09:00 - 18:00
  5. Gardens of the South-East Tour

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    Tunbridge Wells

    The definitive springtime gardens tour, celebrating the South-East in all its glory. Stunning floral displays, landscaped estates, vineyards and beautiful parkland.

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    20 May 2021to24 May 2021
  6. Saint Thomas Becket – World Celebrity Healer

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    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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    29 May 2021to4 July 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00
  7. Gems of TV Tour (The Crown & The Crawleys)

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    Tunbridge Wells

    A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the locations of two of the biggest period dramas on TV - The Crown and Downton Abbey!

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    30 May 2021to2 June 2021
  8. Sir Winston Churchill Tour

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    Tunbridge Wells

    Follow in the footsteps of one of Britain's greatest military leaders and most beloved Prime Ministers. Visit his private estate in the Kent countryside, magnificent Blenheim Palace where he was born and the wartime tunnels at Dover Castle.

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    30 May 2021to3 June 2021
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    12 Sept 2021to16 Sept 2021
  9. Battle of Britain Airshow

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    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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    25 June 2021to27 June 2021Open 09:00 - 18:00
  10. 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…

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    From:
    26 June 2021Various Opening Times
  11. Jane Austen Tour

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    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…

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    2 July 2021to4 July 2021
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    10 Sept 2021to12 Sept 2021
  12. 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…

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    10 July 2021
  13. 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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    10 July 2021Open 17:00 - 22:30
  14. Ramblin' Man Fair

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    Maidstone

    Ramblin' Man Fair is an annual music festival celebrating classic and contemporary rock, progressive rock, blues and country.

    Ramblin' Man Fair – brought to you by Spirit Of Rock – has a unique philosophy. It is a rock festival designed for rock…

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    16 July 2021to18 July 2021
  15. The Printed Line

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    Exhibitions

    Canterbury

    The Arts Council Collection is primarily a collection of modern and contemporary British art, but early on in its history it also acquired prints by major 20th-century European artists alongside British artists, forming an outstanding collection of…

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    From:
    24 July 2021to10 Oct 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00
  16. Chiddingstone Castle Summer Vintage Fair

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    Edenbridge

    This wonderful festival of all things vintage offers an extensive array of fabulous French and English homewares, textiles, china, rustic furnishings, fashion, jewellery, accessories, pre-loved items and gardenalia.

    Miss Vintage returns to sing…

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    From:
    8 Aug 2021Open 11:00 - 16:30

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