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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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    Type:

    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 2018to2 Jan 2019
  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. Free Snow Dogs Trail Ashford

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    Type:

    Free Event

    Ashford

    Ashford is hosting a FREE snow dogs trail for art lovers, families and children. You can either download the app or pick up the map from the visitor centre then follow the route to find all of the snow dogs.

    Each dog has been designed by a...

    Dates

    From:
    8 Sept 2018to18 Nov 2018Open 09:00 - 19:00
  6. Untold Stories: A Celebration of Black People in Kent

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    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
  7. Hannah and Hanna in Dreamland

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    Type:

    Theatre

    Margate

    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:
    3 Nov 2018to3 Dec 2018Open 19:30 - 21:30
  8. Wealden Times Midwinter Fair

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    Type:

    Fete / Fair

    Paddock Wood, Tonbridge

    Wealden Times Midwinter Fair, set in a tented village at the Hop Farm in Paddock Wood, will be showcasing over 220 exhibitors for three days at the end of November.

    There is no lovelier way to shop for original, handmade and desirable Christmas...

    Dates

    From:
    15 Nov 2018to17 Nov 2018Open 09:00 - 17:00
  9. The Mason Mile

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    Childrens Events

    Maidstone

    I wanted to get in touch as the wellbeing charity, Mason Mile, which focuses on bringing families and individuals together to achieve a mile, whether that's through a run, walk or jog is hosting a special event in Maidstone on the 16th November to...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Nov 2018Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    16 Nov 2018
    From:
    16 Nov 2018
  10. Christmas Ice Skating in Tunbridge Wells

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    Special Events

    Tunbridge Wells

    Experience the magic of ice skating outdoors in Tunbridge Wells this Christmas. Set within the beautiful splendour of the popular and historic park, Calverley Grounds, the real 35 x 20 feet ice rink is a perfect Christmas outing for friends and...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Nov 2018to2 Jan 2019
  11. From The Kitchen Table: Drew Gallery Projects 1984-90

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    Exhibitions

    Folkestone

    Brewery Tap is proud to by hosting the 'From the Kitchen Table: Drew Gallery Projects 1984-90' exhibition.
    Canterbury based Australian curator Sandra Drew's exhibition at UCA will be featuring the work of world renown artists she worked with in the...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Nov 2018to9 Dec 2018Open 10:00 - 17:00
  12. Tenterden Christmas Market

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    Type:

    Christmas

    TENTERDEN

    Buy local, meet the makers, sample local food & drink and fall in love with Tenterden. A stunning High Street full of independent retailers, cosy coffee shops and quality restaurants 

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2018to25 Nov 2018Various Opening Times
  13. Christmas Fair

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    Type:

    Christmas

    Edenbridge

    Join us to shop unique gifts from local businesses, spread throughout the historic house and grounds. These carefully chosen stalls will be selling homeware, fashion, accessories, and local produce. Choose to shop at our Friday evening event or...

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2018Open 17:00 - 20:00
    From:
    24 Nov 2018Open 10:00 - 13:00
    From:
    24 Nov 2018Open 13:00 - 16:00
  14. Leeds Castle Presents Once Upon a Time at Christmas

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    Type:

    Christmas

    Maidstone

    his Christmas, Paddington™ will join a selection of festive stories told through illustration as Leeds Castle presents 'Once Upon a Time at Christmas'. See the magnificent Castle rooms beautifully displayed with glittering decorations and fragrant...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Nov 2018to1 Jan 2019Open 10:00 - 15:00
  15. Hospice in the Weald's Christmas Market

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas

    Pembury, Tunbridge Wells

    Kick off the festive season with our Christmas Market with over 45 stalls, craft workshops and Santa's Grotto - the perfect opportunity to get in to the Christmas spirit and find wonderful presents for your friends and family, while also supporting...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Nov 2018to25 Nov 2018Open 10:00 - 16:00
  16. Leeds Castle Christmas Market

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas

    Maidstone

    Visit the Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn overlooking the Castle to discover a splendid array of seasonal gifts, toys, festive decorations, specialist food and drink.

    Children and adults alike will be enchanted by the reindeer and birds of...

    Venue

    Leeds Castle, Maidstone

    Dates

    From:
    24 Nov 2018to16 Dec 2018
  17. Rochester Christmas Market

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    Type:

    Christmas

    Rochester

    Set in the historic and picturesque Rochester Castle gardens, overlooked by Rochester's 12th Century Norman Keep, market visitors will enjoy a selection of festive foods including mulled wine, hot chocolate with Baileys and roasted chestnuts as they...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Nov 2018to25 Nov 2018
    From:
    30 Nov 2018
    From:
    1 Dec 2018to2 Dec 2018
    From:
    7 Dec 2018
    From:
    8 Dec 2018
  18. Christmas at Hever Castle (select dates)

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    Type:

    Christmas

    Edenbridge

    This year, Christmas at Hever Castle is all about Traditional Christmas Tales. During the day you will be met with beautifully decorated Castle rooms, welcoming log fires and twinkling Christmas trees celebrating traditional Christmas stories...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Nov 2018to24 Dec 2018Open 10:30 - 18:00
  19. Christmas shopping at Lime Wharf Cafe

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    Type:

    Christmas

    RYE

    Christmas shopping at Lime Wharf Cafe

    Dates

    From:
    29 Nov 2018
  20. Bedgebury Pinetum Christmas Tree Sales

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    Type:

    Sale

    Bedgebury Road, Cranbrook

    Pick out your Christmas tree at Bedgebury Pinetum!

    Dates

    From:
    30 Nov 2018to2 Dec 2018
    From:
    7 Dec 2018to19 Dec 2018

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RT @TekstPast: Impressive! The story of D-Day from UK point of view @TheDDayStory @visitportsmouth https://t.co/OMhMeUvmy2
12 Nov 2018   12:58:43
RT @TekstPast: Great place with nice view... @SpinnakerTower @visitportsmouth @VisitSEEngland https://t.co/yB4Irc7uDp
12 Nov 2018   12:56:56
RT @WinCathedral: Only one week to go until Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market and Ice Rink begins! Who's excited?@King_Alfhttps://t.co/hjBHLk7EZI
12 Nov 2018   12:55:43
@leedscastleuk @WinCathedral Of course, congrats also! 🎅
9 Nov 2018   13:19:13