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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. 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. Curious About Canterbury

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    Tour

    Sun Street, Canterbury

    Have fun discovering Canterbury with two quirky heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Are you curious about Canterbury? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our…

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    From:
    27 Oct 2019to28 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  3. The Garden of Light Installation

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    Free Event

    Ashford

    In tribute to Kent's 400-year status as the Garden of England, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford is harnessing the wonders of nature on an unprecedented scale through an immersive installation The Garden of Light.
    The much-anticipated…

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    7 Nov 2019to3 Apr 2020Open 10:00 - 18:00
  4. Discover Rochester's Heritage Small Group Guided Tour

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    Heritage & History

    ROCHESTER

    For over 2,000 years, Rochester has been one of the most important locations in the United Kingdom.

    Kings and Queens have met here, the wealthy have bestowed incredible acts of generosity on the local residents, and the town is fortunate to have…

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    25 Jan 2020to27 June 2020Open 11:00 - 11:00
  5. No Man's Land

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    Exhibitions

    Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham

    An installation of artwork by students from the University for the Creative Arts, in response to the Museum's Collection & Archives.

    Included in standard admission prices.

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    4 Feb 2020to30 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  6. Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art

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    Exhibitions

    Canterbury

    'Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art with Seven Stories' is an interactive comic exhibition from Seven Stories, coming to The Beaney during February half term.

    Immerse yourself in an eclectic mix of original, iconic comic art alongside work by…

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    8 Feb 2020to23 Feb 2020Open 09:00 - 17:00
  7. Snowdrop Walk at Hever Castle

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    Gardens

    Edenbridge

    A heavenly carpet of snowdrops will provide a magical trail for visitors to follow at Hever Castle & Gardens from 08 February.

    Around 80,000 snowdrop bulbs have been planted in the Gardens over the past few years including a mix of single and…

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    8 Feb 2020to1 Mar 2020Open 10:30 - 16:30
  8. Living with Nature at Hever Castle

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    Heritage & History

    Edenbridge

    Get back in touch with the great outdoors this February half term at Hever Castle.

    You are invited to visit the historic castle in Kent between 15 – 23 February to discover more about wildlife and nature.

    Come and watch the falconry displays and…

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    15 Feb 2020to23 Feb 2020Open 10:30 - 16:30
  9. Half Term Explorers

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    Childrens Events

    Maidstone

    Become a first-class junior explorer this half term on the grounds of the Castle. Families can throw on their wellies and thinking caps as they venture through the Leeds Castle estate on a special trail.

    With an exciting activity booklet on-hand to…

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    15 Feb 2020to23 Feb 2020
  10. Mission Explore

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    Childrens Events

    Chatham

    Grab your coats, wellies and wrap up warm as you explore the Historic Dockyard on a special dockyard mission. Round up the troops and get the whole family involved in our fun February half term activity.

    Pick up a trail leaflet on arrival and…

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    15 Feb 2020to23 Feb 2020
  11. Half Term Family Fun: Rat Race

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    Childrens Events

    Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham

    The Royal Engineers Museum collections link to rats in many unexpected ways. Our Chinese collections demonstrate Chinese zodiac animal signs and Chinese New Year 2020 marks the Year of the Rat, the first in the order of all the signs.

    In the First…

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    18 Feb 2020to21 Feb 2020Open 11:00 - 15:00
  12. Martello Tower No.24

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    Heritage & History

    Dymchurch

    Martello Tower No. 24 in Dymchurch High Street was one of 74 towers built along the south coast between 1805 and 1812 to resist the threatened French invasion.

    Of the 74 Martello Towers built on the Kent and Sussex coast, Martello24 is considered…

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    21 Feb 2020Open 12:00 - 14:00
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  13. Adult Lecture Series: Bob Ogley on Doodlebugs and Rockets

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    Heritage & History

    Biggin Hill, Westerham

    Join local historian Bob Ogley for a talk on V1 and V2 Rockets, based on his book, 'Doodlebugs and Rockets.' He will talk about the experiences of those who lived through the flying bomb raids. Between June 1944 and March 1945 the Germans launched…

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    25 Feb 2020Open 19:00 - 21:00
  14. Hashmat Sultana

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    Music

    Folkestone

    Propelled into the limelight in 2016 as part of a major Indian TV talent show, Hashmat and Sultana received rave reviews from prominent Bollywood composers for their beautiful and electrifying vocal abilities.

    Since then the duo have been winning…

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    27 Feb 2020Open 19:30 - 22:00
  15. Quiz Evening: A Piece of Pizza and a Slice of History

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    Heritage & History

    Biggin Hill, Westerham

    Friday 28th Feb 6-8pm
    Join us for a fun-filled evening with a quiz and some Biggin Hill pizza.
    There will be something for everyone, with 3 rounds: the RAF, history and contemporary general knowledge.
    There will be the opportunity to look round the…

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    28 Feb 2020Open 18:00 - 20:00
  16. The Bone Ensemble: Gulp!

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    Childrens Events

    Folkestone

    Maya LOVES water! Swimming in the sea, splashing in her paddling pool. But one summer's day, she gets sucked up the bathroom tap - SQUOOSH! - and along the water pipes! WHOOAAHHHH!

    Arriving in a strange new land, Maya goes on an exciting journey,…

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    29 Feb 2020Open 14:30 - 15:30
  17. Tunbridge Wells Spring Fair

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    Free Event

    One Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells

    Our Spring Fair is back and bigger than ever. Taking place at the beautiful One Warwick Park Hotel, you'll be able to shop a handpicked selection of products from small businesses in Kent and East Sussex. Shop jewellery, candles, art, gifts, cards,…

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    1 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  18. Call the Midwife Official Location Tours

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    Chatham

    Two National Treasures have come together to launch the Official Call the Midwife tours.

    Come and explore where the real drama happens as a costumed midwife takes you on a walking tour of our historic site. With a picture book to help trigger your…

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    From:
    6 Mar 2020to31 Oct 2020
  19. Vintage Portraiture Photography Workshop

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    Special Events

    The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Chatham

    With over 400 years of history, The Dockyard has an abundance of beautiful locations to capture perfect photographs.

    Our special guided photography experience on Saturday 7 March provides an exclusive, first-time, opportunity to develop your…

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    From:
    7 Mar 2020
  20. Same Same...But Different

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    Childrens Events

    Folkestone

    A new family show mixing Kathak (Indian dance), Hip Hop, contemporary dance and physical storytelling, to create a playful and colourful world exploring our curiosities and fears, the times we feel different and when we belong.

    Inspired by the…

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    From:
    14 Mar 2020Open 14:30 - 15:30

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