Travel Advice: COVID-19

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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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    Other

    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. 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…

    Dates

    From:
    25 Jan 2020to27 June 2020Open 11:00 - 11:00
  3. Call the Midwife Official Location Tours

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    Tour

    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…

    Dates

    From:
    6 Mar 2020to31 Oct 2020
  4. Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed

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    Arts

    Chatham

    Our exciting new temporary exhibition for Spring 2020 offers a ground-breaking insight into the history of British tattooing. Featuring over 400 original artworks, photographs and historic artefacts, it tells a story that challenges the most…

    Dates

    From:
    14 Mar 2020to14 June 2020
  5. Fitness Welly Walks

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Sevenoaks

    Join us in the top carpark, 9.20am for our fitness Welly Walks, dogs welcome. Please check our website for dates.

    Dates

    From:
    20 Mar 2020to9 Oct 2020Open 17:30 - 20:00
  6. Traces

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    Exhibitions

    Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham

    This exhibition of photography from local artist Laura Fisher focuses on Brompton Barracks;

    "This series of images were taken all on one day on a site visit to Brompton Barracks in September 2019. I had seen the statue of General Gordon before (on…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2020to30 June 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  7. Enjoy a Bluebell Walk at Hole Park Gardens

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    Guided Walk

    Cranbrook

    Often described as one of the best places to see bluebells in the country, Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden, Kent, is also renowned for its mature rhododendrons and magnificent standard wisterias.

    Venue

    Hole Park Gardens, Ashford

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2020to8 June 2020
  8. Peony Walks

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    Gardens

    Sevenoaks

    Our best guess at when the famous Walled Garden peonies will be looking fabulous! Head Gardener question time: 12.00-1pm (Wed/Thur/Fri)

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    From:
    3 June 2020to14 June 2020Open 10:30 - 17:00
  9. Classic Car Show at Dover Transport Museum

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    Free Event

    Whitfield, Dover

    Get your engines running and ready for the Dover Transport museum car Show.
    Classic cars on the green, Plus lots more intresting exhibits inside.
    Plus treat yourself to an Open Top Bus Ride.

    Dates

    From:
    5 June 2020to15 June 2020Open 10:30 - 16:00
  10. Hop Farm Vintage Fair

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    Festival

    Paddock Wood

    A Vintage celebration set in the heart of the Kent countryside, complemented by the largest collection of oast houses in the World!
    Located in the Kent countryside, Hop Farm Vintage Fair is a
    celebration of the beauty and antiquities of the past…

    Dates

    From:
    6 June 2020to7 June 2020Open 10:00 - 17:30
  11. Dickens Festival

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    Festival

    Rochester


    This year Medway Council is celebrating all things Charles Dickens to commemorate 150 years since his death.
    They have a jam-packed events calendar running from April onwards. There'll be exhibitions, poetry trails and art projects, as well as…

    Dates

    From:
    13 June 2020to14 June 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  12. James Morrison and Will Young Forest Live

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    Music

    Goudhurst

    COVID-19: All Forest Live 2020 events have been cancelled to keep everyone safe in line with current government guidance. Ticket holders will be contacted by their point of purchase and will be automatically refunded - Read our full statement for…

    Dates

    From:
    14 June 2020Open 18:00 - 22:30
  13. Jazz for Dads (Father's Day)

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Sevenoaks

    Treat Dad and bring a picnic & rug/chair to enjoy the music at the 'drop-in' family concert in the garden or Garden Room. 12.30-2.30pm

    Dates

    From:
    21 June 2020Open 10:30 - 17:00
  14. Adult Lecture Series: Steve Milne talks about his docu-film 'Spitfire'

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    Talks

    Biggin Hill, Westerham

    Join us for an evening with producer Steve Milne as he discusses how he made his documentary feature film 'Spitfire'. Steve is the founder and Chief Executive of production firm British Film Company. The film tells the story of the iconic Spitfire…

    Dates

    From:
    30 June 2020Open 19:00 - 21:00
  15. Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival

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    Festival

    Sandwich

    The Sandwich Folk Festival, is a multi-arts festival that highlights traditional and contemporary folk-life and folk arts, in a beautiful medieval town.

    Dates

    From:
    3 July 2020to5 July 2020
  16. Princess Picnic at the Castle

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    Childrens Events

    Tonbridge

    After the huge success of last year's Princess Picnic at the castle we are planning that 2020 is going to be bigger, better and more magical than ever before!

    Enjoy an interactive performance from the unmissable Baby Broadway as you and your Prince…

    Dates

    From:
    4 July 2020to5 July 2020Open 09:00 - 13:30
  17. Chiddingstone Castle Summer Vintage Fair

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    Markets

    Edenbridge

    Returning for its Sixth Year, Chiddingstone Castle Summer Vintage Fair will take place on Sunday 5th July in the Castle grounds from 11.00am to 4.30pm.

    This wonderful festival of all things vintage offers an extensive array of vintage wares. Expect…

    Dates

    From:
    5 July 2020Open 11:00 - 16:30
  18. A Night at the Musicals

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    Theatre

    Tonbridge

    We are thrilled to welcome back West End and Broadway royalty Kerry Ellis (Wicked, Oliver!, Cats and more!) for another night of your favourite Musicals performed live at Tonbridge Castle.

    Joining the line-up will be ITV's Superstar winner Ben…

    Dates

    From:
    5 July 2020Open 19:30 - 21:40
  19. 149th Open Championship

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    Sporting Events

    Sandwich

    The 149th Open returns to The Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich from 12 – 19 July 2020.
    This will be the 18th time The Open has been held in White Cliffs Country and will draw world-class players to the Championship as they compete for the…

    Dates

    From:
    12 July 2020to19 July 2020
  20. Changeling Theatre 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

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    Performing Arts

    Sevenoaks

    Changeling Theatre 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Performance time TBC For tickets visit eventbrite.co.uk, ticket sales subject to booking fee.

    Dates

    From:
    18 July 2020Open 17:30 - 20:00

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