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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.

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. Zog Trail at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Goudhurst

    Head out on an exciting forest journey at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest with Zog and his friends!
    Follow the trail through the woods to find familiar characters from the story, collect stars as you learn like Zog did at dragon school, and...

    Dates

    From:
    11 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Open 09:30 - 16:00
  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:
    11 Jan 2019to23 Mar 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
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    24 Mar 2019to26 Oct 2019Open 09:00 - 18:00
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    27 Oct 2019to28 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  3. Primed

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    Exhibitions

    Gillingham

    The Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham is set to host 'Primed', an exhibition in collaboration with four unique photographers graduating from the University for the Creative Arts in Rochester. The exhibition, which opens on Thursday January 10th,...

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    From:
    11 Jan 2019to21 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 05:00
  4. The Sapper as Artist

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    Exhibitions

    Gillingham

    The Sapper as Artist will showcase some of the thousands of rarely-seen paintings, drawings and sketches in the Museum's archive. As surveyors and map makers, Royal Engineers were taught military sketching and the pieces on display show not only the...

    Dates

    From:
    5 Feb 2019to23 June 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  5. Footsteps in Time - costumed guided tour

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    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 2019to24 Nov 2019
  6. Dazzling Daffodils at Hever Castle

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    Gardens

    Edenbridge

    Feel uplifted this spring during Hever Castle's Dazzling Daffodils event. With 14,000 new daffodil bulbs set to bloom across the gardens, there will be a wide range of varieties to enjoy.

    This daffodil event throws the spotlight on the narcissus...

    Dates

    From:
    20 Mar 2019to24 Mar 2019Open 10:30 - 16:30
  7. Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

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    Music

    Ashford

    'It's Folk music for the modern age' - * * * * THE TELEGRAPH

    Duos come and duos go... And some nurture and fine tune their art and watch it grow into something totally original, captivating and award-winning. Bonded by an unseen alchemy, Kathryn...

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    From:
    29 Mar 2019Open 19:00 - 22:50
  8. Cobham Choir - Transatlantic Journey

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    Music

    Well House, 38 Manor Road, Sole Street, Aylesford

    Cobham Choir will perform Karl Jenkins' Adiemus 'Songs of Sanctuary' alongside beautiful choral arrangements of songs by Barber and Vaughan Williams, traditional gospel music and spirituals, Howard Goodall's famous arrangement of The Lord is My...

    Dates

    From:
    30 Mar 2019Open 16:00 - 18:00
  9. Mothering Sunday Weekend

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    Special Events

    Sevenoaks

    Free cup of tea for Mums in the café and drop-in kids crafts to create a special gift.

    Dates

    From:
    30 Mar 2019to31 Mar 2019Open 11:00 - 16:00
  10. Bewl’s Big Dog Day Out

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    Special Events

    Lamberhurst

    A fun day out for all the family, especially your four-legged-friend.

    Dates

    From:
    30 Mar 2019
  11. Mother's Day Weekend at Hever Castle

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    Special Events

    Edenbridge

    Show your mum just how much you love her with a wonderful family day out on Mother's Day Weekend. The historic Castle and stunning gardens are the perfect place to say thank you and enjoy a family day out over the weekend of 30 and 31 March.

    Wander...

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    30 Mar 2019to31 Mar 2019Open 10:30 - 16:30
  12. Hole Park Gardens

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    Gardens

    Nr Cranbrook

    Delightful private gardens in a beautiful parkland setting reflecting four generations and over 100 years of the Barham family's ownership. Renowned for yew topiary they feature formal, walled, meadow and woodland gardens, alongside one of the very...

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    30 Mar 2019to8 June 2019Open 11:00 - 06:00
    From:
    12 June 2019to13 June 2019
  13. 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.

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    Hole Park Gardens, Ashford

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2019to8 June 2019
  14. Stick Mania!

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Sevenoaks

    A truly creative family experience for the Easter Holidays: make whatever you want out of sticks!

    Dates

    From:
    3 Apr 2019to14 Apr 2019Open 11:00 - 16:00
  15. Westerham Brocante by Vanity Fairs

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    Free Event

    Westerham

    Vintage Fairs with a French Flair!

    We organise exceptional town centre brocantes (vintage markets) designed to showcase and promote a wide variety of local vendors of antiques and collectables.

    Held at the historic 17th century Kings Arms Hotel...

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    5 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    3 May 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    7 June 2019Open 10:10 - 17:00
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    5 July 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    2 Aug 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    6 Sept 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    4 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    1 Nov 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    6 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  16. Westerham Brocante by Vanity Fairs

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    Type:

    Markets

    Westerham

    Vintage fair with a Frnch Flair!
    Historic town centre location
    FREE ENTRANCE

    Dates

    From:
    5 Apr 2019Open 08:00 - 14:00
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    3 May 2019Open 08:00 - 14:00
  17. Kent Roller Girls vs London Rockin' Rollers

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    Sporting Events

    Herne Bay

    Live Kent Roller Derby!

    On the 6th of April, Kent Roller Girls will be taking on London Rockin' Rollers at the Bay Sports Arena.

    Roller Derby is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, with new leagues forming all over the globe. A...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019Open 12:30 - 17:30
  18. Easter Eggtravaganza

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    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Chatham

    Join us this Easter for a fun packed holiday of activities! From Doc.Yard's Secret Lab to giant rope eggs hidden across the site for our very own Easter egg hunt! Not forgetting the whole site is open to explore… from guided tours, to ringing the...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019to20 Apr 2019
  19. Mrs Kapoor's Daughter's Wedding

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    Type:

    Theatre

    Gravesend

    A light-hearted, fun and family-friendly Bollywood theatre production.

    In true Bollywood style, this show is packed with vibrant colours, eclectic music, singing, dancing, a fashion show and dhol (drum) players. The production, brings together...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019Open 14:30 - 17:30
    From:
    6 Apr 2019Open 18:30 - 21:30
  20. Lego Bricks - Civilisations Show

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    Exhibitions

    Tenterden

    Civilisations is an innovative and entertaining LEGO touring show with 40 stunning LEGO models including life-size human figures from a range of civilisations through-out history.
    The lifelike appearance of figures in colourful costumes and...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 17:30

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