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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. Family Karate

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    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Gillingham

    Dryside Sports Programme
    Family karate held at Black Lion Leisure Centre Tuesday 6pm-7pm.
    For further information please contact reception on 01634 283700

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2009to1 Apr 2020
  2. Little Ninjas (3-5yrs)

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    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Gillingham

    Dryside Sports Programme
    Little Ninjas (3-5yrs) held at Black Lion Leisure Centre.
    Held on Tuesday 5.30pm-6pm.
    For further information please contact reception on 01634 283700283700

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2009to1 Apr 2020
  3. Turner Contemporary

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    Type:

    Arts

    Margate

    Turner Contemporary is the South East's major art gallery, presenting contemporary and historical art in a stunning seaside setting. Inspired by Britain's best-loved painter JMW Turner, the gallery offers a space for everyone to discover different...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2014to1 Feb 2020Open 10:00 - 18:00
  4. The Woodville Theatre

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    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
  5. The Highway Rat Activity Trails

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    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 2018to4 Nov 2018
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Triumphant Women

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    Type:

    Exhibitions

    Tenterden

    In 2018 the National Trust is exploring women's history and suffrage through the anniversary of women gaining the vote. New exhibitions will be on display at Smallhythe Place celebrating the women of Smallhythe in the Suffrage movement. 'Edy Craig:...

    Dates

    From:
    5 Apr 2018to28 Oct 2018Open 11:00 - 17:00
  9. The Campfire Tales

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    Special Events

    Canterbury

    On Thursday evenings, we welcome you to join us in our Medieval Story Garden for this wonderful event. mmerse yourself in adventurous, intriguing and magical tales that allow you to seek your own path through the narration.

    Please see the website...

    Dates

    From:
    16 May 2018to30 Aug 2018Open 19:00 - 20:30
  10. Lionel Richie Night

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    Type:

    Special Events

    Princes Parade, HYTHE

    Hello.. is it me your looking for?
    Join us on Friday 8th June for an evening of entertainment to remember for a legendary Lionel Richie Tribute.
    This is without a doubt the Number 1 'Lionel Richie Tribute' around today.
    His uncanny resemblance to...

    Dates

    From:
    8 June 2018to21 Sept 2018
  11. Summer Festival of Steam at the Spa Valley Railway in Tunbridge Wells

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    Type:

    Special Events

    Tunbridge Wells

    Summer Festival of Steam at the Spa Valley Railway in Tunbridge Wells
    The summer festival of steam brings together a gathering of steam from the road and rails including 100-year-old Steam Locomotive, Traction Engines & Steam Rollers.

    Centred...

    Dates

    From:
    30 June 2018to30 July 2018Open 10:00 - 21:00
  12. Knights & Princesses School at Hever Castle

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    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Edenbridge

    Throughout the summer holidays kids can experience what it was like to grow up and serve in a royal household in medieval times at Hever Castle's Knights & Princesses School.

    Suitable for children ages 6-12 (approximately), these free classes last...

    Dates

    From:
    21 July 2018to27 Aug 2018Open 10:30 - 18:00
  13. Jousting Events at Hever Castle - SELECT DATES

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Edenbridge

    The annual Summer Jousting Tournaments begin at Hever castle on 14 and 15 July.

    The Knights of Royal England will be entertaining the crowds with exhilarating displays of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with a Royal...

    Dates

    From:
    21 July 2018to22 July 2018Open 10:30 - 16:30
    From:
    28 July 2018to29 July 2018Open 10:30 - 16:30
    From:
    11 Aug 2018to12 Aug 2018Open 10:30 - 16:30
    From:
    18 Aug 2018to19 Aug 2018Open 10:30 - 16:30
    From:
    24 Aug 2018to27 Aug 2018Open 10:30 - 16:30
  14. Riverhill Tree Hunt

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    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Sevenoaks

    Join us on an exciting hunt through the gardens and its trails to find the oldest, biggest and most colourful trees. A fun, interesting and adventure packed day, don't forget to claim your treat once you've finished your hunt.

    Dates

    From:
    21 July 2018to22 July 2018Open 11:00 - 16:00
    From:
    25 July 2018to29 July 2018Open 11:00 - 16:00
  15. Family Summer Fun at Ightham Mote

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    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks

    School's out for summer at Ightham Mote with plenty of activities to keep the family entertained.

    There's a summer mini-beast family trail in the garden, craft activities and our special Themed Thursdays. With our natural play area, house...

    Dates

    From:
    23 July 2018to2 Sept 2018Open 10:30 - 15:30
  16. Wednesday Kids' Summer Craft Activities

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    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Tenterden

    Every Wednesday across the Summer holidays materials will be available for children to do themed arts and crafts at Smallhythe Place. Each week will explore a different theme. Join us for some creative fun in the beautiful Summer gardens. Parental...

    Dates

    From:
    25 July 2018to29 Aug 2018Open 14:00 - 16:00
  17. A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    Type:

    Theatre

    Tenterden

    The Summer Theatre Company brings you one of Shakespeare's most enduring and popular plays. A rumbustiously traditional production with its pair of naive young lovers, enchanting fairies, rude mechanicals and Lords and Ladies produce magical...

    Dates

    From:
    26 July 2018to4 Aug 2018Open 19:30 - 21:30
  18. Mark Anthony As Prince

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    Type:

    Music

    Deal

    Mark Anthony is without doubt the world best tribute to Prince, not only sounding like him but looking more like Prince than prince did.

    Come and Join Mark and his live band as they take you through the hits of one of musics iconic stars. All the...

    Dates

    From:
    27 July 2018Open 19:30 - 20:30
  19. Tudor Tales at Hever Castle

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage & History

    Edenbridge

    Step back in time and experience what it was like to live in Tudor England during Hever Castle's Tudor Tales (28 & 29 July).

    Discover what life was like when English swordsmen ruled the battlefield, learn about the history of Tudor knights and...

    Dates

    From:
    28 July 2018to29 July 2018Open 10:30 - 18:00
  20. Plagues and Punishment

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage & History

    Dover

    Experience the gruesome side of medieval England at a stinking event, taking you into the heart of the working classes from centuries past. Explore the castle, muck in with the locals and get stuck into gruesome medieval fun and activities for all...

    Dates

    From:
    28 July 2018to29 July 2018Open 10:00 - 17:00