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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. Escape Plan LIVE

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    Type:

    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. Turner Prize

    Turner Prize

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    Type:

    Arts

    Margate

    One of the best known prizes for visual arts in the world, the Turner Prize comes to Margate's Turner Contemporary art gallery this autumn.

    Previous winners have included Antony Gormley (1994), Grayson Perry (2003) and Jeremy Deller (2004) who…

    Dates

    From:
    28 Sept 2019to12 Jan 2020
  3. A Lasting Peace for Medway

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    Type:

    Arts

    Gillingham

    This exhibition marks the culmination of a year-long programme of art workshops funded by the Big Lottery Fund. Hosted by local artist Tina Lawlor Mottram, each workshop has been inspired by creating a sense of peace and happiness with the community…

    Dates

    From:
    15 Oct 2019to22 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  4. 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…

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2019to28 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  5. 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…

    Dates

    From:
    7 Nov 2019to3 Apr 2020Open 10:00 - 18:00
  6. SKATE Tunbridge Wells

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    Christmas

    Tunbridge Wells

    From 15 November, Calverley Grounds will be transformed into the ultimate winter destination, signalling the start of the festive season. SKATE Tunbridge Wells returns for 2019 with stylish skating, festive food and drink, music and Christmas spirit…

    Dates

    From:
    15 Nov 2019to5 Jan 2020
  7. Leeds Castle Christmas Market

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    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:
    23 Nov 2019to15 Dec 2019
  8. Christmas at Hever Castle (select dates)

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    Christmas

    Edenbridge

    This Christmas we will be taking you on a magical journey down the rabbit hole and into the enchanting world of Alice in Wonderland. During the day you will be met with beautifully decorated Castle rooms, welcoming log fires and twinkling Christmas…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2019to24 Dec 2019Open 10:30 - 18:00
  9. Magical Birds and Festive Feathers

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    Christmas

    Leeds Castle, Maidstone

    Let your Christmas wishes take flight at Leeds Castle as the beautiful state rooms are transformed into a magical kingdom of birds and festive feathers.

    Start your journey through the magnificent Castle rooms with a magical forest of owls to red…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2019to1 Jan 2020
  10. Canterbury On Ice

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    Christmas

    Canterbury

    Canterbury on Ice, the City's first festive ice rink, launches this winter in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Dane John Gardens. Set to be a firm favourite for the festive period, the gardens will provide a dramatic backdrop for the rink,…

    Dates

    From:
    29 Nov 2019to1 Jan 2020Open 17:00 - 20:00
  11. Christmas trees for sale

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    Christmas

    Goudhurst

    Christmas trees for sale
    Friday 29 November – Sunday 1 December & Friday 6 –Sunday 22 December (closed Monday 9th December) 10am – 3pm
    British-grown Christmas trees are on sale at Bedgebury Pinetum this winter. Choose from traditional Norway…

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    From:
    29 Nov 2019to22 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 15:00
    From:
    29 Nov 2019to22 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 15:00
  12. Rochester Christmas Market

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    Markets

    Rochester

    Set in the historic and picturesque Rochester Castle gardens, overlooked by Rochester's 12th Century Norman Keep, market visitors can enjoy a selection of festive food and drink including mulled wine, hot chocolate with Baileys and roasted chestnuts…

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    From:
    30 Nov 2019to15 Dec 2019Open 11:00 - 18:00
  13. Twilight Christmas at Hever Castle

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    Christmas

    Edenbridge

    This Christmas we will be taking you on a magical journey down the rabbit hole and into the enchanting world of Alice in Wonderland. For a magical after dark experience, wrap up warm and enjoy a walk under the stars at Twilight Christmas. Witness…

    Dates

    From:
    6 Dec 2019to23 Dec 2019Open 18:00 - 21:30
  14. Christmas at Bedgebury

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    Christmas

    Goudhurst

    Selected dates, Friday 22 November – 30 December 2019

    It's definitely the most wonderful time of year when the after dark sparkling trail lights up once more.
    Following a much-loved first year, the 2019 winter trail will look very different. The…

    Dates

    From:
    11 Dec 2019to24 Dec 2019Open 16:20 - 20:00
    From:
    26 Dec 2019to30 Dec 2019Open 16:20 - 20:00
  15. A Salute to Christmas

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    Music

    Gravesend

    Ho, Ho, Ho, It's nearly here!

    Enjoy a new Christmas themed lunchtime tribute including a two-course lunch, tea/coffee & a live show with a special salute to the very best of Christmas

    Our lunchtime events begin at 12pm and we ask guests to arrive…

    Dates

    From:
    11 Dec 2019Open 12:00 - 15:00
  16. The Midnight Special: The Beatles' Abbey Road

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    Music

    Marine Terrace, Margate

    12th December 2019 20:00 - 22:45

    Join The Midnight Special in a celebration of The Beatles' final masterpiece, Abbey Road. The band will be playing the album in full to mark the 50th anniversary of the LP, faithfully reproducing the album note for…

    Dates

    From:
    12 Dec 2019Open 20:00 - 22:40
  17. Enchanted Walmer Castle

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    Type:

    Christmas

    English Heritage, South East Regional Office, Dover Castle, Castle Hill Road, Deal

    Make the most of the winter evenings with an enchanted experience of light, colour and sound as the award-winning gardens of Walmer Castle are transformed into an illuminated world.

    Delight in a serene and enchanting trail featuring tunnels and…

    Dates

    From:
    12 Dec 2019to15 Dec 2019Open 16:30 - 21:30
    From:
    19 Dec 2019to22 Dec 2019Open 16:30 - 21:30
  18. Here Come The Girls

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    Music

    Gravesend

    Girl power at its best! We're celebrating with an iconic tribute to Cher, Madonna, Blondie, ABBA & more.

    We ask guests to arrive to the event at 6:30pm and will be shown to their seats at 7:00-7:30pm. The evening finishes at 12am.

    The price…

    Dates

    From:
    12 Dec 2019to13 Dec 2019Open 19:30 - 00:00
  19. 80's Vibes

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    Music

    Gravesend

    Everything you could want from a classic 80's night. Bon Jovi, Duran Duran and of course, George Michael & Wham!

    We ask guests to arrive to the event at 7pm and will be shown to their seats at 7:30-8pm. The evening finishes at 1am.

    The price…

    Dates

    From:
    13 Dec 2019to14 Dec 2019Open 20:00 - 01:00
  20. Concert - Christmas Oratorio in Tonbridge

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    Music

    TONBRIDGE

    Cantate will be performing the first three parts of Christmas Oratorio by Bach conducted by Robin Walker.
    They will be joined by period instrument ensemble Vivace! led by Hazel Brooks. The soloists are Gwen Martin (Soprano), Natalie Davies (Mezzo),…

    Dates

    From:
    14 Dec 2019Open 19:30 -

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