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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.

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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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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. The Field of Cloth of Gold: A Meeting of Kings

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    Exhibitions

    Maidstone

    A magnificent tournament was held over 500 years ago in 1520 between Henry VIII of England and the French King, Francis I. The intention was to increase the bonds of friendship between the two countries. They met in a field near Calais to enjoy…

    Dates

    From:
    2 Oct 2020to30 Sept 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    2 Oct 2020to30 Sept 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  2. Curious About Canterbury

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Canterbury

    Have fun (re-)discovering Canterbury, spotting things you've never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks - a safe, fun and affordable way to get some fresh air with your household, whilst staying close to home.
    Curious…

    Dates

    From:
    28 Mar 2021to30 Oct 2021Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    31 Oct 2021to26 Mar 2022Open 10:00 - 16:00
  3. Action Watersports

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    Extreme Sports

    Romney Marsh

    Enjoy the lake with Family and Friends. The Aqua Park, Fun Rides and Standup Paddle Boards.
    Watersports Fun for Everyone, all ages welcome from 6 to 60+

    Dates

    From:
    6 June 2021to31 Oct 2021Open 10:00 - 18:00
  4. The Printed Line

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    Exhibitions

    Canterbury

    The Arts Council Collection is primarily a collection of modern and contemporary British art, but early on in its history it also acquired prints by major 20th-century European artists alongside British artists, forming an outstanding collection of…

    Dates

    From:
    24 July 2021to10 Oct 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00
  5. Eastchurch Aviation Museun

    Eastchurch Aviation Museun

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    Heritage & History

    Isle of Sheppey, Sheerness

    Hi my name is Tony Downs, I am a Trustee and Deputy Museun Manager at Eastchurch Aviaition Museum which is where flight started in the UK and includeds the Short Brothers as well as the Wright Brothers. Our timeline goes from 1902 to 2016.
    Entrance…

    Dates

    From:
    3 Aug 2021to31 Aug 2022Open 10:00 - 15:00
  6. The Noise Next Door: In Charge

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    Comedy

    Medway Road, Gillingham

    The quickest wits in comedy are charging into their sixth national tour with a spectacular new show that will trample your expectations.

    The charismatic quartet have always astonished with their ability to spin audience suggestions into comedy…

    Dates

    From:
    24 Sept 2021Open 19:30 - 21:00
  7. Let Battle Commence Napoleonic Weekend at Hole Park

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    Heritage & History

    Rolvenden

    Napoleonic Re-enactment Weekend brings History to Life at Hole Park.

    Battle will once again commence at one of the biggest and best Napoleonic re-enactment events in Kent on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September 2021 in the impressive grounds of the…

    Dates

    From:
    25 Sept 2021to26 Sept 2021Open 11:00 - 17:00
  8. 10th Real Ale & Cider Festival at the Spa Valley Railway October 2021

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    Festival

    Neville Terrace, Tunbridge Wells

    The South East's original Railway Beer Festival is back for the 10th year on 1, 2 and 3 October 2021 with over 200 Real Ales and 40 Ciders perfectly complimented by live entertainment, a range of food stalls and of course steam and heritage diesel…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Oct 2021to3 Oct 2021Open 09:00 - 22:30
  9. hART and Friends Annual Exhibition

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    Arts

    Hythe

    Hart Art Group are back for their 7th annual exhibition, featuring local arts, photography, ceramics and jewellery. We have a fabulous selection of guest artists this year so do pop in for a browse. All items are for sale. Private View Friday 1st…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Oct 2021to3 Oct 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  10. Autumn Colour at Hever Castle

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    Gardens

    Edenbridge

    As the air turns crisp and a rich display of autumn colour envelops the countryside, pack your walking boots or wellies and head to Hever Castle to enjoy the crunch of leaves underfoot and spectacular autumn tints.

    The Castle is arguably at its…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Oct 2021to31 Oct 2021Open 10:30 - 18:00
  11. Whitstable Castle Artisan Farmers Market

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    Free Event

    Tower Hill, Whitstable

    We hold a market once a month in the beautiful caslte grounds, full of local produce and amazing stall holders

    2021 dates
    8th August
    4th September
    2nd October
    6th November
    18th December

    10am-2pm

    Dates

    From:
    2 Oct 2021Open 10:00 - 14:00
    From:
    6 Nov 2021Open 10:00 - 14:00
    From:
    18 Dec 2021Open 10:00 - 14:00
  12. Cranbrook Apple Fayre

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    Free Event

    Cranbrook

    Cranbrook Apple Fayre – Saturday 2nd October 2021

    Free big day out in Cranbrook, Kent. The main high street is closed to allow for music, market stalls, street food, cider, entertainment, Roman fancy dress and much wonderful silliness!

    I hear you…

    Dates

    From:
    2 Oct 2021Open 10:00 - 22:00
  13. Autumn Sundays at Hole Park Gardens

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    Gardens

    Rolvenden

    Hole Park Gardens in Kent are renowned for their beauty all year round including spectacular autumn colour when the gardens extend their opening to include Autumn Sundays in October in addition to Wednesdays and Thursdays.
    The stunning exotic border…

    Dates

    From:
    3 Oct 2021to31 Oct 2021Open 11:00 - 18:00
  14. Jersey Boys Tribute

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    Music

    Gravesend

    Oh what a night, late October back in 21! Our Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons group are back, and we bet it'll be another sell out!

    The price includes a 3 course choice menu with coffee

    Dates

    From:
    9 Oct 2021to10 Oct 2021Open 20:00 - 00:00
  15. Murder Mystery Fish & Chip Supper on the Spa Valley Railway

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    Special Events

    Neville Terrace, Tunbridge Wells

    The popular Murder Mystery evenings with the 368 Theatre Company will return to the Spa Valley Railway in Tunbridge Wells on Saturday 9 October 2021.
    The plot will unfold while on board the train after a murder is discovered in the sleepy little…

    Dates

    From:
    9 Oct 2021Open 18:00 -
  16. A Salute to Country & Western

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    Type:

    Music

    Gravesend

    Running on the second Wednesday of the month, this fantastic afternoon includes a two-course lunch, tea & coffee and a live show with a special salute to Country & Western

    Dates

    From:
    13 Oct 2021Open 12:00 - 03:00
  17. Halloween Half Term Fun at Hever Castle

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    Childrens Events

    Edenbridge

    Enjoy a spine-tingling visit to Hever Castle over the Half Term break. Come dressed up in your spookiest outfit, spot Halloween decorations around the grounds, and learn how to become the perfect little monster in the Ghoul School Audio Trail. An…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Oct 2021to31 Oct 2021Open 10:30 - 18:00
  18. Halloween Scream at Hever Castle

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    Special Events

    Edenbridge

    Discover the darker side of Hever with a fright night you won't forget, full of immersive scare action intended to frighten you.

    During the evening you will have access to two separate mazes. First, you'll be heading into the Castle for The 13th…

    Dates

    From:
    25 Oct 2021to31 Oct 2021Open 18:00 - 22:00
  19. Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

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    Comedy

    Dartford

    TV favourite Ed Byrne is finally back on the road with his biggest tour to date!

    Join one of the UK's finest observational comics as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his…

    Dates

    From:
    25 Oct 2021Open 20:00 - 22:30
  20. Ride Dr Frankenslime's Trick or Treat Express at the Spa Valley Railway 30 & 31 October 2021

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    Special Events

    Neville Terrace, Tunbridge Wells

    Bring the whole family along to the Spa Valley Railway in Tunbridge Wells to laugh at Dr Frankenslime, the mad scientist, as he builds himself a bride!
    Packed full of slapstick comedy, magic and mayhem – it's set to be another sell-out show on…

    Dates

    From:
    30 Oct 2021to31 Oct 2021Open 16:00 - 20:00

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