events in Kent

Non-stop action in the Garden of England

Kent’s packed year-round events calendar means there’s bound to be something for you and your group to enjoy, whenever you choose to visit.

From art exhibitions and literary events, world-class and famous festivals, theatrical plays and comedy performances, to live music concerts and grand sports matches, events in Kent are truly unmissable and perfect to fill any group’s diary.

Each year in Kent the huge variety of events continues month after month and the county comes alive. Why not let the seasons inspire you? 

Springs sees in blooming gardens, flower shows, Brogdales apple and fragrance-filled flower displays at Hever Castle.

Summer brings infamous music festivals, concerts in spectacular surroundings, and cultural festivals such as the much loved Whitstable Oyster Festival and Broadstairs Folk Week.

Autumn sees in fantastic harvest food events such as the Canterbury Food and Drink Festival and spectacular fireworks displays and bonfire nights.

Finally in winter the, year-long action packed calendar closes with candle-lit Christmas concerts, shopping at festive markets and the much-loved Dickensian Christmas at Rochester.

Also, why not plan your groups trip to overlap with a ‘must see’ art or cultural exhibition - maybe at the stunning Turner Contemporary in Margate or The Historic Dockyard Chatham's No1 Smithery? 

Many of Kent's events are group-friendly and can accommodate large numbers, so whatever your interest, you'll find something to make your stay in Kent that extra special. 

Please use our search listings below to find out what's going on in Kent, whether you’re visiting this week, month or year...

You can search by type, for example Arts & Culture or by the place of the event if you would rather. This is the best way to discover what’s on in Kent and which of our many events and attractions are best suited to your group. 

Otherwise, use the event search box to type in a specific event query. Numerous events are time-sensitive too so please make sure you do check the dates which are plainly displayed on the listings at the bottom.

Finally, we have even developed a convenient map of  what’s on in Kent, with main areas highlighted for you. So if you are searching in a particular Kent area for events, this will enable you to do just that easily. Simply click on the area you are interested in and the map will zoom in and display the area in greater detail and provide a comprehensive outline of what’s happening and where.