Kent Events

Find out what is happening in Kent with our events guide!

JUNE

Kennington Summer Fayre

Date and Time of Event: Saturday 24th June 2017. 12-4pm

Event Details: Annual Summer Fayre - supporting local charities, schools and groups.

Event Address: The Recreation Ground, Ulley Road, Kennington, Ashford, Kent.

 

Charlton veterans playing football against Les Apps Maidstone vets.

Date and Time: Saturday (24th) from 1pm.

Event details: Charlton Athletic have professional coaches with fun football stuff, bouncy fun, Disney & Frozen characters who will compete against kids in a tug of war. BBQ, stalls, bar, tea/cakes tent, live music, classic cars. £2 entry - plenty to do. All proceeds to Help for Heroes, Autonomic Charitable Trust (neurological research & awareness) and Hospice in the Weald.

Event Address: Memorial Ground in Paddock Wood, TN12 6EB.

 

Walmer’s annual summer Fayre

Date and Time: Saturday 24th June, 10am.

Event Details: Walmer’s annual summer Fayre will be opened with a ‘shout' from the Sandwich Town Crier at 10.00am on Walmer Green on Saturday 24th June.

Kevin the Town Crier will be inviting you and all your family to be entertained by the Downs school choir, Hythe Pipe and Drum band, Joey the Clown, the Rock Choir and the ever popular RNLI display. You can browse the regular stalls selling cakes, preserves, bric-a-brac, jewellery and accessories, plants, books, and toys, and have fun on games like the coconut shy and enjoy the refreshments.

Event Address: Sandwich Town Crier, Walmer, Deal, Kent, CT14 7QA.

 

Brands Hatch: Tunerfest South

Date and Time of Event: Sunday 25 June 2017

Event Details: Tunerfest is a adrenaline-charged event focusing on high-end tuning, with hundreds of aftermarket-modified machines set to descend on the venue this summer. Circuit action is headlined by Time Attack, the ultimate on-track test of a car's performance. Time Attack competitors typically race heavily-modified production cars against the clock, sporting massive rear wings and other outrageous performance parts, whilst older favourites compete in 'Retro' Time Attack. CHILDREN UNDER 13 ARE ADMITTED FREE!

Event Address: Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG

 

JULY

Remi Harris Trio


Date and Time of Event: 01/07/2017


Event Details: Remi Harris is an exciting young guitarist from the UK who's unique style draws inspiration from Gypsy Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Heavy Metal, Electronic and World Music. He has toured worldwide as well as performing at Buckingham Palace & Montreal Jazz Festival.


Event Address: Concert Office, The Stables, Church Lane, Frant, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9DX

 

Champagne Luncheon at The Big Cat Sanctuary

Date & Time: Saturday 1st July, 12pm-4:30pm

Event Details: The Big Cat Sanctuary are hosting a Champagne Luncheon on Saturday 1st of July, 12pm-4:30pm. The provisional programme shall include: Arrival at 12pm, with a champagne reception at 12.30pm. a chance to buy raffle tickets to win a Big Cat Encounter and Paella lunch** shall be served.

Event Address: The Big Cat Sanctuary, Headcorn Road, Smarden, Ashford, TN27 8PJ

 

Hothfield Village Fête

Date and Time: 2 July 12.00 to 4.00

Event Details: Traditional Village Fête with all the fun of the fair, proceeds to Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.

Event Address: Hothfield Village Green TN26 1HA; contact Hedley Grenfell-Banks 01233 421149

 

Brands Hatch: Legends of Brands Hatch Superprix

Date and Time of Event: Sunday 2 July 2017

Event Details: The Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) will celebrate motorsport history with a major two-day event on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit this July. The most exciting spectacles will include the Historic Race of Champions, recalling the venue's past as the host of non-championship F1 fixtures, classically-modelled F1 cars with the pulsating Super Touring Cars, recreating the sensational tin top battles of the '90s. CHILDREN UNDER 13 ARE ADMITTED FREE!

Event Address: Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG

 

Summer Craft Fair

Date & Time of Event: Saturday 3rd July 10am-3pm

Event Details: Summer Craft Fair to help raise money for the Steve Reeve Wheelchair Fund! Including cake sales, raffle, tombolas, facepainting, craft stalls and much, much more! Entry is free and the even will be open by Jonny Meah from Heart Radio!

Event Address: King Ethelbert School, Canterbury Road, Birchington, CT7 9BL

 

Cheetah Conservation Fund

Date and Time: Saturday 8th July, 1pm-4:30pm

Event Details: Join us for the Cheetah Conservation Fund Talk with Brian Badger, The Cheetah Conversation Fund's Director of Conservation and Outreach, at the Big Cat Sanctuary on Saturday 8th July, 1:00pm-4:30pm. Ticket prices are £35 and can be purchased on our site.

Event Address: The Big Cat Sanctuary, Headcorn Road, Smarden, Ashford, Kent, TN27 8PJ.

 

Brands Hatch Mini Festival

Date and Time of Event: Sunday 9 July 2017

Event Details: There's plenty to see and do at the Brands Hatch Mini Festival. On the track, there will be a packed programme of all Mini racing, featuring both classic and modern iterations. Off track, there will be plenty of entertainment surrounded by every kind of Mini imaginable with club displays, trade village, free grid walk and more, all making Brands Hatch the only place to be for every Mini enthusiast! CHILDREN UNDER 13 ARE ADMITTED FREE!

Event Address: Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG

 

Annual Art Exhibition for the Hythe Art Society

Date and Time: July 8th-16th each day from 10am-5pm* (except Sunday July 16th 10am-4pm)

Event Details: Support your local artists and your community. Come browse or buy as most of the artworks and greeting cards are for sale. And don't forget to vote in the people's choice award!

Event Address: Tin Tabernacle, Portland Road, Hythe, Kent CT21 6FL.

 

The Sandwich Prom

Date & Time of Event: Sunday July 16th 2017 12-8pm

Event Details: This event is set at the beautiful Salutation Gardens in Sandwich and will be attended by Channel 4 Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom who will be doing the auction.
There will be 8 bands/musicians plus back to back children's entertainment supplied by Marriage Poppins and friends.
There will be bars and food areas too plus Facepaints, Twinkle Hair and much more!

Event Address: The Salutation Gardens, I Knightrider Street, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9EW 

 

Parallax Art Fair

Date and Time of Event: Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM  Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Event Details: Parallax ‘Art’ Fair takes place at Chelsea Old Town Hall on the King's Road. It is the largest artist and designer fair in Europe. 16,000 visitors, 7000+ pieces of wholesale fine, decorative and applied arts from around the world, 0% commission on EVERY piece, No VAT tax on some UK/EU exhibitors, FREE ENTRY for visitors, Lowest exhibitor fees of any UK art fair meaning artwork prices stay low for visitors. DeRitz Restaurant in the Cadogan Suite. Jazz/world music. Children and families welcome.

Event Address: Chelsea Town Hall, King's Road, London, SW3 5EE

 

MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship

Date & Time of Event: Sunday 23 July 2017

Event Details: The MCE British Superbike Championship returns to Brands Hatch this summer for the 'Big Brands Bash' on the legendary Grand Prix circuit. There will be three days of action on the Kent circuit's classic longer layout with mouth watering motorcycles from Ducati, Yamaha, Kawasaki, BMW, Suzuki, and more, plus a lively weekend-long festival atmosphere. CHILDREN UNDER 13 ARE ADMITTED FREE!

Event Address: Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG

 

Teddy Bears' Picnic

Date and Time of Event: 31 July 2017 09:45-13:00

Event Details: Younger children will have a wonderful morning exploring our vegetable garden to spot the hiding bears amongst the seasonal produce and harvest some cucumbers and tomatoes. To prepare the picnic, they will make fresh sandwiches with our harvest (or even with some Bore Place honey, bears love honey!) and bake delicious scones. While the scones bake we will meet our herd of dairy cows and then enjoy our picnic together with our bears (and a story or two) in the Green Man Glade. This session is most suited to children aged 3-6 years. Older or younger children are welcome to attend if parents/carers wish to book.

Event Address: Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, TN8 7AR

 

AUGUST

Vintage Hair and Make-up Class

Date and Time of Event: 02/09/2017  11-4pm

Event Details: BlackCherry HairandBeauty and @Lucy'svintagesalon are pleased to announce Hair & Make-up Masterclass! £50 Introductory price - Demo shows and one to one advice/tips on Day/Evening Make-Up & Hair from Vintage to Modern - Including bubbles and nibbles.

Event Address: Sun Pier House, Medway Street, Chatham, ME4 4HF.

 

Hand-Tied bouquet-making workshop

Date and Time of Event: 3rd August 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Details: Learn how to make a classic hand-tied bouquet.  This course will enable you to turn a simple selection of flowers and foliage into a bouquet worthy of a wedding or, simply enable your to create a lovely gift using flowers from your garden.

Event Address: Blooming Green, Loddington Farm, Linton, Nr Maidstone, Kent, ME17 4AG

 

Tom Stade `I Swear` Live at Gulbenkian

Date and Time of Event: 04/09/2017

Event Details: Tom Stade, Edinburgh resident & Canadian tour-de-force returns with a brand new show ‘I Swear’. Mischievous, carefree and enlightened, no subject is taboo.  For those who have experienced one of Tom’s epic narratives, never has a show been more appropriately titled. Tom pledges to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, providing an inspiring and incisive antidote to these dark and uncertain times.

Event Address: Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB

 

Brands Hatch:British GT and BRDC British F3 Championships

Date and Time of Event: Sunday 6 August 2017

Event Details: The British GT Championship is one of the UK's most spectacular racing series, with powerful supercars battling for supremacy. Racing at speeds in excess of 150mph, they also sound as fast as they look! Expect grids of over 30 cars including Aston Martins, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens and Porsches. CHILDREN UNDER 13 ARE ADMITTED FREE!

Event Address: Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG

 

Caterpillar Girl's Alternative Wedding Fest

Date and Time of Event: 09/09/2017  12-4pm

Event Details: Caterpillar Girl's Alternative Wedding Fest is a collaborative venture bringing together the talents of a variety of awesome and unusual wedding creatives. We're not only showcasing alternative and bespoke wedding services, but also offering a pop-up hair and beauty salon, face painting, and an eclectic mixture of live entertainment. Entry is FREE and the first 50 guests will receive a fabulous, free goody bag.

Event Address: Medway St, Chatham, ME4 4HF

 

Brands Hatch: Festival Italia

Date and Time of Event: Sunday 13 August 2017

Event Details: Festival Italia is a celebration of all things Italian, with a particular emphasis on the beauty, and prowess of the cars, bikes, and motor racing legends. Festival Italia gives you the chance to embrace Italian culture, music, food and wine while surrounded by the finest Ferrari, Maserati, Ducati, Lancia, Abarth, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, and Aprilia have to offer.

Event Address: Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG

 

Big On Business

Date and Time of Event: 18th August 2017 11.00am

Event Details: A Big day of business networking, With over 300 business owners and directors expected, it's a great place for you to build relationships to help your business move forward

Event Address: Biggin Hill Airport

 

SEPTEMBER

Brands Hatch: Lotus Festival

Date and Time of Event: Saturday 2 September 2017

Event Details: The popular Lotus Festival returns to Brands Hatch this year to celebrate the past and present of one of Britain's most iconic sports car manufacturers. This year's Festival will include racing headlined by Lotus Cup, and there will also be an appearance from the Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship. In addition there will be demonstrations from cars associated with the famous marque and a full support package of racing. The venue will be filled with almost every type of Lotus, from the Elite to the Evora and everything in between, plus a huge trade village, with everything from souvenirs to car parts, and much more! CHILDREN UNDER 13 ARE ADMITTED FREE

Event Address: Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG

 

OCTOBER

Brands Hatch: Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship

Date and Time of Event: Sunday 1 October 217

Event Details: The fate of the 2017 British Touring Car Championship will almost certainly be decided on the legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit this October across three races, and there is every chance it will go down to the reverse grid finale. The championship has traditionally been settled at this final round event, so get ready to bite your nails!CHILDREN UNDER 13 ARE ADMITTED FREE!

Event Address: Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG

Confetti & Cakes Bridal Showcase

Date and Time of Event: Sunday 8th October 09.30-21.30

Event Details: Fantastic new event to find a Wedding dress - Launching in Kent for the first time. Lymphe Castle is opening its doors to offer Private hour-long dress appointments with many boutiques, Designer dresses at sale price in the Grand Hall and brides and their guests can enjoy a sparkling afternoon tea during the catwalk shows. A day of dress shopping all under one roof with as many friends and family as you would like. 

Event Address: Lymphe Castle, The Street, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4LQ

 

Brands Hatch: MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship

Date and Time: Sunday 15 October 217

Event Details: The MCE British Superbike Championship will almost certainly come down to this - a winner takes all triple-header finale on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. Will Shane 'Shakey' Byrne claim a sixth title or will someone else step up to the plate at take top honours? Riders astride machines from Ducati, Yamaha, Kawasaki, BMW, and Suzuki could be in contention on a dramatic weekend which will also decide the title for the British Supersport Championship and a host of other support classes - bring on the drama! CHILDREN UNDER 13 ARE ADMITTED FREE!

Event Address: Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG

 

NOVEMBER

Brands Hatch: British Truck Racing & Fireworks

Date and Time of Event: Sunday 5 November 2017

Event Details: Sparks will fly on and off the track at Brands Hatch next November when the British Truck Racing Championship concludes in spectacular fashion on the gladiatorial Indy circuit. Then, as the dust settles on the action on Sunday (only), the sky will light up with the explosive colour of a massive 'big bang' fireworks display, accompanied by a superb parade of glittering showtrucks on the racetrack. CHILDREN UNDER 13 ARE ADMITTED FREE!

Event Address: Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG

 

DECEMBER

Christmas Concert

Date and Time of Event: Saturday 16th December  7pm

Event Details: Concert by the Kent Police Male Voice Choir, helping to raise funds for Canterbury Oast Trust - the Kent charity that supports adults with a learning disability. Ticket priced £10, including wine or a soft drink.

Event Address: St Mildred's Church, High Street, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6AZ

 

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