What's On in Maidstone
Maidstone is alive with events and things to do all year round. From drama to dance, music to comedy, and arts to festivals, discover what's on in Maidstone for yourself with our comprehensive what's on listings.
National & International Events
Take a look at our monthly What’s On in Maidstone listing as it is one of the very best and most comprehensive in the region and many people come to Maidstone specifically for the event programme. International events run locally at Mote Park, Leeds Castle and Kent Showground and nearby at Brands Hatch and The Hop Farm but there is a great deal more to discover in this remarkable Kent town.
Our What’s On monthly listings are an immensely popular way to find out what is going on locally, so all you have to do is click on the month in the drop down menu. The rolling seasons bring a different flavour and atmosphere to events with outdoor theatre during the summer months and pantomime at Christmas time and celebrations of harvest in the autumn.
Mote Park has been a popular setting for the BBC roadshows, where BBC Stargazing and CBeebie's Mr Bloom and in the past the Radio One Big Weekend have held successful shows. It is still an excellent location that brings in other music events which have been much enjoyed by those who attended. Leeds Castle holds a number of popular events throughout the year including classical concerts, jousting, Christmas fair, food and drink festival, classic car show and very much more besides.
Some of the more unique experiences which Maidstone has to offer can be found at the smaller events.
These can be anything from collecting data for rare wildlife, analysing fossils at the Iguanodon to an open day at the goat sanctuary or even just pulling up a deckchair to watch the free events during the Maidstone Arts Festival.
Keep an eye on this page for up-to-date event information such as the very popular Hop n' Harvest Festival, where hops are picked on site and set to roast in Kent's only traditional working kiln. Alternatively try the Apple and Cider Fayre where the raw apples are juiced or turned into cider.
During the winter season check out our shows and entertainment section where there are a variety of stunning performances to see.
Also, there are always individual events going on at Buckmore Park, Kent Life Heritage Farm, Headcorn Aerodrome, Teapot Island & Fremlin Walk so check out their pages for the latest updates and there are also many public events which take place at River Medway and North Downs so be sure to check these out also. Last but not least, Kentish Lady River Cruises allows for private event bookings.
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As there are all kinds of events happening in Maidstone throughout the year, you may want to book a holiday, short break or weekend away so you can fit everything in.
Below are some further resources on the other popular sections of the site which will help you plan, book and enjoy your next trip to Maidstone.
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