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What's On in Maidstone

What's On in Maidstone

Maidstone is alive with events and things to do the whole year

Drama, dance, music, comedy, cabaret, arts, culture and festival events.

So discover what's on in Maidstone for yourself!

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 ParkLeeds 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.

Unique Events

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 ParkKent Life Heritage FarmHeadcorn AerodromeTeapot 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.

Get Involved

If you would like us to let you know more about what's on in Maidstone, sign up for our e-newsletter where we endeavour to let you know about the best things happening locally.

Be sure to follow us on twitter @maidstoneinfo and like our Facebook page /VisitMaidstone to find out about competitions and tickets.

Further Resouces

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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  1. Add Brick City - made in LEGO® bricks to your Itinerary

    Brick City - made in LEGO® bricks

    Maidstone


    Who said toys were just for kids? An extraordinary exhibition that will thrill adults and children alike, with acclaimed LEGO® artist Warren Elsmore's Brick City displaying his array of magnificent structures crafted from LEGO®.

    This exhibition provides the opportunity for visitors to...

    Type

    Exhibition

    Dates

    From:
    4 Jul 2015 To 6 Sep 2015
  2. Add Summer Holiday Fun - Kent Life to your Itinerary

    Summer Holiday Fun - Kent Life

    Sandling, Maidstone

    Join us for daily activities, competitions, tours and trails as we celebrate the summer holidays in Kent. Get up close and personal with our family of furry and feathered friends.

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Dates

    From:
    25 Jul 2015 To 6 Sep 2015
  3. Add In Comitatu Kantie: Life in Kent at the Time of Magna Carta and Magna Carta Rediscovered to your Itinerary

    In Comitatu Kantie: Life in Kent at the Time of Magna Carta and Magna Carta Rediscovered

    Maidstone

    A special exhibition celebrating the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta. Visitors will be given a taste of life in Kent in the later middle ages.

    Type

    Exhibition

    Dates

    From:
    25 Jul 2015 To 6 Sep 2015
  4. Add An Artist's Travels - Maidstone Museum to your Itinerary

    An Artist's Travels - Maidstone Museum

    Maidstone

    A Cafe Gallery exhibition of the paintings of Bob Bushnell, a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art.

    Type

    Exhibition

    Dates

    From:
    1 Sep 2015 To 28 Sep 2015
  5. Add Simply the Best: The Tina Turner Experience - Hazlitt Theatre to your Itinerary

    Simply the Best: The Tina Turner Experience - Hazlitt Theatre

    Maidstone

    Starring Julie Nevada one of the world's best Tina Turner Impersonators with her nine piece band The Vintage Corporation and her dance troupe The Absolute Dance Co
    You'll actually believe you’re at a real Tina Turner Show !

    Type

    Performance

    Dates

    From:
    4 Sep 2015 To 4 Sep 2015
  6. Add Crickets and Grasshoppers of Kent Study Day to your Itinerary

    Crickets and Grasshoppers of Kent Study Day

    Sandling, Maidstone

    Learn how to identify the grasshoppers and crickets of Kent by sight and sound and discover which habitats they can be found in. For more information, visit our website or call 01622 662012.

    Type

    Workshop

    Dates

    From:
    5 Sep 2015 To 5 Sep 2015
  7. Add Antiques & Collectors Fair to your Itinerary

    Antiques & Collectors Fair

    Maidstone, Detling

    You can find wonderful things at the Antiques & Collectors Fair. If you are looking for the unusual then this is the place to go to. Dealers work hard to offer you a wide choice of items that you won't find on the High Street. 

    The quality of many antique, vintage or retro items is often much...

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Dates

    From:
    5 Sep 2015 To 6 Sep 2015
    From:
    31 Oct 2015 To 1 Nov 2015
  8. Add Kent Wildlife Trust Study Day - Crickets and Grasshoppers of Kent to your Itinerary

    Kent Wildlife Trust Study Day - Crickets and Grasshoppers of Kent

    Sandling, Maidstone

    From 10am. Learn how to identify the grasshoppers and crickets of Kent by sight and sound anmd discover their habitats. Led by naturalists, Kate Kellett and Dan Bennett. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

    Type

    Workshop

    Dates

    From:
    5 Sep 2015 To 5 Sep 2015
  9. Add Maidstone Horticultural Society's Autumn Show to your Itinerary

    Maidstone Horticultural Society's Autumn Show

    Maidstone

    ANNUAL AUTUMN SHOW. On Saturday 5th September, prize-winning seasonal vegetables and flowers will be on display, as well as fruit, floral art, crafts and cookery. Everybody is welcome to come, entrance only 50p, children free. Refreshments will be available.
    Baptist Church Hall, Knightrider Street...

    Type

    Show / Display

    Dates

    From:
    5 Sep 2015 To 5 Sep 2015
  10. Add Behind the Scenes at Cobtree Manor Park to your Itinerary

    Behind the Scenes at Cobtree Manor Park

    Aylesford, Maidstone

    Meet the Cobtree Team and learn what it takes to run a country park. Have a go with a sawand other ranger tools. Free for all the family. Booking required. 10am - 12pm

    Type

    Guided Walk

    Dates

    From:
    6 Sep 2015 To 6 Sep 2015
    From:
    9 Sep 2015 To 9 Sep 2015
  11. Add Musical in a Day – Mamma Mia to your Itinerary

    Musical in a Day – Mamma Mia

    Maidstone

    Are you the original Abba fanatic or maybe the official Dancing Queen amongst your friends? Love the songs ...love the musical?

    This is a day of pure musical fun that will have you reliving those iconic hits as well as learning.
    10am- 5.00pm. Per

    Type

    Concert

    Dates

    From:
    6 Sep 2015 To 6 Sep 2015
  12. Add How the Koala Learnt to Hug to your Itinerary

    How the Koala Learnt to Hug

    Maidstone

    Koalas are the cuddliest critters but just how did they learn to hug?

    Based on the book How The Koala Learnt To Hug by Steven Lee.

    With a host of gorgeous puppet characters, great stories, sing along songs, superb games and first class hugs.

    Type

    Performance

    Dates

    From:
    6 Sep 2015 To 6 Sep 2015
  13. Add Garden Tours - Leeds Castle to your Itinerary

    Garden Tours - Leeds Castle

    Maidstone

    Join one of the Leeds Castle gardeners for a walk around the gardens. Then explore the beautiful Lady Baillie Mediterranean Terraces which feature exotic foliage plants such as palm trees and bananas.
    Every Wednesday until 30 September 2015

    Type

    Guided Walk

    Dates

    From:
    9 Sep 2015 To 9 Sep 2015
    From:
    16 Sep 2015 To 16 Sep 2015
    From:
    23 Sep 2015 To 23 Sep 2015
    From:
    30 Sep 2015 To 30 Sep 2015
  14. Add Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South - Hazlitt Theatre to your Itinerary

    Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South - Hazlitt Theatre

    Maidstone

    Beckett’s back with a brand-new hour of funnies and he’s taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread! Star of BBC1’s Live at the Apollo, BBC2’s Mock the Week and Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 Cats.

    Type

    Performance

    Dates

    From:
    9 Sep 2015 To 9 Sep 2015
  15. Add The Manfreds - Hazlitt Theatre to your Itinerary

    The Manfreds - Hazlitt Theatre

    Maidstone

    The Manfreds return with their latest tour to the Hazlitt Theatre.

    Type

    Performance

    Dates

    From:
    10 Sep 2015 To 10 Sep 2015
  16. Add Heritage Open Days - The Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages to your Itinerary

    Heritage Open Days - The Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages

    Maidstone

    See one of the best collections of carriages in the country for free during Heritage Open Days! Situated in the medieval stables of the Archbishop's Palace, this wonderful collection of horse-drawn vehicles offers an intriguing visit.

    Type

    Guided Walk

    Dates

    From:
    10 Sep 2015 To 13 Sep 2015
  17. Add Jo Brand - Work in Progress to your Itinerary

    Jo Brand - Work in Progress

    Maidstone

    Long established as one of the UK’s best comics, Jo Brand returns to her stand up roots this winter trying out brand new material. In her break from stand-up Jo has written and starred in the BBC’s series Getting On, for which she won a BAFTA, set on a hospital’s geriatric ward and partly inspired...

    Type

    Performance

    Dates

    From:
    11 Sep 2015 To 11 Sep 2015
  18. Add Leeds Castle Food Festival to your Itinerary

    Leeds Castle Food Festival

    Maidstone

    Discover fantastic food and drink at this festival designed for passionate foodies. Experience food and drink from quality local producers, enjoy tastings, food and drink theatre and workshops.

    Type

    Festival

    Dates

    From:
    11 Sep 2015 To 13 Sep 2015
  19. Add The Basil Brush Show - Hazlitt Theatre to your Itinerary

    The Basil Brush Show - Hazlitt Theatre

    Maidstone

    Basil Brush is a star with an outstanding ability to entertain and make people of all ages laugh and smile. He’s cheeky, irreverent, charming, naughty, quick-witted, scheming and foxy, but at the same time he’s kind, caring and affectionate.

    Type

    Performance

    Dates

    From:
    12 Sep 2015 To 12 Sep 2015
  20. Add Hops n Harvest Beer Festival - Kent Life to your Itinerary

    Hops n Harvest Beer Festival - Kent Life

    Sandling, Maidstone

    Kent Life's home-grown festival! Join them in the beer tent to sample up to 60 varieties of beer. See the last working coal fired Oast House in Britain, and have a go at picking the hops by hand. Enjoy the ‘festini’ atmosphere with live music.

    Type

    Festival

    Dates

    From:
    12 Sep 2015 To 12 Sep 2015
    From:
    13 Sep 2015 To 13 Sep 2015

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