Rock The Mote 2022

Start date: 06/08/2022
End date: 07/08/2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Mote Park Maidstone ME15 7RN

Kent’s biggest tribute festival returns to Maidstone’s Mote Park from Friday 5th – Sunday 7th August,
featuring entertainment for the whole family!

Whether you’re a lover of 90’s Rock, 00’s Pop or a fan of the heavier stuff, we’ve got stage entertainment for
you, with the UK’s biggest tributes to Fleetwood Mac, Guns N‘ Roses, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Metallica,
Black Sabbath and more performing across two action-packed days on multiple stages!

Kent Craft Show

Start date: 30/09/2022
End date: 01/10/2022
Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Kent Event Centre Kent Showground Detling ME14 3JF

Are you getting excited for the Create It Kent 2022 Craft Show? Our team can't wait to welcome everyone back to Kent Event Centre at Detling, Maidstone

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the craft show with loads of craft products and demonstrations, workshops and make-and-takes, all waiting for you in two fun-filled days.

Hops ‘n’ Harvest Beer Festival

Start date: 10/09/2022
End date: 11/09/2022
Time: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location: Kent Life Lock Lane Sandling Maidstone ME14 3AU

Enjoy the ‘festini’ atmosphere with live and local music! Sample up to 50 varieties of beer and cider and pick our hops by hand

We are looking forward to the return of this fabulous, family friendly festival in 2022. Visitors can join in with the traditional hand-picking of hops, as well as meeting historical characters from Kent’s past. You can also sample up to 50 varieties of locally brewed ales and ciders while absorbing the fantastic live music programme.


Take time to visit one of the last working coal-fired oast houses in the country, and witness the hop-making process from picking to drying. There’s also lots of Kent Life entertainment to enjoy, from animal encounters to tractor rides.

There will be plenty of live and local musical entertainment from established Kent acts alongside some bright upcoming stars too.

Southern Model Show

Start date: 03/09/2022
End date: 04/09/2022
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Headcorn Aerodrome Shenley Road Headcorn Ashford TN27 9HX

The Southern Model Show in association with the Maidstone Model Flying Club will feature a stunning array of model aircraft, helicopters, ships, tank and other vehicles

A full range of other activities and a show ground packed with traders, offering everything you could possibly need for models, makes this a must-see event for anyone with an interest in this fascinating hobby whether a professional or a beginner. The flying programme will be exciting and varied and on the ground they’ll be off-road buggies, on road cars, tanks, motorbikes, trucks, fast and furious racing. Paddle steamers to battleships; lifeboats to submarines a great range of water vessels will be taking to the high seas (or rather the large water tank!).

This is a show the whole family will enjoy with children’s amusements, crafts, a large variety of delicious food outlets and much, much more. You can even camp over for the weekend if you like!

Emergency Services Show

Start date: 27/08/2022
End date: 29/08/2022
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Headcorn Aerodrome Shenley Road Headcorn Ashford TN27 9HX

The Emergency Services Show is a weekend family event to celebrate the history of emergency services from Victorian times through to today

There will be many different vehicles on display, both in the air and on the ground. This will be the only "live fire" event in the UK.

There will be international vehicles from Europe and the USA. Vintage fire engines will feature alongside modern-day versions.

They'll be lots for all the family to enjoy, including tank, helicopter & tractor rides.

There will also be photo opportunities with fire engines and firefighters.

Biddenden Tractorfest

Start date: 20/08/2022
End date: 21/08/2022
Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Holden Farm Holden Farm Sissinghurst Road Biddenden TN27 8EZ

Set in the beautiful Kent countryside, Biddenden Tractorfest is a gentle summer day out for the whole family.

Biddenden Tractorfest is a popular annual summer event run entirely by a group of dedicated volunteers and supported by the Kent County Agricultural Society.

Tractors remaining central to the event, Biddenden Tractorfest is a family friendly festival set in the beautiful Kent countryside surrounded by nostalgic sights and sounds. Featuring tractor rides, arena displays, falconry, working horses, craft stalls, children’s entertainment, enticing local food and drink, and fantastic live music as just some of the attractions.

Combined Ops Military Show

Start date: 13/08/2022
End date: 14/08/2022
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Headcorn Aerodrome Shenley Road Headcorn TN27 9HX

Kent's Military Show is returning to Headcorn Aerodrome on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August.

This unique event includes a large selection of beautifully restored vehicles roaring into life in the event arena with running commentary keeps you informed of all the facts and figures.


A variety of living history displays, all the owners of these displays are passionate about the past and the attention to detail is amazing.

Fierce battles are fought depicting real scenes from WW2. The re-enactors armed with real weapons expelling thousands of blank rounds engage in carefully planned skirmishes. The sound from the guns is deafening, together with explosions that blow holes in the ground and filling the air with dirt and smoke, it’s as realistic as it gets!

Along with military stalls, children's entertainment, and food stalls this really makes the perfect day out.


Princess Parade in Maidstone

Date: 10/08/2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Fremlin Walk, Maidstone

Kent's free Princess Parade in Maidstone sees a host of princesses heading to Maidstone High Street and into Fremlin Walk to bring joy to children.

A free-to-attend event on Wednesday, August 10th will be hosted by party entertainment business Snow Princess Parties and is set to include live singing, dancing and photo opportunities with all sorts of princess characters such as the famous Ice Queen and her Frozen sister! 

The timings and exact parade route are set to be released, but we can expect it to run through Maidstone High street including Week Street and Fremlin Walk, before finishing in Brenchley park. Starts at 1pm.

We can't wait to see you all there on the 10th August!

No ticket is needed to attend, but to get a rough idea on numbers please let us know you're attending on our Facebook events @Snowprincessparties.

Free Summer Children’s Activities

Start date: 08/08/2022
End date: 15/08/2022
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Parkwood, Shepway & Tovil

Heart of Kent Hospice










Heart of Kent Hospice, in partnership with Golding Homes, are delighted to be delivering 6 days of activities between Mon 8 – Mon 15 August to children this summer. 

Activities will take place at venues in the Parkwood, Shepway and Tovil areas of Maidstone, all sessions are free to children aged between 5 and 15 with each child attending a morning workshop (10am-midday) receiving a free takeaway lunch. All materials are included at no extra cost.

What activities are there?

Circus Skills: Learn a variety of circus skills with Circus Sensible including juggling, plate spinning, Chinese diabolo and beginners stilts. Delivered by Circus Sensible.

T-Shirt design and printing: Draw and paint your own design with special materials that will then be printed onto your very own T-Shirt for you to take home. Delivered by This Art of Mine.

Junkyard Orchestra: Discover the noises and tunes you can make with instruments made entirely out of recycled objects, form a band and make your own instrument. Delivered by The Junk Orchestra.

Scientific Sorcery: For budding scientists and curious minds! Discover experiments that will ooze, fizz, bubble, foam and change colour. Delivered by Eureka Seekers.

Street Dance: Join us for a street style dance session where you will learn footwork and technical routines and have great fun along the way. Suitable for all abilities. Delivered by Dance Mode Company.

Kent County Show 2022

Start date: 08/07/2022
End date: 10/07/2022
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Kent Showground Detling Maidstone Kent ME14 3JF

The Kent County Show is back at the Kent Showground on 8, 9 & 10 July 2022!

This year's Kent County Show will be a celebration of farming, agriculture, and food production in the Garden Of England. With educational fun for the whole family, discover aspects of rural life as you make your way around each of the Showground's interactive sections. Expect to see:

- Showjumping - Livestock - Countryside & Canine - Garden Life - Entertainment - Food and Drink - Shopping

We can't wait to see you again!