Past Events

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
Military Ops

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
Snow Princess

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

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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.

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
rock the mote

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 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
Kent Show_2022

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!

Boughton Monchelsea Village Dog Show and FeteI 2022

Date: 02/07/2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Boughton Monchelsea
One of Kent’s oldest and well known Village Fetes, featuring a dog show, classic cars, a wide range of games, attractions and food, on Saturday, July 2 at noon .
Dog Show, classic cars, demonstrations, dancing, welly throwing, various games, stalls, farmers market, food, WI cream teas and competitions.

Foodies Festival 2022

Start date: 24/06/2022
End date: 26/06/2022
Time: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location: Mote Park Mote Ave Maidstone Kent ME15 7RN
foodies festival
Foodies Festival (dubbed ‘Gastro-Glasto’) is the biggest touring gourmet food festival in the UK, featuring MasterChef champions, stars of Great British Bake-Off and TV cooking show experts.

Foodies Festival lands in Maidstone this summer, bringing a star-studded line-up of celebrity chefs and chart-topping music stars to Mote Park.

We have award-winning chefs joining us this year, including:

– MasterChef finalist Tony Rodd, chef-patron of Copper & Ink, cooking live, alongside 2010 winner Dhruv Baker, 2020 finalist Sandy Tang, and 2020 winner Thomas Frake.

– Local favourite Patrick Hill shows off the skills that have earned Thackeray’s Tunbridge Wells 3 AA Rosettes.

– Life coach and blogger James Wythe of Healthy Living James shares the amazing story of his health transformation alongside his amazing recipes.

Our Musicians Against Homelessness stage boasts an exciting line-up, including headliners:

– Liberty X and East 17 delivering 90s nostalgia.

– Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe from legendary boyband Blue.

– Platinum-selling festival favourites Scouting for Girls.

The World’s Largest and Best Inflatable 5K Obstacle Run 2022

Date: 21/05/2022
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent DA3 8NG
Inflatable 5K

The world’s largest and best Inflatable 5K is coming to Brands Hatch (Kent) on Sat 21st, May 2022. The 2022 edition of the Inflatable 5K obstacle course has got even Bigger, Bouncier and Better!

We’ve added three additional brand new obstacles, meaning you will tackle 32 gigantic obstacles on the 5K distance. Combined with five pumping music zones to motivate you around the course, this year’s Inflatable 5K is the most epic yet!

With four different distances – 2.5K, 5K, 10K, 15K – to choose from, anyone can take part! This event is one of the best things to do in Brands Hatch (Kent) in 2022. An awesome day out with your friends or family.

To celebrate your achievement, all runners will get an awesome medal and finishers prizes worth over £20!

Heart of Kent Hospice Bluebell Walk 2022

Date: 01/05/2022
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Harrietsham Village Hall Church Rd Harrietsham ME17 1AP
Bluebell walk
Help raise funds for Heart of Kent Hospice by signing up now to their annual Bluebell Walk.
The annual Bluebell Walk will see walkers of all ages enjoy a ramble through the Kent countryside while enjoying the beautiful bluebell vistas. 

The main six-mile walk will now have a choice of two routes, with a new alternative bypassing the stiles at Lower Dean Farm.

A new two and a half mile mini Bluebell Walk has also been introduced which is perfect for little legs or those who feel less able to complete the full six-mile walk. Whilst this route may be subject to a little rough terrain it offers the advantage of not having any stiles. It doesn’t however pass through the Field of Memories or the picnic stop, but cold drinks will be provided on the route.

St Peter’s Church Christmas Tree Festival, Christmas Fair and Charity Concert 2021

Start date: 07/12/2021
End date: 11/12/2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: St Peter's Church, Church Hill, Boughton Monchelsea, Maidstone ME17 4BU

Christmas Tree Festival: To start the celebrations for the 900th anniversary of the church 25 trees decorated by local & national charities will be displayed from 10am to 4pm Tuesday, December 7 and Wednesday, December 8 & 3pm to 7pm Thursday, December 9 and Friday, December 10.

Christmas Fair:Ten charities will be displaying and selling cards, toys etc. in the Church Centre. These include Guide Dogs for the Blind, Canine Partners, Young Lives, Marie Curie and others. The Christmas Tree Festival will also be open, 10am to 4pm Saturday, December 11.

Charity Concert: Rufus Clews on violin and the Orpheus Performers (a charity set up by Sir Richard Stilgoe) on Saturday, December 11, at 7pm. Book £12 tickets in advance (includes mulled wine, soft drinks & mince pies in the interval.) Proceeds to be shared between the Orpheus Trust & designated St. Peter’s Church charities.

Tickets on sale November 1.
Contact David Emmett:
Text on 07710021860