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From the Broadstairs Blues Bash to the Custard Pie Championships and Castle Concerts to Black Deer Festival here's what's on in Kent in 2021

We all need something to look forward to and 2021 has it all.

Here's our diary of events for the year so far:

Wedding shows will be back
Wedding shows will be back

January

24: Wedding Experience, Kent Event Centre at Detling near Maidstone

February

6-7: Build It Live, Kent Event Centre, Detling, near Maidstone

12: Chinese New Year

14: Valentine's Day

15-19: Spring half term school holiday

Pancake Day is an immovable feast
Pancake Day is an immovable feast

16: Pancake Day

19-21: Broadstairs Blues Bash

March

3: Farm Expo, Kent Event Centre at Detling

14: Mother's Day

The Farming Expo will be at Detling Showground Picture: Chris Davey
The Farming Expo will be at Detling Showground Picture: Chris Davey

April

2-5: Easter weekend

10: Heritage Transport Show, Kent Showground, Detling

TBC: Kent Big Weekend

TBC: Festival of Steam and Transport, Chatham Historic Dockyard

Chatham Historic Dockyard's Festival of Steam and Transport should be back
Chatham Historic Dockyard's Festival of Steam and Transport should be back

17: English Festival, Gillingham

23: St George’s Day

25: The Wedding Experience, Kent Event Centre at Detling

May

1-3: Rochester Sweeps Festival

Morris dancers will process again through Rochester High Street for the Sweeps Festival Picture by: John Westhrop
Morris dancers will process again through Rochester High Street for the Sweeps Festival Picture by: John Westhrop

TBC: Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival

3: Early May bank holiday

28-31: Margate Mods & Sixties Festival

29-31: Chatham Maritime Food and Drink Festival

31: Spring May bank holiday

June

5-6: Rochester Dickens Festival

12: World Custard Pie Championships, Coxheath, Maidstone

The World Custard Pie Championships will be back Picture: Sean Aidan
The World Custard Pie Championships will be back Picture: Sean Aidan

13: Open Farm Sunday

18-20: Black Deer Festival, Eridge

20: Father's Day

TBC: Changeling Theatre 20th anniversary tour

26: National Armed Forces Day

25-27: Battle of Britain Air Show, Headcorn Aerodrome

July

2-4: Skagate Margate

3: Canterbury Medieval Pageant

8-10: Castle Concerts, Rochester Castle

11-18: The Open Championship, Sandwich

18: Big Monster Truck Slam, Quex Park, Birchington

9-11: Kent County Show, Kent Showground, Detling, near Maidstone

10: Leeds Castle Concert

16-18: Ramblin’ Man Fair, Mote Park, Maidstone

Kris Barras performs at last year's Ramblin' Man Fair Picture: Chris White
Kris Barras performs at last year's Ramblin' Man Fair Picture: Chris White

22-25: 3rd Chickenstock Music Festival, Stockbury

23: Medway Mile, Rochester Castle

TBC: War and Peace Revival, Hop Farm, Paddock Wood

29-31: Neverworld, Hever

August

6-13: Broadstairs Folk Week

Broadstairs Folk Week Picture: Tony Flashman
Broadstairs Folk Week Picture: Tony Flashman

20-22: A New Day Festival, Mount Ephraim Gardens, Hernhill

21-22: Combined Ops Airshow, Headcorn Aerodrome

21-22: Biddenden Tractorfest, Woolpack Corner

TBC: Military Odyssey, County Showground, Detling

30: Summer Bank Holiday Monday

September

4: Let's Rock Kent, Mote Park, Maidstone

TBC: Camp Wildfire, near Sevenoaks (to be either 27-30 August or 3-6 September

4-5: Faversham Hop Festival

Jo Carder and Christine Stephens of Drum Skullz at the Faversham Hop Festival Picture: Chris Davey
Jo Carder and Christine Stephens of Drum Skullz at the Faversham Hop Festival Picture: Chris Davey

TBC: Folkestone Triennial

TBC: Heritage Open Days, venues across Kent

TBC: Salute to the 40s vintage festival, Chatham Historic Dockyard

TBC: Paws in the Park, Kent Showground, Detling near Maidstone

30-3 October: Tenterden Folk Week

October

TBC: Broadstairs Autumn Food Festival, a fundraising campaign is underway

Pauline and Peter James at a Broadstairs Food Festival Picture: Alan Langley
Pauline and Peter James at a Broadstairs Food Festival Picture: Alan Langley

TBC: Canterbury Festival

31 Halloween

November

5 Guy Fawkes Night

TBC: Leeds Castle Firework Spectacular

Leeds Castle Fireworks last year Picture: Matthew Walker
Leeds Castle Fireworks last year Picture: Matthew Walker

14: Remembrance Sunday

TBC: Rochester Christmas Markets start

December

Rochester Dickensian Christmas dates to be confirmed.

25: Christmas Day

For more events and days out across Kent click here.


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