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From Pub in the Park to Ramblin' Man and Salute to the 40s to Michael Buble, here's what's on in Kent in 2021

We'll meet again - but for some events, that may not be until 2021.

As we get closer to saying goodbye to 2020, here's a look ahead to a year that will hopefully have a packed programme of events.

Jamie Hunneybel and Jacquie Broom in 40s costume at the Historic Dockyard Chatham Picture: Phil Lee
Jamie Hunneybel and Jacquie Broom in 40s costume at the Historic Dockyard Chatham Picture: Phil Lee

January

23-24: 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 will happen come what may
Pancake Day will happen come what may

16: Pancake Day

19-21: Broadstairs Blues Bash

27: Prosecco Festival, Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

27-28 - Detling Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Market

March

3: Farm Expo, Kent Event Centre at Detling

6-7: Rapture Gaming Festival, Chatham Historic Dockyard

Fans of Minecraft will enjoy the gaming festival coming to Medway
Fans of Minecraft will enjoy the gaming festival coming to Medway

14: Mother's Day

15: Red Nose Day

26: Holy Goof at Dreamland, Margate

31: Mother's Day

April

2-5: Easter weekend

10: Heritage Transport Show, Kent Showground, Detling

TBC: Kent Big Weekend

Chase and Status will return to Dreamland
Chase and Status will return to Dreamland

TBC: Festival of Steam and Transport, Chatham Historic Dockyard

23: St George’s Day

24-25: The Wedding Experience, Kent Event Centre at Detling

30: Chase & Status at Dreamland, Margate

May

1-2: Neon Nights, Faithless DJ sets, Hall By the Sea, Dreamland, Margate

TBC: Rochester Sweeps Festival

The Sweeps Festival in 2019
The Sweeps Festival in 2019

TBC: Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival

3: Early May bank holiday

15-16: Faversham Festival of Transport 2021

28-31: Margate Mods & Sixties Festival

31: Spring May bank holiday

June

TBC: Rochester Dickens Festival

12: World Custard Pie Championships, Coxheath, Maidstone

The World Custard Pie Championships at Coxheath Picture: Sean Aidan
The World Custard Pie Championships at Coxheath Picture: Sean Aidan

13: Open Farm Sunday

18-20: Black Deer Festival, Eridge

19: Annie Mac, Amp on the Sea, Dreamland

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

3: Olly Murs at the Hop Farm, Beltring, Paddock Wood

Olly Murs will play at the Hop Farm
Olly Murs will play at the Hop Farm

4: Sir Tom Jones at the Hop Farm, Beltring, Paddock Wood

3: Canterbury Medieval Pageant

3-4: Hi-Tide Festival

Suggs and Fat Boy Slim at Dreamland Picture: Paul Amos
Suggs and Fat Boy Slim at Dreamland Picture: Paul Amos

TBC: Skagate Margate

8-10: Castle Concerts, Rochester Castle

9-11: Pub in the Park, Tunbridge Wells

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

10: An Evening with Michael Bublé, Spitfire Ground, Canterbury

Superstar Michael Buble is going to play in Canterbury
Superstar Michael Buble is going to play in Canterbury

10: Leeds Castle Concert

11-18: The Open Championship, Sandwich

16-18 1920s Weekend - A Celebration for the 20s - Sittingbourne

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

18: Big Monster Truck Slam, Quex Park, Birchington

22-25: 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

14: Dreamland Pride: All Saints Live

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

21-22: Combined Ops Airshow, Headcorn Aerodrome

21-22: Biddenden Tractorfest, Woolpack Corner

Vintage and classic tractors at the Biddenden Tractorfest Picture: Chris Davey
Vintage and classic tractors at the Biddenden Tractorfest Picture: Chris Davey

TBC: Military Odyssey, County Showground, Detling

30: Summer Bank Holiday Monday

September

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

27-30: Camp Wildfire, near Sevenoaks

4-5: Faversham Hop Festival

TBC: Folkestone Triennial

TBC: Heritage Open Days, venues across Kent

18-19: Salute to the 40s, Chatham Historic Dockyard

Have fun with the 40s at the Historic Dockyard Chatham. Pictured - Joanne Butler (left) and Jayme Goodger in a previous year Picture: Phil Lee
Have fun with the 40s at the Historic Dockyard Chatham. Pictured - Joanne Butler (left) and Jayme Goodger in a previous year Picture: Phil Lee

18-19: 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)

16–30: Canterbury Festival

31: Halloween

Gentlemen of Few were the final act of this year's Canterbury Festival
Gentlemen of Few were the final act of this year's Canterbury Festival

November

5: Guy Fawkes Night

TBC: Leeds Castle Firework Spectacular

14: Remembrance Sunday

TBC: Rochester Christmas Markets

Spectacular fireworks light up the skies above Leeds Castle at a previous event Picture: Matthew Walker/Leeds Castle
Spectacular fireworks light up the skies above Leeds Castle at a previous event Picture: Matthew Walker/Leeds Castle

December

TBC: Rochester Dickensian Christmas events

25: Christmas Day

For more entertainments and days out ideas across Kent click here.

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