What's on inMaidstone

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Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Maidstone - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Maidstone to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Maidstone

31
JUL
Fremlin Walk Festival: Late Night Jewellery Event
Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre

Fremlin Walks Summer Festival is now on July 19 ‐ August 9 and were bringing you three weeks of free summer‐inspired eventsFremlin Walks premium jewellery stores are hosting an evening of fizz and sparkles this Thursday eveningenjoy a free glass…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

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01
AUG
Fremlin Walk Festival: Bag 4 Life giveaway!
Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre

Fremlin Walks Summer Festival is now on July 19 ‐ August 9 and were bringing you three weeks of free summer‐inspired eventsTo round off the second week of our festival were holding a green event with a twistBring us 5 of your…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

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02
AUG
Fremlin Walk Festival: Beauty In The Walk
Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre

Pamper yourself in the sunshineFremlin Walks Summer Festival is now on July 19 ‐ August 9 and were bringing you three weeks of free summer‐inspired eventsThis Saturday were hosting a very special free event with House of Fraser ‐ youre invited to…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01494 768068
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02
AUG
The Screaming Woods - Pluckley Investigation
Dering Woods

We will be conducting a Paranormal Investigation into the Screaming Woods...Who knows what horrors we will be facing in another one of the UKs top 10 haunted places in the heart of Kent. Who will be brave enough to endure it with…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 07812 566438
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05
AUG
Fremlin Walk Festival: Storytelling In The Walk
Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre

Fremlin Walks Summer Festival is now on July 19 ‐ August 9 and were bringing you three weeks of free summer‐inspired events.Each Tuesday during the festival is dedicated to the little shoppers of MaidstoneThis Tuesday 5th August Waterstones is hosting a special…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

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08
AUG
Fremlin Walk Festival: Bag 4 Life Giveaway
Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre

Fremlin Walks Summer Festival is now on July 19 ‐ August 9 and were bringing you three weeks of free summer‐inspired eventsTo round off the second week of our festival were holding a green event with a twistBring us 5 of your…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 768068
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09
AUG
Build a BLOODHOUND SuperSonic Car with K'NEX
Royal British Legion Industries

Be part of the Guinness World Record to build the worlds largest KNEX structure. The structure will be a life‐sized replica of the incredible 13.5 metre supersonic car ‐ Bloodhound.Members of the public are invited to come along to RBLI…

Location: 2.9 milesaway
Category: Bizarre

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16
AUG
Extreme Torque Show
The Hop Farm Family Park

An all day spectacular of adrenalin fuelled entertainment to keep all the family busy.Whether you're a fan of monster trucks motorbikes or the more urban sports of BMX and parkour the Extreme Torque Show is the place to be.With performances staggered and…

Location: 7.3 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02033 756506
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17
AUG
Lotus Festival
Brands Hatch circuit

The annual celebration of Britains charismatic sports car and racing marque returns to Brands Hatch in August for the third year in succession and takes place on the Grand Prix circuit scene of some of Colin Chapmans greatest triumphs.Previous events have seen…

Location: 13.1 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 08434 539000
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23
AUG
Tractorfest and Country Fair
Biddenden

This is the second year that Tractorfest will be heldfollowing on from its very popular first year 2014 will be even bigger and better . More tractors will be shown more events such as ploughing and cultivation using vintage machinery.…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07956 827377
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23
AUG
Biddenden Tractorfest and Country Fair 2014
Biddenden

Biddenden Tractorfest and Country Fair 2014 will build on its success from 2013 with an even bigger and better showmore tractors and vehicles more attractionsand loads more exciting things to do.Over the coming months we will be building…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07956 827377
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25
AUG
Bill Hailey and the Comets
Central Park Stadium

a live tribute show to bill hailey and the comets with phil haley and the comments 2pm plus support from country band the twangdaddies with roger humpbhries 11.30 am part of the kent chrome and cruisers customclassic show ‐ gates…

Location: 11.7 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07903 339466
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25
AUG
kent chrome and cruisers custom / classic show
Central Park

CUSTOM AND CLASSIC CARBIKESCOOTER AND VAN SHOW ‐ WITH LIVE TRIBUTE TO BILL HALEY AND THE COMETS PLUS THE TWANGDADDIES ‐ TRADE STALLSKIDS PLAY AREATROPHIES AND LOTS MORE GOODIES ..…

Location: 11.7 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07903 339466
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29
AUG
Hodsoll Street Camera Club
Hodsoll Street and Ridley Village Hall

We are a friendly group of amateur photographers led by a professional teacher.We welcome photographers of all levels and users of any type of camera.We meet on the third Friday of every month in Hodsoll Street and Ridley…

Location: 9.7 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07941 246635
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30
AUG
British F3/GT Championships
Brands Hatch circuit

The British F3 and GT Championships make their annual visit to the legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit one of the best places to see the racers in actionBritish F3 has been a proving ground for much of the F1 grid including…

Location: 13.1 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 08434 539000
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30
AUG
the counterfeit beatles
The Fountain

A tribute to the beatles with the counterfeit beatles …

Location: 10.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07903 339466
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15
SEP
FREE taster session at the Maidstone Rock Choir
The Gallery (Arts Centre)

Your local Maidstone choir is run by vocal teacher Nik Haley. The choir will be performing locally again soon so its a chance for you to join in sing and perform without pressure and under the supportive guidance of Nik. Rock Choir…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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15
SEP
FREE taster session at the Rochester Rock Choir
The Corn Exchange

The Rochester Rock Choir is led by singerpianist Katie Hockley. Over the past few years Rock Choir has become firmly ingrained on the national consciousness with its unique mix of en‐masse singing fundraising television appearances and emphasis on supporting local communities. With…

Location: 8.5 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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16
SEP
FREE taster session at the Rainham/Gillingham Rock
St Matthew's Church

Your friendly local Gillingham choir is run by singing teacher Katie Hockley. The choir will be performing locally again soon so its a chance for you to join in sing and perform without pressure and under the supportive guidance of Katie. Rock…

Location: 6.3 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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17
SEP
FREE taster session at the Kings Hill Rock Choir
Kings Hill School

Your friendly local Kings Hill choir is run by singing teacher Katie Hockley. We are the local community choir with the national reputation ‐ join the Kings Hill Rock Choir and experience the singing phenomenon that Will Smith described as Fantastic. Whilst…

Location: 5.3 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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18
SEP
FREE taster session at the Gravesend Rock Choir
Cobham Hall

The Gravesend Rock Choir is led by singerpianist Katie Hockley. Youve probably heard of our mysterious choir flash mobs around the country for Comic Relief our sell‐out performances at venues like the O2 or our hit ITV documentary but at Rock Choir…

Location: 9.9 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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18
SEP
FREE taster session at the Tonbridge Rock Choir
The River Centre

The Tonbridge Rock Choir is led by local musician Nik Haley. Rock Choir is unequalled in the opportunities we can offer our members ‐ from performing at top music and arts venues like Wembley Arena and Eurodisney to raising money for some…

Location: 11.7 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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19
SEP
The Comedy Club Dartford
Brands Hatch Thistle Hotel

The Comedy Club Dartford at the Brands Hatch Thistle Hotel on Friday 19th september. 3 Top Comedians as seen on TV.Host ComedianBryan LaceyA genuinely funny man and a potential comedy star of the future BBC6 MusicBryan found his true calling…

Location: 13.2 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07734 805817
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20
SEP
Equestrian Tabletop Sale
Hodsoll Street and Ridley Village Hall

Equestrian Table Top SaleHodsoll Street Village Hall Sevenoaks Kent TN15 7LE near WrothamSaturday 20th September 9:00‐12:00 setting up from 8:00Tables £5 in advance ‐ phone 01732 823 175 to bookor Email: frank.cotteevirgin.netFree entry and parking; Refreshments availableClose to Village Green and PubGoogle…

Location: 9.7 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01732 823175
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01
OCT
The Noise Next Door UK Tour 2014
Hazlitt Theatre

After six sell out Edinburgh Festival runs to huge critical acclaim the UK's premiere improv comedy troupe The Noise Next Door will be touring the UK starting on 8th May 2014 and culminating on 21st December 2014. The Noise Next Door are…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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03
OCT
A TRIBUTE TO THE ROLLING STONES
Sittingbourne Greyhounds

A TRIBUTE TO THE ROLLING STONES WITH NOT THE ROLLING STONES PLUS LOCAL SUPPORT BAD…

Location: 11.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07903 339466
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04
OCT
Katherine Ryan
Hazlitt Theatre

Katherine has appeared as a guest on numerous panel shows including 8 OUT OF 10 CATS and NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS she is also due to appear on Q.I. later in the year. She also…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

07
OCT
Hairspray
The Hazlitt Theatre

IF LIFE WERE EVERYTHING IT SHOULD BE IT WOULD BE MORE LIKE HAIRSPRAY.Hairspray tells the story of overweight Baltimore girl Tracy Turnblad. Shes never been part of the in crowd until winning a coveted spot on the local TV dance program The…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07969 610861
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11
OCT
British Touring Car Championship
Brands Hatch circuit

The traditional British Touring Car Championship season finale takes place on the majestic Grand Prix circuit at Brands Hatch scene of last years spectacular finale which saw Andrew Jordan crowned as the newest BTCC champion. Expect to see a champion crowned once…

Location: 13.1 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 08434 539000
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24
OCT
A tribute to the who and the jam
Sittingbourne Greyhounds

A TRIBUTE TO THE WHO AND THE JAM WITH TOTAL JAM AND QUADROPONIA 2 TOP BANDS TOGETHER ‐ MAIN FUNCTION ROOM …

Location: 11.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07903 339466
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Tourist Attractions


Dickens World

May 2007 will see the opening of an innovative and exciting new £62m indoor visitor complex in Kent in the UK, themed around the life, work and times of one of Britain's best loved authors, Charles Dickens.Dickens World will take visitors on a journey of Dickens lifetime as…

Historic Dockyard Chatham

Naval heritage site covering 80 acres.Stunning architecture and displays including WWII destroyer, submarine, recreation of the 18th century dockyard, RNLI lifeboat collection, ropery and museum.‐ Wheelchair access limited‐ Groups accepted‐ Picnic area‐ Coach parking‐ Refreshments‐ Parking on‐site‐ Free site transportOpening times:Closed January and until…

Hop Farm Country Park

Year round family visitor attraction featuring two museums; indoor and outdoor children's play area's; Shire horse stables; animal farm; pets corner; military vehicle museum; pottery workshop; gift shop and Cafe.…

Teapot Island

Come along and visit the amazing Teapot Island exhibition. With over 3500 teapots, each with it's own unique history, then enjoy yourself with a cream tea, or treat yourself to lunch or dinner in our riverside cafe.Take a walk along the beautiful Kent riverside, and maybe complete your…

Charles Dickens Centre

Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1812. In 1817 his father, who worked as a clerk for the Royal Navy, moved the whole family to Chatham where he took up a post in the Royal Dockyard. The Dickens household was based first in Ordnance Terrace and later…

Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway

Situated within the Historic Dockyard of Chatham, the CHDR has just under 1 mile of line to operate demonstration trains on predetermined weekends throughout the summer season, as well as dockyard events.The Dockyard Railway is operated on behalf of The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, by members of the North…

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Updated: 30/07/2014 19:16:57