Hever Castle in Kent.

What’s on in Kent 2024

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The 'Garden of England' has plenty to keep you entertained on your next break.

Stay with us at Haven Kent Coast and you could make the most of these brilliant events planned in the region for 2024.

Year-round

Shorne Woods parkrun, Shorne 

Where: Shorne Woods Country Park, Brewers Road, Gravesend DA12 3HX 

When: Every Saturday at 9am 

Everyone is welcome at Shorne Woods parkrun. This inclusive event is suitable for everyone, regardless of how fast you are. Buggies and dogs are also welcome! The 5k event happens on a weekly basis and is FREE to enter. Just head to parkrun UK’s website to register and get your barcode for the event.

Gillingham FC football matches (except June-July)

When: generally, every other Saturday, with some Tuesday night matches too  

Where: Redfern Avenue, Gillingham ME7 4DD  

Gillingham are an historic football club plying their trade in League Two, the fourth tier of English football. They’re Kent’s only Football League club and have a rich heritage and loyal fanbase. Their stadium Priestfield, isn’t far from Haven Kent Coast, so it’s well worth checking out a game or two over the course of the football season. 

May

The Kent Garden Show, Maidstone 

When: May 25-27 (including Bank Holiday Monday) 

Where: Kent County Agricultural Society, Maidstone 

Featuring 300 exhibitors, the Kent Garden Show is a floral display of epic proportions. As well as displays, there will be opportunities to buy all the essentials for a garden, or even something to spruce up your caravan exterior. 

June

June

Castle Concerts, Rochester 

When: throughout the summer 

Where: Castle Hill, Rochester ME1 1SW 

This historic site and its gardens double up as one of the best concert venues in Kent. There are events throughout the summer at this special site, so keep checking back and tie a performance or two in with a stay at Haven Kent Coast. 

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July

July

Maid of Stone Festival 2024, Maidstone 

When: July 19-21 

Where: Mote Park, Maidstone ME15 8NQ 

This hard-rocking, all ages event returns in 2024 featuring rock acts from around the world. Covering every genre from heavy metal to blues, it’s one that’s surged in popularity since it was established in 2022, and 2024 looks set to be another record-breaking year. 

August

August

Deal Folk 'n' Beer Festival 

When: August 17-18 

Where: Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Rd, Deal CT14 0BF 

There’s nothing like a beer or two in beautiful settings, and that’s exactly what Deal Folk 'n' Beer Festival offers. With live music, street food and hopefully some summer sunshine, secure your ticket now and get it in the 2024 diary. 

Pretty Woman – The Musical, Dartford 

When: August 26-31 

Where: The Orchard Theatre, Home Gardens, Dartford DA1 1ED 

A legendary film that’s helped inspired this legendary musical of the stage, coming to Dartford over a series of days in late August. It ties in perfectly with a holiday at Kent Coast, so book your tickets and see how Vivian’s life changed forever. 

September

September

Hever Castle Triathlon & Multisport Festival 

When: September 28-29 

Where: Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG 

Hever Castle is hosting the mother of all events for fitness fanatics. Over a two-day period, there are triathlons, duathlons and aquathlons for a variety of different ages to take part in, starting from age nine upwards. Whether you intend to compete or simply spectate, this is a unique event to note in your Kent calendar. 

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