Top 8 Festivals in Kent This Summer

Top 8 Festivals in Kent This Summer

If you are looking for things to do this summer, then you can find plenty of festivals and events around Kent that are perfect for everyone. There are some huge music events hosted in Kent every year along with food festivals, family-friendly events and even some more niche festivals and events to attend. Kent actually has a lot going on every summer that many people are not aware of, but we have put together a guide to some of the best events. Take a look at the top festivals in Kent this summer.

Woodlands Family Festival; 7th – 9th June in Cranbrook

One of the first festivals of the season is this great family-friendly event set in secluded fields in the heart of Cranbrook. There is plenty for the whole family to do at this festival and kids can enjoy a fun-filled day while adults relax with spa treatments. There will also be plenty of great music, dancing and food as well. Children can have fun with arts and crafts, treasure hunts, fancy dress and so much more. There are camping options along with day tickets so you can get the full experience or just go along for the day. Day tickets start from just £20 for adults, so why not check it out online.

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Black Deer Festival; 21st – 23rd June in Tunbridge Wells

One of the newest music festivals in the UK will be returning to Tunbridge Wells this year to celebrate Americana and Country music. This quirky festival features a wide array of musicians from the worlds of country, bluegrass, roots and the blues. You can find a diverse bunch of passionate music fans at the festival. It also celebrates food and drink that matches the music with smokehouses and food from America’s deep south. You can expect plenty to see and do at the festival that is located in the beautiful surroundings of Eridge Park in Tunbridge Wells. This is a great place to find some new music so why not head down and give it a go? This years lineup includes Band of Horses, The Shires and John Butler Trio.

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Battle of Britain Air Show; 6th – 7th July in Headcorn

If you are looking for something different then this air show is perfect for you. The Battle of Britain air show will feature displays of iconic aircraft including Spitfires and Hurricanes. There is plenty more fun for the whole family with flight experiences, stalls much more. The two-day event takes place at Headcorn Aerodrome and features some great displays from some experienced pilots over the entire weekend. You can find more information about the event online and book tickets.

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Ramblin’ Man Fair; 19th – 21st July in Maidstone

One of the biggest rock festivals around is now in its fifth year and returns to Mote Park in Maidstone for a jam-packed lineup of some of the biggest artists. The event celebrates classic rock, contemporary and progressive rock as well as blues and country music too. This is a rock festival that was designed for fans by fans themselves and includes great food and drinks with a beer festival as well as the music. This year’s impressive lineup includes The Darkness, Black Stone Cherry and Foreigner as the main headliners, with plenty of other great acts across three days of the weekend. If you are a rock fan then this is the festival for you.

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Neverworld by Leefest; 1st – 4th August in Hever

One of the biggest growing events in recent years is Leefest, which began in the founder Lee Denny’s garden and has grown to become one of the UK’s leading festivals. It has now grown into Neverworld which aims to provide attendees with the chance to party with fellow wonderful humans and embrace the weekend. It is a growing community of people who are motivated to make things happen. Their ethos focuses heavily on new music and many people choose to attend in fancy dress. With a wide range of camping options and different musical genres, this festival has something for everyone and is well worth checking out. Headliners this year include Craig David, The Vaccines, Mystery Jets along with plenty of other huge acts from all genres.

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bOing! International Festival; 24th – 25th August in Canterbury

If you are looking for more family-friendly events then this international festival is the perfect event for you to attend this summer. There are a number of free performances over the weekend and also some ticketed performances that are now on sale. There are all kinds of immersive events from the arts that take place over the weekend and it has something the whole family can enjoy. It takes place at the University of Canterbury and there is also great food and drink on offer too. Find out more about the full schedule of events and what you can expect online.

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Taste of Kent Food Festival; 7th – 8th September in East Malling

If you are a foodie then one event that you can’t miss out on this summer is the Taste of Kent food festival. There is a wide range of food and drink events and fairs in Kent but this is one of the most popular. It brings together a wide array of artisan producers, street food heroes and leading chefs from around Kent. This is set in the stunning location of Bradbourne House in East Malling. There will be a wide array of food to sample along with talks, chef demos and hands-on masterclasses. Find out more about the event and buy tickets online today.

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Dreamland Margate; May – November

If you haven’t heard already, Dreamland in Margate has gone through a massive revival in recent years and is now bigger than ever. The fun fair has plenty of rides and attractions for kids and adults alike but they also put on a huge range of events. They put on a wide range of music events throughout the year including some huge artists such as Pete Tong, Rudimental and Melanie C. Not only can you enjoy a day at the fun fair but you can also make the most of some (hopefully) great weather and visit the beach while you're there, too.

Find out more about Dreamland.

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