From Pub in the Park to Black Deer Festival and Rochester Sweeps Festival, here's what's on in Kent in 2022

Are you looking forward to 2022 in Kent?

Here's our diary of events for the year and things to look forward to...

Kent County Show is scheduled for this summer Picture: KMG
Kent County Show is scheduled for this summer Picture: KMG

January

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

22-23: Antiques and Collectors Fair, Kent Event Centre, Detling, near Maidstone

28-30 RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

The Leeds Castle Concert will return for 2022 Picture: Big Plan Group
The Leeds Castle Concert will return for 2022 Picture: Big Plan Group

February

1: Chinese New Year

5: Kent point-to-point season starts, Charing

5-6: Build It Live, Kent Event Centre, Detling, near Maidstone

8-28: Gaia, Rochester Cathedral

12: Kent Prosecco Festival, Maidstone Mercure Hotel

14: Valentine's Day

14-18: Spring half term school holiday

18-20: Broadstairs Blues Bash (TBC)

Daffodils will be in bloom in late March at Hever Castle Picture: Vikki Rimmer
Daffodils will be in bloom in late March at Hever Castle Picture: Vikki Rimmer

March

1: Pancake Day

18: Red Nose Day

14-15: Leeds Castle Wedding Showcase, near Maidstone

14-20: Hever Castle Dazzling Daffodils, near Edenbridge

26-27: Kent Big Weekend (TBC)

27: Mother's Day

The art exhibition, Gaia, pictured here inside the Natural History Museum, is coming to Rochester Cathedral in 2022 Photo: Rochester Cathedral
The art exhibition, Gaia, pictured here inside the Natural History Museum, is coming to Rochester Cathedral in 2022 Photo: Rochester Cathedral

April

2: Heritage Transport Show, Kent Showground, Detling

10: The Wedding Experience, Kent Event Centre at Detling

15: Good Friday

18: Easter Monday

23: St George’s Day

30-2: Sweeps Festival, Rochester

The Sweeps Festival is due to return to Rochester Picture: KMG
The Sweeps Festival is due to return to Rochester Picture: KMG

May

1-2: Sweeps Festival, Rochester

2: Early May bank holiday

14-15: Faversham Transport Weekend

21: The world’s largest inflatable obstacle run, Brands Hatch

22: Marvel and DC-themed comic-con, Quex Park, Birchington

28: Dream Valley dance music festival, Bexley

Simply Red will play the Hop Farm in 2022 Picture: Sliding Doors PR
Simply Red will play the Hop Farm in 2022 Picture: Sliding Doors PR

June

2: Late spring bank holiday

3: Extra bank holiday for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

3-19: South East Open Art Studios

4-5: Rochester Dickens Festival (TBC)

11: SANDS Dreamland, Margate

12: Open Farm Sunday

17: Simply Red at Hop Farm Family Park

17-19: Black Deer Festival, Eridge

18: Paul Weller at Hop Farm Family Park

18-25: Independent Bookshop Week

18: World Custard Pie Championships, Coxheath, Maidstone

19: Keane at Hop Farm Family Park

19: Father's Day

24-26: Battle of Britain Air Show, Headcorn

25: National Armed Forces Day

After two years, Black Deer is due to return Picture: Louise Roberts
After two years, Black Deer is due to return Picture: Louise Roberts

July

1-21 August: Changeling Theatre tour, multiple venues across Kent

1-16: Deal Music & Arts Festival

7-17: JAM on the Marsh, Romney Marsh

8-10: Kent County Show, Kent Showground, Detling, near Maidstone

9-10: Pub in the Park, Dunorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells

9-11: Lake Garden Festival, Eridge Park, Tunbridge Wells

9: Leeds Castle Concert

20: Tears For Fears, St Lawrence, Canterbury

24: Michael Buble, St Lawrence, Canterbury

24: Big Monster Truck Slam 2, Quex Park, Birchington

26-30: War and Peace Revival, Hop Farm, Paddock Wood

30: Maidstone River Festival

All Saints will perform at Dreamland Picture: Dreamland
All Saints will perform at Dreamland Picture: Dreamland

August

5-7: Margate Soul Festival

5-12: Broadstairs Folk Week

6-7: Rock the Mote Maidstone

13: Dreamland Pride with All Saints Live, Margate

13-14: Combined Ops Airshow, Headcorn Aerodrome

20: Craig David, Dreamland, Margate

20-21: Biddenden Tractorfest, Holden Farm, Biddenden

19-21: A New Day Festival, Mount Ephraim Gardens, Hernhill

26-29 Camp Wildfire, near Sevenoaks Weekend One

27-29: Military Odyssey, County Showground, Detling

28-29: Kent Country Show at Quex Park

17-30: Whitstable Oyster Festival TBC

27-28: bOing! International Arts Festival, Canterbury

29: Summer Bank Holiday Monday

The bOing! festival will be bouncing back in August
The bOing! festival will be bouncing back in August

September

2-5: Camp Wildfire, near Sevenoaks Weekend Two

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

5-6: Faversham Hop Festival (TBC)

9-18: Heritage Open Days, venues across Kent

10: Hop Hoodening, Canterbury city centre

10-11: Salute to the 40s vintage festival, Chatham Historic Dockyard

17-18: Paws in the Park, Kent Showground, Detling near Maidstone

30-2 October: Broadstairs Food Festival

29-2 October: Tenterden Folk Festival

Paws in the Park will be at the Kent Showground Picture: KMG
Paws in the Park will be at the Kent Showground Picture: KMG

October

1-2: Broadstairs Food Festival

1-2 October: Tenterden Folk Festival

15-29: Canterbury Festival (TBC)

19-20: National Fruit Show, Kent Event Centre, Detling near Maidstone

31: Halloween

November

5: Guy Fawkes Night

5-6: Leeds Castle Firework Spectacular (TBC)

13: Remembrance Sunday

World Custard Pie Championships 2021 Picture: Andy Jones
World Custard Pie Championships 2021 Picture: Andy Jones

December

Rochester Christmas Markets/ Dickensian Christmas dates to be confirmed.

25: Christmas Day

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