MON 4 - SUN 10 JUNE 2018
Midsummer Fair, Tenterden, 7 – 9 Jun
Wealden Times Midsummer Fair, set in the stunning grounds of the Hole Park estate near Tenterden, will be showcasing over 250 handpicked exhibitors selling homewares, garden accessories, fashion, jewellery as well as artisan food and drink. This will be the 10th annual Midsummer Fair and is set to be the biggest and best yet! All products sold at the fair are chosen for their exceptional quality, good craftsmanship, originality and fine design – so you know you’ll be shopping only from the creme de la creme.
A-HA, The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury, 7 Jun
One you definitely don’t wanna miss! Catch A-HA performing at the Spitfire Ground in Canterbury, home of Kent County Cricket Club as part of their 2018 Summer Electric Tour. They’ll be performing their greatest hits such as Take On Me and The Sun Always Shines On TV, their latest acoustic album and will be joined by the iconic OMD and The Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey.
Woodlands Festival, Hawkhurst, Fri 8 – Sun 10 June
A truly gorgeous boutique, intimate festival set amongst the rolling green fields of the Kent countryside near Cranbrook with outdoor activities all-day for the kids, glamping Belle Tents and a Woodland Spa. There’s live music, DJs taking over at the Woodlands Silent Disco and a giant screen at the outdoor cinema, with vintage style pick n mix, hot chocolate or a cocktail.
For the kids there’s activities including arts & craft, treasure hunts, storytelling, bush craft adventures, a tree maze (pictured above), as well as the Fabularium Forest Disco.
Groove Armada, Dreamland, Margate, 8 Jun
For nearly two decades Groove Armada have been established as one of the planet’s best-loved and biggest selling dance acts and they’ll be playing at Dreamland Margate’s indoor Hall By The Sea this June! From big stages to basements, Groove Armada cross genres and styles are famed for their biggest hits At The River, I See You Baby and Superstylin’. “Groove Armada will certainly bring a party to Dreamland!”
Steps, The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury, 9 Jun
There is no pop comeback story bigger than Steps who have returned to claim their pop crown! Catch them on their Grandslam Summer Tour. Chart-topping pop group Steps will be playing at The Spitfire Ground this month and we can’t wait! Steps have sold more than 20 million records and the show is set to feature classic hits as well as material from new album Tears on the Dancefloor. Follow the link below to book your tickets.
Gin & Jazz Festival in The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, 9 – 10 Jun
What goes together better than gin and jazz? A combination made for summer and now with the arrival of the Gin and Jazz festival what better excuse than to enjoy a gin and tonic (or two) and listen to some fantastic live jazz, spread across the entirety of the pantiles, lending the event an upmarket festival feel.
Woodland Guided Walk, Scotney Castle, 9-17 Jun
A beautiful 19thcentury country house, a dreamy garden in full summer bloom and a romantic 14th century moated castle, all nestled away as part of the beautiful wooded estate of Scotney Castle, sounds like the most ideal setting to spend an afternoon or morning strolling around the estate on a guided walk.
Strawberry Fair, Brogdale Collections, 10 Jun
Celebrate the arrival of summer (finally), at a quintessentially British strawberry fair! But it won’t just be about strawberries, there will also be live music, entertainment, kids activities, lots of producers selling the freshest local fruit and of course an abundance of strawberries.
Taste the Best of Produced in Kent, Biddenden Vineyards, 10 Jun
Biddenden Vineyards will be hosting its 12th annual Food and Drink Day, showcasing all the very best fresh food in the county of Kent in aid of Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust. So go, choose, taste and buy! There’ll be a huge range of cheeses, sauces and chutneys, pies, fudges and desserts, speciality meats and game, and beers and liqueurs too, all from Kentish producers and over 40 stalls, with all the money raised heading to a fantastic cause, set among the stunning scenery of the vineyard.
Open Farm Sunday, Bore Place, 10 Jun
Slip off the stilettos and pop on those wellies for a lovely outdoorsy and interesting day at Bore Place’s Open Farm Sunday! The farm will be in full operation on the day, so there will be loads to do and see from market garden tours, tractor rides, meet the cheesemakers, walks, delicious organic BBQ. Take a family-friendly guided tour, watch the cows being milked and find out what it takes to run an organic farm. The Blackwoods Cheese Company will be demonstrating how they use Bore Place milk to make their cheeses, and there’ll be a chance to try taste test lots of cheese too. Head out on a tractor ride of the arable land or stroll in the beautiful countryside surrounding the farm. There’ll also be a barbeque serving delicious organic Bore Place beef and vegan burgers, local strawberries and ice cream and pimms to top it all off.