Events

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There are many fun family events across the borough each month.

Hosting an event

If you would like to add an event to this page, please e-mail your details to Leisure Services.

If you are planning to hold any event, there are a number of organisations that you, as the event organiser, need to request permission from and consult.

Country Park events

Events take place in Haysden Country Park and Leybourne Lakes Country Park throughout the year.

View our Country parks events booklet online or download to print.

Tonbridge Events

Please download our poster of events in Tonbridge in 2017.

Tonbridge Rotary Christmas Festival

Sunday 26 November – 1.50pm – 6.15pm

On stage entertainment begins - 2.25pm

Christmas Light Switch on – 5pm

Firework Display – 6pm

FREE ADMISSION!

  • 1.50pm TS Brilliant Reunion Band Play and March in the High Street
  • 2.30pm Razzamataz Theatre School Tonbridge
  • 2.55pm Tonbridge Community Singers
  • 3.25pm Courtney Hadwin – The Voice Kids UK Finalist
  • 4.00pm Hobo and the Hippies
  • 4.45pm Cast of Lions Club Tonbridge Community Pantomine – Peter Pan
  • 4.55pm Mayor Cllr Roger Dalton to switch on lights at 5pm
  • 5.05pm Courtney Hadwin – The Voice Kids UK Finalist
  • 5.10pm Roxon
  • 6.00pm Mayor Cllr Roger Dalton to start the Fireworks

The Hartley Morris Men will be performing around the event throughout the day

Stalls, food and drink will be available throughout the day along the High Street.

Shaws Fun Fair will be in attendance within Sovereign Way Carpark.

The event has been organised by The Rotary Club of Tonbridge

Tonbridge Half Marathon (Sunday 1 October)

Organised by the Tonbridge Rotary Club and Tonbridge Lions to raise money for Compaid, Porchlight.

Race starts West Kent College at 10.00am. There will be some road closures related to this event.

Full details at www.tonbridgehalfmarathon.co.uk

Wrotham Festival of Lights

Friday 6 October from 5:30pm. Performances, Lantern Parade and Fireworks. Free event

Full detail on the event poster.

Please note there will be some associated road closures.

Theatres

EM Forster Theatre

The Box Office, EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, TN9 1JP

For a full list of shows visit www.boxoffice.tonbridge-school.co.uk/home/

Oast theatre

London Rd Tonbridge Kent TN10 3AN

For a full list of shows visit www.oasttheatre.com

Ditton Community Centre events

There are a variety of events with details at www.dittonparishcouncil.gov.uk including;

  • Back to the 80's Live Music. Friday 20thOctober

Tickets £10 each from Ditton Community Centre 01732 844749 or clerk@dittonparishcouncil.gov.uk. Licenced bar & free parking.

Also at the Kilbarn Bar;

  • Cockney Night – Saturday 8th July
  • Summer Sizzler Disco – 12th August
  • 'On the Run' due – live music – 29thSeptember

Kings Hill Community Centre events

There are a variety of events taking place at Kings Hill Community Centre.

Happy Tonbridge

A video has been made in Tonbridge to show off its thriving community and put a bit of happiness into the town. Inspired by Pharrell Williams' number one hit Happy, more than 2,000 happy films have been made worldwide and Tonbridge wanted a slice of the action. Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council recognised the film's worth and a Community Enhancement Grant was given to support the launch event. See the full video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEApL1fxZ-U

Jane Austen's Connections to Tonbridge

You can have an MP3 audio guided tour of the monuments in the Church of St Peter & St Paul; these include the tomb of Jane Austen's grandparents, other Austens and people they knew narrated by Louise Jameson. You may also download this guide.

A circular walk of Tonbridge includes local links to Jane Austen. Download a copy of the leaflet.

Farmers' Markets

There are a number of Farmers Markets across the borough.