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
View our Country parks events booklet.
Please download our poster of events in Tonbridge in 2018.
Rotary Club of Tonbridge events
The Rotary Club of Tonbridge run a number of events as listed on their newsletter.
High Weald Walking Festival - 15 Sept - 23 Sept
Explore one of the UK’s most beautiful medieval landscapes at the first ever High Weald Walking Festival, running from 15 to 23 September 2018 and completely free of charge.
The new event will showcase the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty like never before. Experienced and knowledgeable guides will lead a host of inspiring walks suitable for all ages and abilities, with themed routes covering local history, art, literature, wildlife and geology.
Visit www.highwealdwalks.org now to learn more and choose from more than 30 walks throughout the week, spread across the entire High Weald.
Music@Malling Festival 16 Sept - 29 Sept
A festival that brings international artists to historical venues in and around West Malling, Kent. The festival celebrates an eclectic mix of fabulous music. Founded in 2011, Music@Malling has a festival each September featuring the music of contemporary composers alongside classical, jazz, vocal, world and film music: the outreach programme and a number of satellite events runs across the year. Please see the brochure for more information.
Tonbridge Half Marathon (Sunday 7 October)
The Tonbridge Half Marathon is now a registered charity (CIO). This year's event is being organised in partnership with Nice Work with the assistance of Tonbridge Lions Club and Tonbridge Rotary Club.
The race starts outside Judd School at 10.00am. There will be some road closures related to this event.
Full details are at www.tonbridgehalfmarathon.co.uk
After The War musical evening Friday 26 October
7:15pm at Tonbridge Angel Centre. Tickets £15 a ticket with profits going to the Royal British Legion, Poppy appeal
A crack team of handsome sharply dressed musicians will give you the thrilling live sound of the jazz age, the time of Art Deco and the speakeasy, playing hot tunes at 78rpm. Now that’s fast! With music from Gershwin, Porter, Berlin to name but a few. Songs like, Puttin’ On The Ritz, Running Wild, Sweet Georgia Brown and our famous 12 minute Charleston dance-off-mega-mix! We know you’ll find the charm of this timeless music as infectious as we do. Let yourself go with wild, raucous gay abandon! There is plenty for everyone with audience participation, a tap dance from Charlie, sing-a-longs, surprise costumes and and much more.
Call 07450 57761 for ticket details or go to Mr Books shop Tonbridge High Street.
Featuring Tom Carradine for a singalong in the bar Then 8pm Champagne Charlie & the Bubbly Boys with special guest Lili La Scala A show not to be missed!
Tonbridge Rotary Christmas Festival
Sunday 25 November 2018
2.30pm – Entertainment on stage and Christmas Stalls
5pm – Christmas Light Switch On
6pm – Fireworks from Tonbridge Castle
Further details to follow
EM Forster Theatre
The Box Office, EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, TN9 1JP
For a full list of shows visp;www.boxoffice.tonbridge-school.co.uk/home/
London Rd Tonbridge Kent TN10 3AN
For a full list of show visit www.oasttheatre.com
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.
There are a number of Farmers Markets across the borough.