Things to do in Kent - May 2017

With May Day bank holiday coming up we have squeezed in a few more things to do in case you don't have anything planned. Hope you have a great sociable May!

1) May Bank Holiday:

29 April – 1 May May Day Festival Hever Castle

Traditional May Day customs and fun family activities to help celebrate May Day.

1 May May Day Celebrations Barming 

Celebrate May Day with Morris Dancing troupe Kettle Bridge Clogs performing their North West England style of dancing.

1 May Cloisters Bike Ride, Stansted

Three bike rides to choose from which take you though the beautiful Kent countryside and villages of the North Downs.

1 May Arts, Crafts and Vintage Fair Folkestone

Large fair with 70 tables full of art, photography, handmade crafts and vintage items with live music.

1 May BHP Performance Show, Lydden Hill Race Circuit

A must-go event for car fans with live motorsport demonstrations, public track time, vehicle displays, and family entertainment.

2) 3 May A Regular Little Houdini EM Forster Studio Theatre, Tonbridge

This multi-award winning show is a stunning family drama about hope and magic.

3) 5, 6, 12, 19, & 20 May Singing with Nightingales Green Farm, Shadoxhurst

Folk music star Sam Lee presents a series of magical after-dark events offering a campfire feast, songs, stories, wildlife insight and a starlit walk into ancient woods to hear nightingales.

4) 6 May The BFG Outdoor Cinema season Betteshanger Park

Set in the heart of the Park, both the cinema screen and natural auditorium are entirely uncovered – a perfect way to enjoy long, warm summer evenings in the great outdoors.

5) 7 May Folkestone Film, TV and Comic Con Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Planet Folkestone presents the fifth annual Folkestone Film, TV and Comic Con. Channel your inner geek and meet with guest signers, traders, props, and costumers.

6) 15 – 17 May Pint of Science Festival Canterbury & Rochester

The world's largest festival of public science is coming to Kent for the first time! The three-day Pint of Science festival will see thousands of scientists simultaneously standing up and telling the public about their research in over 100 cities across 12 countries.

7) 20 – 21 May 1940s weekend Kent & East Sussex Railway, Tenterden

"Immerse yourself in the nostalgic 1940s atmosphere created by the re-enactors, live performers, civilian and military vehicles and a Spitfire flying display."

8) 23 May Every Brilliant Thing Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

"The funny and moving worldwide smash hit about depression and the lengths we go to for love."

9) 27 May Kevin Roland (Dexys) DJ Legend Ramsgate Music Hall

“Leader of the iconic Dexys Midnight Runners, now Dexys after their successful comeback in 2012 after 25 years hiatus, Kevin Rowland’s musical genius has made him a highly respected and in-demand DJ.”

 10) 28 May Margate Wonderland Dreamland Margate

“This music festival welcomes a line-up of some of the finest live music from across the world. Already announced are headliners The Kills, Carl Barat & The Jackals, Little Barrie, Broken Hands, Dead Pretties and Electric Child House.”

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