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8 Apr

Medieval Fayre

Brenchley Gardens

Pelican in her Piety; Happening History; Heathcliff Heroics, etc

5 May

Coronation Street Party


MBC (Comms team)

27 May

Proms in the Park

Whatman Park

MBC; Parkwood Theatres

17 Jun (TBC)

Street Festival*

Town Centre

Cohesion Plus

15 Jul

Arts Carnival & parade: ‘Wild About Maidstone’

Lockmeadow, Town Centre, Brenchley Gardens

Emergency Exit Arts; Steering Group made up of local creatives

8, 16, 30 Jul; 5, 13, 20, 27 Aug; 2, 10 Sep

9 x Bandstand concerts

Brenchley Gardens

Make Some Noise; MAAP

28 Jul; 4, 11, 18, 25 Aug; 1 Sep

Art in the Park

Brenchley Gardens

This Art of Mine; Art Moves; Maidstone Art Centre


Youth drama workshops with finale performance


Parkwood Theatres


Outdoor theatre

Amphitheatre; Cobtree Manor Park; Little Fant Farm; Bearsted Green; Marden & Staplehurst

Parkwood Theatres

8 – 10 Sep

Hidden Histories fieldwork project

Mote Park

KCC Archaeology Team; Maidstone Area Archaeological Group

9 Sep

Heritage Open Days event (TBC)



10 Sep

Maidstone Community Mela

Mote Park

Cohesion Plus; Maidstone Cultural Group

2 - 8 Oct

Literary Festival

Locations throughout town centre

Jodi Eeles, Inky Frog, local authors

21 – 28 Oct

Scarecrow Festival

Town Centre

MBC, One Maidstone, local businesses

23 Oct – 3 Nov

Mote Park Art Competition Exhibition

Mote Park Visitor Centre



Lunar New Year

Town Centre, Jubilee Square

Cohesion Plus, Maidstone Cultural Group

2 Feb (TBC)

Light Up Maidstone**

Town Centre

One Maidstone; Cohesion Plus

22 – 30 Mar

Heart of Kent Walking Festival


MBC led;  MVCP, Explore Kent, Kent Downs AONB, SUSTRans, Community Rail Partnership, plus more..


*We are not organising a Fusion Festival this year as the Arts Carnival will be our headline event for summer. However Cohesion Plus have indicated they may look to organise another Fusion event themselves if we can provide a contribution towards costs. This event is still to be confirmed.


**Subject to successful re-ballot by One Maidstone and successful bid to Arts Council England