Are you looking for something different to do this August? From carnivals to comedy and local music to camel racing here are our 10 top event picks for this month…
Broadstairs Folk Week: 5th – 12th August
Broadstairs Folk Week gets back to its roots this year with a definite emphasis on English traditional folk music
The Margate Carnival: 7th August 2016
The annual Margate Carnival is back for another year with many floats, bands, dance troops and more.
Free, sets off from Palm Bay at 2:30pm
Sarah Millican at Marlowe Theatre Canterbury: 9th August
Coming to Canterbury for one night only, comedy star Sarah Millican will be at the Marlowe Theatre with her amiable stand-up routines and North Eastern humour.
Tickets £25, starts 7:30pm
Seal Wildlife Watching Trips: 10th August
An enlightening cruise to a local seal colony in a National Nature Reserve. Binoculars and a camera to catch the wildlife in action is a must for this event.
Tickets £20, starts 10am.
Sea Searcher Boat Trips, The Kiosk Pier Yard, Ramsgate Royal Harbour, Ramsgate CT11 8LS
Herne Bay Festival: 20th – 28th August
A week long celebration of all things Herne Bay with fun for all the family and a special Rio 2016 Olympics themed lantern parade…read more here
Midsummer Night’s Dream at Tonbridge Castle: 23rd August
The Illyria Open Air Theatre present a live theatrical performance of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the picturesque setting of Tonbridge Castle.
Gates open 6.30pm performance begins at 7.30pm.
Tickets available in advance 01732 770929 or on the door (cash or cheque only)
Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival: 25th – 29th August
Now in its fifth year, the Rye Jazz Festival is back and is recognised as one of the best boutique music festivals of its kind in the UK. It provides variety, vibrancy and fun with a range of top class headline ticketed concerts and many free live music events at local venues and street music.
Local and Live & The Soul Train: 26th – 29th August
Performing at Local and Live include The Standard Lamps, The Orange Circus, Noble Jacks, The Reckostacks, Joeyfat, Sara Tonin, The Mystery Clarke Band, The Paul Dunton Orchestra amongst many more across venues including The Forum, The Sussex Arms and The Grey Lady.
Local and Live is £8 per venue or £20 for a golden full weekend wristband, Soul Train on The Pantiles is free
Various venues, Tunbridge Wells
Camel Race Day: 4th September
With camel racing, camel rides food and drink stalls as well as the opportunity to try camel milk ice creams this family fun not to be missed!
£5 entry (children under 12 free), gates open 1pm
Chilham, Canterbury CT4 8DB