In 2020 The Open will return to Royal St George’s for the first time since 2011 when an emotional Darren Clarke fulfilled his boyhood dream of becoming Champion Golfer of the Year. Located on the Kent coastline, The 149th Open will showcase the world's best players compete for the Claret Jug. The spectacular 6th hole ‘The Maiden’ is sure to be a popular viewing spot as spectators line the towering dunes which surround the green.
The R&A Junior Open Championship will be played on The Championship Links, Littlestone, Kent, from 13-15 July 2020. Littlestone Golf Club offers a superb traditional championship links course with fast running fairways on the natural undulating dunes with cunningly placed bunkers. It is recognised as being one of the top 100 courses in England and is situated on the coast on the atmospheric Romney Marsh. Famous golf architects such as James Braid and Alistair Mackenzie contributed to the design.
The Broadstairs Dickens Festival celebrates the works and characters created by one of England's best-loved authors, with events throughout the town. Charles Dickens visited Broadstairs in Kent regularly from 1837 until 1859 and immortalised the town as "Our English Watering Place".
Run Wild at Penshurst, Kent, will be bringing a festival weekend of running, live music, camping, activities and family fitness.
The award-winning Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge, Kent’s biggest charity ride, is back on Sunday 23 August 2020!
Set in the beautiful medieval heart of Faversham, this lively and popular event recalls the traditional festivities associated with the hop harvest and celebrates the town’s unrivalled hop heritage. Now one of the largest free street festivals in the south-east, the event boasts plenty to see and do throughout the weekend with entertainment including live music on 5 stages, arts & crafts, Morris Dancers, street performers and processions.
Lace-up your walking boots and running shoes for the Pilgrims Way Challenge on Saturday 5 September 2020.
Join us for the incredible Festival of Flowers, this year themed to 'Memories'. See the Castle rooms decorated by an impressive line-up of international award-winning floral designers and discover a programme of floral demonstrations, specialist talks and daily garden tours. There will also be the opportunity to buy beautiful flowers and garden accessories from a variety of stalls on the Pavilion Lawn.
This family-friendly 5k event is an explosion of colourful fun. Take in amazing coastal views as you run and walk through clouds of brightly coloured powder paint around the route. Gather friends and family to join the energetic atmosphere of over 1,000 people running, jogging and walking along Thanet’s spectacular seafront.