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October 2020

Holistic & Psychic Twilight Market

30 October at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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All welcome to the Holistic & Twilight Psychic Twilight Fair. Come along to experience an evening filled with holistic therapies, one to one psychic readings. Food Court and trade stands open throughout event. For more details please email: jandleventsuk@gmail.com Free Entry!

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November 2020

Vegan Market

1 November at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Selling an variety of ethical & sustainable products brought to you by amazing local businesses and some top artisans from further afield.

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Vintage & Collectables Market

15 November at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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All welcome to the Vintage and Collectables Market. Join us for a day filled with vintage and retro fashion, accessories, jewellery, homeware and food.

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12 Days of Christmas Trail

20 November at 9:00 am - 20 December at 5:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Free

Can you find our 12 days of Christmas displays in the Gravesham town centre? Collect a Christmas trail map from the Visit Gravesend information centre in Gravesend Borough Market, complete the trail and find the clues as you go and post the map in our Santa letter box at the market. One lucky person will win four cinema tickets to use at The Woodville during 2021. The trail starts on 20 November.

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Lighting up the town for Christmas

20 November at 4:00 pm - 21 November at 8:00 pm
St Andrew’s Quay Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Organised by Cohesion Plus working in partnership with Gravesham Borough Council and Kent Equality Cohesion Council, this socially distanced event celebrates the coming of the festive period and replaces the popular Gravesham Festival of Christmas Lights Lantern Parade, which is impossible for us to hold this year because of COVID19 restrictions. Specially commissioned light displays will be installed at three locations, all within walking distance of each other. A labyrinth of lights will be installed in St Andrew‘s Garden by…

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Gravesend Street Chilli Market

22 November at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Chilli Fest UK return to Gravesend Borough Market bringing with them a selection of well known chilli producers from all over the UK.  There will be a selection of chilli sauces, naga cooking sauces, chilli plants, chilli pastes, pickles, seeds, chilli dips and even chilli beer. Come along for lots of chilli to eat, drink, taste and buy!

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Gravesend A Hundred Years Ago

23 November at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Three Daws, Town Pier Square
Gravesend , DA11 0BJ United Kingdom
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£15.00

Gravesend a hundred years ago (illustrated talk with dinner) Speaker: Christoph Bull (Local Historian) On: Monday 23rd November 2020 At: Three Daws public house (Function Room), Town Pier Square, Gravesend Begins: 7pm Cost: £15 includes the talk and dinner Booking essential via Three Daws 01474 566869 – book early to avoid disappointment, places limited. This event is subject to Government restrictions – bring a mask and wear it at all times except when sat down to eat. You will be…

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Christmas at Gravesend Borough Market

27 November at 6:30 pm - 19 December at 5:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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We have a packed calendar of events in the run up to Christmas at Gravesend Borough Market – all COVID secure, of course! Christmas Weekend Markets: There are Christmas Weekend Markets every Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 28 November until Saturday 19 December (Saturday markets are open from 9am to 5pm, Sunday markets 10am to 4pm). Spend a minimum of £5 at our Christmas markets and receive a token to claim your free daily treat.* Saturday 28 November: Free festive…

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December 2020

Drive-in Cinema

4 December - 5 December
Milton Road Gravesend, Kent DA12 2RL United Kingdom + Google Map
£22

Headlights, dash cams, action! Drive-in cinema comes to Gravesham. This Christmas catch your favourite festive films from the comfort and safety of your own car at Gravesham's Drive-in Cinema. With four showings over two days on Friday 4 December and Saturday 5 December, the Drive-in Cinema at Milton Road, Gravesend, is the perfect way to get the movie fix you have been missing this year. Films being shown are - The Nativity (Friday afternoon); Gremlins (Friday evening); Home Alone (Saturday…

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Dickens at St Andrew’s

5 December at 10:00 am - 13 December at 3:00 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map

It is late 1868 and Charles Dickens opens his newspaper to see a plea from the Rev. Charles Robinson of Gravesend. 'Rather than spend all your money building statues and memorials to those lost at sea, spare some coins to help build our church in Gravesend so we can minister to the poor souls as they pass through our waters on their way to foreign land.' Dickens - tired from his exhausting schedule of performing A Christmas Carol at venues…

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Nativity on the big screen

12 December at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend, New Road
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1AU United Kingdom
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Free

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the story of the Nativity and Christmas celebrations in Gravesham wouldn’t be complete without our annual telling of the story, performed in partnership with Churches Together. Sadly, because of the current restrictions we cannot stage Nativity Live around Gravesend this year, but we couldn’t let the story go untold. On Saturday 12 December you can watch the Nativity – camels included - on a big screen in Gravesend town centre, starting at 11am and playing…

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Grab a Santa selfie

18 December at 4:00 pm - 20 December at 4:00 pm
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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£3.00

Santa has a new home in Gravesham this year with a fantastic and socially distanced grotto on Gravesend Town Pier – the world’s oldest remaining cast iron pier. Take a trip through five fabulously festive and traditional scenes, each self-contained in its own booth. During your visit you’ll find yourself under a moonlit winter’s sky, riding Santa’s sleigh, visiting a traditional gingerbread house and transported to a snowy London. Santa’s elves will be working extra hard to keep everyone safe,…

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January 2021

Ligthing up Winter

30 January, 2021 at 4:00 pm - 31 January, 2021 at 11:00 pm
Gravesend Town Centre
Free

This winter we are bringing some brightness into dull January with a 12 Days of Christmas Luminaire. Working with Strange Cargo, 8Point3 LED, and local artists, we are creating a festival of lights around Gravesend town centre, which will light up some of our historic buildings and feature lit sculptures themed to reflect the history, folklore and qualities of the Borough. There will also be a town centre shop window trail featuring specially commissioned illustrations based on local stories, legends…

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August 2021

Thames Barge Match

14 August, 2021 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gravesend Thames Riverside

The Thames Barge Match will sail from the Lower Hope (Essex), past Southend-on-Sea to the North Oaze Buoy, returning to finish at St Andrews Gardens next to the Three Daws public house, Gravesend - a total of 43 nautical miles.   Prize giving and supper will be held at the Three Daws, Gravesend. Supper 7pm - Prizegiving - 8pm.

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