Canterbury Bid

Events Support and Calendar

A collection of photos from various events in Canterbury

It is essential that Canterbury remains a vibrant and creative destination for visitors and locals. Canterbury boasts a rich mix of events throughout the year, delivering over 105,000 visitors to the city centre annually.

Canterbury BID works closely with local event companies to produce an annual events calendar. This is used to give a birds eye view of all the events schedules for the year ahead, and can help businesses help to plan their marketing activities for the year ahead:

The 2024 Events and Campaign Calendar is a working document, updated as new events are confirmed. These are also listed on the BID’s events calendar: Canterbury’s Monthly Events Calendar.

Each year the BID organises the Medieval Pageant and Trail and the Christmas Light Parade. It also supports events that will benefit the city centre. It invests in existing events and festivals and supports the development of new ones that can show that they will drive footfall and profitability to the city centre.

Find out more about BID run events:

Christmas Light Parade 2024 (November 2024, date TBC)

Canterbury BID has been proud to support:

bOing! International Family Festival

bOing! Kent’s International Family Festival, in the City Centre