Events in Rochester
The City has events on throughout the year, that range from concerts in the Castle Gardens and pub gigs to farmers
markets plus historic and folk festivals.
Use the links below to jump to the different event categories or scroll
down the page to browse through what's happening.
Markets & Fairs
Please check dates before visiting, by contacting the visitor centre on
01634 338141 or the local tourism website on www.visitmedway.org
Also see our Places to Visit page which
has details of places of interest
• Markets &
-Rochester Farmers' Market.
9am to 1pm, Corporation Street Car Park, the 3rd Sunday of
T: 01634 338143
10am to 4pm (free admission), Princes Hall, Corn Exchange, High Street.
Dates for 2013: Apr 28, Jun 23, Jul 28, Aug 25, Sep 29, Nov 10, Dec 8
Info & Bookings T: 01634
Although there seems to be some uncertainty as to whether the market will be open on the relevant Fridays, this market should be open, in the Castle Gardens, on the weekends of 30 Nov-1 Dec, 7-8 Dec and 14-15 Dec
Concerts – 17th to 20st July- Status Quo on the 17th,
The Wanted on the 18th, 80s Night on the 19th, Proms on
Info & Bookings: www.castleconcerts.co.uk
Rochester Castle Concerts Under Siege – 21st
July- A free concert by young people for young people.
Sweeps Festival – 4th to 6th
May- May-day celebrations in Rochester.
Tons of Morris and real ale for the folkie.
River Festival – 6th July – This may reach our stretch of river, although it is centred in Chatham.
Dickensian Summer Festival – 31st May to 2nd
Fuse Festival – 14th
to 16th June- An offering to the
Dickensian Christmas Festival
– 7th and 8th December- An
ideal opportunity for buying unique gifts and enjoying the festive
Gadgets & Gizmoes – This is running in the Guildhall Museum from 31 May until Feb 2014.
Mile – 26th July – This starts
in the castle grounds.
– 7th and 8th September - Rochester
of old besieges the castle.
Heritage Open Days – 12th to 15th
September – Several local Heritage sites
offer free entry this weekend.