Events in Rochester - 2012
Apologies for such a late update of this page. We were waiting on one key event, which is no longer taking place. 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
Also see our Places to Visit page which has details of places of interest
• Markets & Fairs
-Rochester Farmers' Market.
9am to 1pm, Corporation Street Car Park, the 3rd Sunday of each month.
10am to 4pm (free admission), Princes Hall, Corn Exchange, High Street.
Dates for 2012: May 20, Jun 24, Jul 29, Aug 19, Sep 16, Nov 11, Dec 16
Rochester Castle Concerts – 18th to 21st July- Jools Holland on the 18th, Steps on the 19th, Soul Party on the 20th, Proms on the 21st.
Info & Bookings: www.castleconcerts.co.uk
Rochester Castle Concerts Under Siege – 22nd July- A free concert by young people for young people.
• Theatre/Plays/Street Entertainment
Sweeps Festival – 5th to 7nd May- May-day celebrations in Rochester. Tons of Morris and real ale for the folkie.
ME1 Music Festival – 28th July – Public Image Limited, along with other bands, play in the Castle and at venues along the High Street.
Dickensian Summer Festival – 8th to 10th June- Pomp and parades. Put back a week this year for the Jubilee.
Fuse Festival – 15th to 17th June- An offering to the arts.
Dickensian Christmas Festival – 1st and 2nd December- An ideal opportunity for buying unique gifts and enjoying the festive atmosphere.
Olympic Torch Relay – 20th July – This runs through Boley Hill and Corporation Street.
Medway Mile – 27th July – This starts in the castle grounds.
Medieval Merriment – 1st and 2nd September - Rochester of old besieges the castle.
Heritage Open Days – 6th to 9th September – Several local Heritage sites offer free entry this weekend.