Events in Rochester
Rochester has events on throughout the year, that range from concerts in the Castle Gardens and pub gigs to farmers markets and historic 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
*For details of this market contact Rochester Association of Businesses via this website
Also see our Places to Visit page which has details of tours and open days, as well as places of interest.
• Markets & Fairs
Rochester Farmers' Market.
9am to 1pm, Corporation Street Car Park.
Dates for 2006/7: Dec 17, Jan 21, Feb 18.
Christmas Village Market Late Nov to Christmas*
Dickens Christmas shopping experience 1st & 2nd December
Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays (10.30 a.m. to late)
25 November to 17 December
War Memorial, Rochester High Street, Kent
Click here for more info about the Rochester Christmas Market
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Chinese New Year 17th February
Sweeps Festival 5th to 7th May
Summer Dickens 1st to 3rd June
Exhibition and Sale of Fine Art, until further notice.
Wynford Vaughan & Maggie Petrie.
Fagins Kitchen, High Street, Rochester, T: 01634 843750.
The Guildhall Museum is open seven days a week from 10am – 4.30pm (last admissions at 4.00). The Hulks Experience; the Charles Dickens Discovery Room and Audio Visual Theatre (screening a ten minute film about Charles Dickens and Rochester) and the fabulously ornate 17th century Guildhall Chamber will inspire and delight visitors. Admission to Rochester’s fantastic museum is FREE to everyone.
• Street Entertainment
Rochester Association of Businesses organises various street entertainment and performances throughout the year, normally on the weekends. Entertainment includes Street Magic by Sam Beedle, music performances and children's entertainers.
• Other Events
Medway Little Theatre Club
Take to the stage. Limitless opportunities for new/experienced performers, directors, stage managers, set construction, front of house and bar staff. All ages. Tuesday from 8pm. Medway Little Theatre, Rochester. Come down for an open bar and a friendly welcome. T: 07830 152 412.