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Our Sweeps Festival for 2017 will be held
on Saturday 29 April, Sunday, 30 April and
Monday, 1 May.
Pre-festival music will be held on Friday, 28 April.
Our Sweeps map will help guide
you throughout the weekend.
The festival celebrates the
traditional holiday chimney sweeps enjoyed on 1 May each
Locally, they used to mark the occasion by staging a procession
through the streets of Rochester.
New for 2017...Splat!
Rochester High Street is an alcohol controlled zone. However,
close working between Medway Council, Kent Police and pub landlords
has allowed drinking in outdoor areas within the festival between
the hours of 10am and 6pm only. Normal drinking regulations
will apply from 6pm onwards each day of the festival.