chatham reach - sun pier
  • Date: 18th September 2021 - 19th September 2021
  • Every day
  • Location: Sun Pier House, Medway Street, Chatham ME4 4HF
  • Time: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Cost: Free

In partnership with Sun Pier House and Tiller and Wheel, this festival with a country fayre atmosphere will focus on the heritage of the river and vessels.

We’ll be remembering the history of Sun Pier as a hub of river life coinciding with the second weekend of Heritage Open Days.

Located alongside and on Sun Pier in Chatham, which is currently the only available public river access point in Medway, we will celebrate with:

  • historic vessels open to explore
  • free have-a-go stalls
  • history walks
  • interactive activities to entertain and educate all ages. 

In the days leading up to the festival a free sail will take place offering community groups and organisations who would never usually experience life on the river the chance to take the helm and have a go at steering the ship.

You can also:

  • haul a sail
  • wind a winch
  • learn the history of the area
  • enjoy the peace of being on the river.

Seeing Medway from the river is without doubt its most beautiful viewpoint.

These sailings will need to be booked in advance. Come back soon for booking information.

Image credits: Rikard Osterlund, Alison Lewis and Heather Burgess. 

Boat along river medway



sun pier with stalls


boat sailing along river medway