This year, our 8 festivals and events will come alive across Medway from May to October.
They’ll form various shapes, sizes and guises - allowing families and friends to come together and witness some amazing cultural scenes and displays.
From outdoor art galleries and large sculptures to colourful parades and live music, we promise to captivate your imaginations and provide you with memories that will last a lifetime.
Festival at the Fort
This outdoor arts festival features a range of talent, including Medway’s performing arts companies, community groups, street performances and Fort Amherst volunteers.
Date: Saturday 14 August and Sunday 15 August 2021.
Location: Fort Amherst.Find out about Festival at the Fort
Electric Medway is returning, building on the huge success we had in our first year. We are thrilled to be presenting an ambitious arts programme that will exist in different spaces, tell new stories and nurture digital creativity.
Date: Saturday 21 August to Monday 30 August 2021.
Location: Live and online across Medway.
Medway Pride Festival #MPFestival2021 is going to be a colourful fun-filled event for all the family to celebrate diversity and support equality, for all communities of Medway.
Date: Saturday 21 August 2021.
Location: Rochester Riverside, Doust Way, Rochester.
Gillingham POW!, in partnership with Medway artists Wendy Dawes and Mark Barnes, is our Gillingham High Street takeover. Along with other local artists, the High Street will feature art on a range of themes.
Date: Wednesday 28 August to Sunday 31 October 2021.
Location: Gillingham High Street.
Festival of Chatham Reach
This festival will have a country fayre atmosphere. It will focus on the heritage of the river and river vessels. It will see us remembering the history of Sun Pier as a hub of river life.
Date: Saturday 18 September and Sunday 19 September 2021.
Location: The River Medway and Sun Pier House, Chatham.
TOGETHER is a new touring, interactive artwork by Lucid Creates. It features immersive soundscape produced in collaboration with Canadian artist Exist Strategy and the public.
Date: Friday 24 September to Sunday 10 October 2021
Location: Chatham Riverside.