Festival of Chatham Reach

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th 2021

A country fayre atmosphere, with a focus on the heritage of the River and river vessels. With activities located alongside and on Sun Pier in Chatham.


Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th September, between 10am and 4pm each day.


The event aims to celebrate the history of Sun Pier as a longstanding feature of the river, offering day trips and river excursions. As well as the local history and the River Medway’s heritage, with a focus on the wharfs and industries from Acorn Wharf in Rochester to Chatham Dockyard.


Sailing barges and oyster smacks will be Sun Pier who will offer free sailing trips (pre-booked) to members of the community. As well as Steam Tug Barking and other river craft are booked to attend offering free tours around the ships.


This event is produced by Tiller & Wheel CIC and Sun Pier House CIC in partnership with Medway Council.