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Sweeps Festival

29 April 2017 - 1 May 2017

Morris Dancers
Rochester Sweeps Festival

© Medway Council

Rochester’s Sweeps Festival in 2017 is going to be held on Saturday 29 AprilSunday, 30 April and Monday, 1 May. Pre-festival music will be held on Friday, 28 April.

The festival, which runs on each day between 10am and 6pm, celebrates the traditional holiday chimney sweeps enjoyed on 1 May each year. Locally, they used to mark the occasion by staging a procession through the streets of Rochester.

Medway Council’s Sweeps map will help guide you throughout the weekend.


29 April 2017
1 May 2017
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