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Maidstone River Festival


The River Festival started 40 years ago and people of all ages in Maidstone have great affection for what was the county town’s biggest annual event.

We have dressed up boats, raft races, fun and games for all the family. There will be illuminated boats in the evening and it will all end with a big bang as an award-winning fireworks display will go off from the top of Fremlin Walk in the town centre.

The Great Raft Race

The Raft Race is back and better than ever! Enter your team for the Maidstone River Festival 2021 Raft Race now and help support the Heart of Kent Hospice.

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This is a great family day out, showcasing the beautiful River Medway and bringing together the whole community.

David Naghi - Chairman of the River Festival