FREE

The stunning riverside town of Kingston upon Thames is the setting for a fortnight of street theatre, walking tours and heritage festivals celebrating the lifeblood of the town.

Sat 7 & Sun 8 Sep

Thames 1745, Dave Diamond: Re-enacting a true story from 1745, Dave Diamond will bring to life the last known ducking in the Thames that took place here in Kingston. With circus acts, an essence of pantomime and a live act of underwater escapology, this fun street theatre will delight audiences of all ages! Performances at 1.30 & 3.30pm.

Thu 12 Sep

Kingston Tour Guides’ River Walk Pageant: Enjoy an immersive historical experience and learn all about our beautiful town with the Kingston Tour Guides, who, dressed in Edwardian costume, will bring the town’s historical figures to life with a tour themed around Jerome K. Jerome’s famous story, Three Men in a Boat which begins and finishes in Kingston.

Sat 14 Sep

Kingston Korea Festival & Harvest Fest: A true celebration of Korean culture, Kingston Korea Festival and Harvest Fest is a free family-oriented event for all to enjoy. This year’s highlight will be a community dance project led by The Move, a professional dance company from South Korea in collaboration with LOKO (London KPop Dance Workshop), a well-established London dance workshop company. Also on the day, the Master of Kimchi Making, H.Y.Lee and the World Institute of Kimchi (WIKIM) are coming back to demonstrate how to make authentic Kimchi, plus there will be various events and activities to get involved in, including paper lantern making and the opportunity to try on traditional Korean costume.

Event times

  • Kingston River Heritage Festival

    Sat 7 Sep

  • Kingston River Heritage Festival

    Sun 8 Sep

  • Kingston River Heritage Festival

    Thu 12 Sep
    6pm - 7pm

  • Kingston River Heritage Festival

    Sat 14 Sep