Published: 13 September 2019
Enjoy a last blast of summer as the Erith Pier festival returns to the riverside on 21 September 11am – 9pm with a circus theme.
Sample delicious street food, and local beers and ciders from Bexley Brewery whilst listening to a variety of live music including The Two Bows, Little Talks and traditional sea shanties sung by the London Sea Shanty Collective.
With lots of free activities available for the kids to get involved in, including circus skills workshops, family games, face painting and mask making, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Thanks to our fantastic sponsors, Wates Residential and Orbit and local eco-development The Quarry, there will also be hook-a-duck, a coconut shy and a giant deckchair, perfect for selfies!
Bexley Brewery are back with their ‘Beer on the Pier’ tent, and there will be live music well into the evening with plenty of opportunities to sing and dance the night away as part of the September Sounds festival! You’ll also be able to purchase for £1 the popular limited-edition Erith Pier Festival refillable cup. Look out for the prize draw on the Pier Festival fliers – bring your completed entry to the Wates stall on the day for your chance to win some river-related prizes for the whole family to enjoy, kindly sponsored by Wates.
Cllr Louie French, Bexley’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Growth said: “Community events such as this are just one of a range of ways we are working with the local community to help Erith become a flourishing riverside town. I hope residents and people outside the Borough will come along and enjoy the Pier Festival and its unique setting by the River Thames.”
This year’s festival will feature an African Showcase Market bringing crafts and activities to Erith from all over Africa. There will also be a range of stalls where you can find out about local community organisations and what they are doing, as well as enjoying free activities.
As always there will be lots of tantalising tastes from the Erith Kitchen with street food from foodie favourites Lalu Catering, JW Ice Cream Co and the Spud Buddies as well as some new faces like Meltsmiths and Foxy Pizza.
Erith Pier Festival is organised as part of the Greater Erith Regeneration programme, funded by the London Borough of Bexley and the Mayor of London. Find out more at www.greatererith.com or follow Greater Erith on Facebook and Twitter.
This year’s festival is part of Totally Thames 2019 that runs from 1st-30th September. Find out more at: totallythames.org. Erith Pier is also listed in Open House London and more information on this can be found at www.openhouselondon.org.uk/