The Rotherhithe Festival is organised by a committee of local residents. It is led by the Chair of the Canada Estate Tenants and Residents Association, Barry Duckett. Each year the festival has a “Charity of the year”.
The Rotherhithe Festival is a free event that is made possible by a group of sponsors and the local authority, and it is aimed at all sections of the community. The festival provides a day of entertainment and information and the stalls that line the periphery of the festival ground contain a mixture of professional companies (which include some of the festivals main sponsors), Southwark based charities, church/religious groups and organisations, community groups, craft stalls, information stations, and food stalls.