A River of Run: Wyoming Valley RiverFest 2019

The 24th annual Wyoming Valley RiverFest is making a splash in Luzerne County this weekend.

The event, which is a celebration of the Susquehanna River, takes place at Nesbitt Park in Wilkes-Barre.

Admission to RiverFest is free.

It includes everything from live music, family-friendly activities, and plenty of fun sights on the water such as dragon boat races.

There are several new activities this year including a fishing derby for kids and a fun walk with prizes.

EVENT TIMES:

  • Friday: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: noon to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NEW AT RIVERFEST:

  • Suskie Bassmaster’s Free Family Fishing Derby will be held Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. along the bank of the Susquehanna River (Nesbitt Park Boat Launch). Prizes will be awarded.
  • Tom Petty Appreciation Band will perform opening night, Friday, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • The PENNSYLVANIA ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL “Get Your Tail on the Trail” fun walk will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can register on-site and complete the two-mile fun walk to receive a commemorative drawstring bag and a raffle ticket for valuable prizes.
  •  STUDIO BE “Kids Yoga”  will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Jennifer Ciarimboli is the instructor. All children will receive a FREE yoga mat.

RIVER TOURS:

  • Friday, June 21, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. from West Pittston to Wilkes-Barre
  • Saturday, June 22, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. from Harding to Wilkes-Barre's Nesbitt Park
  • Sunday, June 23, 8:30 a.m. to  2:00 p.m. from Wilkes-Barre to Hunlock Creek

For more on the river tours, click here.

DRAGON BOAT RACE:

  • Friday, June 21 – 7:30 p.m. – Awaken the Dragon Ceremony
  • Saturday, June 22 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Team Practice
  • Sunday, June 23 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  – Team Racing

For a complete schedule of events, check out this flyer.

WNEP-TV is a proud media sponsor of Wyoming Valley RiverFest 2019.

Head here to be connected to the event page.

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