Uptown's RiverFest Weekend

Date(s): Friday, May 09, 2014 - Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: Friday - 6pm to 10pm & Saturday - 9am to 10pm
Location: Woodruff Park, Riverwalk and Riverwalk Island
To commemorate the first anniversary of operations for Columbus, GA Whitewater, Uptown Columbus is hosting RiverFest Weekend May 9-10. The entire community is invited to participate in weekend-long events in Woodruff Park and along the RiverWalk in Uptown Columbus Friday, May 9th from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; admission is FREE both days.

Starting Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m., the Uptown Concert Series kicks off RiverFest Weekend, featuring THE ULTIMATE EAGLES TRIBUTE – ON THE BORDER on the main stage at Woodruff Park. The celebration continues Saturday, May 10 at 9 a.m. as the Scout Expo invades Woodruff Park with fun for all ages, featuring geocaching activities, Tomahawk throwing contest, outdoor cook-off, archery activities all while enjoying live music on the main stage throughout the day! Meanwhile, the Chattahoochee River will come alive for the 2nd Annual Uptown Dragon Boat Race in front of the Coca-Cola Space Science Center. Upstream will be just as lively with an array of river activities such as SUP (stand up paddling), kayak demonstrations, boatercross and, of course, rafting. History enthusiasts enjoy the Whitewater Iron Clads demonstration at RiverWalk Island at 10am, presented by the National Civil War Naval Museum. A destination for food lovers and shopaholics as well, the Dillingham Street Bridge will host food trucks, local eateries and artisan vendors galore. Starting at 7pm, festivalgoers end the celebration with LIVE AT THE FILLMORE, The Definitive Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers Band.

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