2018 River Fest
The 2018 River Fest returns to the banks of the Concho River Sept. 15. The daylong festival will feature a Run with the Heroes 5k, a washer-pitching tournament, Girl Scout canoe races, canoeing and kayaking, and a kids court teeming with inflatable bounce houses.
Many River Fest activities are free. Wristbands that grant unlimited access to the Kids Court will cost $5.
Among other River Fest offerings will be a six-on-six volleyball tournament and a three-player scramble at Santa Fe Golf Course, The lineup includes:
- 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. – Run with the Heroes, Operation blue Shield Superhero, 5k & family mile @ River Stage, Neff's.
- 10 a.m.-noon – Three-player scramble golf tournament, at Santa Fe Golf Course.
- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Six-on-six sand volleyball tournament at The Bosque.
- 10 a.m.-7 p.m. – Kids Court, featuring a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses and a sand-digging area in the Neff’s area. Unlimited access bracelets will be available for $5.
- 10 a.m.-7 p.m. – Concessions and vendors in the Neff’s area.
- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Grogan’s Canoes and Kayaks at Celebration Bridge.
- 11 a.m.-noon – Free kids washer-pitching at The Bosque.
- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. – Kids flag football games in the Neff’s area.
- 11 a.m.-7 p.m. – International Barbecue Cookers Association cook-off on the Fort Concho grounds.
- Noon-7 p.m. – Live music at the Chadbourne Bridge Stage.
- 1 p.m.-7 p.m. – Vega washer-pitching tournament in the games court in The Bosque.
- 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Girl Scouts Canoe Races at south end of Celebration Bridge
- 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - River Fest Adult Olympics @ Neff's
- 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Recreation Canoe Races
- 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Grogan's Canoes & Kayaks at north end Celebration Bridge
- 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Concert at River Stage (Country).
The schedule could change because of weather. Look for updates on the City of San Angelo-Public Information Facebook page.
This is the fifth annual River Fest. The first event celebrated the 100th anniversary of Santa Fe Park and the improvements to the Concho River downtown.