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River Fest

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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.

We are seeking sponsorships for River Fest. If you are interested, call Carl White at 325-234-1724 or 325-657-4279. 

If you are interested in selling food or goods or want to promote your business or organization during the
event, please contact Lori Davila at 325-653-9577 to fill out an application.

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