Weekend Picks: 15th annual RiverFest, Asheville, N.C.

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RiverLink’s 15th annual RiverFest is going down this Saturday, August 9th from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the French Broad River Park in Asheville. You don’t want to miss out, as it’s their biggest event of the year. It’s a family friendly kind of party and free for all. There’s definitely something for everyone!

One of the main highlights of the day is the Anything that Floats Parade. Folks will have the opportunity to show off their creativity and their cause all while having fun on the water. Participants can construct their vessels out of anything they find and parade them by the festival grounds. The only rule is that it must float on it’s own – no motors allowed! For those wanting to simply kick back on the river, there will be tubes available to rent.

The Prestige Subaru Stage will offer live music throughout the day from acts like Soldier’s Heart, Ashley Heath, and Plankeye Peggy. There will be plenty of food and beer trucks from Farm to Fender and Root Down to Oskar Blues and Sierra Nevada.

Volunteers are always needed to help make this event run smoothly. Plus, you’ll receive a free t-shirt and drink per shift. Please contact the RiverLink Director of Volunteer Services, Dave Russell, for more info.

And just for a little background, RiverLink was established in 1987 and is the only French Broad River watershed non-profit exclusively focused on the French Broad River. RiverLink accomplishes its mission by providing permanent public access to the river through conservation and recreation easements as well as reclaiming contaminated lands for public use and enjoyment.

Come celebrate the good work that’s being done for the third oldest river in the world!

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