RiverFest celebrates 15 years this Saturday

Aug 06, 2014
Photo by: Robbie Bolick Soldier's Heart will be the headlining entertainment this Saturday at RiverFest.

There’s something for everyone at RiverFest — RiverLink’s biggest party of the year. On August 9, 2014, we will mark 15 years for RiverFest, taking place from 1 to 7 p.m. at French Broad River Park (508 Riverview Dr., Asheville, NC 28806).

The 2014 lineup features live music from Soldier’s Heart, Ashley Heath and Plankeye Peggy.

This is a family-friendly event and RiverFest offers lots of fun for kids: face-painters, art supplies, hula-hooping, craft booths, and puppies from Brother Wolf. Kids can ride, skate, walk, run, and skip in costume in the Kids Parade, which always kicks off the festivities at 1 p.m.

It wouldn’t be summer without the Anything that Floats Parade. Participants construct vessels out of anything that floats and parade them by the festival grounds. The only rules are they must float and must be powered by wind, solar or herculean human strength — no motors allowed — and be removed from the grounds upon completion of the race.

A variety of local food trucks will offer vegetarian and meat-loving options. Last year, the food court included Gypsy Queen, The Lowdown, Melt Your Heart, Pho Ya Belly, as well as Ursa Minor Coffee and The Hop Ice Cream.

Satellite parking will be at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza at 144 Riverside Drive in the River Arts District.

Questions should be directed to RiverLink’s Dave Russell at 828-252-8474, ext. 11.