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Delaware & Lehigh - Exciting RiverFest Planned for June 2009

Mark your calendars! The 10th Annual Wyoming Valley RiverFest will be held the weekend of June 19th -21st. RiverFest will begin on the afternoon of Friday, June 19th with the dedication and grand opening of the Wilkes-Barre River Common. This $30 million new park in downtown Wilkes-Barre includes a fishing pier and boat launch, a quarter mile of paved walkways, ornamental gardens, a 4,000 person amphitheater with granite seating, two portals through the levy that reconnect the park with the Susquehanna, and water fountains at the Millennium Circle.

RiverFest continues on Saturday, June 20th in Nesbitt Park from 1pm to 6pm with live music, exhibits, vendors, food, fun and activities for all ages. Enjoy the chance to view the live birds of prey and mammals or take a guided hike through the historic Olmsted Park and riparian forest that adjoins the river in Kirby Park. Kids can look forward to pony rides, field games, a moon walk, kids’ tree climb, rock climbing wall, kayaking demos, arts and crafts projects, live animals, fishing & fly tying demos, and children’s bike safety program with free helmet give away.

RiverFest is always a good time, but the 10th annual celebration promises to be the best festival yet. Exhibit space is still available. Please contact Vincent Cortrone at [email protected] to reserve a table.