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Save the date for Riverfest 2020! June 20 & 21, 2020
Riverfest is coming up this June!
Celebrate your Wild and Scenic River at RiverFest, June 20th and 21st —a weekend of free activities, from Lowell to Framingham, celebrating our local Wild and Scenic Rivers.
With free walks, paddles, talks, explorations, music, and family-friendly adventures led by local organizations, there is something for everyone. Join a walk with CISMA's Bud Schler, or paddle the Concord River under the Old North Bridge. Be part of a clean-up, or tour the Old Manse.
Centers of activity this year will once again be:
Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge on Sunday from 9 am-1pm, with family fishing, facepainting, arts and crafts, hotdogs available through Friends of the Assabet, and other fun activities.
On Sunday beginning around noon, visit the Old Manse in Concord for a full afternoon of kids activities, tours, music, the now-famous Family Cardboard Boat Race, and the annual solstice concert and picnic in the evening.
The full line-up of events will be available at this website by the end of May. Other events will be in Lowell, Billerica, Carlisle, Concord, Wayland, Sudbury and Framingham.
RSC friends and colleagues are invited to the kick-off party at Wolbach Farm on Friday night June 19th.
In recognition of their remarkable value, Congress designated the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers as part of the national Wild and Scenic River System in 1999. The River Stewardship Council was created to promote preservation of these resources. This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the SuAsCo Wild and Scenic Rivers. Join the fun! Please share this with your networks!
Interested in sponsoring the event with food, supplies, and/or volunteers? Email .
2019 Riverfest was a huge success!
THANKS to everyone who participated in the 18th annual RiverFest in June 2019, a weekend long event celebrating the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Wild and Scenic Rivers. Thank you to last year's event sponsors:
The weekend featured more than 30 events in nine communities, free and open to all who wanted to experience the rivers. In the MetroWest area, from Framingham to Lowell, events were hosted on and along the rivers highlighting all the things that make these rivers so special. The offerings were diverse, suitable for younger and older people, those who are adventuresome and want to be on the water, as well as those who enjoy history, the arts, or a scenic stroll along the river banks. There were boat rides, bird watching walks, and canoe trips, as well as historical reenactments, art activities, and music. Kids enjoyed events allowing them to explore the river banks or got an up close look at some wildlife.
Thank you to all of the partners and volunteers who planned and ran the local events. We could not have done this without you!