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Riverfest Festivities Set To Begin Thursday

Reported by: Send eMail Taylor Deer
Reported: Jun. 25, 2014 10:27 AM EDT
Updated: Jun. 26, 2014 7:47 PM EDT
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Riverfest Kicks Off
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St. Albans , Kanawha County , West Virginia

Charleston’s FestivALL is not the only event being held along the Kanawha River this summer. St. Albans also has a celebration jammed with activities.

Riverfest, the city's annual festival, runs Thursday through Sunday and offers a plethora of attractions, including musical performances, food and other entertainment.

The festival, observing its 20th year this year, kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday with opening ceremonies at St. Albans Roadside Park. Vendors will open their booths at 5 p.m. The rest of Thursday night will be host to Riverfest Idol semi-finals and performances by Kayla Stone, Wyatt Turner and Dylan Scott.

On Friday, vendor booths open at 5 p.m. Events for the evening include a car show at Mayberry’s Restaurant, a kiddie tractor pull and performances by multiple bands.

Saturday morning starts off with a little bit of encouraged exercise for the community. A 5K will begin at 8 a.m., followed by a Zumba event on the main Riverfest Stage at 9:30 a.m. Shortly after, the Riverfest Parade will begin at 11 a.m. Performances and Riverfest Idol finals will begin at 3 p.m. and continue on until the fireworks and the final singer finish sometime after 9:45 p.m.

On Sunday, the final day of Riverfest, vendors will open at 11:45 a.m. The events kick off at 1 p.m. with the Riverfest Cutest Kid Contest. Riverfest will finish up after Josh Thompson’s performance, set to begin at 8:30 p.m.

To see the full schedule of events, click here.



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