RiverFest 2018

Our thanks to all our sponsors, volunteers and those who participated in LRCA's RiverFest!!

Mother Nature was not on our side Saturday May 12, 2018. With a break in the rain the Canoe-A-Thon commenced.  Our festivities at Sweeney's Beach were cut short because of the predicted bad weather for the rest of the afternoon.  Thanks to James McGurl and Dave Brown for providing the music for the early afternoon entertainment.  Too all the vendors, exhibitors and food trucks, THANK YOU.

   On Saturday May 12, 2018, paddlers will take to the water and revelers will fill the banks of the Lackawanna River.  A day of exercise and fun, RiverFest draws the community outdoors after the long uncommon winter to celebrate the valley and the river that runs through it. 
   2018 continues us to “Move Forward!”  The LRCA moves forward providing service involving citizens of our watershed with conservation and stewardship of the River, its tributaries and water resources.

RiverFest 2018 participation opportunities:

Sponsorship: Sponsorship is welcome from individuals to large corporations throughout the Lackawanna River Watershed and surrounding area.  This year we offer of joint sponsorship for RF ’18 and the Steve Forbert in Concert performance on June 1, 2018. Thanks to all our generous sponsors!!!

  A timed run on the Lackawanna River from two Mid Valley launch sites (Archbald and Blakely) to the new finish line at Sweeney’s Beach Recreation Area in Scranton.  Please note we are introducing a new registration process: 1) To register and pay by credit card; 2) To register and pay later by check or cash.  2018 Canoe-A-Thon Results

Regatta:  Open Challenge!!!  A free fun competition open to everyone with great imaginations.  Create a vessel that will navigate the Lackawanna River from Poplar Street to the finish at Sweeney’s Beach.  The “River Doge” invites one and all!!

Duck-A-Thon:  The courageous LRCA flock of ten "duckies" will launch upstream of Sweeney’s Beach into the waters of the Lackawanna for an exciting race to the finish.  Take a chance to be the Grand Prize winner!

Volunteer:  This event requires many eager people to volunteer in many of the activities throughout the day from 8 AM to 6 PM.  Review our RiverFest volunteer short list and the RiverFest volunteer detailed descriptions and Volunteer!!!!

RiverFest 2018 is a full day of river activities, music, food, educational & environmental displays, vendors and fun for all ages and abilities.  Join us in this annual celebration of the Lackawanna River and its Watershed!!!!!

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