On Saturday, September 25, 2021, the Lackawanna River, at Sweeney's Beach, will be the site of RiverFest 2021. This annual festival draws the community outdoors to celebrate the valley and the river that runs through it.
The LRCA moves forward in 2021 to 2022 providing service involving citizens of our watershed with conservation and stewardship of the River, its tributaries and water resources.
RiverFest 2021 Participation Opportunities:
Sponsorship: Sponsorship is welcome from individuals to large corporations throughout the Lackawanna River Watershed and surrounding area.
The Lackawanna River Regatta: The Regatta is a FREE competitive event that anybody can enter. Entrants who follow the Regatta Regulations, Navigation advisories, will be rewarded. All captains and crew who desire to participate in the Lackawanna River Regatta must strictly abide by the following rules.
Duck-A-Thon: The courageous LRCA flock of "duckies" will launch upstream of Sweeney’s Beach into the waters of the Lackawanna for an exciting race to the finish line. 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 8:00AM to 6:00PM. Review our RiverFest volunteer opportunities and Volunteer!
RiverFest is a full day of river activities, music, food and drink, educational & environmental displays, vendors, and fun for all ages and abilities. Join us in this annual celebration of the Lackawanna River, Pennsylvania’s 2020 River of the Year, and its watershed!
Lackawanna River Regatta
The term “regatta” has been applied to any showy contest or parade of ships or boats in which prizes are offered for competition. It is in this spirit of joy and competition that the Lackawanna River Conservation Association (LRCA) is proud to announce the Lackawanna River Regatta.
The Regatta will be conducted by the LRCA as part of the finish line festivities on September 25th at RiverFest 2021.
Please view the two Regatta documents below.
Activities for young and old.
Environmental Education Displays
Something for everyone.
Food & Beverages
Pioneer Beer Distributor
Space Time Mead & Cider Works
The courageous LRCA flock of duckies will line up in the waters of the Lackawanna River on Saturday September 25, 2021 at the launch site located upstream from Sweeney’s Beach Recreation Area for an exciting race to the finish line.
Cash prizes of $500, $250, and $100 will be awarded to the lucky numbers of the first, second, and third place ducks, respectively, to cross the finish line. Tickets will be randomly picked from the winning number containers. Good Luck!!!
By selling and purchasing duck tickets, you are supporting the work of the LRCA to help clean up, conserve, and protect the Lackawanna River and its watershed.
Share Duck-A-Thon tickets with friends, colleagues, and employees. Duck tickets are available for one (1) for $5,
three (3) for $10 or
eight (8) for $20