RiverFest is the signature event of the LRCA. A regional Rite of Spring
for 27 years!
On Saturday May 31, 2014, 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 winter to celebrate the valley and the river that runs through it. View the day’s events!!
Sponsorship: Sponsorship is welcome from individuals to large corporations throughout the Lackawanna River Watershed, i.e. Friends of the Lackawanna to Lackawanna River Gold Sponsor;
Canoe-A-Thon: A timed run on the Lackawanna River from two Mid Valley launch sites (Archbald and Blakely) to the finish line at the Olive Street Bridge in Scranton, 2013 Race results;
Regatta: A free fun competition open to all with great imaginations. Create a vessel that will navigate the Lackawanna River from Sweeney’s Beach to the finish at the Olive Street Bridge. The “River Doge” invites one and all!!
Duck-A-Thon: The courageous LRCA flock of ten “duckies” will launch upstream of the Olive Street Bridge 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 2014 is a full day of river activities, music, food, educational & environmental displays and fun for all ages and abilities. Join us in this annual celebration of the Lackawanna River and its Watershed!!!!!