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River Day

Saturday June 10, 2017 –

This year’s popular River Day will take place on Saturday, June 10th, at the Town Landing at the historic Head of Westport, at the intersection of Drift Road and Old County Road.  This event is free and open to the public and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free parking at the (former) Middle School – 400 Old County Road, free shuttle provided by Whaling City Transit.  The shuttle will make frequent runs to and from the Head Landing throughout the day.

The day will be filled with activity- with live music, fun things for kids to see and do, lots of good food, farm animals, and interesting displays and exhibits.  It all takes place on the banks of the Westport River.

June is National Rivers Month, and WRWA is holding a special Membership Drive during the month.  This is a great time to renew membership, or join, with half-priced memberships offered to first time members on River Day

This year’s poster design contest was won by Westport Elementary School third grader Anna Herliczek. The theme is “What Makes A Healthy River?” Her entry was among over 200 submitted by students in grades 1-4.  All the winners will be recognized on stage at noon at River Day Festival.  Anna’s drawing is the illustration for the River Day poster.

River Day will feature kids’ activities, exhibitors and vendors

Over 30 exhibitors and vendors have signed up for this year’s event! Make sure to come inside the tent to see what’s happening with many of our regional non-profits, as well as some local farmers and environmental vendors.

 

RIVER DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – Free all day:

  • Shuttle to and from  Middle School
  • Fish T-shirt printing
  • Face Painting
  • Small Boat Building
  • Stilts building
  • Exhibits & Demonstrations
  • Mini-Farmers Market
  • Food and drinks available for purchase
  • 10 a.m. History Tour of Head of Westport (starts at Bell School House)
  • 10:30 Live Raptor Show by Marla Isaac
  • Noon- River Day Poster Awards
  • 12:15 The Gnomes on stage
  • “A Day in the Life of the Sassafras Sisters,” an inside view of the Wampanoag Peoples’ daily activities.  ongoing