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Don’t Miss RiverFest 2017 and the Anything That Floats Parade

August 1st, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

RiverFest 2017Come to Asheville this August for RiverFest 2017 and the Anything That Floats Parade! August 26th, 2017. Live music and great local food are all part of the fun at this annual celebration on the French Broad River!

It’s RiverFest time again! Come out and see all the colorful and crazy creations that people float down the French Broad River during the Anything That Floats Parade, then enjoy an evening of live music in Asheville, NC.

The Anything That Floats Parade is very much the highlight of RiverFest. People come from across the region to compete in this wild, wet, and wacky “parade” of makeshift watercraft. Teams and individuals put together creative and zany rafts, floats, and flotillas to compete to win a place in one or more of four categories: Most Creative, Green Machine (best use of recycled and green materials), Funniest, and Judge’s Choice.

Each year sees a host of unique, improbable, and zany creations on the river unlike any that have come before. No two Anything That Floats Parades are alike. Spectators are invited to watch the parade launch from French Broad River Park or wait and watch them cross the finish line at the Asheville Salvage Station, which just so happens to also be the location of RiverFest!

RiverFest is an annual event put on by RiverLink to raise awareness (and money) for the French Broad River. The festival includes lots of great, juried arts and crafts from local artisans: jewelry, pottery, paintings, clothing, and more. Local food trucks and craft beer brewers will be on hand to keep you fed and jolly, and lots of live music!

RiverLink hosts the RiverMusic series of four summer concerts, held once a month, June through September. The august concert coincides with RiverFest, adding three live shows to the already heady mix of fun.

RiverFest 2017 RiverMusic
The Get Right Band
Ben Phan and the Soul Symphony
The Greenliners

RiverMusic continues after the festival with one more concert at the Salvage Station on September 8th, 5pm to 10pm: Drivin’ N Cryin’, Darrin Bradbury, and Ouroboros Boys.

RiverFest 2017

August 26th, 2017 from 1pm to 7pm
Salvage Station, located at 468 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801
Go to for more details on RiverFest, RiverMusic, and the Anything That Floats Parade.

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