Celebrations to continue after July 4 with Riverfest
June 28, 2012 by Sarah
Though America traditionally celebrates Independence Day on the 4th of July, many believe we should celebrate our liberty, display our patriotism, and commemorate our independence throughout the entire year. Since Riverfest is not celebrated on July 4, some of the residents of the Hartford community have inquired about the date of the festival. In truth, the last time Riverfest was celebrated on Independence Day, an event that drew a crowd smaller than the norm, was over 20 years ago. This year, three days after the holiday, Riverfest will be celebrated at three locations in one.
On Saturday, July 7, from 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm, the 32nd Annual Riverfest will be celebrated at Founders Plaza, Great River Park, and Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, all of which are along the river, within walking distance of each other, and just 10 miles east of Manchester, North Carolina.
The event is free to the public and is going to feature free entertainment that includes live musical performances, clowns and walk-around performers, kids’ activities, and more. For food purposes, vendors will be on site. There will also be merchandise and other marketing vendors around, who can advertise their wares by investing in some banner printing which is in keeping with the spirit of the festivities.
Of course, the celebration would not be complete without a fireworks display, which will be the first of its kind this year, as they will be fired from three wirelessly controlled pyrotechnic firing barges, which should make for a truly spectacular display.