STREET FAIR/ARTS & CRAFTS
Nothing says “festival” like the smell of turkey legs, waffle cones and popcorn. Several vendors come from all over to provide festival-goers with all the gooey, greasy goodness that is festival food.
Along with the food vendors are several artists selling their art and often showcasing their skills. Everything from paintings to woodcarving to jewelry to sculptures can be found in booth after booth for you to take home and treasure.
We purposely keep the number of commercial vendors low so that the artist can be front and center….after all, this is called “Art on the River”!
The Saturday night fireworks display is a family and festival-goer favorite. Standing on the boardwalk overlooking the Cape Fear River and the Cape Fear Bridge, you will be amazed at the spectacular light show!
LIVE MUSIC CONCERTS
What’s better than listening to live music on the river? Oh, yeah….FREE live music on the river! Showcasing local musicians and bands, Riverfest makes it a point to provide all different styles of music. Dozens of bands will be performing everything from bluegrass to classic rock to jazz. Come support our local artists.
Nothing goes better with live music and fresh air like a good cold beer! Riverfest provides a Beer Garden where you can mingle with your friends and sing a long to the great music.