Tunkhannock’s River Day planned for July 19

June 19th, 2015 9:27 am

First Posted: 7/2/2014

Riverside Park in Tunkhannock will debut its new pavilion on River Day, Saturday, July 19, from 1 to 7 p.m. with non-stop live music. This free community event is planned to take place rain or shine.

For the tenth year in a row, the waterfront will be the setting for arriving kayaks, nature explorations, environmental organization displays, the Ross Park Zoo Mobile, food and farm vendors, and three live musical groups.

A free pre-eventthe same day at 10 a.m. will give attendees the chance to try out Nia, a combination of yoga, martial arts, and dance for health, wellness and fitness. Pre-registration not required.

Another pre-event is The Susquehanna Jamboree Kayak Fishing Tournament. Information is available online at pkfa.org.

New this year will be relay races and other fitness activities for children at the park’s basketball court, sponsored and supervised by the Walter B. Tewksbury Memorial Committee.

Always featured at River Day is continuous music at the new pavilion from 3 to 7 pm. This year back by popular demand will be Sadie Green Sales Jug Band with David Driskell and Timothy Walker, joined by some of their students from the previous week’s classes at the Dietrich Theater. They will perform from 3 -4 p.m. The Coal Town Rounders will return with their alternative bluegrass music from 4:30-5:30 p.m. And the day will end with the return of the Hickory Project, and their hard-driving acoustic music deeply rooted in bluegrass.

River Day is planned by the Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater and the River Day Committee and sponsored by the Overlook Estate Foundation. For information about River Day, visit www.susquehannariverday.com or call the Dietrich Theater at 570-996-1500.