29th Annual Lowell Riverwalk Festival Happening This Weekend

Photo courtesy of Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce

We received the following press release from the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce.

Lowell, Michigan – Over two nights and one full day, Lowell’s 29th Annual Riverwalk Festival will have something for everyone in West Michigan. Set in historic downtown Lowell, this year’s outdoor festival will be held the evenings of Thursday, July 11, and Friday, July 12, and all day on Saturday, July 13. Riverwalk Festival features vendors, entertainment, fireworks, and more!

The festivities kick off Thursday, July 11, at 5 PM with food trucks and concession vendors on Avery Street and Self-Guided History Tours along the Riverwalk and historic Main Street. Enjoy Lowell’s Social District as a local country favorite with a rapidly growing fan base, “Prior Noon” takes the Riverwalk Stage at 7 PM. Free laser tag with BattleGR, also at 7 PM.

On Friday, July 12, beginning at 5 PM, take a stroll and shop the Riverwalk Marketplace featuring artists, makers, and boutiques showcasing their wares, along with non-profit and commercial vendor booths. Take in the street entertainers while enjoying food vendors on Avery Street. At 7 PM, the Lowell Showboat will provide a picturesque backdrop for “Josh Rose and The Founding Fathers”, bringing their “Head-in-the-Clouds” folk music.

Saturday, July 13, offers events all day long. The day starts at 8 AM with the Run the Riverwalk 5K Run/Walk and the Lowell Riverwalk Cruise-In. Starting at 9 AM, watch and listen as car show participants rev it up and test their horsepower on the “Dyno Machine” provided by Weller Companies. Bring your water vessel and enter the Bill & Paul’s Sporthaus Kayak/SUP/Canoe race at 10 AM. Or, kids and adults can bring a pinewood derby car and take part in the derby car races. The car show takes to Main Street with a car parade at 1:45 PM. Enjoy sweet summer fun at the Kidz Zone, a kids scavenger hunt, kayak fun on the Flat River, a blood drive at the Versiti Blood Center Bus, the Riverwalk Marketplace, and food vendors throughout the day. Riverwalk Festival weekend wraps up with our grand finale, the Lowell Meijer Fireworks at 10:15 PM.

Throughout festival weekend, be sure to participate in the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce Duck Raffle. A favorite since the festival’s inception, Duck Raffle Tickets are $2 each, 3/$5 or 10/$10, with a chance to win $1500 in cash prizes.

For the complete schedule, visit www.riverwalkfestival.org.

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