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Celebrate the Catawba River during upcoming Riverside Festival

Sep 12, 2019 12:43PM ● By Jan Sailors

The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation (CRF), the region’s watchdog for the Catawba-Wateree River Basin, is thrilled to announce the return of its 3rd annual Riverfest: a riverside festival celebrating the importance of clean water to our quality of life in the Charlotte region. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in kayaking and log rolling, enjoy product demonstrations by dozens of vendors, listen to great live music, nosh on food trucks and craft beer,  participate in various educational programs, compete in a corn hole tournament, take a chance to win one of many incredible raffle prizes, and more.

The hope, says CRF Community Engagement Coordinator Monika Dammann, is to get people to engage with the Catawba River in a variety of fun and exciting ways.  “A lot of people want to get involved in their community and / or environmental conservation but don’t know where to start… Riverfest is that chance.  Come out to learn and celebrate all the Catawba River has to offer.”

Executive Director John Searby adds, “Our goal with RiverFest is to get Charlotte area residents out to learn about the Catawba River and her three main Charlotte area lakes – Lake Wylie, Lake Norman, and Mountain Island Lake. We want people to appreciate these incredible natural resources and enjoy them as much as we do.”

Riverfest will take place on September 28, 2019 at Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park in Belmont, from 1-6 PM. Event admission is free. To learn more about this event, visit

About the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation

The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation is a local, community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the water in the Catawba-Wateree River and its watershed. 



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