RiverFest & RiverMusic

RiverFest & RiverMusic

It's so exciting to watch the transformation of our French Broad River waterfront in Asheville during the last decade. Much of the amazing progress is thanks to the hard-working non-profit group RiverLink. Both RiverFest and RiverMusic events in the River Arts District are a fun way to raise money for them for the environmental and economic revitalization of the river as a place to live, work and play.

Anything that Floats Parade

RiverFest & Anything That Floats Parade
August 18, 2018
: This annual fundraiser celebrates the French Broad River. It's held at the Salvage Station near downtown Asheville (468 Riverside Drive) 12-6 PM with live music, local beer, food trucks and more. Admission is free. The festival is the finish line for the very fun and zany Anything That Floats Parade. Watch the rafters arrive or cheer them on upstream at the French Broad River Park. You are also welcome to enter the competition by building an outrageous raft, float or flotilla. Winners will be chosen in four categories: most creative, green machine, funniest and judge's choice. Don't forget the costumes!


RiverLink’s RiverMusic 2018: June 8, July 6, September 7
Unwind on these Friday evenings riverside with a free concert featuring a mix national acts and local favorites at the Salvage Station near downtown Asheville (468 Riverside Drive). No pets or outside food is allowed. Local food and drinks are for purchase, including beer and wine. 5-10 PM

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