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This year’s popular River Day will take place on Saturday, June 10th, at the Town Landing at the historic Head of Westport, at the intersection of Drift Road and Old County Road. This event is free and open to the public and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free parking at the Middle School and free shuttle provided by Whaling City Transit. The shuttle will make frequent runs to and from the Head Landing throughout the day.
The day will be filled with activity- with live music, fun things for kids to see and do, lots of good food, farm animals, and interesting displays and exhibits. It all takes place on the banks of the Westport River.
June is National Rivers Month, and WRWA is holding a special Membership Drive during the month. This is a great time to renew membership, or join, with half-priced memberships offered to first time members on River Day
This year’s poster design contest was won by Westport Elementary School third grader Anna Herliczek. The theme is “What Makes A Healthy River?” Her entry was among over 200 submitted by students in grades 1-4. All the winners will be recognized on stage at noon at River Day Festival. Anna’s drawing is the illustration for the River Day poster.
River Day will feature kids’ activities, exhibitors and vendors
Over 30 exhibitors and vendors have signed up for this year’s event! Make sure to come inside the tent to see what’s happening with many of our regional non-profits, as well as some local farmers and environmental vendors.