The festival will also have fun activities for families and children. There will be an area in the park for face-painting, sand art, balloons, various games for children, possible pony rides, and the popular hayride along the river's banks and woodsy surroundings.

Riverfest, which was started in 1996 as a way to let people know about the river and Riverfront Park, will begin as usual with a 5K run at 9 a.m., with proceeds going to First Generation College Bound. The vendor stands will open at 10 a.m., with the music and other activities starting at noon and ending at 5 p.m. The main entrance to the park is at Avondale Street, just off of Main Street.

Entertainment schedule

Main Stage

12:30-1:15 p.m. Wind Divine

1:45-2:30 p.m. Unity Reggae Band

3-3:45 p.m. Apothecary

4:15-5 p.m. The Alan Scott Band

Emerging Artist Stage

Bands from Let There Be Rock School:

Noon-12:30 p.m.The What

1:15-1:45 p.m. Eyes Wide Open

2:30-3 p.m. Aftermath

3:45-4:15 p.m. MRI

Living History Stage

1, 2 and 3 p.m. Improvisational games and play centered on 19th-century Navy Commander Joshua Barney