Come celebrate the arts at Frenchtown’s annual Riverfest Celebration, happening on Sunday, September 3, 2017 from noon until 7pm.


The day begins with a unique performance from the ArtYard at 10:30am – at the former site of Kerr’s Chickeries a giant egg with crack open and performers in bird costumes will emerge.

Local musicians will perform at two venues – in the middle of Bridge Street and in Sunbeam Park beside the Delaware River, a variety of vendors will be on hand, and the popular paper boats race will return.

Performers on the Bridge Street stage will include the Saddletones:

The Wallace Brothers,

Alex Wolfson,

Sara’s Jazz Band,

and Baby Finster.

Other event highlights include:

  • A photo exhibit and contest, “Summer on the Delaware,” at the Brokaw Photographic Studio at 34 Bridge St.
  • Skye Van Saun will be at the Book Garden (28 Bridge St.) to create personalized poetry on demand
  • Yarn-dyeing using natural colors will be demonstrated from 2-5 p.m. at the Spinnery (33 Race St.)
  • Rick Epstein will conduct historical walking tours at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Meet in front of the Book Garden, 28 Bridge St. The price is $10.
  • Native American drumming.
  • An Eyes of the Wild display of wild animals.
  • More musicians including Lolly Hopwood singing children’s songs, Keith and Laura Strunk reading stories for children, Singer/songwriters Nate Walker, Brian Fitz and Joe Cocco, and The Folkenpunk Trio (bluegrass).
  • Specials at local stores including 70% off at Country Chic Boutique and 15% off at River Gypsy.

Additional parking is available at Kathee’s General Store, at Frenchtown school, in the lot at Old Frenchtown Field, and at Artie’s Bar & Grill at 1121 Route 12 (GPS address: Frenchtown). Shuttle service will be available from Artie’s. Bike-check service will be available behind the Bridge Cafe.


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