Held each year at Woonsocket’s River Island Park, RIVERFEST celebrates the beauty and recreational value of the Blackstone River. A family-oriented event, RIVERFEST is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Blackstone River Watershed Council. Musical entertainment and plenty of food is available all day at the park. Adventurous individuals are invited to compete in a 4.2 or 10 mile white/flat water races in multiple categories. The canoe/kayak races run from the park to the Manville Dam in Cumberland. The race course takes participants along a peaceful stretch of the river that passes some of the most historic mills in the Blackstone River Valley. Top finishers in each category are awarded trophies and cash prizes. The action is captured by those participating in the photo contest. Canoe rentals are available from Friends during the event. View the Riverfest Race details.
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