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Uptown Riverfest kicks off Friday at Woodruff Park in Columbus

Published: May. 12, 2022 at 6:41 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - One of the Chattahoochee Valley’s favorite annual events is back this weekend after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The event marks the beginning of the whitewater season for rafting and kayaking.

Planning for the event started at the beginning of the year.

Riverfest brings over 60 food, beverage, and art vendors to Woodruff Park and over four live music acts throughout the weekend.

Tracey Greene, Director of Communication, encourages everyone to come out with their lawn chairs and picnic blankets in hand.

Celebrations are running through Saturday night, with free admission and parking all weekend long.

“Hands-on planning since probably January. Of course, the last couple of weeks have been in grind mode, so we’ll be loading in all of our vendors starting today. We have lots of fun things down there, and we’ll finalize all the setup tomorrow morning, and we’ll be ready to go for the community to come out starting at 5:00 p.m,” said Greene.

Because of the event, 13th Street will be closed until Sunday.

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