Riverfest

Because the safety of our community is our top priority, Clarksville Parks & Recreation is adapting Riverfest 2020 from a traditional three-day Riverfest celebration into nearly two weeks of in-person and virtual events.

Riverfest 2020 will run Sept. 1-12 and feature several new events, such as: 

  • Riverfest Virtual Talent Competition
  • Riverfest Virtual 5K
  • D.I.Y. Riverfest
  • Drive-in Fireworks

In addition to the new events, other well-known events will take place as part of the Riverfest celebration. Movies in the Park, traditionally held once a month, will take place twice in September, showing “Trolls World Tour” on Saturday, Sept. 5; and presenting “Onward,” from Disney and Pixar, on Friday, Sept. 11. Both screenings will be at Liberty Park. 

The Clarksville Downtown Market will join the celebration with a Health and Wellness Day on Saturday, Sept. 5, and Riverfest Day on Saturday, Sept. 12. 

The Riverfest Juried Art Show will showcase selected artwork at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10; 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12.

The popular Riverfest Cardboard Boat Regatta will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. Teams will build cardboard boats and set sail on the Cumberland River.

For the full festival schedule check out www.clarksvilleriverfest.com and follow “Clarksville Riverfest” on Facebook.