Celebrate the official end of summer with Riverfest, Clarksville’s longest-running community festival. The annual event happens the weekend after Labor Day with music, art, family events, and more at Liberty and McGregor Parks. Admission and entertainment at the festival are free and open to the public. The entertainment line-up is announced each year at the city's Independence Day Celebration.
Dragon Boat Racing
New to the festival in 2022, Dragon Boat Racing offers an opportunity to compete and enjoy the Cumberland River in a whole new way. Hosted by the Cumberland River Compact, a nonprofit that works to enhance the health and enjoyment of the Cumberland River and its tributaries, Dragon Boat racing is rooted in ancient Chinese tradition dating back more than 2000 years, but today it is a modern and international sport enjoyed by many. Decorative dragon boats are occupied by 20 paddlers, 1 drummer, and one steerer. Teams race approximately 200 meters in heats throughout the day for the best time and the Grand Champion title.
F2CON, powered by CDE Lightband, will now be included as part of Riverfest 2022, at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. The event will take place over both days of the festival and is open to all skill levels. F2CON will feature 14 tournaments with a $10,000 pot bonus across various titles like Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter V, Super Bros SMASH Ultimate, and more. Open play events such as Fortnite, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2v2, and Rocket Leauge will also be available.
Cardboard Boat Regatta
The traditional Cardboard Boat Regatta is back and will be held on September 10, 2022, at the McGregor Park boat ramp. Teams will build their vessel out of cardboard and race 100 yards down the Cumberland River. Awards will be presented based on boat design, boat aesthetics, team unity, costumes, and the infamous Titanic Award.
Check the full festival schedule check out www.clarksvilleriverfest.com.