CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City’s Parks & Recreation Department has earned two 2018 Kaleidoscope Awards at the Southeast Events and Festival Association Conference.
Clarksville won second place (Silver Award) for Best Festival over $75,000 for Riverfest, and third place (Bronze Award) for Best Photograph: Dining Downtown for the Farm to Table Dinner. The awards were presented Monday night at the conference in Murfreesboro.
“It’s wonderful when the high-quality work of our Parks & Recreation Department is honored by peers across the Southeast,” Mayor Kim McMillan said. “We’re blessed to have such creative and innovative work on behalf of our citizens.”
Riverfest, the City’s annual music and entertainment festival in McGregor Park in September, was recognized in part, for its innovative use of Square at the event, eliminating the need to use cash and tickets. The process produces real-time updates of revenue during the event and enables quicker vendor payments after the event.
"We are very excited to be recognized as a leader in the event industry,” said Jennifer Letourneau, Clarksville Parks & Recreation Director. “I am very proud of the team and the work they do for Clarksville."
The SFEA Kaleidoscope Awards recognize marketing, programming and overall event quality and acknowledge the highest level of achievement in the festival and event industry throughout the southeast United States.
Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department staff members Kara Zahn, Rob Rayburn and Rachel White proudly display the department’s two 2018 Kaleidoscope Awards bestowed Monday at the Southeast Events and Festival Association Conference.