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welcome to riverfest

Riverfest is all about bringing the Clarksville community together and building comradery between neighbors. We create an atmosphere that celebrates and showcases the cultural diversity of our city through music, local eats, drinks, shopping, and recreational activities for the entire family. 

Riverfest is Clarksville’s longest-running community festival and brings more than 30,000 people to the banks of the Cumberland River. The 33rd annual festival will be Sept. 9-10, 2022. Admission to Riverfest is free and open to the public. More announcements will be made soon, as new events and entertainment are finalized. 

2022 EVENT DETAILS

RIVERFEST

McGregor Park
September 9, 2022 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
September 10, 2022 - 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

INAUGURAL DRAGON BOAT RACE 

PRESENTED BY THE CUMBERLAND RIVER COMPACT 
McGregor Park Boat Ramp
September 10, 2022 - TBA

TRADITIONAL CARDBOARD BOat REGATTA RACES

McGregor Park Boat Ramp
September 10, 2022 - TBA

F2CON 

PRESENTED BY CDE LIGHTBAND
Wilma Rudolph Event Center
September 9, 2022 - TBA
September 10, 2022 - TBA


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  1. Applications

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN NOW!

ENTERTAINERS

We are looking for musicians, bands, street performers, dancers, ALL artistic entertainers. Riverfest will host two stages of entertainment that will embrace diversity of musical styles and genres. 

APPLY TO BE AN ENTERTAINER


FOOD CONCESSIONAIRE

Great music isn’t the only thing to enjoy at Riverfest. When it comes to festival food - whether it’s a turkey leg, fresh-squeezed lemonade, funnel cake, or anything you can imagine battered and fried - we would like all kinds of local and diverse food offerings at this year’s Riverfest. 

APPLY TO BE A FOOD CONCESSIONAIRE


CORPORATE PROMOTIONAL BOOTH

At Riverfest, your company will be in front of an audience of 30,000+. Here is an opportunity to equate your brand with the community and amplify your reach. This includes businesses that have a product or service that cannot be sold on-site, informational booths only!

APPLY TO BE A CORPORATE PROMOTIONAL BOOTH


RETAIL VENDOR

Guests will enjoy a wide array of marketplace vendors at Riverfest, set against the Cumberland River, creating a shopping experience like no other. 

This includes local businesses (not corporate entities) that have products to sell on-site at the Festival.

APPLY TO BE A RETAIL VENDOR


ARTISAN VENDOR

Guests will enjoy a wide array of marketplace vendors at Riverfest, set against the Cumberland River, creating a shopping experience like no other. 

These are hand-crafted items, with 100% of the products being handmade. If you would like to sell items that are not 100% handmade, please apply as a retail vendor. 

APPLY TO BE AN ARTISAN VENDOR


civic/NON-PROFIT ACTIVITY BOOTH

At Riverfest, we welcome and embrace people from all ethnicities, cultures, genders, sexual orientations, and religious beliefs. We are committed to building a more diverse and inclusive community that better reflects the world we live in. Help bring the community together and build comradery between neighbors at this year's Riverfest.  

We’re looking for civic and non-profit organizations that represent a specific world culture, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, and religious beliefs to showcase the cultural diversity of our city. All civic and non-profit organizations must host an activity at their booth throughout the Festival weekend. 

Non-profit organizations must show proof of 501c3 status. 

APPLY TO BE A CIVIC / NON-PROFIT ACTIVITY BOOTH


VOLUNTEER

Clarksville Parks & Recreation has a great tradition of enthusiastic volunteers. We are looking for individuals and groups to help be a part of our 600-plus Riverfest Volunteer team. We have volunteer opportunities available in a variety of areas for volunteers of all ages and abilities. 

All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and credit for community service. Meals will be provided for those working a 4-hour shift and more.

Come join us and have a great time!

APPLY TO BE A VOLUNTEER

  1. Sponsorship
  1. Dragon Boat Race
  1. Cardboard Boat Regatta
  1. F2Con
  1. Music Lineup