Saturday, July 29, 2023
Join the City of Salisbury for the second annual Salisbury Riverfest on July 29, 2023. This free event will celebrate the Wicomico River, which runs through Downtown Salisbury, with games, activities, rubber duck races, food, beer, art and a Wacky River Races kayak obstacle course. There will also be an ABC Dunk-A-Thon, which will raise funds for public events. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own stand-up paddle boards.
3-4 p.m. and after Rubber Duck Race
Tandem kayaks will be available to rent for free during this time. Participants must be at least age 8 with an adult.
Starting at 3:30 p.m.
The ABC Dunk-a-Thon is new to Riverfest for 2023. Sign up for a 15-minute time slot here and invite your friends, coworkers and loved ones to dunk you over and over again.
Don’t want to get in the tank? Support Arts, Business & Culture Department community events by trying to dunk someone in the tank.
- Three balls for $5
- Seven balls for $10
- Walk up and push the button for $20
Dunk Tank Schedule
3:30 p.m.: Mark Gawenus
3:45 p.m.: Brenden Frederick
4 p.m.: Katie Sieg
4:15 p.m.: Mario Ramirez
5 p.m.: Alex Scott
5:15 p.m.: Nancy Pina
5:30 p.m.: Megan Outten
5:45 p.m.: Rose
6 p.m.: Brianna Dix
6:15 p.m.: Caitlin Marvel
Wacky River Races – Tandem Kayak Race
Bob and weave your way through an array of fun obstacles. This is a tandem kayak race that’s amusing for the whole family! There will be awards for winners. Caution: You may (probably will) get wet!
- Free to participate. Register on-site at the launch pad across the river from the Wicomico Public Library.
- Tandem pair must include an adult age 18 or older.
- Must be 10 and older to participate.
- Kayaks, paddles and life jackets are available.
Kind SBY Rubber Duck Race
Support Kind SBY by purchasing a duck for $1 and rooting it on in the Rubber Duck Race.
There will be food, craft and educational vendors on-site throughout the event.
- The Hook Up – Caribbean and more
- The Tiki Hut – Shaved ice
- Beer Barn – Beer for sale at the Beer Barn in the Riverwalk Games Park
Vendor lists have been updated since they were originally posted.
- Nadine Moreno
- Nettie’s beauty boutique
- Omosebi Jewelry Designs
- Jason Griswold
- Watercolor con Amor
- Handmade On The Homestead
- Mystic Herbs Shop
- BayBees Honey
- Crystal River Soaps
- Mothman Custom Rods
- Breathe Interiors
- LVondredi Boutique
- Karma’s Closet
- Krave. A Gluten Free Shoppe
- Samantha’s Ink
- That’s Sew Cool Bags
- Crowbirdie Miniatures
Environmental and Educational Organizations
These organizations will all be offering activities.
- Wor-Wic Community College
- Poplar Hill Mansion
- Salisbury Zoo
- Lower Shore Land Trust
- Bressman Invasive Fish Lab, Salisbury University
- Wicomico Public Library
The rain date for this event is Sunday, July 30, 2023.