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Riverfest 2019 celebrates life in Frenchtown, N.J.

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A street fair celebration of life along the river, Frenchtown’s 15th annual Riverfest will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1.

Visitors can stroll throughout town and Sunbeam Lenape Park for a day of music, art, food, family friendly activities, and paper boat races with the Frenchtown Vikings, all with an ecologically and sustainability focused lens.

Live music, entertainment for kids of all ages, art exhibits and more will be happening all over town. Vendors and exhibitors will abound, with offerings including green products; information on protecting the environment; artisanal soaps, knives, and paintings, photos and objets d’art.

Visitors are invited to register to vote, see Native American artwork, learn about water safety and more.

All day, visitors are invited to make paper boats in a riverside tent. As each batch of boats is completed, Vikings in full regalia, led by Eric Fiorito, will take the boats into the river for races. The day will end in an explosion of color with fireworks at Plessey Field at 9 p.m.

Riverfest is funded by the Frenchtown Business and Professional Association and sponsors. Event parking is available at Kathee’s General Store, at Frenchtown school and in the lot at Old Frenchtown Field. Bike-check service will be available behind the Bridge Cafe.

Visit lovefrenchtown.org or lovefrenchtown on Facebook for a detailed schedule and up-to-the-minute details. Contact lovefrenchtown@gmail.com.

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