Wilmington's annual Riverfest celebration

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington's annual Riverfest celebration will take place downtown this weekend.

The festival features a street fair with craft vendors and concessions booths, entertainment on various stages, play areas for kids, fireworks, and more.

Click here for a complete Riverfest schedule and more information regarding specific events.

The first Riverfest took place thirty yeras ago with only four concessions, trolley rides, and fireworks.  The event was a success and was decided to continue the festival every year on the first weekend in October.

The weekend long festival has been estimated to bring in over $3 million with attendance in excess of 100,000 per year.

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