Lackawanna County has entered the Green Phase of PA's reopening plan. We recommend that you call ahead to your destination before traveling to ensure nothing has changed. Mask-wearing is required in Pennsylvania.
Activities at RiverFest 2020 will highlight the designation of the Lackawanna River as Pennsylvania’s River of the Year for 2020. Commemorative “River of the Year” posters will be available for free to all participants. RiverFest 2020 will feature live music performed by “The Friends of the River” in the newly constructed LRCA Pavilion at Sweeney’s Beach. This will be the first event to be held at this pavilion recently installed by LRCA with support from the Lackawanna County Community Re-Invest Grant Program.
This rescheduled Riverfest 2020 will be entirely at Sweeney’s Beach, adjacent to 40 Poplar Street in the PineBrook Neighborhood in Scranton. Parking is available on site. Please note we will not conduct the traditional Canoe-A-Thon whitewater canoe and kayak paddle activity with this event.
The annual Lackawanna River Duck-a-thon will be run at 3:00PM. This race features ten brightly painted, numbered and decorated decoy ducks. The ducks are launched from a submergible starting gate and float or race downstream for a few hundred feet to a finish line anchored to Sweeney’s Beach. The numbers of the first second and third ducks to cross the finish line are used to qualify the numbers of raffle tickets from which the winning tickets are selected. Additional information about the Duck-A-Thon is available on the LRCA website.
Attendance at RiverFest 2020 is free. However, advance tickets are required and may be obtained for no charge through Eventbright via www.lrca.org.
Ticketing will allow LRCA to track attendees and limit attendance to no more than 250 persons in compliance with State Guidelines. Masks and Social Distancing will be required of all attencdees and event volunteers. Bring chairs, food, and drinks to enjoy during the activities.
September 26, 2020
Adjacent to 40 Poplar St, Scranton, PA 18509