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The Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center’s Tribute to the River returns Friday and Saturday to downtown Point Pleasant. Boats have already been arriving at Riverfront Park for the free event which includes exhibits, boat tours, contests, kids’ games, entertainment and a 5K walk. A complete itinerary of this year’s event includes: Friday, Aug. 29 — 7 p.m., concessions open; 8 p.m., J.C. Hall and Out For A Buck band (the concert is offered via Mayor’s Night Out from the city of Point Pleasant). Saturday, Aug. 30 — 8 a.m., registration for 5k walk in front of River Museum; 8:30 a.m., 5K walk begins; 9 a.m., begin tours of a working towboat; 10 a.m., River Museum opens and includes several displays and exhibits, the 2,400 gallon Ohio River fish aquarium, as well as the pilothouse simulator; 10 a.m., River Boat Whistle Blow, sign up at information desk for corn hole and line throw competitions for cash prizes; 11 a.m., corn hole and line throw competitions begin; noon to 10 p.m., concessions are open; noon to 2 p.m., games for children and contests; noon to 3 p.m., Riverworks Discovery presentation; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., performances by Mason Dixon, The Backwood Brothers; 4 p.m., open mic; 6 p.m., Memorial Service and River Industry Lifetime Achievement Award; 7:45 p.m., elimination drawing; 8 p.m. - 10 p.m., Band Wagon Bluegrass Americana Band.

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