POINT PLEASANT — The annual Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta returns June 30-July 2 with plenty of free, family entertainment and fireworks.
This year’s festival includes popular musical acts, a parade, car show, a 5K, 10K and Kid’s Run, pageants, games for kids, a line throw competition, WBYG Country Showdown and, of course, fireworks for the grand finale on Saturday, July 2.
The regatta is known for welcoming up-and-coming national country music artists and this year is no exception with Ryan Kinder performing July 1 and Outshyne on July 2. The regatta is also known for providing a stage to popular local bands and this year StillWater performs June 30 and the Dub-V’s on July 1. All concerts are free.
The regatta has released the following itinerary of events:
Thursday, June 30: Queen and Teen Pageant starts at 7 p.m. at Riverfront Park; StillWater performs at 8:30 p.m. at Riverfront Park.
Friday, July 1: Maritime, Princess and Pretty Baby Contest held at 5 p.m. at Riverfront Park; Dub-V’s perform at 7 p.m. at Riverfront Park; Ryan Kinder, who sings “Tonight” and “Kiss Me When I’m Down” takes the stage at 9 p.m. at Riverfront Park.
Saturday, July 2: 5K, 10K and Kid’s Run starts at 8 a.m. with registration and start in front of the Point Pleasant River Museum; Regatta Parade starts at 11 a.m. on Main Street with the Car Show immediately following on the USDA parking lot on First Street; Kid’s Day starts at noon at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park; Line Throw Contest starts at 2 p.m. at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park; WBYG Country Showdown Preliminary Round starts at 4 p.m. at Riverfront Park with the Final Round at 6:30 p.m., also at Riverfront Park; Outshyne known for their song, “Moonlight Crush,” performs at 8:30 p.m. at Riverfront Park; fireworks at 10 p.m. at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park.
Again, admission is free into the regatta which takes places in downtown Point Pleasant.
For more information go to www.pointpleasantregatta.org, where applications for events are also available for download.
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