River Ruckus! A family festival celebrating the St. Johns (Lower Basin)
August 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Johns Riverkeeper and the Riverside Arts Market (RAM) are hosting the fifth annual River Ruckus, a family festival celebrating two of our region’s most important assets — the St. Johns River and RAM. The day’s events will include live music, artists, makers, bakers and farmers, and enjoy family activities like the waterless carnival games for kids, water activities and much more!
Enjoy craft beer from SweetWater Brewing Company all day. Purchase a limited-edition River Ruckus souvenir reusable cup for the kids drinks or to hold a SweetWater Brewing Company adult beverage!
All day activities include:
○Stand Up Paddleboard lessons from All Wet Sports
○Free boat rides on our Kingfisher Vessel (Boat trips are at 10 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 12:20 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:40 p.m).
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Riverwalk Cleanup! Meet at RAM Dock.
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Downtown Flotilla Hosted by Black Creek Outfitters and St. Johns Riverkeeper!
Kayak or stand-up paddle from Metropolitan Park to Riverside Arts Market for a 2-mile one-way Paddling Flotilla. Participants can bring their personal kayaks, canoes or paddle boards and PFD and whistle to take part in the Paddling Flotilla. To rent a boat or to let us know you’re joining, Sign Up with Black Creek Outfitters.
Recommendation for paddlers: Park at Metropolitan Park near put-in and leave a second car near RAM where we’ll take out or Uber/ride with friends on your own back to your cars.
2:30 p.m.: Custom SweetWater KAYAK raffle giveaway!
Join us on the main stage for the SweetWater Brewing Company #SaveOurWater raffle drawing. For only $5 per ticket, you can enter to win a Custom 9’ Kayak! Enter to win today!
It’s a family affair with lots of great community partners and sponsored by Deutsche Bank and Sadler Point Marine Center!