The annual Greater Gardiner River Festival is scheduled for Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 16, on Gardiner’s Historic Water Street and Waterfront Park, Gardiner Main Street and Johnson Hall. The event will feature live music and entertainment on two stages, a craft fair and activities for all ages on, near and in the Kennebec River.

The event kicks off of the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual summer celebration of its riverfront communities known as the “Whatever” Family Festival. The Greater Gardiner River Festival, brought to you by US Cellular of Gardiner, takes place on Saturday, June 17th. Activities start as early as 8am and take place throughout Gardiner, at the Gardiner Waterfront Park, and on Water Street.

Schedule of events

Friday June 16

Robby Coffin Band, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Waterfront Park

Pyro City Fireworks, 9 p.m., Waterfront Park

Saturday, June 17

Food and novelty vendors, all day, Waterfront Park

Women of Christ Church Festival Pancake Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., 1 Dresden Ave.

Yoga on the Boardwalk with Kim Nixon, 9 a.m., Waterfront Park, bring your own mat

Gardiner Library Book Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gardiner Library

Robot driving demos with the Gardiner Robotics Club, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Waterfront Park

Cribbage, Cards, and Fringo with the Oldies But Goodies, 9 a.m. -2 p.m., Waterfront Park

16th Annual Arts & Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Water Street

Bubble wand activity with the Children’s Discovery Museum, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Waterfront Par

Face painting and bead table with the Grace Community Church, 10 a.m.-2 pm., Waterfront Park

Kids activities with Gardiner Food Co-op & Cafe, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Waterfront Park

Community Organization Showcase, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Waterfront Park

Free ice cream by Darling’s Ice Cream Truck, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Waterfront Park

Story walks with Nature Hunt, Literacy Volunteers of Augusta, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Waterfront Park

Blacksmith Demo with Robert Stevens, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Waterfront Park

Disc golf demos with Augusta Disc Golf, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Waterfront Park Body Map Game with Simple Medicine, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Waterfront Park

Art crafts paint rocks and T-shirts with Crafty Maine Girl, 10 a..-4 p.m., Water Street

Create Alewife Peace Flags with Upstream, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Waterfront Park

Hockey shooting activity with Skating Association of Maine, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Waterfront Park

Ampersand dance performance, 11 a.m., Johnson Mini Park

Josh Landry’s Live Chainsaw Show, 11 a.m., Waterfront Park

Giant Lawn Twister Games with Gardiner FCU, 11 a.m., Waterfront Park

Fairy Village, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Waterfront Park

Pioneer games and family history with Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.,Waterfront

Interactive children’s activity table with Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Waterfront

Free boat rides on the Kennebec with Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Waterfront; registration starts at 10:30 a.m.

Colby Woodsmen by Lapointe Lumber, 11 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Waterfront Park

Free boat rides on the Kennebec with Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fireworks, 9 p.m., Waterfront Park

Try a kayak with Seaspray Kayaking, noon-4 p.m., Waterfront Park

GMS children’s activity and crafts table, noon-4 p.m., 149 Water St. parking lot

Find Your own gems with Enchantmentz, noon-4 p.m., Waterfront Park

Balloon animals, noon-4 p.m., Waterfront Park and Water Street

Live music: The Little Pat Colwell Band, 1-2:30 p.m., Waterfront Park Stage

Josh Landry’s Live Chainsaw Show, 1-2 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.,Waterfront Park

Live music: The Spare Parts Band, 3-4:30 p.m., Waterfront Park Stage

Emery’s Greater Gardiner Grill-Off, 5-6:30 p.m., Waterfront Park

Live music: The Ale House String Band, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Waterfront Park Stage

Gardiner Talent Show by Kennebec Savings Bank, 7:45-9 p.m., Waterfront Park

Fireworks, 9 p.m., Waterfront Park

For more information, visit www.gardinermainstreet.org.

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