In past years, the Kennebec Valley Chamber has organized the Kid’s Day in Capitol Park but, new last year, the Kid’s Day in Capitol Park was transformed to Kennebec River Day. The Kennebec River Day brings the tradition back to the Kennebec River as it is held at Mill Park along the mighty river. Scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 30, the Kennebec River Day is an event for all ages.

With three stages of live music and entertainment, event goers can expect to be entertained throughout the day by a variety of performances, including dance performances, a karate demonstration, country music and a special performance of covers from all genres by the Air National Guard Band of the Northeast.

Touch-a-Truck brings a toy truck collection to life. The Augusta Fire Department will be on hand with its fire truck and ambulance displays. They will also demonstrate the Jaws of Life on a real vehicle. Other specialty trucks will be on site, including an O&P glass truck and a Zamboni from the Maine Ice Vault.

There will be dozens of free games and activities throughout the park. A 150-foot inflatable military-style obstacle course with tires, giant barriers, a robe swing and a vertical wall to climb will be available for friends to challenge each other and see who has the skills to win. The knights in shining armor put on an amazing show jousting, fencing and more in period costumes. Other activities include making slime, disc golf, face painting, a dunk tank, meet and greet with retired race dogs and lawn games.

If people work up an appetite taking part in all of the activities, there will be a lot of food to choose from! Food vendors will be serving up dishes ranging from the traditional burger and fries to Philippine food, to fried pickles, to Mac & Cheese and so many more delicious options. You can find more information and the schedule for the day at www.augustamaine.com/index.php/events/whatever-family-festival.

Stage Schedule:
B98.5 Stage
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Country Music
Family Fun Stage
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Karate Demonstrations
Noon-1 p.m. Peter and the Wolf dance performance
1-2 p.m. K-9 Demonstrations
2-3 p.m. Kids Zumba
3-4 p.m. Taiko Drummers
MIX 107.9 Stage
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Live Broadcasting
Noon-1 p.m. & 2-3 p.m.
Air National Guard Band of the Northeast

Also in the park will be the first annual Kennebec Brewfest

The Kennebec River Brewfest focuses on local, Maine beer and features more than 10 breweries from around the state and 30 different beers. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 30, the Brewfest will be held under the pavilion in Mill Park with surrounding green space available for attendees to enjoy the beautiful Maine summer weather.

Food vendors, live music, lawn games and more will all be within reach of the Kennebec River Brewfest as it takes place in the middle of the Kennebec River Day.

Each Brewfest attendee will receive a wrist band, including a special wrist band for the Designated Drivers. VIP ticket holders receive unlimited, 4-ounce tasting, a souvenir tasting glass, a free T-shirt and an hour early access to the Brewfest. VIP access is brought to participants by Damon’s Beverage Mart & Redemption, Augusta.

General admission ticket holders receive six, 4-ounce tastings, a souvenir tasting glass and admission to the Brewfest from Noon to 4 p.m. Designated Driver ticket holders receive a complimentary water and access to the Brewfest. Tickets can be purchased online at www.KennebecValleyChamber.com or at the door.

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