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Greater Gardiner River Festival
Saturday, June 22, 2019
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Contact Gardiner Main Street,

Summer unfolds in Gardiner with two popular community events. Johnson Hall
Performing Arts Center leads off the summer festivities at Waterfront Park on June 21st with a
Battle of the Bands kicking off the Waterfront Concert Series at 7pm, followed by a dazzling
display of fireworks.


The excitement continues Saturday, June 22nd with the much-anticipated Greater
Gardiner River Festival. Activities run from 8am until 10pm. Festival organizers have continued
to find ways to celebrate life on the Kennebec River from land to shore. Activities at the
waterfront are free to the public thanks to the area’s generous sponsors with entertainment,
children's activities, food trucks, and a community organization showcase. Friends of the
Cobbossee Watershed are returning this year to provide free boat rides, a popular attraction.
Burns Bears will create incredible, detailed wood chainsaw carvings. SoKenSup will get people
on the river with stand-up paddle board demonstrations. To continue the theme of wellness and
celebrating the outdoors beyond the festival local businesses have donated bikes to be given
away to attendees. Historic Water Street will be transformed into a pedestrian mall with artists,
crafters, and specialty food vendors exhibiting their products from 10am-4pm. Double Entendre’,
The Pat Pepin Project, and Runaway Home will perform live on the Waterfront Stage. The
evening will wrap up with the popular Kennebec Savings Bank Talent Show and conclude with
Fireworks from Greater Gardiner Federal Credit Union.


The Greater Gardiner River Festival is organized by Gardiner Main Street and made
possible with financial support from Dominos, Kennebec Savings Bank, Gardiner Federal Credit
Union, Wellness Connection of Maine, Randolph Hardware, American Legion Smith Wiley Post
4, G&E Roofing, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley.

Schedule of Events

Highlighted Activities
Food and Novelty Vendors - All day
18th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival 10am-4pm
Community Organization Showcase - 10am-4pm
Burns Bears Live Chainsaw Carving - 11am-3pm
Standup Paddleboard Demonstrations - 11:30am-3:30pm
Kennebec Savings Bank Talent Show - 7:30pm
Gardiner Federal Credit Union Fireworks - 9pm

Starting at 8am
8am-11am Christ Episcopal Church Pancake Breakfast ($)
2 Dresden Ave
8am-2pm Christ Episcopal Church Lawn Sale ($)
2 Dresden Ave
8am-12pm Ice Cream for Breakfast
Boys and Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley, 14 Pray St

Starting at 9am
9am-10am Yoga on the Boardwalk with Kim Nixon
Waterfront Park
9am-4pm Book Sale
Gardiner Public Library
9:30am-2pm Listening tent with Upstream
Pump Deck

Starting at 10am
10am-4pm 18th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival
Historic Downtown Gardiner
10am - 3pm Story Walk with Nature Hunt and Wand Making
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta
Circus Themed Obstacle Course
Children’s Discovery Museum
Robot Demonstrations
Gardiner Iron Tigers Robotics Team
Face Painting, Popcorn, and Kids Activities
Grace Community Chapel
Gaga Ball
Kennebec Valley YMCA
Corn Hole, Snap-ed Taste Test, and Flavored Water
Healthy Communities of the Capital Area
Giant Jenga and Duck Pool Game
Gardiner Democratic Committee
Board Breaking and Games for Kids
MIKA Randolph

Throughout the Day
11am Dedication of “Dilly Dally”
11am - 3pm Burns Bears Chainsaw Carving
11am-4pm FREE Boat Rides  (Registration begins at 10:45)
Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed
11:30-3:30 Stand-up Paddleboard Demonstrations
SoKen SUP, Kayak Launch (far end of Waterfront Park)
2-3pm Live Music: Double Entendre
3:30-5pm Live Music: The Pat Pepin Project
5:30-7pm Live Music: Runaway Home
7:30pm Kennebec Savings Bank Talent Show
9pm Gardiner Federal Credit Union Fireworks
by Central Maine Pyrotechnics

Location Downtown Gardiner