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Wild and Scenic Red River Fest
May 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Red River Fest is an event that celebrates the Wild & Scenic Red River, the only waterway in Kentucky that has this invaluable designation from the National Wild & Scenic River System which keeps it free-flowing and protected. Come enjoy a fun, family-friendly day on the water and at the Powell County Lions Club Park for local/regional music, food, local water info, and vendors. Red Riverfest was created by the local non-profit watershed group, Friends of Red River who works to protect, restore, and celebrate the Red River through cleanups, environmental education, access, policy, and fun events. 2020 event partners include the Friends of Red River, Explore Kentucky Initiative, Powell County Tourism, Powell County Lions Club, and Red River Watershed.
For the folks who want an endurance challenge and appreciate nostalgia, there is also the Historic Red River Canoe Race, a revival of the event that ran from 1967- 1980s which runs almost 30 miles from the heart of the Red River Gorge to Stanton, KY. The event is part of the Waterman Series’ 2020 season. #RedRiverFest #ExploreKentucky