Team Haverhill Announces River Ruckus 2017
Team Haverhill announces River Ruckus 2017, a fun-filled, free, day-long festival on Saturday September 23, 2017, from noon to 8:30 p.m., at the Riverfront Cultural District. Team Haverhill’s River Ruckus will feature a Classic Car show, live bands from The River 92.5, a Kids Zone, “A Taste of Haverhill,” a Beer Garden with a choice of brews, and a spectacular firework show over the Merrimack River. The complete schedule is available at www.riverruckus.com. Team Haverhill’s River Ruckus is sponsored by New York Life Insurance Company, Haverhill Bank, Pentucket Bank, the Greater Haverhill Foundation, MedExpress, UMass Lowell, Pentucket Medical, Lowell Five, the Haverhill Medical Offices of Anna Jaques Hospital, Haverhill Cultural Council, and the Haverhill Rotary Club. Additional sponsors are still pending.
The day kicks off at noon with the Classic Car show on Washington Street in the heart of the Riverfront Cultural District. Classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods and specialty cars line up on Washington Street for three hours of viewing and chatting with their proud owners.
Next up on the River Ruckus Stage is the pre-show “warm-up” with Zumba at noon – and again at 3:30 p.m. With high energy music and professional instructors, Zumba is fun for the whole family. No experience necessary!
The River Ruckus Stage then features the biggest live music lineup in the history of the festival – with Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum, Anderson East, Neon Alley, Analog Heart, Gretchen & The Pickpockets, EJ Oullette, and Bliss. Visit www.riverruckus.com for set times.
Children’s activities at the Kids Zone include ‘Touch Tanks,’ provided by the Joppa Flats Mass Audubon Society (until 4 p.m.), a bouncy house, arts and crafts, games and more. New York Life representatives will provide child IDs.
Satisfy all your food cravings at “A Taste of Haverhill” with delectable offerings from The Chicken Connection, Artist Cafe, Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant, Haverhill Beef, Hobbsies, Your Place and Ours, Kona Ice, Carter’s Ice Cream, and Ryan’s. Our Harpoon Beer Garden will feature a tasty display of beers, including Harpoon Octoberfest and Harpoon Hoppy Adventure. Beer Garden patrons can get a great view of the music while enjoying a libation.
The grand finale is a spectacular display of fireworks over the Merrimack River at 8:00 pm.
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