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SEPTEMBER 2–4, 2022

11AM-11PM

COURT STREET LANDING RIVERFRONT

PORTSMOUTH, OHIO

RIVER DAYS

River Days is an annual festival held in Portsmouth, Ohio along the Ohio River. River Days is the longest continuous running festival in Ohio, celebrating 59 years in 2022! The festival occurs every year over Labor Day weekend with 4 action-packed days of live music, children's activities, boat races, and lots of great food!

Image by Marcus Lenk

adopt your ducks!

The Ducky Derby is back for 2022! Adopt your ducks for a chance to win $1,000! Purchase them by clicking the link below. The race will take place on Sunday, September 4th at 5:30pm on the Ohio River at Court Street Landing. You do not need to be present to win.

Terms & Conditions apply, see River Days Festival Officials for more information.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, September 4th

11am: Midway opens with rides, games, vendor merchants, and food trucks

12pm–2pm: Children's activities at York Park, presented by Candyland Children's Museum

11am–5pm: Jet Ski Racing & Water Sports on the river with Typhoon Tommy & American Freestyle Tour

5:00pm: Ducky Derby Launch on the River

5:15pm: Announce 2022 Queens

5:30pm: Ducky Derby Winner Announced

6:30pm-8pm: McGuffey Lane

8:30pm–10:15pm: Chris Higbee

 

WHEN: September 2-4, 2022, 11am–11pm each day

WHERE: Court Street Landing, Riverfront, Portsmouth, OH

COST: Free!

 

Friday, September 2nd

11am: Midway opens with rides, games, vendor merchants, and food trucks

5pm: Opening Ceremony

5:15pm: Introduction on River Days Contestants

7:30PM–11:30PM: Bad Habits, Jacob TolLiver and Million Dollar Quartet


 

Saturday, September 3rd

11am: Midway opens with rides, games, vendor merchants, and food trucks

11am: Parade starts from Spartan Stadium

1pm: Queens Luncheon at SSU Ballroom

11:30am–5pm: Jet Ski Racing & Water Sports on the river with Typhoon Tommy & American Freestyle Tour

6:30pm: Miss River Days Pageant at SSU Gymnasium.

7pm–8:30pm: Direct Energy

9pm–10:30pm: Neal McCoy

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2022 River Days Parade

Be part of this longstanding tradition, walk in the River Days parade with your organization this year!

Are you interested in being a vendor at River Days 2022?

Whether a food vendor, a craft vendor, an entertainer, or another type of vendor, please contact us via the button below to receive more information about becoming a vendor at River Days.