RIVERBOAT DAYS 2016: Friday, July 29 to Sunday, August 7
Starting the August long weekend, Riverboat Days is the largest community festival in northwest British Columbia, highlighting the culture and heritage of the area. The longstanding crowd-gatherers of the Legion Parade, the Fireworks over Ferry Island , Beach Blast Volleyball, and Concerts in the Park never fail to please. Concerts features the best music from around the northwest, held outdoors in the centrepiece of Riverboat Days, George Little Park. What a treat for the 2015 Saturday evening headliner: Kenny Shields & Streetheart--Juno award winners and a string of gold and platinum records! And this year's Fireworks was better than ever thanks to additional corporate sponsorship.
The 2015 program was the largest ever, with more than 60 events offered over 10 days. Highlights included another jaw-dropping Freestyle Motocross Madness as fans witnessed amazing aerial acrobatics on motorcycles outside the Skeena Mall, top ranked talent in Elite Black Belts Taekwondo and high energy, inspiring theatre for kids brought to us by Victoria’s Story Theatre. The arts were everywhere with talks, exhibitions and workshops through integration within Riverboat Days of the Terrace & District Arts Council Summer Arts Festival. And in just its second year the Street Fair Medley has become a favoured place to be on the second weekend of Riverboat Days
Riverboat Days is an entire week to share the history, the culture and simply the unequalled natural setting around Terrace. So for 2016 encourage that child to join a crafts workshop at Heritage Park, sample delicious fare in the "Tastes of Terrace" tour, enter a team in the Riverboat Day's Soccer Tournament or join a walking tour of the downtown and learn some surprising stories about the area's history. From quiet and reflective art exhibits to loud and fast auto racing, that's Riverboat Days.
The 2015 schedule can still be viewed or download by clicking the button on the right. The 2015 Concerts in the Park line-up can be accessed by selecting the "Concerts in the Park" poster at the bottom of this page. "Preliminary" Registration Forms for 2016 Riverboat Days Events and for George Little Park Vendors are found under "Riverboat Days 2016" in the menu in the left column. Feel free to register now but rates and rules may change as planning for Riverboat Days 2016 commences in earnest later this winter. Legion Parade forms will be posted around April15, 2016. Also under "Riverboat Days 2016" are other resources to help you plan your days, including a 2015 events' location map, daily event list and event list classified by target audience and themes. Still got questions?: firstname.lastname@example.org
At any time, we encourage you to discuss your ideas with members of the Society Executive for new events or suggestions to make Riverboat Days even better. The Executive is listed on the "About Us" page. If you don't know any of these people, you can get contact information through the George Little House or City of Terrace Recreation Department. We are always open to new members of the organizing committee.