Greater Gardiner River Festival Brought To You By US Cellular of Gardiner

Saturday, June 18, All Day

Downtown Gardiner along Water Street & Waterfront Park

Brought to you by:

US CELL of Gardiner


Unfortunately due to a problem with one of the boats we will be unable to offer free boat rides during the event. Luckily we have many other great activities you can take advantage of planned throughout the day, including free kayak demos on the river and a Gardiner/Hallowell water taxi ride for $5. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

A kickoff to the Kennebec Valley’s “Whatever Family Festival”, highlights include an open-air craft fair on historic Water Street, live music, active outdoor “field day” events for all ages, and the Gardiner Federal Credit Union Fireworks!

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Click for more information about June 18th Water Taxi to and from Hallowell.

Schedule of Events:Click here for a printable event schedule

Friday, June 17, Day Before Event:

Free Waterfront Concert: Muddy Ruckus, Waterfront Park, 7:30PM-9PM
Pyro City Fireworks, Waterfront Park, 9PM-9:30PM

Saturday, June 18th
Happening At Waterfront Park

Food & Novelty Vendors, ALL DAY
Robot Driving Demos With The Gardiner Robotics Club, 9AM-2PM
Fish Printmaking With Upstream, 9AM-1PM

Zumba on the Boardwalk With Curves, 10AM-10:30PM
Corn Hole Games With The Farmers Market, 10AM-2PM
Giant Jenga Games With The Gardiner Center For Stress Management, 10AM-2PM
Kids Games And Prizes With The Gardiner Food Co-op, 10AM-2PM
Photos & Fun With Subman from Gardiner Subway, 10AM-2PM
Community Organization Showcase, 10AM-4PM
Disc Golf Demos with Augusta Disc Golf, 10AM-4PM
Hockey Shooting Activity with The Ice Vault, 10AM-4PM

Live Music: The Spare Parts Band, 11AM-12:30PM
Yoga Classes With Zardus Art Of Massage, 11AM-12:30 PM
Giant Lawn Twister With Gardiner Federal Credit Union, 11AM-3PM
Fairy House Workshop Building Activity, 11AM-3PM
Story Walk/Nature Hunt With Augusta Literacy Volunteers, 11AM-3PM
Bubble Activity Station With Childrens Discovery Museum, 11AM-3PM

Free Paddleboard & Kayak Demos With Seaspray Kayaking, 12PM-4PM
Gardiner/Hallowell Water Taxi, $5, Limited Availability, 12PM-5PM
Belly Dancing Class With Zardus Art Of Massage, 12:30PM-2PM

Live Music: The Whitefields, 1PM-2:30PM
Clay Sturgeon Interactive Art Project, 1PM-5PM
Face Painting With Gardiner Subway, 1:30PM-4PM

Music Together Workshop With Zardus Art of Massage, 2PM-3PM
Gardiner Fire Department Ladder Truck Demo, 2PM-4PM
July 4th Crafts, with Community Health & Counseling Services, 2PM-6PM

Live Music: The Sump Pumps, 3PM-4:30PM
Community Drum Circle, 3PM-5PM
Hula Hooping Activities, 3PM-5PM

Live Music: The Little Pat Colwell Band, 5PM-6:30PM
Johnson Hall’s Early Evening Variety Show, 7PM-8:45PM
Gardiner Federal Credit Union’s Fireworks, 9PM-9:30PM


Happening On Water Street

Book Sale at Gardiner Public Library, 152 Water St, 9AM-3PM
15th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, All Along Water St, 10AM- 4PM: 
40 Quality Maine Artists, Artisans & Specialty Food Vendors
Caricature Artist ($) On Water St, 10AM-4PM
Ampersand Dance Performance in Johnson Park, 11AM-12PM
LuLaRoe Pop Up Boutique at Ampersand, 293 Water St, 11AM-4PM
Upcycling Craft Activity at Lamb & Vine, 215 Water St, 11AM-1PM
Live Music: Nick Perry in Johnson Park, 12PM-1PM
2nd Annual Hot Sauce Challenge at Main E Market Etc, 310 Water St, 12PM
Denny Buster Challenge With Dennis’ Pizza On Water St, 12PM
Live Entertainment:Juggling Variety Show in Johnson Park, 1PM-2PM


Happening Around Gardiner

Pancake Breakfast at Christ Church ($), 1 Dresden Ave, 8AM-9:30AM
Yard Sale at Gardiner Boys & Girls Club, 14 Pray St, 8:30AM-12PM
Yard Sale at Christ Church, 1 Dresden Ave, 10AM-2PM
Baked Bean Supper ($), United Methodist Church, Highland Ave, 5PM-6PM


 The Greater Gardiner River Festival Is Made Possible With Support From:







Lapointe Lumber  GoslineGroup_1x2   Elliot Office Products   ideal-porta-potty


Candle in the Window Country and Primitive Decor

American Legion Smith Wiley Post 4

G & E Roofing

Burt’s Security Center

Subway of Gardiner

Country Fare, Inc.



If your group or business would like to be a part of the event by hosting activities for our “field day” or by being a part of the Community Showcase, view the Organization Registration GGRF 2016

Are you an area business that would like to sponsor the event?  Find out how much we love our sponsors here:Sponsorship Value Proposition – GGRF 2016