Greater Gardiner River Festival

Saturday, June 23rd, All Day

Downtown Gardiner along Water Street & Waterfront Park

Brought to you by:

US CELL of Gardiner


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!   


Greater Gardiner River Festival Sponsorship  Opportunities

click here: Sponsorship Value Proposition – GGRF 2018


We need volunteers to help make this free community event a success!

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We are updating our activities for 2018, browse below our list of activities from 2017 



Saturday, June 23rd – 9am to 9:30pm


Food & Novelty Vendors, Waterfront Park, ALL DAY

17th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair in Historic Downtown Gardiner, 10am-4pm

Community Organization Showcase at the Waterfront Park, 10am-4pm

Blacksmith Demonstration with Rob Stevens & Zach Lee, Waterfront Park, 10am-4pm

Free Boat Rides on the Kennebec with Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, Time 11am-4pm

Gardiner Federal Credit Union Fireworks, Waterfront park, 9pm-9:30pm


Starting at 7am

Ice Cream for Breakfast unlimited ice cream, bounce house, face painting, crafts and more, The Boys and Girls Club of Kennebec Valley, 14 Pray Street,  7am-11am


Starting at 8am

Women of Christ Church Festival pancake Breakfast ($), 1 Dresden Ave, 8am-10am

Women of Christ Church Lawn Sale, 1 Dresden Ave, 8am-10am


Starting at 9am

Yoga on the Boardwalk with Kim Nixon, Waterfront Park, 9am-10am*

Library Book Sale, Gardiner Public Library, 9am-4pm


Starting at 10am at the Waterfront

Blacksmith Demonstration with Rob Stevens & Zach Lee*

Story Walk and Nature Hunt with Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta

Make a Natural Flower Crown and Fairy Homes in the Fairy Village

Bubble Wand and Bubble Painting with Children’s Discovery Museum

Robot Demonstrations with Gardiner Iron Tigers Robotics Team

Face painting, balloons, popcorn, and kids activities with Grace Community Chapel

Magic Wand Craft and Wish Board with Augusta Housing

Children’s Activity Table with Food For Thought Backpack Program

Homemade Hula Hoops with Girl Scouts of Maine

Games for Seniors and Children with Oldies but Goodies

Hockey and Skating Activities with Skating Association of Maine

Rubber Duck Races with Silhouette Project

Giant Jenga and other activities with Gardiner Democratic Committee

Throughout the Day

Josh Landry’s Live Chainsaw Show, Waterfront Park, 11am-12pm

Ampersand Dance Performance, Johnson Hall Mini Park, 11am-11:45am

Balloon Animals, Waterfront Park, 12pm-4pm

Jack Duggins Music, Johnson Hall Mini Park, 12pm-1pm

Logan Johnston, Johnson Hall Mini Park, 1pm – 2pm

Spare Parts Band, Waterfront Stage, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Josh Landry’s Live Chainsaw Show, Waterfront Park, 1pm-2pm

OC and the Offbeats, Waterfront Stage, 4pm – 5:30pm

Josh Landry’s Live Chainsaw Show, Waterfront park, 3pm-4pm

Capital Area Drum Circle,  Pump Deck, 4pm – 6pm

Lexi James, Waterfront Stage, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Gardiner Talent Show brought to you by Kennebec Savings Bank, Waterfront Stage, 7:45pm-9pm

Gardiner Federal Credit Union’s Fireworks,  Waterfront park, 9pm-9:30pm


*Schedule is subject to change, please check back often for up-to-date information*  Events with * indicate weather permitting


Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors: