Three Rivers Water Festival to return this year

(Alek Haak-Frost|Watershed Voice)

By Barb Penny, Water Festival press chair

As freezing temperatures continue to envelop the Three Rivers area, a group of hardworking volunteers has already begun to plan the 2021 64th annual Three Rivers Water Festival. The annual event, considered by many to be the unofficial start of the summer season in Three Rivers, will run from noon Thursday, June 17, through Saturday evening, June 19. 

Water Festival promises to feature many familiar favorites, as well as some new and exciting family-oriented activities. This year’s Festival will return following the first-ever cancellation of last year’s event, made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Planners promise to take precautions to keep vendors, participants, and attendees safe by altering the formats of some of the activities. They ask for everyone’s patience and understanding in adjusting to these precautions.

The Water Festival will feature many returning favorites, including the annual kick-off parade, Kids Zone, the popular Car Show, a 5K/1 mile fun run, Monster Truck rides, the Arts and Crafts Show in Scidmore Park, food vendors, a concert followed by the popular fireworks display, and many more crowd pleasers.

Area residents are encouraged to watch for more details about this annual event as the Festival approaches. Continuing updates are available at the Three Rivers Water Festival Facebook page, as well as at