Riverfest in Little Rock will hold its 40th anniversary celebration starting at 1PM Sunday, June 4, in the River Market District. All members of the community are invited to celebrate this milestone.

According to the press release, admission to the event is $5 (children 10 & under are free) at the gate. Ticket holders to the Riverfest music festival will gain free admission. The celebration will include a full day of family-friendly events, capped off with a performance by Morris Day & The Time at 7:15PM, followed by the First Security Bank fireworks display at 9PM.

“We’re really looking forward to throwing it back to 1977 – the year Riverfest was founded – during this 40th celebration. Those who attended Riverfest in the early years will feel a sense of nostalgia with Sunday’s events,” said DeAnna Korte, the festival’s executive director.

The 40th anniversary events include:

Food Vendors

Art & Craft Vendors

Carnival Rides

Riverfest Treasure Hunt

Professional and Amateur Cake Decorating Competition

Celebrity Dunking Booth

The PK Grill Steak Cook-off

Stick Pony Races

Crafts and Face Painting

Crawl through Box City

Hero and Construction Zones

Heifer International Petting Zoo

Performances by local and regional bands

An attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most sparklers lit at one time

… and much more.

The first 1,000 festival goers through the gates will receive a free 40th anniversary koozie sponsored by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

The following local and regional acts will perform throughout the weekend:

Amasa Hines

Andy Frasco

Big Piph & Tomorrow Maybe

Brother Moses

Dazz & Brie


Here Come The Mummies

Jack Ferrara


Runaway Planet

Split Lip Rayfield

Tank & The Bangas

Vintage Pistol


For more information, visit RiverfestArkansas.com or follow the Riverfest Facebook and Instagram accounts. Tickets are available at RiverfestArkansas.com/tickets.

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