event listing Treasure Day Link Riverfront Cocktail Party Concert in the Park House Decorating Contest Bill Oliver runs Riverton 4th of July Parade National Anthem Park Festivities Downhill Race Pet Pageant Raft Race


Treasure Day - Townwide Yard Sale
Saturday May 9th. Optional rain date May 16th. 8am - 3pm.

The tradition continues! The Riverton 4th of July Commitee invites you to hunt for treasures at our community’s 100-plus yard sales!
There is a $10 nonrefundable fee to register.

Questions can be directed to Terri Laverty (856) 829-0989.

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Riverfront Cocktail Party
Sponsored by the Riverton Fourth of July Committee
Saturday June 27th
7:30-11:30 pm
On the Pier at the Riverton Yacht Club
Music • Dancing • Appetizers • Open Bar • DJ


Rain or shine event. No one under 21 admitted.

Tickets - $30

Tickets available at The Riverton Library, Beneficial Bank, Anthony Jewelers, or you may contact Nancy Grimes at 829-8786.

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Join us as the Circle of Friends
& the Riverton 4th Of July Committee presents:

Craig Bickhardt & Band

The Flamin' Caucasians

(Rockin' the region for 30 years!)
SUNDAY, June 28th
5 pm
Riverton Park

Bring lawn chairs and bug spray.
Food available for purchase beginning at 5 pm.


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4th of July House Decorating Contest
Friday, July 3rd.

Deck out your house for the 4th! Spangle your stars! Spiff up your stripes! Help make our town red, white and blue!

First Priz:e $100 • Second Prize: $75 • Third Prize: $50

Call 786-2088 to sign up!

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Bill Oliver Run for Fun

* * * * RESULTS * * * *

Saturday, July 4th. Rain or Shine.

Official 5K Race
Sanctioned by the U.S. Track & Field Association
8:30 Start MAP

5K Race • $10 pre-registration
$20 day of event at Sacred Heart Parking Lot
Registration/Packet Pick-up for both races begins at 6:30 am
& closes at 8:00 am


1-Mile Run For Fun
Run the Parade Route & Be Cheered by Thousands!
9:30 Start • Route Same as last year.

1-Mile Run For Fun • $5 registration fee
Day of event at Sacred Heart Parking Lot
Registration/Packet Pick-up for both races begins at 6:30 am
& closes at 8:00 am


or mail in form:Mailable Registration Form


Pre-registration by mail or pay online
flyer/form in local businesses
or by calling Gary Grimes, registrar
at (856) 829-8786 or email

Shirts to first 300 registered.
Awards to winners in multiple categories

Downloadable BROCHURE

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118th Riverton 4th of July Children's Parade
Saturday, July 4th, 10am

No registration is required to participate in the Riverton 4th of July Parade. Please see the details below for line-up locations on the day of the parade.

$100 AWARD

( No advertising, company signage, or promotions permitted )

All participants must be on the riverbank not later
than 9:30 a.m. prepared to march in the parade.

Bikes, Strollers, Kiddie Cars - Baptist Home Driveway

Floats - First Block of Lippincott Avenue facing the river.

Classic Automobiles - MUST BE 25 YEARS OR OLDER!
River side of riverbank south of Lippincott Avenue. Cars newer than 1989 must wait until they are old enough to participate! Commercial vehicles advertising products or services prohibited.

Fire Companies - Bank Avenue north of Main, facing south.

Parade Dignitaries - Councils, Clergy, County/State Officials • Meet at the foot of Main Street on the south sidewalk.

Marching Bands & Musical Groups - Location will be made by arrangement with the parade coordinator.

All Other Groups / Individuals Not Listed - Look for location signs on riverbank and/or seek out a parade offical for assistance. Parade officials will be walking the riverbank the day of the parade and will be happy to assist you.

Please contact Suzanne Cairns Wells, Parade Co-Coordinator, at 829-5833 to inquire about participation.  Lineup location and details about the day of the event can be directed to Casey Foedisch, Parade Co-Coordinator, at 786-2088.

We look forward to seeing you the day of the parade!

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National Anthem & Award & Recognition Ceremony
July 4th - immediately following the parade, approximately 11:30 am
Near the greased pole in Riverton Park

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Park Game & Festivities
July 4th - Immediately after the Parade (11:45am approx.)
Refreshments & lots of free fun activites!
•Backyard Challenge
•Pony and camel rides
•Moon bounce
•Games, petting zoo
•Face painting
•Carriage rides
•Live music from Friends Band,
•Greased pole
•...and fun!

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Joe Zaneski Downhill Race
July 4th - 2:30pm
NEW LOCATION! Elm Terrace at Park Ave.

Prizes Awarded in 2 Categories
(Adults win bragging rights!)

Age Categories
CATEGORY ONE: Ages 5 through 10 years.
CATEGORY TWO: Ages 11 years to 17 years.
CATEGORY THREE: Kit Cars( One award only)
CATEGORY FOUR: Adult Class ( No prizes awarded )

Official Rules:
A. The vehicle must be between 3 to 8 feet in length.
B. Driver must be seated.
C. Helmets and Seat Belts required.
D. No open toed shoes!
E. All vehicles need a functioning brake.
F. No Skateboards, Bicycles or Scooters.
G. No powered vehicles.
H. Only one person (driver) allowed in vehicle.
I. Each vehicle may be entered in only one category.
J. Must have at least 4 wheels (max. wheel diameter: 10 inches)
Please build your racers for safety!

Registration Form

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Pet Pageant in the Park
July 4th, 3:30 pm at Riverton Memorial Park.
Sponsored by The Riverton Free Library

Pets! Have your owners bring you to this
extravaganza of assorted critters!

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Great Annual Riverton Raft Race
July 4th -
4:30 pm check in & registration
5:00 pm One Canoe Race, one kayak race, one paddleboard race
Raft Race commences immediately after the first three races.
Bank Avenue North of Riverton Yacht Club

MULTIPLE PRICES FOR EACH RACE Commemorating the 150th ANNIVERSARY of The Riverton Yacht Club

First Place
First raft to cross the finish line.

The Iron Pier Trophy
The highest honor, awarded to the craft with the
best harmony of creativity & engineering.
Chosen from the first fifteen rafts to finish.

The Glamour Award
Awarded to the best dressed crew.

The Flotsam & Jetsam Award
Awarded to the raft more likely to
cause a spectacle than win the race.

Tom Sawyer Award
Awarded to the most creative junior raft that
finishes the race, open to ages 12 to 18.

Sadie Hawkins Award
Awarded to the most creative raft with an
all women crew that finishes the race.

— Safety —

• All participants must wear U.S. Coast Guard approved lifejackets during the race.
• All participants must wear shoes or sandals at all times before, during, and after the race.
• For every two crew members under twelve, there must be one adult on the raft.
• Anyone acting without regard for the safety of others and themselves, will be disqualified and required to leave the race. This includes all fireworks.
• No spectators are permitted on the floating docks. Children under 12 are required to wear Coast Guard approved life jackets to be on the pier

— Construction of Rafts —
• All rafts must be homemade.
• Any type of boat or surfboard is not permitted.
• Each raft must carry a minimum of four passengers.
• Rafts must be human powered.
• Commercially manufactured paddles are not permitted.
• Oarlocks are not permitted.
• Parts and materials commercially manufactured specifically for nautical purpose are not permitted.
• All rafts must have a flag staff to fly the Raft Race flag while finishing.
• Competitors are required to remove their rafts and clean up their trash immediately after the race.

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