River John festival set for July 18-26

By Chris Giles

Published on May 14, 2014

River John, It's Magic! That's the theme for this years' River John Festival Days, running from July 18 to 26. Sharpen your magic wands and brush off your wizard hats, because this festival is going to be bigger and better than ever.

You can find detailed information on the festival Facebook site (River John Festival Days) or visit the website at www.riverjohn.com.

The schedule is still being finalized, but it looks like the most popular events are back. All your old favourites — the Lobster Crate Run, Kayak Festival, Music on the Veranda, Run By the Sea, dances, breakfasts and Lawnmower Races — will be there.

Don't forget the events for the kids, such as the Children’s' parade, Drive In Theatres, Cup Cake Decorating and the Scrabble Walk.

New events include the antique car show, a beach rock sculptures contest and scavenger hunts.

To top it all off, in true wizard style, are the fireworks that anyone will tell you are absolutely magical.

There’s a lot to see and do at this years' River John Festival Days. I'll meet you there.

Chris Giles is a member of the Publicity Committee for River John Festival Days. He can be reached at gilesc1950@hotmail.ca.