‘Rockin’ The River Music and Arts Festival’ returns to Elba this Saturday

Published 7:30 am Wednesday, May 1, 2024

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Get ready to experience the ultimate celebration of music, arts, and classic cars at the highly anticipated Rockin’ the River Music & Arts Festival and Foggy Bottom Cruisers Car Show.

This year’s event will be held in downtown Elba on Saturday, May 4, and will offer an array of activities and entertainment for the entire family.

Taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the square in downtown Elba, attendees can look forward to a jam-packed day of excitement. From captivating live music performances by talented local artists to engaging artist demonstrations and free arts and crafts activities, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Additionally, a variety of delicious offerings from food trucks will tantalize taste buds, ensuring no one goes hungry during the festivities.

But that’s not all – kids will have a blast bouncing around in the inflatable obstacle course at TigerTown Park and getting up close and personal with adorable animals at the free petting zoo.

Art enthusiasts will be delighted to explore the Art Exhibition showcasing works from local artists. This exhibition will display a diverse range of artistic talent from the community. Visitors can browse the exhibition at The Elba Library.

For pet lovers, the festival will feature a Pet Pageant, where furry friends can strut their stuff and compete for titles.

One of the highlights of the event is the beloved rubber ducky race at the riverfront. Participants can test their luck and cheer on their duck as it races down the river, vying for the title of the ultimate champion. The funds raised from the Rubber Ducky race go to benefit the Coffee County Chapter of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

For automotive enthusiasts, the Foggy Bottom Cruisers Car Show promises to be a spectacle not to be missed. Classic car aficionados will have the opportunity to admire pristine vintage vehicles lining the streets around the Coffee County Courthouse. Car owners interested in showcasing their prized possessions can register for the show starting at 8 a.m. on the day of the event.

Folks who love history will want to make sure to stop by Recollections and visit the Pop-Up Elba History Museum put on by the Elba Historic Preservation Alliance.

For those looking to break a sweat, the festival will also host a 5K race starting at 9 a.m. Participants can enjoy a scenic route through downtown Elba while supporting a good cause. Registration for the 5K race will be open on-site from 7:30 a.m.

For more information about the event, please visit www.rockintheriverelba.com.