For generations, the Catawba River has shaped the economic vitality of the region and remains a public commons of immeasurable recreational value. Catawba RiverFest will promote a greater appreciation of this vital waterway. The day-long event will highlight a variety of conservation groups and their ongoing projects working to improve the quality of life for people and animals along the river. Join us at the Paddy's Creek Area from 10 A.M. - 3 P.M. Admission is Free. Enjoy music by Strictly Clean and Decent, food, educational exhibits, a live raptor release at 10:30 a.m., a water derby, canoe & kayak races with prizes, and try out canoes and kayaks for free.