POINT PLEASANT — The fun starts tonight at the riverfront park, with Hayes Concessions and an array of food, Two River Junction providing the entertainment, and hand-dipped ice cream provided by the Point Pleasant River Museum.
Tribute to the River, one of the larger summer fundraisers for the museum, continues through the day on Saturday with breakfast at the river, towboat tours, children’s games, sternwheel parade, and many more events.
The line-up, beginning tonight: Hayes concessions opens at 6:30 p.m.; Two River Junctions plays at 8 p.m.; hand-dipped ice cream will be available all evening.
Saturday’s events will be as follows:
6 a.m.: Breakfast at the river with Wilma and Tom of First Light Cafe.
9 a.m.: Begin tours of working towboat.
10 a.m.: Point Pleasant River Museum opens for browsing; visitors will have the opportunity to experience the pilothouse simulator and see the 2,400-gallon Ohio River fishtank.
Also at 10 a.m., Hayes Concessions will open with a full menu and hand-dipped ice-cream in vanilla, chocolate, cherry nut and butter pecan.
11 a.m. River stop whistle blow.
Also at 11 a.m., Sign-ups at information desk for cornhole and line throw. There are cash prizes for both of these events.
Noon: Children’s games and contests; Riverworks Discovery presentation; cornhole and line throw competitions begin.
2 p.m. Sternwheel boat parade.
6 p.m. Memorial service for deceased rivermen.
7 p.m. Performance by the Tr-State Mountain Dulcimer Society.
8 p.m. Elimination drawing.
8:30 p.m. Sam Stephens, one-man band.