RIVERBOAT DAYS 2017: Friday, August 4 to Sunday, August 13
Starting the August long weekend, Riverboat Days is the largest community festival in northwest British Columbia, highlighting the culture and heritage of the area. The longstanding crowd-gatherers of the Legion Parade , the Fireworks over Ferry Island, Beach Blast Volleyball, and Concerts in the Park never fail to please. Concerts features the best music from around the northwest, held outdoors in the centrepiece of Riverboat Days, George Little Park. What a perfect band we had in 2016 for a summer Saturday evening headliner: The Stampeders--gold and platinum records galore with huge hits like Sweet City Woman and Wild Eyes. And there was another spectacular Fireworks thanks to a second year of additional corporate sponsorship.
The 2016 program boasted more than 70 events offered over 10 days. Popular events included another jaw-dropping Freestyle Motocross Madness where fans witness amazing aerial acrobatics on motorcycles outside the Skeena Mall, top ranked talent in Black Belt Battles Taekwondo, competitive tournaments in soccer and slo-pitch and autoracing in straight lines and circles. The arts were everywhere with talks, exhibitions and workshops through integration within Riverboat Days of the Terrace & District Arts Council Summer Arts Festival. There was even Opera! And the Street Fair Medley has become a favoured place to be on the second weekend of Riverboat Days--music, street art, a kiddies parade and magic with renowned BC magician Leif David.
Riverboat Days is an entire week to share the history, the culture and simply the unequalled natural setting around Terrace. So for 2017 encourage that child to join a crafts workshop at Heritage Park, sample delicious fare in the "Tastes of Terrace" tour, enter a team in the Riverboat Day's Soccer Tournament or join a walking tour of the downtown and learn some surprising stories about the area's history. From quiet and reflective art exhibits to loud and fast auto racing, that's Riverboat Days.
The 2016 schedule can still be viewed or download by clicking the button on the right. Registration Forms for the Legion Riverboat Days Parade are found under "Riverboat Days 2016" in the menu in the left column. The 2016 Parade theme was "All Aboard for an Adventure!" Also under "Riverboat Days 2016" are other resources to help you plan your days, including a 2016 events' location map, daily event list and event list classified by target audience and themes. Still got questions?: firstname.lastname@example.org
At any time, we encourage you to discuss your ideas with members of the Society Executive for new events or suggestions to make Riverboat Days even better. The Executive is listed on the "About Us" page. If you don't know any of these people, you can get contact information through the George Little House or City of Terrace Recreation Department. We are always open to new members of the organizing committee.