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American Queen to dock again at Clarksville’s McGregor Park, Friday

 

Clarksville Montgomery County Convention and Visitors BureauClarksville, TN – The American Queen of the American Queen Steamboat Company will be making another stop at McGregor Park on October 31st.

Make your way down to the Cumberland River on Friday, and you can see the largest steamboat in the world dock. There you can take look at the massive American Queen, a “genteel, floating antebellum mansion”, as their website describes it.

American Queen back in Clarksville, Friday

American Queen back in Clarksville, Friday

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Austin Peay State University ROTC Conducts “BLITZ” Training on Cumberland River

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Anyone driving down Riverside Drive on September 9th might have seen a peculiar sight on the Cumberland River near McGregor Park. Two zodiacs—black inflatable military boats—were crossing the river filled with Austin Peay State University Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) cadets. The cadets were rowing fervently to get to the other side of the river, retrieve two mock casualties and transport them back to the APSU campus.

The mission was part of the ROTC program’s weekly Tuesday morning BLITZ. One cadet is chosen each week to lead the squad in a predetermined mission that creates an environment of adversity, both physically and mentally.

APSU ROTC Students undertaking a BLITZ training mission on the Cumberland River

APSU ROTC Students undertaking a BLITZ training mission on the Cumberland River

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Clarksville’s Riverfest volunteer prize winner announced by Clarksville Parks and Recreation

 

2014 RiverfestClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce the winners of the Riverfest volunteer prize.

The ROTC program at Austin Peay State University will be awarded the $500.00 cash prize for providing the highest number of volunteer hours served at the 2014 Riverfest celebration held September 5th and 6th at McGregor Park.

Riverfest Volunteer winners announced.

Riverfest Volunteer winners announced.

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High temperatures dominate Clarksville’s 2014 Riverfest Festival opening day

 

2014 RiverfestClarksville, TN – The opening day of Riverfest was summed up in one word, hot! I was sweating from the moment I arrived at 5:00pm, until I left at 11:00pm. A chance of rain had been forecast but thankfully did not appear, or it would’ve made it even more humid.

Crowds begin trickling in shortly before the 5:00pm opening, and things picked up steadily through the evening. Turnout was lower than expected but that was likely due to people avoiding the heat, and the forecast showers.

A young girl plays in the bubbles at the Tiffany's Spa booth in the Family Fun Zone

A young girl plays in the bubbles at the Tiffany’s Spa booth in the Family Fun Zone

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Clarksville’s Riverfest 2014 begins tonight with Entertainment from Nine different Bands

 

Jon Royce Band to headline

2014 RiverfestClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville, Miller Lite and Agero invites everyone to come out tonight, Friday, September 5th, to the 27th annual Riverfest Celebration at McGregor Park on the banks of the Cumberland River. Admission is free to this two day music and arts festival.

This year’s festival features local, regional and national entertainers and is a great event for the entire family. Tonight, nine bands will perform on two stages and are guaranteed to entertain and excite those in attendance.

Jon Royce Band headlines Friday night at Riverfest.

Jon Royce Band headlines Friday night at Riverfest.

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Clarksville’s Riverfest Festival Information, Parking and Riverside Drive Lane Closures announced

 

2014 RiverfestClarksville, TN – There will be lane closures on Riverside Drive for Clarksville’s Riverfest Festival starting Friday, September 5th through Saturday, September 6th, 2014.

Traffic will be slower moving than usual during this time period, so we recommend drivers plan alternate routes or give themselves plenty of time to travel to their destination.

Free parking will be available at Austin Peay State University’s Dunn Center parking lot.

Riverside Drive Lane Closures for Riverfest to begin Friday, September 5th through Saturday, September 6th.

Riverside Drive Lane Closures for Riverfest to begin Friday, September 5th through Saturday, September 6th.

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Clarksville’s Riverfest to hold 1st Annual 52 Hour Film Festival presented by CDE Lightband this Saturday

 

2014 RiverfestClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s Riverfest Celebration has added a new addition to it’s two-day music and arts festival scheduled for September 5th and 6th, 2014 at McGregor Park. The first annual 52-Hour Film Festival, presented by the Clarksville Department of Electricity, will take place Saturday, September 6th.

The 52 Hour Film Festival will put filmmakers from all over Middle Tennessee in a competition for a chance to win big!

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Clarksville’s Riverfest Celebration kicks off tomorrow night, September 5th

 

2014 RiverfestClarksville, TN – The 27th annual Riverfest Celebration begins tomorrow night, September 5th and continues Saturday, September 6th, 2014 on the banks of the Cumberland River at McGregor Park. Riverfest, a celebration of Clarksville’s river heritage, is brought to you by the City of Clarksville, Miller Lite and Agero.

The free two day music and arts festival features three stages of a variety of local, regional and nationally-known entertainers, delicious food, and fun for the entire family.

Clarksville's Riverfest 2014 begins Friday night, September 5th.

Clarksville’s Riverfest 2014 begins Friday night, September 5th.

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Clarksville’s Riverfest Adventure Zone needs Volunteers

 

2014 RiverfestClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s Riverfest Festival is in need of volunteers for the Adventure Zone this weekend. If you have the time please, volunteer for one or more of more of the following shifts at the festival.

Time slots: 9:45am–1:00pm; 12:45pm–4:00pm; and 3:45pm–7:00pm.

This area is located behind the O’Charley’s in Clarksville on Riverside Drive.

Volunteer for Clarksville's Riverfest Adventure Zone.

Volunteer for Clarksville’s Riverfest Adventure Zone.

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Clarksville’s Riverfest Regatta Registration Deadline is Wednesday, September 3rd

 

2014 RiverfestClarksville, TN – The registration deadline for the 8th Annual Riverfest Regatta is quickly approaching!  Participants can enter as a group (up to 8 people per entry) or as an individual.

The Riverfest Regatta is not your typical boat race. The boats racing down the Cumberland River Saturday morning, September 6th, will be made of cardboard or plastic bottles and a few other approved materials.

Clarksville's  Riverfest Regatta

Clarksville’s Riverfest Regatta

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