The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford announces Milford’s largest annual outdoor event, the Riverwalk Freedom Festival, will take place Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 5 to 7.
The series of events kicks off Thursday, Sept. 5, with the Fourth Annual Smile for Freedom 5K Run and 3K Walk.
Friday, Sept. 6 is the 2nd Annual Operation Giveback, where armed forces veterans and current military will be honored. There will be an opening ceremonies parade at 5 p.m., and activities continue until 9. The evening will conclude with fireworks.
On Saturday the festival runs from 9 a.m. until 1 a.m. on Sunday. Activities include 100 vendors; BK Party Rentals Inflatable Zone; a Kids Korner with a dunk tank, petting zoo, pony rides, shows and games; a First Responders Tug of War at 11 a.m.; the first ever Burgers-N-Beans Burger Eating Contest at noon in Bicentennial Park; the popular Duck Dash at 2 p.m.; free paddleboat rides; Southern Delaware Street Rods Car Show and more. This year a Cheers to Heroes Scavenger Hunt will be the final event of the festival, running Saturday night from 5 p.m. to Sunday morning at 1 a.m.
The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford and Milford Parks and Recreation Department host this event with the financial contributions of members and the support of the community.
The chamber is currently seeking donations and sponsorships to help with the cost of the fireworks. For more information about donating to the fireworks or sponsoring the Smile for Freedom 5K/3K Run Walk or any of the events, contact Sponsorship Chair Ruth Abbate at 302-674-2600.
Those interested in volunteering Thursday, Friday or Saturday may contact RWFF Chair Angela Dorey at 302-424-8459. There are many volunteer opportunities available.
Anyone interested in being an Operation Giveback vendor should contact Cheryl Doucette at 302-672-6435, Ext. 8.