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Summer Riverfront Events

Beginning in April, Riverfront Park will begin offering a family, fun and Free event to the public.  These will take place the second Saturday of each month, through September 8th, 2012.  There will be Live Entertainment, Interactive Activities for children of all ages, Vendors and Cocktails will be available from the SandBAR!  The first event will take place on April 14th and run from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and will conclude with Fireworks!  Begin making your plans and we hope to see all of you there!

14 responses to "Summer Riverfront Events"

  1. trisha
    01-Mar-2012 04:54 PM

    that sounds great we love going to the river front
  2. pam brunson
    02-Mar-2012 12:01 AM

    why is it necessary to serve cocktails at family events... gee lets load our kids up go downtown for family fun and drive home buzzed.. is your conscience worth the money youll pull in off the alcohol?? The last thing i want at a family oriented event
    is alcohol when you have to be extremely aware of your surroundings due the high crime rate as of late.. we attend many events there and are always disappointed when alcohol is served.. dont people realize life is just as fun without it??
  3. Candice
    06-Mar-2012 12:27 PM

    If you feel that drinking is not something that you want to do, don't do it. Don't get me wrong, Pam, I agree with you. You have to remember that there are others in this world and we cannot control what everyone does, you are only responsible for you
    and your own, so do the best you can to be moral. Try not to be pessimistic. There is going to be politics in everything, they fund these joyous, "free occasions" with those cocktails. You want something family friendly usually you're going to have to spend
    a little.
  4. lin
    10-Mar-2012 02:58 PM

    I agree with pam. Candice is correct you dont have to participate, but the example of adults drinking and driving home buzzed is there for every child to observe. You CAN have fun with out alcohol and that should be the example set for the children and
    young adults. Let the ones who want to drink enjoy the free event and then leave and go to the downtown alley and have their fun.
  5. Mary Katherine Smith
    12-Mar-2012 02:00 PM

    Do you have other organizations partner with you each month?
  6. Moderator
    15-Mar-2012 09:30 AM

    Mary Katherine, At this time these vendors are scheduled throughout the summer. If there is any change, it will be posted.
  7. Brandi
    20-Mar-2012 09:06 AM

    No, people should not load their children up and leave buzzed. I think any responsible adult and parent would not do that. With that said, it's not for you, one person, to control and say what should happen. Yes, this is America, and we have freedom of
    speech here. I just think that people should be happy that there will be events happening that will boost the suffering economy. Gee...be positive about something!
  8. JoelenVaughn
    20-Mar-2012 10:34 AM

    Why is it that those of us that choose not to drink or have our children around those that drink (because some of them act like fools when they do) must be subjected to those that do? If you want to drink in front of your children that's fine but the rest
    of us should have a choice in the matter. It's like Jubilee, I won't bring my grandson and subject him to that kind of behavior so we miss out on the fun. Why do people feel that they must drink in order to have fun? Alcohol isn't served at the zoo and folks
    can still go there and have a good time. Guess that's where we will be all summer lol.
  9. Chill
    20-Mar-2012 12:33 PM

    To those concerned about the cocktails: do you make it a practice to only take your kids to places that do not serve any alcohol? Every time that you go out to eat with the kids you only go to restaurants with no bar? You don't take them to Biscuits games
    because adult beverages are served there? You don't take them to Jubilee Cityfest? Alcohol is served at many family oriented places. I think the city trusts that adults of legal drinking age know how to use their best judgement with that. I don't see any problem
    whatsoever with the cocktails available for those who wish to partake.
  10. Chill
    20-Mar-2012 12:36 PM

    I think this is a wonderful idea. Thank you to the city of Montgomery for planning these events. We went to something similar to this at the Riverfront in Chattanooga with our family and thoroughly enjoyed it.
  11. George
    20-Mar-2012 04:29 PM

    I would like to see a list of planned concerts at the ampitheater posted.
  12. Moderator
    21-Mar-2012 09:48 AM

    When there is confirmation of the performers they will be posted.
  13. Ken Reynolds
    22-Mar-2012 02:29 PM

    In planning these events a great deal of thought was given to the layout of Riverfront Park. As currently designed, food vendors and a music stage will be setup at the Gazebo end of the park where picnic tables have been installed. There will be music
    available on the amphitheater stage as well. The distance between the Gazebo area and the new Sand Bar at the Silos is sufficient to allow a comfortable separation between the two venues for those not wishing to patronize The Sand Bar while still enjoying
    a great afternoon of music, food and fun on the river.
  14. brandy
    03-Apr-2012 12:40 PM

    I love the idea and will be there! Me and my family!

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