Daily Star photos/KATIE ROHMAN KJ Neely, 8, of Osceola, Ind. inspects some fans at a flea market-style vendor at Niles Riverfest Friday afternoon. He attended with his mother, who is selling soy candles this weekend. “I just can’t wait for the dragon boats to race,” he said.

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Riverfest celebrates the St. Joe

Published 10:34pm Thursday, August 4, 2011

Niles Riverfest began Thursday runs through Sunday. In addition to the following events, food vendors, booths and games will also be on hand. All events are free and most of the festivities are held at Riverfront Park. For more information, visit nilesriverfest.net.
The schedule includes:

Today
• Riverfest auction — all day, Riverfest “office” tent
• Riverfest pancake breakfast — 8 a.m., Riverfront Park food court
• “Anything that Floats” Raft Race raft-building — noon through the evening, boat ramp behind former Niles police station downtown
• Tim Duley (Elvis impersonator) — 3 p.m., Riverfront Park Amphitheater
• Vandyke Revnue (rock band) — 5 p.m., Riverfront Park Amphitheater
• Riverfest opening ceremony — 6:30 p.m., Riverfront Park Amphitheater
• Emilee Allan (singer-songwriter) — 7:30 p.m., Riverfront Park Amphitheater
• Movie in the Park (“Cars”) — dusk, behind Wonderland Cinema
• “Awakening of the Dragon” ceremony — 9 p.m., Riverfront Park boat dock
• Fillmore’s Ladder (jam band) — 9 p.m., Riverfront Park Amphitheater

Saturday
• Riverfest auction — all day, Riverfest office
• Riverfest pancake breakfast — 8 a.m., Riverfront Park food court
• Dragon boat races — 9 a.m., Riverfront Park
• Arts and crafts booths open — 9 a.m., Riverfront Park
• All-car and truck show — 9 a.m. Riverfront Park (rain date, Sunday)
• Oldies 94.3 radio remote featuring Buddy King — 10 a.m., Riverfest Park near Riverfest office
• Al Mott (one-man variety band) — 10 a.m., Riverfront Park Amphitheater
• Jetty and the Jelly Beans (kids’ show) — 1 p.m., Riverfront Park Amphitheater
• “Anything that Floats” Raft Race – 2 p.m., St. Joseph River along Riverfront Park
• Hey Annie (classic rock band) — 3 p.m., Riverfront Park Amphitheater
• All-car and truck show awards — 4 p.m., Riverfront Park north stage
• Scott Thalman (singer-songwriter) — 4:15 p.m., Riverfront Park Amphitheater
• Hey Annie (classic rock band) — 4:45 p.m., Riverfront Park Amphitheater
• B100 Birthday Party Ticket Stop — 5 p.m., Riverfront Park food court
• Scott Thalman (singer-songwriter) — 6 p.m., Riverfront Park Amphitheater
• “Anything that Floats” Raft Race awards — 7 p.m., Riverfront Park Amphitheater
• Sixth Generation reunion concert — 7:30 p.m., Riverfront Park Amphitheater
• Soul Shaker (rock band) — 9:30 p.m., Riverfront Park Amphitheater

Sunday
• Riverfest auction — 8 a.m., Riverfest office
• Riverfest pancake breakfast — 8 a.m., Riverfront Park food court
• Church of Niles praise service — 10 a.m., Riverfront Park Amphitheater
• Arts and crafts booths open — 9 a.m., Riverfront Park
• Mr. Jones and The Groove Tones (rock, funk and blues) — noon, Riverfront Park Amphitheater
• The Whistle Pigs (rock band) — 2 p.m., Riverfront Park Amphitheater
• Riverfest silent auction items awarded — 3 p.m., Riverfest “office” tent
• Chris Young (Elvis impersonator) — 4 p.m., Riverfront Park Amphitheater
• Florida Boys (bluegrass) — 6 p.m., Riverfront Park Amphitheater

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