This Washington College tradition started in 2008 and was originally named the Waterfront Festival until it was changed to Riverfest in 2015! Riverfest engages the whole community in creating art with activities for all ages, several community art projects for adults and families to engage in, and opportunities to vote for the "Peoples Choice" awards for several competitions. Featured in Riverfest is the annual Cardboard Boat Race. Participants design and build a human-powered boat made of corrugated cardboard capable of completing a trip around a 300-meter course.
Photos from Riverfest 2016:
Pictured above is the annual Cardboard Boat Race. Pictured below is "Charlie the Peackock", one of the most popular art installations from Baltimore’s Light City festival.