Downtown gears up for annual Riverfest

If you're looking for places to be this weekend, Seaford will be expecting a few thousand folks at its annual Nanticoke Riverfest Saturday.

This is the big one for Seaford, an event the town looks at as a golden opportunity to show off its downtown.

The Riverfest started in the 90s when town officials decided to take a stroll down the Nanticoke River, and has grown into an all-day event.

Festivities include kayak races, fishing tournament, and the duck dash.  The city expects to bring in between $15,000 and $20,000, which will go toward revitalization of downtown which could ultimately attract new business prospects.

"The Nanticoke Riverfest is a vital part of Seaford.  Not only because it brings people out of town, but it also brings people downtown.  Our downtown is very near and dear to us," said Katie Hickey, Superintendent of Parks and Recreation for Seaford.  "It's just a great event to get the community downtown to show them what we have to offer, and to also just bring the community together."

The event takes place in downtown Seaford from 9 AM until 9 PM.

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