COLUMBUS, Ga. – Riverfest had a record crowd this year. Rebecca Zajac with Uptown Columbus says 15,000 guests packed Woodruff Park Friday. They are expecting 20 to 30,000 more guests to come Saturday.
Zajac says Riverfest is one of her favorite events to be a part of because of the type of crowd it attracts.
“There are all walks of life here and they are all having a great time talking to each other. Celebrating how beautiful the weather is. Celebrating this community and where we’ve come in the last 20 years so, I think that’s something really special for me,” Zajac said.
Zajac considers Riverfest the kick off to summer and the rafting season.
She says Riverfest also has economic benefits for the vendors. The majority of vendors are from Muscogee County, which allows them to draw new customers by showing off their products at Riverfest.
Riverfest is free to the public. The money that Uptown makes from the event goes toward funding other free events for the community including the Uptown Concert Series.