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Warm Your Heart At the River Prairie Fest This May

Altoona's spring festival will include a rubber ducky race, food trucks, an art market, yoga in the park, and giant pumpkin growing seminars

Rebecca Mennecke |

GET DUCKED ON. Celebrate the start of summer at River Prairie Festival with a rubber ducky race! (Submitted Photo)
GET DUCKED ON. Celebrate the start of summer at River Prairie Festival with a rubber ducky race! (Submitted Photo)

Warmer weather and sunny skies kicks off an exciting new season of programming in River Prairie Park.

Check out the River Prairie Festival on May 8 from 10am-4pm, with live music, theater performances, an artist market, food trucks, family dance party, yoga in the park, plant giveaways, giant pumpkin growing seminars, and – get this! – a rubber ducky race. This community event “celebrates the start of warmer weather,” according to a media release, attracting locals to enjoy the gorgeous scenery of River Prairie Park.

Food trucks featured include Big Girl Food Truck, and 44 Below Ice Cream. Check out a giant pumpkin growing seminar, hosted by Engel’s Giant Pumpkin owner Shannon Engel. The first 50 participants to register will get a free pumpkin plant to get growing. And, join local birding expert Will Taylor for a curated birding walk. Just don’t forget your binoculars!

If you’re looking to move and groove, join in on a Family Dance Party or yoga in the part with Wendy Oberg. Or, get your creative side shining with a rock-painting event supporting #AltoonaRocks. Check out more about the event – and read about COVID-19 safety precautions – at riverprairiefest.com.


River Prairie Festival • 10am-4pm Saturday, May 8 • River Prairie Park, Altoona • FREE • riverprairiefest.com

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