Admission to the Gallipolis River Recreation Festival is free.
- When: Always July 3 & 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Location: (Map It) Gallipolis City Park at 16 State Street in Gallipolis, Ohio
- Phone: 740-446-0596 or 740-446-6882
- Web: click here
Gallipolis River Recreation Festival: For almost fifty years, the Annual Gallipolis River Recreation Festival, sponsored by the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce, has been held over the 4th of July, with the magnificent Ohio River as a backdrop. The City Park, occupying one full block in the center of the historic downtown, and First Avenue along the River, provide the ideal venue.
The three-day celebration features daily entertainment, including national and local musical talent, a special Kids Day with multiple activities and prizes throughout the day, outstanding food vendors, crafters, a live auction, Queen contests, baby contests, amusement rides, an art exhibit (both for youth and adult), an impressive Parade and as a grand finale, a fireworks extravaganza! Each year, the River Recreation Festival grows and has become the high point of community celebration, attracting thousands of residents and travelers from across the country.