Admission to Gallipolis River Recreational Festival is free.
- When: July 3 & 4, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Location: Gallipolis City Park (You can google or map quest 16 State Street, Gallipolis, Ohio
- Phone: 740-446-0596 or 740-446-6882
- Web: gallipolisriverrec.com/
Gallipolis River Recreational 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 highpoint of community celebration, attracting thousands of residents and travelers from across the country.