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Riverton Rendezvous returns this weekend

Jul 11, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer

The 32nd Riverton Rendezvous is under way with several activities planned throughout the city this weekend.

The Rails to Trails Music on the River Walk is set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday, July 13.

Participants will be able to stroll among food vendors and folk musicians along the old railroad route between Sunset Drive and East Adams Avenue.

River Walk Rendezvous organizer Karen Peden said patrons in the past have enjoyed the opportunity to request songs and ask the performers questions.

"Musicians enjoy being able to share knowledge and information," Peden said. "The River Walk is a great time for all ages where people can socialize and exercise."

Peden said the event is growing larger every year with music, games, box hockey, ice cream, folk music, balloon art, puppies, demonstrations, food and dunk tanks.

"This is an event where mom doesn't have to cook dinner," Peden said. "The whole family can come out and enjoy good food."

Peden said many are inspired to get out old instruments and socialize in the nostalgic setting.

Day in the Park

Art, craft and food vendors will cover the grounds of Riverton City Park from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14, as a part of the Arts in Action event.

Riverton Rendezvous co-chairman Georgia Davis said she hopes everyone will attend and enjoy the festivities.

"The Day in the Park event is always really fun because you get to run into old friends you might not have seen in awhile," Davis said.

Davis said the majority of arts and crafts sold at the event are handmade.

Other events

Demolition derby: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Fremont County Fairgrounds

The Wrangler Classic: July 20 to July 22 at the Wind River Casino arenas

Wyoming Modelers' Park Fly-In: July 13 to July 14 at the Wyoming Modelers' Park

Riverton Rendezvous events and activities will continue through July 22.

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