Cool Down and Get Down at Rhythm on the River

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On July 7th and July 8th, when the heat of the day subsides, Longmont residents and visitors will head to Roger’s Grove Park for the city’s annual Rhythm on the River, a zero-waste summer festival that started in 1995 with a mission to celebrate arts and the environment and educate visitors through music and interactive exhibits. 

The festival runs from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm on both days and offers activities for children, teens, and adults. Art enthusiasts can participate in the Artful Experience, a tent where teens and adults can create one-of-a-kind wall hangings. At the Play Place, children can bounce on one of many inflatable structures. At Outdoor Adventure, bolder visitors can test their skills on a climbing wall, a ropes course, or in a kayak. Home Depot even hosts an activity—build your own wood toys! Other activities include a 5k, a duck race, and Illuminate Your Mind, presented by the Longmont Library.

Music is set to play on two stages throughout the festival. With headliners like Rob Drabkin, Euforquestra, Wild Child, and Policulture, visitors are guaranteed a great time. Shuttles are available for bringing visitors to the event and will circle Boston Ave., Hover Rd., 3rd Ave., and Sunset St. Food will also be plentiful as local restaurants make up “restaurants row” by serving their most popular dishes.

Bring your family, bring your friends. Whatever you do, don’t miss this awesome Front Range festival. For more information, visit


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