JUNE 25, 2016 • 10a-10p
An estimated crowd of 20,000+ gathered in the Boathouse District for the 5th annual Stars & Stripes River Festival on June 25. This Fourth of July themed festival combined on-the-water fun with live music, food trucks, RIVERSPORT Adventures, and racing throughout the day.
Competitors took to the water in the RIVERSPORT Challenge kayak & 5k race and the PaddleFest community dragon boat races, followed in the evening by the OKC RIVERSPORT Corporate Rowing and Dragon Boat League Championships, and OGE NightSprints. The first ever RIVERSPORT Whitewater Rafting League Championship was also hosted during the day at the new RIVERSPORT Rapids whitewater rafting & kayaking center. The evening ended with a spectacular fireworks show on the banks of the Oklahoma River.