Coming Up: Uptown’s RiverFest 2022

Uptown's RiverFest 2022

Save the date! Uptown’s RiverFest 2022 is set for May 13th-14th at Woodruff Park in downtown Columbus!

Make your plans

Before you spring into action with tons of warm-weather events and activities, add Uptown’s RiverFest 2022 to your calendar.

This free, family-friendly event hosted by Uptown Columbus kicks off the 2022 RushSouth Whitewater Park season.

There will be more than 50 vendors on-site! In addition, look forward to delicious food, specialty drinks, arts and crafts, unique gifts and so much more.

In fact, there will even be live music throughout the weekend-long event! Friday’s festivities ramp up to the sounds of D.S.O.S. Band, a.k.a. Deeper Shades of Soul, at 6 p.m. followed by Hotter Than July, Stevie Wonder Tribute Band at 8 p.m.

Saturday’s musical lineup will begin at noon, but you’ll have to stay tuned for the who. However, at 1 p.m. Relative Sound will take to the stage with Eagle Sunrise Band following at 5:30 p.m.

The finale starts at 8 p.m. as Play It Again, a Luke Bryant tribute band, will have you all dancing in the streets!

More about RushSouth Whitewater Park

Did you know their whitewater course is the largest of its kind in the world? With dam-controlled flow, this whitewater experience is able to offer two awesome adventures!

The low-flow excursions start the day with the right amount of flow and fun for the whole family.

Then, the afternoon high-flows gets the adrenaline flowing with class III-V rapids for the more adventurous types!

There are also lots of other activities such as ziplining, aerial obstacle courses, disc golf, scenic Riverwalk trails, a lazy river experience and more. Click here for more information.


Uptown’s RiverFest 2022 will be at Woodruff Park located at 1000 Bay Ave. downtown. This location allows quick access to the Splash Pad and the Blue Heron Zip Line among other fun things.

Guests can relax, socialize, shop, dine and much more Friday, May 13, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Saturday from noon until 10 p.m. Admission is free all weekend.


Living at Clover Leaf makes us feel lucky for lots of reasons—including our close proximity to the Chattahoochee River and Uptown Columbus! When it’s time to celebrate at Uptown’s RiverFest 2022, for example, you can be there after about a 10-minute drive. For more fun things to do and places to go, keep reading our blogs!