RiverJam Fest

RiverJam Fest

RiverJam Fest

Get the schedule of exciting events.


River Jam returns to Biddeford Aug. 20-21, 2021 with an incredible celebration of life on the Saco River! Reprising our community’s plans to celebrate Maine’s Bicentennial, Heart of Biddeford is thrilled to host River Jam in conjunction with 3 more local organizations: Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center, Engine, and La Kermesse!

All events on Friday and Saturday are free and open to the public!

Saturday, Aug. 21 is the River Jam Festival in Mechanics Park.

We start the day at Noon with live music, dance performances and kid’s activities. Enjoy crepes and poutine from La Kermesse’s food truck and Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center has coordinated a Cultural Cuisine tent with free tastes from Biddeford’s diverse communities. Plus, we’re bringing back the River Rush giant slip and slide! Beginning at 4:30 p.m., the evening in Mechanics Park features popular Maine bands, food trucks, and local breweries. The night culminates with fireworks at 9 p.m. provided by La Kermesse.

Saturday Main Stage Schedule:
12 PM   Dance House Productions, and music performances by local youth
1:30 PM Samuel James, Blues and roots guitar master
3:00 PM Half Moon Jug Band, Crowd-pleasing, upbeat folk
4:30 PM Joe K Walsh Trio, A bluegrass adventure
6:15 PM [It’s a Secret! We’ll be revealing the Headliner on Aug. 1]
8:00 PM Jimmyjo and the Jumbol’ayuhs, Cajun Louisiana with a Downeast accent

9:00 PM Fireworks provided by La Kermesse
Once again, Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution as well as Biddeford Savings (a division of Maine Community Bank) are the River Jam Presenting Sponsors. This event would not be possible without the support of the City of Biddeford, the City Council, Recreation Department, and Public Works Department. The full sponsor list will be posted here by August 1st!


Learn more about events happening Friday during Fringe Fest!