River Jam returns to Biddeford Aug. 19-20, 2022 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!<>/p> <pSaturday, Aug. 20 is the River Jam Festival in Mechanics Park.
All events are free and open to the public! Start the day at 11 am with live music, dance performances and kid’s activities. Slide down the Purple Rush water slide, meet a dinosaur and race your best friend in the potato sack races!!
Browse local vendors and meet some amazing community groups! Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center has coordinated a Cultural Cuisine tent with free tastes from Biddeford’s diverse communities or buy delicious crepes from La Kermesse’s La Cuisine. Take a horse drawn wagon ride to try a boat at Rumery’s Boat Yard or buy a ticket for a Saco River cruise! Enjoy all this while listening to amazing bands on the Main Stage.
Beginning at 4:30 p.m., the evening in Mechanics Park features popular Maine bands, several food trucks, and local brews/wines in the Beer & Wine Garden. The night culminates with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.!
Saturday Main Stage Schedule:
- 11:00 AM Dance House Productions
- 12:15 PM Gruppo Antudo
- 1:15 PM Va-et-vient
- 2:30 PM Bollywood Dancers
- 3:30 PM Mehuman Music Movement
- 5:00 PM Louisa Stancioff
- 6:45 PM Love by Numb3rs
- 8:15 PM Coyote Island & Bilad El-Sham (featuring Assasi)
- 9:30 PM Fireworks!!
This event would not be possible without the support of the City of Biddeford, the City Council, Recreation Department, and Public Works Department.
Thanks to River Jam Festival’s presenting sponsors: Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution as well as Biddeford Savings (a division of Maine Community Bank). Without their continued, generous donations, much of River Jam would not be possible!! Special thanks to Town & Country Federal Credit Union for the sponsorship of Fringe Fest!
Thanks to our Gold Level sponsors: Lincoln Lofts, Pepperell Mill Campus, Riverdam, Port Properties, Ira Automotive Group, Angelrox/Suger and Southern Maine Health Care.
River Jam Silver Level Sponsors: Saco Valley Credit Union, Think Tank and Tulu Salon & Spa, Ferry Beach & Conference Center, Team Letellier @ RE/MAX, Think Tank Coworking & Keep It Local.
Learn more about events happening Friday during Fringe Fest!