Weather Ends Jacksonville Riverwalk Festival

Due to the possibilty of heavy storms, organizers decided to err on the side of caution and closed the Jacksonville Riverwalk Festival at 3pm.

The rest of the activities scheduled for Saturday have been canceled.


The 11th annual Riverwalk Festival in downtown Jacksonville is underway.

The Riverwalk and New River Palooza Festival transforms downtown Jacksonville to celebrate the city and the New River.

There are food vendors, a petting zoo, and lots of entertainment for the whole family Friday afternoon through Saturday.

Sandra Wyrick with the festival says, "We want to show off the downtown area. We've had a lot of revitalization and we want to show people how beautiful it is. We have a lot of gorgeous homes down here, and also the New River. People don't realize the beautiful river we have right downtown."

There are also be a lot of water activities down at the New River, including kayaking, water tours, and standup paddle boarding.

WITN is a proud sponsor of the festival.

We hope you will come by our booth! Here's a schedule of some of the WITN personalities you can meet:

Marvin Daugherty 6 p.m. to end
Matt Engelbrecht from 10 a.m. to noon
Charlie Ironmonger from Noon to 3 p.m.
Dave Jordan from 3 p.m. to end
Lynnette Taylor from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

You can find a full schedule of events by clicking on the related link below.