Friday, July 21st, 2017

Splash on the Wabash activities announced

Posted: Friday, July 1, 2016

The public is invited to come out and party at the river at one of Huntington’s newest festivals, Splash on the Wabash. The one-day event will be held on Saturday, July 9 at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park, 3011 W. Park Drive. The festival begins with a fun inner tube ride down the Wabash River and continues with an afternoon of activities that focus on celebrating the rivers.

Inner Tube Lazy River Ride

Who’s ready for river tubing down the Wabash River? There are two launch times to choose from noon or 2 p.m. See the event website for rules, and additional information and tickets. Bring your own heavy duty river tube and life jacket and for only $5; activity limited to individuals eight years of age plus. Only one person allowed per tube. Life jackets are required. Cash only day of event or use credit card/debit payment online only at www.splashonthewabash.com.

FREE Family activities 1 to 5 p.m.

This includes water and nature themed hands-on learning activities for children, games, face painting, bubble activities, an inflatable obstacle course, a foaming pit of bubbles, 34’ inflatable slip and slide, “walk on water” balls and a water slide. Children will get wet so dress them appropriately. There will be hamburgers and hotdogs and frozen treats for purchase.

FREE Kayak Usage 1 to 5 p.m.

Take a spin on the river in a kayak. Volunteers will be available to help you learn how to use this great mode of transportation.

Art Silent Auction – painted rain barrels Noon to 4 p.m.

Rain barrels are an important part of river conservation and are a great canvas for local artists to showcase their talent. The rain barrels will be displayed around town prior to the event and a silent auction will allow festival-goers the chance to take home their favorite. The auction closes at 4.

For more information, visit http://splashonthewabash.com or call the Huntington County Visitor Bureau at (260) 359-8687.