Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Splash on the Wabash activities announced

Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015

The public is invited to come 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 11 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.

This is the second year for the event and according to Tina Bobilya, co-chair, “This year is going to be even bigger and better than last year. We’ve added several activities including a bubble-foaming pit, a water slide, zip lines and a super cool inflatable that is called the Big Baller. There’s definitely something for all ages.” She continued, “All of the activities this year will take place at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park.”

Inner Tube Lazy River Ride - Who’s ready for river tubing? The committee gets special permission to increase the water flow for the event to create a fun and relaxing lazy river ride down the scenic Wabash River. Participants will park and sign in at the Historic Forks of the Wabash and then are bused to the launch site. The float will return them back to the event area in approximately 1½ to 2 hours. See the event website for launch times, rules and additional information. Tickets are now on sale. First come, first served! A limited number of rentals are available and must be reserved online in advance. Take advantage of early bird rates. Tickets are available online at http://splashonthewabash.com. $5 per person participation fee, be sure to bring your own tube and life jacket; $10 per person, early bird tube and life jacket rentals reserved by June 30; $15 per person tube and life jacket rentals if reserved after June 30, while supplies last.

Mobile Zip Line, 12 noon to 6 p.m. - The mobile zip line will be at the event from 12 noon to 6 p.m. and costs are $5 for one zip or $15 for an all-day pass.

Free Family activities, 2 to 6 p.m. - Includes water and nature themed hands-on learning booths for children; games, face painting, bubble activities, an inflatable obstacle course, a foaming pit of bubbles, and a big baller inflatable (similar to Wipe Out show on television)! There will also be a “walk on water” ball and a water slide! Children will get wet so dress them appropriately.

Free Kayak Usage, 2 to 6 p.m. - Take a spin on the river in a kayak! Volunteers will be available to help participants learn how to use this great mode of transportation.

Free Concert, 2 to 5 p.m. - Get ready to dance to the sounds of our musical entertainers, Island Vibe, playing the music of Jimmy Buffet and island style tunes! Guests are welcome to bring a chair or spread out a blanket to relax and enjoy the music.

Food, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for purchase - Hamburgers and hotdogs will be grilled and Schwan’s will have frozen ice cream delights for purchase.

Art Silent Auction, painted rain barrels, 11 a.m. to 5 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 5 p.m.

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