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Splash on the Wabash to take place on July 9

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016

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 9 at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park, 3010 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 of the event, “This year is going to be even bigger and better than its inaugural year. We’ve added several activities including a bubble-foaming pit, a water slide, a 34’ slip and slide and a smaller bounce house for the little ones. 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 adjust the 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. Tubers must be at least eight years of age to participate. The float will return them back to the event area in approximately 60 to 90 minutes. There are two launch times to choose from, noon or 2 p.m. See the event website for launch times, rules and additional information and tickets. Tickets are now on sale. First come, first served. A limited number of rentals are available and must be reserved online in advance. Tickets are available online at http://splashonthewabash.com. $5 per person Participation Fee (bring your own tube and life jacket). $10 per person Tube and Life Jacket Rentals/Participation Fee.

FREE Family activities 1 to 5 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, 34’ inflatable water slide. There will also be “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 11 a.m. 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 p.m.

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