Two days packed with free family activities and a night of some of Maine's best bands along the Saco River and the Mills district.


The 2018 River Jam Fest will take place on Sept 14 & 15, 2018.




FRIDAY SEPT. 14, 2018
5-9 p.m. Fringe Fest, Shevenell Park, 147 Main Street, Biddeford.


Join us for the River Jam Fringe Fest, a celebration of community in downtown Biddeford to kick off River Jam weekend! Enjoy art, beer, music, food, and more, right on Main Street! Enjoy local brews from Banded Brewing Co., Dirigo Brewing Company, and Nuts & Bolts as well as local restaurants!  The event starts at 5 p.m. on Main Street & Shevenell Park. You can enjoy a beverage from one of Biddeford’s Breweries, sample food from local restaurants, participate in a variety of activities and dance to live music.

5-8 p.m. Influx: A Multimedia Installation Event at the Pepperell Mill Campus
During this Grand Opening, patrons will be able to explore artwork that is inspired by the past, present and future of the mill, the natural elements of the nearby river and ocean, as well as the activities of the people in the mill and surrounding urban areas. Artists will be present at the opening event, and an event map will be available to guide patrons to explore the installations and to become familiar with the mill campus and area businesses.


Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018


Daytime, Mechanics Park and Water Street, Biddeford


8 a.m.   River Jam 5K (starts at Clifford Park in Biddeford). More info and Registration here.


10 a.m. River Jam “Dash to the Sea” Kayak and Canoe Race. Registration and information right here for the recreational 4-miler and competitive 8-miler.


Noon-4 p.m.  Family Fun and Engine’s Maker’s Market in Mechanics Park
Enjoy an entire afternoon with amazing entertainment from Sellam Circus, a curated Makers Market, BBQ favorites, and activity/food tents by local non-profits! Great musical entertainment by Sister Steel and Freddie Dame from Noon-4 p.m. and more to come!


1- 3 p.m. Take a Canoe Out on the Saco River! Rumery’s Boat Yard.

Get out on the Saco River! We’ll have canoes and life jackets so you can see the shores of Biddeford and Saco right from the Saco River.


1, 3 and 5 p.m. River Jam Boat Tour: Discover the Saco River. Rumery’s Boat Yard. The perfect early evening break during the River Jam Festival! Float down the Saco River on a charter boat. Your 90 minute tour is an amazing opportunity to enjoy this unique view of the Saco! Tickets available soon!!


Evening, Saco Island (Behind Run of the Mill). 

4 p.m.                        Gates open on Saco Island, Food trucks and Run of the Mill Beer Tent ready to go!

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.      SnugHouse

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.      Bri Lane, winner of 2017 Battle of the Bands!

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.      Sylvain’s Acadian Aces

9:00 – 10:30 p.m.    The Gang’s All Here Reunion Featuring Spencer Albee/Zach Jones


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