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San Joaquin River Faire

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San Joaquin River Faire

Time: August 21, 2010 from 10am to 9pm
Location: Lost Lake Park
City/Town: Friant, Fresno County, CA
Website or Map: http://www.revivethesanjoaqui…
Phone: 559-226-0733
Event Type: music, festival, environmental, education
Organized By: Chris Acree
Latest Activity: Aug 22, 2010

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Event Description

Join us for the
San Joaquin River Faire
At Lost Lake Park
August 21, 2010

A FREE community festival celebrating the restoration of the San Joaquin River and the eventual return of the native Chinook salmon.

Revive the San Joaquin is hosting the San Joaquin River Faire at Lost Lake Park on Saturday, August 21st. The event will have live music, food, fishing, canoeing, environmental education booths, and other river-friendly recreational opportunities. Your participation will help to promote a new spirit of connection and interaction with our wonderful river. Event partners will showcase healthy living, river recreation, and local environmental activities going on in your community.

The event will feature live music from local, salmon-friendly bands. Canoe safety training will be provided for those who wish to paddle the river. Come learn about the progress of the San Joaquin River Restoration Program, the Lost Lake Master Plan, and other major issues affecting the river. It will be hot so bring a swimsuit and chairs to enjoy the music under the trees on the banks of the San Joaquin River. Dogs must be leashed and camping is available through reservations with Fresno County.

The event is FREE with your admission to the park, and we are currently seeking sponsors to help offset costs for the event. If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring or participating with a booth please contact Revive the San Joaquin at (559) 226-0733 for more details. Check our website for updates on the river faire at www.revivethesanjoaquin.org.

Tentative schedule, Check back for regular updates.
Sunday August 15th Lost Lake volunteer cleanup and service day 8:00am-12:00pm. Join us for a quick cleanup of the park in preparation for our river faire. Call 226-0733 for details.
Saturday August 21st
8am - Canoe Safety Training. Safety certificate training course with instructor Steve Starcher.
9am – Organizational booth and vendor setup.
10am – Salmon celebration begins, totem and prayer, children’s "calling back the salmon" art project 10:30am and throughout day.
11:00am -12:30 – Lance Canales
1:00pm- 2:30 – Cerro Negro
3:00pm – 4:30 – Thea Rae and Friends
5:00pm – 6:30 - Espacio
7:00pm – 8:30 – Brazilian Jazz Collective

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Comment by Rosemary Lakovich on August 22, 2010 at 9:14am
Thank you organizing the revive the San Joaquin event. What a jewel. The musicians were outstanding, the setting upon the river was beautiful and the evening breeze a delight. We spread our blanket out and enjoyed the talented artist till the end of the day. We gained even more knowledge of the San Joaquin from the many information booths. It was a pleasure to make your acquaintance Chris and I wish you more success in your endeavors. Sincerely Rosemary

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