A venture to this state park is on the must-do list for many, the park being the only spot in North America where you can dig for diamonds and other gemstones and keep your finds.
Hours: 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday
Admission: $20 in advance for a 3-day pass, $35 on the website & $40 at the gate for a 3-day pass, children 10 & under are admitted free with a paid adult admission. That ticket price not only gets you into the festival for 3 days, but into every concert each day. All patrons must have an admission wristband. Tickets are sold at Walgreens for $20 for a 3-day pass (while supplies last). Tickets will be exchanged at the Admission Gates for a wristband.
Parking/public transportation: For $4 ($3 with a non-perishable food item to benefit the Arkansas Foodbank) roundtrip, you can ride the Riverfest Shuttle from Riverfest bus stops located in Little Rock on the east side of War Memorial Stadium/AT&T Field at the corner of West Markham and Fair Park (near the Little Rock Zoo) or in North Little Rock at the parking lot at Lakewood Middle School, 2300 Lakeview Road (behind Target on McCain). The War Memorial shuttle will deliver and pick up at the Main Gateway in Little Rock; the North Little Rock shuttle will deliver and pick up at the Clinton Presidential Center Gateway at Third and Kumpuris streets. There is no charge for the return trip. Most shuttles are wheelchair accessible.
Purchases: RiverMoney is the festival currency and is non-refundable. RiverMoney must be used for all festival purchases except souvenir items and some artwork. Checks are not accepted. RiverMoney may be purchased at any Arvest RiverBank located throughout the festival grounds.
What not to bring: Coolers, containers, cans, food or glass bottles, laser pointers, camelbacks, audio recording devices, professional photography equipment, cameras with detachable lenses, video recorders, skateboards, bicycles, roller blades, motorized vehicles of any type, large cane umbrellas or umbrellas with a point, concealed weapons of any type. All bags/backpacks will be subject to a security search.
First aid: Riverfest has two first aid stations on site sponsored by St. Vincent Health System: one located near the amphitheater and one at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock.
Riverfest Recycles: Riverfest Recycles encourages festivalgoers to recycle plastic bottles and aluminum cans, which are typically just discarded. Festivalgoers can stop by the recycling tent, located on the walkway behind the Museum Center between the First Security Amphitheater and the Clinton Library, and pick up a recycling bag. While enjoying Riverfest, attendees are encouraged to fill their recycling bags with at least 20 recyclable items and return it to the Recycling Tent for a chance to win a prize. With each full bag returned to the Recycling Tent, attendees earn a chance to spin the prize wheel. Prizes on the wheel include T-shirts, hats, corndogs, and many more fun prizes, including a few premium prizes. In addition to collecting recyclables, all festivalgoers are asked to make use of the numerous recycling containers located throughout the park. After hours, the Riverfest recycling committee and volunteers, along with the Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department, will retrieve cans and plastic bottles from recycling containers, and any cans that may not have made it to the containers.
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