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HOURS: 6-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 1-11 p.m. Sunday.
ADMISSION: A limited supply of half-price ($15) tickets, good for all three days, are available at select Walgreens stores throughout the state. Three day passes are also available online (at RiverfestArkansas.com) for $25. Gate admission, also good for all three days, is $30 on Friday and Saturday. Sunday, the festival offers a $20 one-day pass. Cash only. Children six and under are admitted free with a paying adult. The festival also offers a VIP package for $500, which includes two weekend passes, access to the VIP pavilions, reserved seating in the Miller Lite Amphitheatre, a nightly dinner and complimentary Bud Light, Miller Lite, Coca-Cola and Post Wine beverages.
PARKING/PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Parking will be available for varying fees in and around the festival. The Little Rock Riverfest shuttle departs from the east side of War Memorial Stadium on Markham and Van Buren Streets and will drop off on LaHarpe Avenue behind the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Building. The North Little Rock Riverfest Shuttle departs from the North Little Rock High School's north parking lot and will drop off at 3rd and Kumpuris Streets at the Clinton Presidental Center. Both shuttles offer return service. Round-trip fare is $3 or $2 if you bring a non-perishable food item for the Arkansas Foodbank Network.
Wheelchair access is available on most shuttles and curbside throughout both Little Rock and North Little Rock.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE: Purchases require RiverMoney, which can be purchased with cash only at the BankcorpSouth RiverBanks located throughout the festival. RiverMoney is non-refundable and must be used for all Riverfest purchases except some souvenir items, some artwork and River Market purchases.
ALCOHOL: ID stations are set up throughout the park to issue wristbands to anyone 21 and older with a valid driver's license or military ID. Riverfest reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.
WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME: Coolers, outside beverages and food, audio recording equipment with an external microphone, cameras with detachable lenses, video recorders, skateboards, bicycles, rollerskates, rollerblades, cane umbrellas and any and all weapons. Unless specifically trained to assist the disabled, pets are not allowed into the festival.
FIRST AID: Riverfest offers two first-aid stations, one located near the Riverfest Amphitheatre and the other in Clinton Presidential Park.
RIVERFEST RECYCLES: Riverfest's recycling program is back for a third year, encouraging festival-goers to collect recyclable plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Festival-goers can participate by returning collection bags (available at the festival kiosks throughout the grounds) for a chance to win prizes, including Riverfest merchandise.
FOOD DRIVE: Riverfest has teamed up with the Arkansas Foodbank Network to collect non-perishable foods throughout the weekend. Everyone who brings a food donation to one of the seven food collection points will receive free Yarnell's yogurt. The festival also offers $1 off shuttle rides in exchange for donations at the Little Rock and North Little Rock shuttle points.
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