Smart bets: Anything That Floats Parade and RiverFest

On any sunny day, there’s the chance of glimpsing unorthodox, makeshift watercrafts floating down the French Broad River. But RiverLink’s Anything That Floats Parade may provide the best raft-watching experience of the year. Teams plop their DIY vessels into the water at Hominy Creek Park on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m., hoping to impress judges with their handiwork. The procession then floats past riverside onlookers (try the viewing platform at French Broad River Park) before arriving at the nonprofit’s larger event, RiverFest — held at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza. There, floaters and their dry counterparts come together over beer, food-truck fare and, beginning at 2:30 p.m., solar-powered live-music sets by Grits & Soul, Sirius.B and aptly named headliner (at least for this event) Floating Action. The free-to-attend fundraiser lasts from 1 to 7 p.m. riverlink.org. Image courtesy of RiverLink

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About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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