Saturday, August 5, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sunday, August 6, 12-5 p.m. The Inland Waterways Festival is a free, educational event with performers, storytellers, music, hands-on activities, model boat demonstrations, whistle blows, steam launch rides, wildlife displays featuring raptors, owls, and a 2,200 gallon freshwater aquarium.
The purpose of the Inland Waterways Festival is to commemorate the heritage and continuing importance of America’s rivers, canals, and lakes in the development of the Nation. Our goal is to educate the public about how the waterways were a viable means of transportation for commerce and culture and are still heavily relied upon today.
The Inland Waterways Festival is brought to you through a partnership between the Campus Martius and Ohio River Museum and the Washington County Public Library with additional sponsorship from the Marietta Community Foundation, Marietta Welfare League, Elks Lodge #477, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, Gary and Sharon Frye, and a few anonymous donors.