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River Run 5K

Enjoy a scenic view of Historic Elba while competing for your personal best or for one of the multiple trophies in your age category. 


Kayak & Canoe Race

Grab your canoe, kayak, or paddle board and head to the starting line! Awards for the top three overall finishers and individual age categories. Human-powered propulsion only.


Petting Zoo

Join us at the Doggie Park at TigerTown Park during Rockin' the River on May 6th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to visit with the animals from Marley Aces!  There will be a camel, a llama, miniature cows, a tortoise, and more!

Art Camp

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Sidewalk Chalk Competition

The People’s Choice Award winners must be present to claim his/her prize at 3:00 p.m.


Scavenger Hunt

More information to come!  This will be an app-based scavenger hunt that you can do at your leisure on the day of the festival.

Artist Demonstrations

Gather around with artists of different talents show us how to use a particular material or technique. 


Rubber Ducky Race

At 2:00 p.m. on May 6th at Rockin' the River, they will be dropped into the river at the Whitewater Bridge.  The first three ducks to return to the boat ramp will receive a cash prize!


We're bringing an amazing line-up of live music to Downtown Elba for Rockin' the River!

Audience at a Concert

Foggy Bottom Cruisin' Car Show

Rockin' the River is excited to join with the annual Foggy Bottom Cruisin' Car Show in Downtown Elba! During the Rockin the River event, the downtown square will be lined with over 100 vehicles! If you're a vehicle fanatic, you will not want to miss this part of the day. The car show event is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

To enter your vehicle in the show, please fill out the form by following the link below!

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