Spirit of the Sun Festival

June 1, 2019 all-day
Downtown Rome GA and CRBI

To highlight Rome’s natural beauty and the three rivers that run downtown, the DDA Promotions Committee is bringing full day of fun by the river, the 2nd Annual Spirit of the Sun Festival.

To kick off this fun-filled day at 7 a.m., there will be a fishing tournament, the Kingfisher Classic. Registration and information will soon be available at www.spiritofthesunromega.com.

The highlight of this day will be the Chieftain’s Challenge paddle race kicking off at 11 a.m. on Rome’s rivers. Must be 18+ to compete.
Race registration: https://paddleguru.com/races/ChieftainsChallenge2019

Sweetwater Brewery will be sponsoring the Sweetwater Barge. The Roman Holiday will serve as the barge and will be docked and boarding at Heritage Park and then travel to the river confluence to watch the races. More information will soon be available!

The race after-party at Bridgepoint Plaza will begin at 5 p.m. with awards and then will feature a FREE concert open to the public. Contrary to previous events at Bridgepoint Plaza, there will be no coolers or outside drinks allowed.

This celebration of our three rivers – the Oostanaula, Coosa, and Etowah – is created to encourage local citizens and visitors to take in the majesty of our rivers that run through downtown and enjoy our riverside walking paths and pedestrian bridges overlooking the racecourse. Of course, all of the downtown restaurants and shops will be available to shop and dine at all day.

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