August 16-18, 2018

Thank you to our Sunbury River Festival Event Partners:

In its 29th year in 2018, Sunbury River Festival welcomes thousands of visitors to Sunbury for a weekend celebration of family fun, food and of course, the beautiful Susquehanna River.  This year’s theme is “Bringing Family Home”; our goal is to pack the festival with activities to excite and engage young (and young at heart) minds about the opportunities for learning and creativity in the Susquehanna Valley.

Sunbury River Festival kicks off Thursday evening with The Valley’s Got Talent, our hometown talent competition, and carries through the weekend with live music, the Car Cruise-In, Chalk the Walk, Cardboard Boat Regatta, a variety of food and craft vendors plus activities and learning opportunities for the entire family.  We close the festival on Saturday evening at the Riverfront Amphitheater with live music, food and FIREWORKS!

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 16
The Valley’s Got Talent, Shikellamy High School Auditorium | 7:00PM

Friday, August 17

  • Street Fair | All Day 12:00PM -11:00 PM
  • Eagle 107 Live Broadcast (Cameron Park) | 3:30PM – 5:30PM
  • Gym Starz Gymnastics Demo (Downtown Stage) | 5:45PM – 6:45PM
  • Eric Rachau (Downtown Stage) | 7:00PM – 8:00PM
  • 7800 Fahrenheit, Bon Jovi Tribute (Downtown Stage) | 8:00PM -10:00PM
  • “Coco” Movies on the River, River Festival Edition | 9-10:30PM

Saturday, August 18

The Valley’s Got Talent


The Valley’s Got Talent welcomes singers, songwriters, instrumentalists, bands, dancers, comedians, etc. of all ages to participate in this beloved annual event.

Cash prizes totaling $700 are awarded to the top three finalists.   Think you’ve got what it takes to win it all?  Or perhaps you just want to share your talent with The Valley?



Car Cruise In 


Featuring the Valley’s largest summer festival with the most distinctive vehicles on display!

8:00– Noon: Registration 

First 100 to Register receive a free dash plaque & t-shirt         

All participants will receive a goodie bag!

12:00pm: Judging begins

Vehicle must be registered by 12:00 pm

12:00pm: Door Prizes begin

2:30: First In Class trophies awarded

Following trophy presentation: “People’s Choice Awards”

Register your vehicle now!

Chalk the Walk

Cardboard Boat Regatta


This event is organized by the Central PA Rowing Association.  For more information please visit their website.


  1. Read the River Festival Vendor Rules and Regulations.
  2. Did you read the Rules and Regulations?  OK, just making sure.
  3. Complete the Online Vendor Application or download and Print the Vendor Application. 


Volunteers are what make Sunbury River Festival happen!  if you’d like to join our team of amazing volunteers, please complete our volunteer application and we will be in touch!

We’d like to thank the following organizations for their contributions to the 2018 Sunbury River Festival:

Interested in sponsoring Sunbury River Festival?  Please contact Sierra Woodling or Kelli Coleman at 570.286.7768 for available sponsorship opportunities.