Androscoggin River, Maine

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Signature Events on the River

2021 Riverfest

July 23 – 25 | Multiple Events

Friday, July 23rd

3PM: Tree Street Youth 10th Anniversary Celebration | Simard-Payne Park
5PM: ALT Paddle After Hours | Festival Plaza

Saturday, July 24th

7AM-Noon: Riverfest Regatta | Simard-Payne Park
10AM-4PMGrow L+A River History Tour to Museum L+A | Simard-Payne Park
Noon-4PM: Try a Boat | Simard-Payne Park
Noon-4PM: Bands, Beer Garden, Food Truck, Vendors | Simard-Payne Park
4PM-7PM: Riverfest Happy Hour Specials | Local Restaurants & Pubs
7PM-10PM: Twilight Movie by Lewiston Fun/Films | Simard-Payne Park


7:30AM-Noon: LA River Race | Simard-Payne Park & Auburn Boat Ramp
Noon-4PM: Try a Boat | Simard-Payne Park
Noon-4PM: Music & Beer Garden | Festival Plaza


Source to Sea

July 21 | 5:30PM – 7:30PM | North River Road Boat Launch

A mellow and scenic round-trip paddle from Auburn to Rancourt Preserve and back.  

You just might see an eagle or two.  

Meet at 9:00 pm at the North River Road boat launch (behind Wendy’s on Center St. in downtown Auburn), paddle to the Androscoggin Land Trust’s David Rancourt Preserve, take a short hike on the preserve.

Paddle After Hours

July 23 | 5:00PM-7:00PM | Auburn Public Boat Launch (Behind Gritty’s)

Meet us at 5:00 pm at Festival Plaza and we will depart by 5:30 PM.  You can experience the downtown in about one hour plus, so we’d be back at Festival Plaza by 6:45/7:00 pm or so.  Come experience the beauty and history of the L/A region. 

Riverfest Regatta

July 24th | 7AM – 12PM

Lewiston Rowing is partnering with the City of Lewiston, Merrymeeting Community Rowing Association, Tree Street Youth, and Healthy Neighborhoods to bring an exhibition regatta to the shores of the mighty Androscoggin River at Simard-Payne park in Lewiston, ME on July 24, 2021. 

Lewiston Auburn River Race

July 25 | 7:30AM – 12:00PM | Simard-Payne Park

The Androscoggin Land Trust (ALT) and the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce are proud to partner for this year’s RiverRace as part of the 2021 RiverFest lineup of activities. 

For prior participants, please note the changes to the racecourses this year. These changes have enabled you to register for up to two races. 

The RiverRace is an exciting, family-oriented day celebrating the Androscoggin River, the Auburn and Lewiston Downtowns, and highlighting the contributions the river makes to outdoor recreation opportunities and the local economy. Observers, race team supporters, family, and friends are welcome to participate in the festivities at no charge. 

Discover Your River

Meet the mighty Androscoggin and explore all the possibilities.

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Partners in River Success

Androscoggin Land Trust

LA Metro Chamber of Commerce

Lewiston Community Rowing

Androscoggin River Watershed Council

City of Lewiston

City of Auburn