Saturday September 16th, 2017 11:30 - 5PM

The fifth annual River Towns Ride & Festival is a one-day joint festival held between the two historic Delaware waterfront towns of New Castle and Delaware City. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 16th, from 11:30am-5pm.

Activities include live music, rides, attractions, games, tours, vendors, food and drink.

Official Program



Cycling Time Trial - 9:00am Start

From Historic New Castle to Delaware City


Recreational Bike Ride - 11:30am staging (noon start)

Between Historic New Castle to Historic Delaware City Pick Your Distance - there's something for ALL ability levels. Official Start is in Delaware City, however riders are welcome to start in New Castle.

Ride starts in Delaware City on Clinton Street (adjacent to Battery Park)

Ride starts in Historic New Castle on Delaware Street (in front of Court House)


Family Festival - 11:30am-5pm

In Historic Delaware City’s Battery Park and on The Green in Historic New Castle.

Featuring Live Music, Food, Craft Beer, Free Family Games & Activities, Vendors, Exhibits and more. Free shuttle bus service between the two towns!

Live Music in Historic New Castle:

  • DJ Paul Freeberry - 11:30am-1:30pm
  • Groove Brothers, Inc. - 1:45pm-5pm

Live Music in Historic Delaware City:

  • Tony Cappella & Friends - 12:15pm-2:30pm
  • The Honey Badgers - 2:45pm-5pm

Official Program

Local Events in Historic Delaware City:

  • Brits By The River - 11:30am-3:30pm
    • presented by British Car Club of Delaware. View more than 75 classic British vehicles during this judged car show. More Info


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