Riverfest - September 9, 2017 -
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The inaugural Riverfest celebration will be held on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 to commemorate the unveiling of Case Community Park. Formerly known as River City Park, Case Community Park received a $6 million renovation over the past year, with $4 million in Vision 2025 funding and $2 million in personal donation from Mike and Pat Case.
Parking is limited and a $10 fee will be in effect for late afternoon events. The money raised will benefit Riverfest and the new park. With the fee comes a raffle ticket for a large television drawing that night. Additional tickets can be purchased before Riverfest at Case Community Center.
Hot Air Balloons
A Hot Air Balloon show will lift off at sunrise to launch the days' festivities.
A motor vehicle show will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. featuring eleven classes of cars, five classes of trucks, and nine classes of motorcycle, in addition to miscellaneous categories. Specifics can be found in THIS entry form. Registration forms can be mailed to the City of Sand Springs at P.O. Box 338.
A free-to-enter Chalk-Art contest will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration is from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., with pre-registration available. There are only 50 spots available. Chalk will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring 10x10 tent to shield your art from the sun.
Themes are Case Community Park, 3D Art, Original Art, and Super Hero. There are four entry categories: Adult, Youth, Group, and Child (age 12 & under). First-place prizes will be given in each age division for each theme.
Email THIS FORM to email@example.com to register in advance, or drop it off at Case Community Center. For additional information, contact 918-246-2661.
Basketball Court Unveiling
Representatives from the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball organization will be on hand to officially open the Thunder Cares 3-on-3 basketball court at 10:00 a.m.
Kids Zone Inflatables / Splash Pad
Inflatables and other kids' activities will open at 10:00 a.m. The Rotary Club Super Splash Pad will open at 11:00 a.m.
Painted Rock Scavenger Hunt
The Sand Springs Pokemon Go club is hiding Pokemon-themed painted rocks throughout the park. Find the rocks and turn them in at the designated location to win prizes!
Food Trucks & Vendors
Kona Ice, Rib Crib, El Jarocho Mexican Street Tacos, Purple People Feeder, Louie's Dawg House, Kingdom Concessions, Jubilee Concessions, and Short Bus Sandwiches are some of the food and drink vendors that will be on hand.
Live Performances and Ceremony
The Sand Springs Community Band will perform at 4:00 p.m. followed by the Charles Page High School Marching Band at 6:00 p.m.
Following the entry of the CPHS Marching Band, Mike and Pat Case will be recognized for their contributions and the park will be formally dedicated.
A mini-performance of the Oklahoma! musical play will follow the dedication ceremony.
Sand Springs rockers The Rogues Five will be performing at the event from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.. The band features I.J. Ganem, Randy Ess, Philip Wilson, Bard Coats, and Jamie Oldaker. The band charted on regional radio stations and opened for artists such as Jim Morrison and the Doors during their peak in the 1960s. The group held a 50-year reunion to much fanfare and have been performing occasional shows ever since.
Sand Springs-native Morgan Ganem will be bringing his original music to the brand new Great Lawn Amphitheater from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. Formerly a member of rock band Sownds, Ganem is now into Electronic Dance Music with rock-and-roll influences. He released his first full-length solo album in May and has released two music videos since then. He is the resident performer at Safari Joe's H2O amusement park in Tulsa, and hosts an hour-long radio show with original music and remixes that attracts more than a thousand viewers per episode.
Imperial Fireworks, the company that puts on the shows at Tulsa Drillers games, will be performing a show at the conclusion of the festivities. The park will be closed to vehicular access after 9:00 p.m. and the fireworks show will begin at 9:45, coinciding with the end of DJ Ganem's performance.
Community Picnic & Ice Cream Social -
September 10, 2017
From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, Blue Bell Ice Cream will be on hand, distributing 1,000 free cups of free ice cream. Family games and other activities will also be available.