Riverfront Rendezvous canceled

Metro Wire Staff

Coronavirus has closed down Riverfront Rendezvous in Stevens Point.

The annual three-day affair includes live music, games, contests, food, and a lighted boat and fireworks show, and is held each July.

“After evaluating the latest information from local, state and federal officials and health organizations,
the planning committee feels this is the best decision for our community to protect the health of our
dedicated festival patrons while slowing the spread of Covid-19,” a press release from the city’s parks department reads.

Riverfront Rendezvous is a 36-year family tradition that has thrived on the support of local businesses,
volunteer organizations, and community members since its inception.

“The health and safety of our community, along with the amount of advanced planning, contracts, financial impacts, and the large mass of people it attracts weighed into this decision,” Parks Director Dan Kremer said.

The city is taking steps to make sure next year’s event is “even stronger,” and has been scheduled for July 2-4, 2021.