Kinston Kids River Fest This Weekend!

Education, Environmental, Sound Rivers

Posted on April 4th, 2018

Sound Rivers Annual Hosts Free Family Fun Day in Kinston


Katy Langley, 252-637-7972 or

Heather Deck, 252-946-7211 or

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2018 (New Bern, NC) – Sound Rivers will host its first annual Kids River Fest at the Neuseway Nature Center this Saturday, April 7th, from 10 am to 2 pm. Sound Rivers has partnered with Kinston/Lenoir County Parks and Recreation to host the event, a day of active play and educational activities focused around the Neuse River, at the Neuseway Nature Center.

This rain or shine event is free for kids of all ages and their families to attend.

Sound Rivers seeks to inspire families to spend their time outside and to help kids better understand the natural world around them.  “By engaging kids with outdoor activities, we hope to encourage them to want to spend more time outside in the future. Appreciating our natural surroundings is the first step towards environmental stewardship.” Katy Langley, Lower Neuse Riverkeeper said. “With this event, we’re hoping to spark curiosity about the environment and the Neuse River.”

The 2018 Kids River Fest is sponsored by Lenoir UNC Health Care, Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership and the Kinston/Lenoir County Parks and Recreation Department. During this event, the facilities at the Neuseway Nature Center, including kayaking, train rides, planetarium shows, and lawn games will be open, and free of charge. “This is a great event to educate people on the value of the Neuse River to our area,” said park naturalist Bobby Cox.

Kids River Fest will also include musical performances by Pamlico Joe & Clean Water Flow. Staff from Sound Rivers will be on site, providing instruction at the kayaking pond and Kona Ice and East Coast Wings and Sly Dogs will be on site selling food.

The Neuseway Nature Centers lies on the bank of the Neuse River. The Neuse River watershed spans 16 counties and is home to over 2 million citizens.

Sound Rivers is a non-profit organization dedicated to monitoring, protecting, and enhancing both the Tar-Pamlico and Neuse Rivers. For more information about Sound Rivers visit or call 252-946-7211.

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