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September 18

Specific RioPalooza Events

  • Mister G Concert: Pull up a chair or just stand and dance as Mister G and Missus G perform their musical magic celebrating the environment and Latino culture! We are extremely fortunate to have Mister G squeeze in a performance given that this Latin Grammy-award-winner has performed at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and literally around the world!
  • Fishing: We will have a selection of spinning rods and lures available for youngsters and families to borrow during the day. Volunteers will also be on hand to assist you in catching that fish! Please note that anyone fishing over 16 years of age will need a Virginia fishing license
  • Tubing: Join representatives from PRKN for a short but fun tube trip down the beautiful Passage Creek, a tributary of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.
  • Snorkeling: Ever wonder what is going on below the water with those aquatic organisms and fish that keep our streams clean? Join us for an amazing underwater experience with a mask and a snorkel and get up close and personal with biodiversity underneath the water’s surface. U.S. Forest Service personnel will be on hand to ensure we have a safe, fun, and educational experience – and Spanish translators will help you identify those critters in two languages!
  • Fun Educational Kids’ Games: Learn about the importance of clean water while engaging in fun games and activities for kids of all ages!!
  • Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources: Check out the different kinds of fish that call the Shenandoah River system home!! Our good friends at VDWR will have an aquarium and a biologist on hand to answer all of your questions!
  • Buffalo Soldiers: Learn about the legacy and achievements of the “Buffalo Soldiers’” with an emphasis on their contributions to park and forest preservation as well as their role in our nation’s history.
  • Food: It wouldn’t be RioPalooza without traditional Latino dishes. Check back to see if we will have food available for purchase or whether you should plan to bring a favorite dish to share — or both. And don’t forget the beverages (no alcohol permitted).
  • Conservation Booths: Other environmental and conservation groups are being encouraged to staff a booth and share their mission with the Latino community.


Potomac Riverkeeper Network


Elizabeth Furnace Recreational Area
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