Bring a picnic and plan to spend the day celebrating the river and the environment at the Neponset RiverFest, happening Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Neponset Park in Dorchester. 

Free canoes and kayaks will be provided for families to get out on the river. Enjoy live music, exhibitor displays, and kid-friendly fun including face painting, a rock wall, a bouncy house, a spray deck, and a fishing clinic. Kids can climb on a Boston fire truck and get up close to sea creatures at a New England Aquarium tide pool touch tank.

Food and ice trucks will make stops throughout the day. Admission is free.