Riverwalk Freedom Festival returns

Posted on 09-12-2023

Milford’s Riverwalk Freedom Festival, organized by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford (CCGM) will return for the 22nd year on Saturday, Sept. 16 with live bands, specials throughout downtown businesses, vendors and more. Downtown streets will be closed to accommodate over 100 crafters, businesses and organizations. The event culminates in a stunning firework display at dusk.

“Many of our vendors are new this year, including several food vendors who are looking forward to getting exposure in Milford,” Jo Schmeiser, executive director of CCGM, said. “Park Place Restaurant and Lounge will open early serving breakfast and offering an ATM machine. There will be new games in Kids Corner, a new addition to live entertainment and there will be events in the Milford Senior Center and Milford Public Library, in addition to all the usual outdoor festival activities.”


  • Lincoln City will kick off the live bands in Bicentennial Park at noon.
  • Bobby Lee Jones will take the stage from 4:20 to 6 p.m.
  • Plead the 5th takes over at 6:30p.m. and will play until the fireworks begin at dusk.
  • There will be entertainment in the Library Amphitheatre as well.

“The popular Red White and Brew Garden will also return with guest bartenders serving drinks,” Schmeiser
said. “All the tips raised by the bartenders are donated to a worthy cause. Some of those serving include a group donating their funds to the Alzheimer’s Association, The Parker Group, Kent Sussex Industries, the Milford Elks Lodge, Shore United Bank and Artisans Bank who are also one of our corporate sponsors.”

In addition to the guest bartenders, the Alchauler, powered by EasySpeak, will also be on site.

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