Sternwheel Festival

  Sternwheel Festival

Perhaps one of our most popular weekends of the year is our Sternwheel Festival. Sternwheel boats from all over the region come in the festival, but the Valley Gem is the only one that takes you out onto the river. We kick off the festivities  with a Dessert Cruise on Friday evening, September 8 from 7:30pm to 9pm. On Saturday, September 9, we offer sightseeing rides throughout the day, a dinner cruise from 5pm to 7pm and a fireworks dinner cruise from 8pm to 11pm. The fireworks are some of of the best you will see all year long. We also offer live entertainment for both dinner cruises.  Reservations book quickly or these events. Book your seats early!


September 8: Sunset Dessert Cruise; 7:30pm to 9pm
Enjoy a delicious dessert as you cruise the river.
$17 Adults, $ 15 Seniors 55+, $12 Children 3-12


September 9: One Hour Sightseeing Cruises
11am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 2:45pm
$10 Adults, $9 Seniors 55+, $5 Children 3-12


September 9: Dinner Cruise
5pm to 7pm Captain's Buffet
$40 Adults, $38 Seniors 55+, $30 Children 3-12


September 9: Fireworks Dinner Cruise
8pm to 11pm, $75 per person

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