- Associated Press - Saturday, June 28, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine’s annual celebration of the Kennebec River is entering into its final week with its signature family day.

The Great Kennebec River Whatever Family Festival started June 18 and concludes July 4. The event brings music, food and events to Augusta, Gardiner, Hallowell and Winthrop. Kids Day in Capitol Park is scheduled for Saturday outside the Maine statehouse and is the biggest day of the event. The schedule includes more than 80 free events and activities.

The festival began in 1978 to commemorate the cleanup of the Kennebec River. The event concludes with fireworks at Waterfront Park in Augusta on July 4. A full schedule of events is available online at https://www.augustamaine.com/chamber_whatever.asp .

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