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2018 Rockin’ on the River Festival


Rockin’ on the River Festival Expands into Two Festivals for 2018


The second annual Rockin’ on the River Festival has expanded into two festivals. They will be held at two different locations on two different dates this year. Veterans Rockin’ on the River will be held on Armed Forces Day (the 3rd Saturday in May) May 19, 2018, at Pickwick Pines Resort, Iuka, Ms. Its purpose is to recognize the Military, our Veterans and their families both local and from throughout the Mid South. We will come together as a community to honor and pay tribute for the sacrifices of our service members and their families with a day of recognition and fun activities.

Boats & Bikers Rockin’ on the River Festival will be held on June 9, 2018, at Eastport. This festival is being held to kick off the summer and as a Memorial and Celebration to honor Captain Bob Wiley and our Military.

The 2018 Veterans Rockin on the River Festival will be held on Saturday, May 19th at Pickwick Pines Resort in Iuka, MS. from 9:00 am. – 9:00 pm. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 10:00 am with a Veterans Parade, Tribute, and Ceremony honoring all branches of the Military. We will cover over 200 years of Military History with Color Guards from each era. The Wounded Warriors of Mississippi and their families will be our guests at the 2018 Festival.  

Congressman Trent Kelly, Representing the First District of Mississippi, will be our Guest Speaker. Congressman Kelly has spent 32 years in the Army Mississippi National Guard as a Combat Engineer and is presently serving as a Brigadier General. In Congress, he serves on the House Committee on Agriculture, House Small Business Committee and the House Committee on Armed Services.

There will be a wide variety of vendors. We will have everything from Military displays, World War II vehicles, Militaria, and relics to outdoor, recreation, leisure, boats ATV’s, and motorhomes. Plus everything to get your summer started. Wear your Red, White, and Blue and enjoy a day of entertainment, activities, food vendors and lots of surprises.

Don’t miss out on the chance to say Thank You to those who have given so much in order to defend this country and maintain our freedom. Be sure to invite Veterans and Military.


Boats & Bikers Rockin’ on the River Festival will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Eastport. The fun begins at 9:00 am with outdoor recreational vendors displaying their goods. There will be a wide range of boats, ATV’s, Motorhomes, recreational, and leisure displays and much more.

The Second Annual Bob Wiley Memorial Boat Parade and Celebration, honoring the Bob Wiley family will be held. All boaters are invited to participate in this annual summer event. If you have a ski boat, fishing boat, pontoon, wave runner, cruiser, houseboat or yacht get your crew ready, decorate your boat and join us for the BEST Boat Parade on Pickwick Lake.

Bikers get ready for the Motor Cycle Ride In and Poker Run. Join us for a full day of fun, entertainment, and activities.

To end the day’s festivities, join us for a bonfire, live entertainment, dinner, and dance. The Party is growing daily, stay tuned for updates.

For  Sponsor, Vendor, and Exhibitor information for both Festivals, please check our Facebook page: @rockinontheriverfest, our website: rockin’ or call 662-279-0538 or 662-423-8638.

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