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Two Cities: One River Bridge Dedication & Celebration
September 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The “Two Cities: One River Bridge Dedication and Celebration!” honors and unites the Biddeford + Saco region! Join us for the morning’s two-hour event, which will feature a ribbon-cutting dedicating the new pedestrian bridge that physically unites our cities. Come hear special guest speakers, participate in activities offered by local community organizations, and enjoy music by Sylvain’s Acadian Aces. The morning event will be followed by a full day of activities in Biddeford and Saco, with shuttle buses providing transportation from various parking lots on a loop through the downtown/mill districts.
Initial schedule for the day includes the following (with more to be added):
10 a.m. – Noon Bridge Dedication on Saco Island
10 a.m. -1 p.m. Business Exploration, RiverWalk Overlook in Biddeford
Noon-5 p.m. Passport to Adventure as well as Taste of Biddeford + Saco, in the two downtowns
Noon-5 p.m. Biddeford Mills Museum Tours (times to be confirmed), and tours of other mill properties (to be confirmed)
Noon-5:30 p.m. RiverJam Festival in Mechanics Park in Biddeford
6 p.m. PechaKucha at Engine, 128 Main Street (time to be confirmed)
7:15 p.m. Free Fireworks on York Hill
7:45-10:30 p.m. RiverJam Festival on Saco Island
Take part in the “Best of Biddeford + Saco” Passport Adventure with your chance to win great prizes. Visit businesses and destinations in Biddeford and Saco’s historic downtowns, and enjoy the Taste of Biddeford + Saco!
This event is co-coordinated by numerous local entities, working together to showcase the two cities’ remarkable cultural and economic assets and natural beauty!
City of Biddeford, City of Saco, Biddeford + Saco Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Biddeford’s Downtown Development Commission, Engine, Heart of Biddeford, Saco Main Street, Shuttlebus/Zoom, and University of New England.
Sponsors so far include the following: (Info regarding additional sponsors coming soon)
Bangor Savings for the Passport to Adventure
PeoplesChoice Credit Union, Fireworks
York County Federal Credit Union, Fireworks