The first Sunset on the Riverfront event for the 2012 season will be held this Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Rennick Riverfront Park.
A total of seven Sunsets are planned the fourth Thursday of month through October.
This marks the 10th season for the Sunsets, hosted by Downtown Washington Inc.
The entertainment Thursday night will be Onyx. The volunteer bartenders will be from Allure Salon & Spa.
The food vendors are Marquart’s Landing, Basket Case and The Fudge Shoppe.
“We invite everyone to come enjoy the family-oriented festival which offers live music, delicious food and drinks, and a lively atmosphere at the Rennick Riverfront Pavilion,” said Bridgette Epple, Downtown Washington Inc. executive director.
Live entertainment will be featured each month. Wine, beer and soda will be available for purchase, as well as a variety of food from local restaurants.
Businesses and groups donate their time and tips each month to serve the drinks, Epple noted.
Epple said the events are family friendly and all are welcome to attend. Pets are not allowed, she said, and no outside alcohol may be brought in.
Other Sunset events are planned for May 24, June 28, July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27, and Oct. 25.
All of the events are held rain or shine.
Sunset sponsors are Bank of Washington, Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, Noboleis Winery, Grey Eagle Distributors and Augusta Brewing Company.
Epple said the Sunsets are a great way to promote local bands and restaurants.
Developed in 2003, Sunsets have since become a staple in the community, she said, bringing patrons to Downtown Washington’s riverfront park after the winter season.
For more information, email Aimee Frey, event coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 636-239-1743.