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Join us on July 5th for the River Island Family Fest!

This action-packed day is filled with fun for the whole family. Slide into excitement with our giant water slide, engage in friendly competition with tug-of-war, rubber duck race, kayak regatta, corn hole tournament and cool off with a water gun and balloon war. Savor the flavors of summer with a delicious lobster roll or other tasty treat from our featured food truck: Linda Bean's Maine Lobster (on-site from 10 am - 5 pm)

As the sun sets help us celebrate National Hawaii Day. Immerse yourself in our Adventure Luau, complete with an authentic Polynesian buffet dinner, captivating dances and fire-knife performances. Cap off the night with a dazzling fireworks display that lights up the island sky.

Escape the crowds at the beach and enjoy this EXCLUSIVE event that is limited to ONLY 200 guests. Don’t miss this unforgettable family adventure at River Island!

Admission Prices
Adults:$54 (ages 16 & up)
Youth: $34 (ages 6 - 15)
Children ages 5 & under are free


  • 10 am - 5 pm: Water Slide
    Enjoy unlimited slides down a 28 ft tall x 80 ft long inflatable water slide and slip & slide combo
    Cost: Included in price of admission

  • 10 am - 5 pm: Linda Bean's Maine Lobster Food Truck
    Enjoy some world famous lobster rolls, clam chowder, lobster bisque, red snapper hot dogs, toasted lobster grilled cheese, blueberry pie and more.
    Cost: Prices vary, menu is a la carte

  • 11 am - 1 pm: Red, White & Blue Kayak Regatta
    Bring your own kayak or rent one from us to join our regatta down the river, around the private island and back to the finish line. Prizes for most patriotic costume, fastest paddler & more!
    Cost: Included in price of admission (kayak rental: $10/kayak)

  • 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Luau Bar
    Our Luau Bar will be selling ice cold beer, sodas and delicious wine slushees

  • 2 pm: Rubber Duck Race
    Pick your lucky duck(s) and cheer them on. The owners of the first several ducks that cross the finish line will win a River Island t-shirt and more!
    Cost: $3 per duck

  • 2:30 pm: Watermelon Eating Contest
    Signup early to compete in this fun and messy contest. The first person to eat their share of watermelon (no hands) wins!
    Cost: Included in cost of admission

  • 3 pm - 4 pm: WATER BALL: Water Gun & Balloon Game
    BRING YOUR BIGGEST WATER GUNS for this wet and wild game! Teams must try to get a beach ball from the center of the playing field into the opposing teams goal using only their water guns. If a player touches the ball with their hands or feet, the other team gets the ball at the sideline. Three players armed with water balloons are the last defense to stop the ball from going in the goal.
    Cost: Included in the cost of admission

  • 4 pm - 5 pm: Tug of War Tournament
    Families/Groups of 6 - 8 compete in an old school Tug of War competition for prizes. Divisions: Men, Women, Mixed, Kids
    Cost: Included in cost of admission

  • 5 pm - 7 pm: Corn-hole Tournament
    Grab your partner and let the bags fly for this double elimination tournament. The winning team will win a FREE NIGHT in one of our Glamping Tents.
    Cost: $10 per team of two

  • 7 pm - 9 pm: Adventure Luau & Dinner Buffet
    The highlight of the day: an authentic Polynesian Luau with hula dancers, fire-knife performances, live music and amazing dinner buffet.
    Cost: Included in cost of admission

  • 9 pm - 9:30 pm: Fireworks
    At the conclusion of the luau stay in your seats for a fireworks show lighting up the night sky high above the tranquil waters of the Waccamaw River.
    Cost: Included in the cost of admission

*schedule subject to change

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