Today’s best fest bets
1. Carson Mac & the Ozites: This band, made up of young musical prodigies, will perform from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the Star Lumber Floating Stage.
2. Bubble soccer: For $10 per person, people can try out this crazy new sport, which puts players in giant, wearable, inflatable plastic balls. It’s from 3 to 9 p.m. at Waterman and Water.
3. St. Francis Ferris wheel: Get a bird’s-eye view of Riverfest 2015. Take a night ride to experience the dancing LED lights. Rides are $3 a person, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit St. Francis Community Services, a donor-supported child welfare ministry. It runs from 2 to 9:30 p.m. at the RedGuard Stage area.
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4. Gospelfest featuring Erica Campbell: Choirs from across the area perform in celebration culminating in a performance by Grammy Award-winning gospel star Erica Campbell, who will take the stage at 8 p.m. The show starts at 5:15 p.m. It’s on the Kennedy Plaza stage.
Festival food find
Curly fry loaf
3 stars (out of four)
Where to find it: Tad’s Chicken on a Stick
What is it? A massive foot-long loaf of curly fries
How is it? The presentation is impeccable, but contrary to what you may think, it is quite a challenge to eat this and not make a huge mess. The pigeons are going to have a feast with all the scraps that fell in my attempt to break off individual fries from this massive log. It’s a dish best eaten by two, not just because of its size but also because you’ll need someone to laugh with. In the end, it’s bound to be good, because it’s curly fries. It takes an awful lot to screw up curly fries.
Cost: $7 (Seven tickets)