Riverside Dickens Festival
Riverside Dickens Festival – February 24-25, 2018
The Riverside Dickens Festival
25 Years of Wit & Wisdom
Featured book: “Great Expectations”
In 1992, Joan Patton, Carolyn Grant and The Friends of the Library board conceived the idea of a three-day festival. After a year and a half and hundreds of hours later, the Riverside Dickens Festival was born on a hot Saturday afternoon in September 1993 on the downtown library lawn. And, in 1994, Riverside Dickens Festival, Inc. was established as a nonprofit organization.
Why Dickens? Charles Dickens was the most influential and famous writer of the19th century. He made a difference in changing society and making a better world in which to live. The festival would highlight the library and encourage reading, promote literacy and enjoyment of the dramatic and cultural arts by the general public.
So as the 2018 Riverside Dickens Festival approaches, plan to join in the celebration, our Silver Jubilee, a special anniversary indeed marking 25 years of Dickens’ wit and wisdom.
Dance Classes, January 13, 2018 – February 18, 2018 – See schedule on official website for dates, times and locations.
Book Discussion, January 13, 2018 & February 3, 2018 – See schedule on official website for dates, times and locations.
Mock Ball, February 3, 2018
Pickwick’s Pub Night Fundraiser, February 23, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
February 24 & 25, 2018 – See official website for exact times and ticket sales for the following festival events.
The Tavern at the Festival
Meet Mr. Dickens at the Festival
Author’s Salon at the Festival
The Trial of Jack the Ripper
Seance – The Dialogue of the Dead
The Royal Victorian Tea Room and Music Hall
Escape from Miss Havisham’s Attic, February 24, 2018
Grand Dicken’s Parade, February 24, 2018
Soiree’s Mystique, February 24, 2018
Brass Words, February 24, 2018
Victorian Fashion Show, February 24, 2018
Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball, February 24, 2018
Steampunk Traveler’s Checks, February 25, 2018
Evensong, February 25, 2018
See official website for details on all the events.
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