Festivals

Kiener Plaza Opening Celebration

When: Fri., May 19, 12 p.m. and Sat., May 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 2017

The venerable Kiener Plaza (Seventh and Market streets; www.cityarchriver.org/visit/kiener) has had a little cosmetic work done in the past year, and it can now serve as a small concert venue, a playground and a splash pad. One familiar "innovation" is the return of your old pal the Runner statue, which is back in its proper home. The new and improved Kiener Plaza opens with a two-day celebration, just in time for summer. At noon on Friday, May 19, there is a ribbon cutting and a performance by the Carr Lane VPA Middle School drum line. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20, there will be a series of concerts by Acoustik Element, Borderline and Hobo Cane. Fredbird and his team will be present, and food trucks will be parked nearby. Admission to both days is free.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission