September 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at South Side’s Riverfront Park (bottom of 18th Street at the river) was the eighth annual FontanaFest.

I began this event shortly after my election as a way to celebrate our rivers and riverfront parks and to highlight all the things that children and families can do on and near the rivers and in our region as a family.  
Thanks to the Pittsburgh Water Limo, FontanaFest included rides on our three rivers between the hours of 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.  

Guests also visited Pennsylvania fish thanks to the Fish & Boat Commission and take a canoe out on the Monongahela.  

Pittsburgh River Rescue was on hand for a dive demonstrations and talked about river safety and other ways you can enjoy our rivers and trails with Riverlife and Friends of the Riverfront.
These are just a few highlights of the family-friendly event.  

More than 30 participating organizations in attendance had an activity geared towards children as part of the day’s festivities.