American Queen Sailing to Huntington Thursday

Updated 4 years ago by Brian Chambers, Director of Communications City of Huntington
(Photo courtesy of the American Queen Steamboat Co.)
(Photo courtesy of the American Queen Steamboat Co.)
Huntington will be rolling out the red carpet for The American Queen this week. The riverboat will dock at Harris Riverfront Park from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 26, and again from 1 to 5 p....m. Monday, June 30.

More than 200 passengers have signed up for bus tours on both days that will take them to area attractions such as downtown Huntington, Pullman Square, Old Central City, the J. Taylor Auto Museum, Museum of Radio and Technology, the Ritter Park Rose Garden, Marshall University Special Collections, Heritage Farm Museum and Village and the Huntington Museum of Art.

Passengers will be welcomed at the riverfront with live music, refreshments and local artists and artisans selling everything from jewelry to pottery to photos and paintings.

If you are a local artist or artisan who would like to sell your products at the riverfront this Thursday, June 26, or Monday, June 30, call Cara Hedrick at the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau at 304-525-7333 by 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 24.

Volunteers with Downtown Huntington Partners also will deliver bags full of promotional items to Maysville, Ky., where the American Queen will be docked on Wednesday, June 25, one day prior to its visit in Huntington. If you own a local business and would like to include promotional items in the bags, bring your materials to the Antique Mall on 4th Avenue (across from the Keith-Albee) by 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 23.

And if you're offering any special deals to riverboat passengers during their visits, call the Convention and Visitors Bureau and let them know.

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