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River Prairie Mural Unveiling and Virtual River Prairie Festival

Friday, May 8, 2020
Mike Golat | City Administrator


New wall murals by local artists Joe Maurer and Jason Anhorn will be presented to the media.  These murals are in progress and nearing completion.  The presentation will kick off the River Prairie Festival, which takes place annuall on Mother's Day weekend.  This year's festival will be virtual and will take place tomorrow, Saturday, May 9, 2020.


4PM, Friday, May 8, 2020 | Presentation from Mike Golat, City Administrator


MEDIA EVENT In front of the murals, located on the park bathroom building wall facing Front Porch Place >> see red X on the map (click here for a larger view of the map >>)



Since we were not able to hold the annual River Prairie Festival in person, we decided to host a virtual festival in its place.  We programmed a few fun events with the goal of celebrating River Prairie!  Those events include a giant pumpkin growing seminar for beginners, giant pumpkin giveaway, mural painting and a virtual rubber ducky race.  The Virtual River Prairie Festival is presented by Visit Eau Claire and the City of Altoona.

You can learn more about the Virtual River Prairie Festival by visiting

If you have any questions, please contact Altoona City Hall at or 715-839-6092.