"We're going crazy, getting all of our employees rounded up to get ready for the weekend and ready for the crowds," Three Rivers Outfitters owner Jeff Klein said.
"It's the kickoff," Klein said. "School's out and everybody's ready to hit the water. It's been kind of a cold winter. I think everybody's had cabin fever. They're ready to get out."
Klein said their cabins are completely booked, but they still have canoes and tubes available for two to eight hour trips on the river.
"As a matter of fact, they're in just excellent shape right now," Klein said. "They're actually the best I've seen them in quite some time."
Rain is in the forecast for Memorial Day weekend, but Klein said he isn't worried about it.
"I think we'll be ok," Klein said. "That's usually late in the afternoon when we do get them so I think we can get them in and out and have a great time. That won't slow them down any."
Corte said shoppers can find antiques, music, jewelry and more.
"There's a lot of good sales going on this weekend," Corte said. "A lot of merchants are ramping up, giving good deals. It's a good place to be. If you've got nothing going on, come to Hardy! We'd love to have you."
Corte and Klein said Hardy gets busier as the summer continues.
"The months of June and July are just pretty much non-stop if the weather's good," Klein said. "It's a weather dependent business, but on good weather days, we stay busy all day. We're open every day so come during the week, come on the weekend. We're here all the time."
For more information on these events and more, visit the Main Street Hardy website.
To make reservations for river activities, visit the Three Rivers Outfitters website.