|| The city grew up around the Drammen River estuary, and the river formed the basis of its proud history as a seaport. Today the river is once again an important element in the urban development plans for the city.
The River Festival takes place every year in Drammen. The festival features concerts, fun fair, dragon boats, raft racing and bathtub rowing. More than 100 different events take place during the River Festival.
Drammen River is one of Norway´s best salmon rivers. One of the best places and the most popular area is the stretch up to Hokksund and Hellefossen, with a large sale of angling cards during the season.