Yorkville River Fest

Yorkville River Fest        

Friday, July 13 & Saturday, July 14
Riverfront Park (131 E Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville)


Join the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department and the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce for a weekend filled with food, live country music, family activities, the Whitewater Festival, and more!  Formally known as River Night/Ribs on the River, Yorkville River Fest is the same great festival providing family-friendly fun all weekend long! The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department and the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce are currently finalizing this details for the 2018 festival. Please check back for further information.

Friday, July 13 (5-10pm)


Families will enjoy bounce houses, human foosball, cardboard boat flotilla, homebrew tasting, and live entertainment by Hillbilly Rockstarz (7-10pm).  

Cardboard Canoe Race 


Homebrew Tasting 


Family Activities



Family Area Sponsor


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Saturday, July 14 (Noon-10pm)


Join us for a day filled with family activities, delicious food, the Whitewater Festival, Whiskey Acres Tasting, and LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC!

Country Band Line-Up

Illinois Whitewater Festival
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Whiskey Acres Tasting 

Family Activities



Whiskey Acres Distillery Tasting


Whiskey Acres Distilling Company will be back again at this year's Yorkville River Fest on Saturday, July 14!  Three 30 minute sessions will be offered at 3:30pm, 4:15pm, and 5:00pm.  For $10/person, participants will enjoy three 1/4oz tastes of Whiskey Acres products as well as one craft cocktail while learning about the history of whiskey production and Whiskey Acres's estate distillery.  Sessions are limited to 40 people, so preregistration is encouraged and can be completed online at yorkville.il.us/register (registration opens May 2018).  Registration will also be taken the day of the event as space allows.  

Sponsored By:

whiskey acres


Don't Forget About The Food!


The smell of BBQ Ribs will fill the park all weekend long as the Knights of Columbus provide their award winning ribs!  For $12 a dinner, you will receiver a half slab of ribs, corn, and cole slaw.  If you're not a fan of ribs, additional local food vendors will be serving up their best fare.


Join The Fun


Join the weekend of fun while gaining valuable exposure online and to the community!  For more information contact Shay at 630-553-4357. 

Showcase Sponsors


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Showcase 2 Sponsor Wristband Sponsor



Manpower                   Old Second National Bank




Napkin Sponsors

Banner Sponsors

Friends of the River Fest

Media Sponsor                      Apple Shots Sponsor                 Apple Shots Sponsor

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Cardboard Canoe Sponsor

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