Yorkville River Fest

Yorkville River Fest        

Friday, July 17 & Saturday, July 18
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!  Yorkville River Fest is a family-friendly festival providing fun all weekend long!

Friday, July 17 (5-10pm)

Families will enjoy Cardboard Canoe Races, Homebrew Tasting, various family activities and live entertainment.

Homebrew Tasting 

Check back later to see what our Homebrewers have brewed up just for River Fest!

Saturday, July 18 (Noon-10pm)

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

Country Band Line-Up

Grab your boots and get ready to sing along to all of your favorite country hits as we have an amazing lineup of country music throughout the day including:

Headline Bands


Back Country Roads:(7pm-10pm)


Whiskey Romance(7pm-10pm)

Illinois Whitewater Festival

Marge Cline Whitewater Course (301 E Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville IL)

Join the Illinois Whitewater Association and bring your boat, paddling skills, family and friends as they host a Buttercup Slalom Race and Boatercross competition all day on the Marge Cline Whitewater Course!  Registration will begin at 9am on Saturday, July 13 with the competition starting at 10am.  For more information go to cwa.wildapricot.org.

Family Activities

We are currently finalizing some fun family activities. Check back in May 2020.


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!  If you're not a fan of ribs, additional local food vendors will be serving their fan favorites.

Event Parking & Transportation

Parking is available throughout downtown Yorkville for the festival as indicated in the shaded blue areas on the map.  Please remember that parking is not allowed on Mill Street (both sides) or on the West side of Heustis Street.  

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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.