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FREE ADMISSION - Thanks to Yorkville Area Sponsors & Partners!
 
 
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Riverfront Bicentennial Park
131 E. Hydraulic Street, Downtown Yorkville

Free Admission - Free Kids' Activities


FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

(DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE)

Please Note: Pre-registration deadline for cardboard canoe races is July 11th.

Friday
5-10pm: Free Shuttle Parking from Yorkville Intermediate and Circle Center Schools provided by Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus (Parking Map)

5-10pm: Food Vendors - Beer Tent - Beer Garden
5-7pm: Cardboard Boat Races - 5-7pm
5-8pm: Free Family Area Activities including Bounce Houses
5-8pm: Community Art Project & Crafts by Fox River Academy of Music & Art
5-8pm: Recyling Game hosted by the Chamber's Green Committee
5-8pm: Kids Face Painting by SB Face Painting
5-8pm: Kids Face Painting by Silva's Silly Face Painting
5-8pm: "Touch-a-Bus" by Septran
5-8pm: Apple Shots Slingshot Game
5-9pm: Human Foosball Game
7-10pm: Live Music by Hillbilly Rockstarz
Community Group Demo & Performance Schedule:
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5pm: Fox River Academy of Music
....6pm: YPAC
....6pm: Taekwondo Korea Center
....8pm: BH Martial Arts

Saturday
5-10:30pm: Free Shuttle Parking from Yorkville Intermediate and Circle Center Schools provided by Kendall Area Transit (Parking Map)

Whitewater Festival Join the Illinois Whitewater Association and bring your boat, paddling skills, family & friends for the Buttercup Slalom Series and Boatercross Competition all day on the Marge Cline Whitewater Course. Registration begins at 9am; competition starts at 10am.

River Fest Schedule - Saturday, July 15
10am-10:30pm: Food Vendors - Beer Tent - Beer Garden
1pm-5pm: Craft Beer Tasting
2pm-5pm: Kids Face Painting by SB Face Painting
1pm-6pm: Bounce Houses
12-8pm: Community Art Project & Crafts by Fox River Academy of Music & Art
12-7pm: Recyling Game hosted by the Chamber's Green Committee
12-8pm: "Touch-a-Bus" by Septran
1-9pm: Human Foosball Game
5-8pm: Apple Shots Slingshot Game
3-6pm: Whiskey Acres Tasting
Live Music: County Line Brothers (noon-2pm)
Live Music: Whiskeyfist (3-6pm)
Live Music: Whiskey Romance (7-10pm)
Community Group Demo & Performance Schedule:
....2:30pm: Taekwondo Korea Center
....2:30pm: YPAC
....4pm: BH Martial Arts
....6:15pm: YMS S.T.E.P. Team

 

FOOD VENDORS

Sample a Taste of Yorkville at these Food Vendor Booths:

 

LIVE REMOTE BROADCAST

Tune in to WSPY FM 107.1 on Friday evening between 5-7pm for a live-remote broadcast from River Fest!


OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsorships
Several opportunities are available for your business to receive valuable exposure at River Fest. Sign up soon so you can begin receiving recognition right away. Contact the Chamber at 630-553-6853 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it us. (Sponsorships closed)

Volunteers
Festival volunteers are encouraged to wear their company logo-wear while teaming up with other members to help the event run smoothly. Please contact the Chamber at 630-553-6853 or by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to sign up! (First in receive first choice!)

 

See photos from the 2016 festival:

River Night & Ribs on the River
https://goo.gl/photos/hizxaPoME3qruFd87

River Night & Ribs on the River photos from Fontanez PHOTOGRAPHY
https://goo.gl/photos/iih8UJ71b5UWc5YH9


THANK YOU!


Special thanks to the City of Yorkville's Parks & Recreation Department for their partnership and support.

THANK YOU to the FESTIVAL PLANNING COMMITTEE & VOLUNTEERS:

Geri Benning BH Martial Arts
Tim Evans Yorkville Parks & Rec
Darren Fox Idea Marketing Group
Ashley Preciado Fox River Academy of Music & Art
Shay Remus Yorkville Parks & Rec
Stephanie Roskopf Yorkville Auto Body
Michele Sittig Norwex
Scott Sleezer Yorkville Parks & Rec

For Information

Sponsorship, General: 630-553-6853 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
Food Vendor, General: 630-553-4357 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     
Whitewater Festival: 847-830-4877 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Cardboard Boat Races: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
Community Group Demo/Performance: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Festival Volunteer: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Family Area Activities: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it