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


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
White water fest 2018 web
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 Sponsors

Manpower             hillside                   korea center

Wristband Sponsor

Friends of the River Fest

Banner Sponsors

Apple Shots Sponsors

Wheatland title
idea marketing
Pet Supply Plus

Napkin Sponsors

Cardboard Canoe Sponsors

yorkville auto body

Media Sponsors