2017 riverfest schedule


7:00am Set-up
Water Drop 5K Registration & Packet Pick Up
7:45am Water Droplet Kids Run Registration
8:00am Discover the Wabash Float Trip Registration
Water Drop 5K Race/Walk
9:00am Riverfest Opens, Live Music Begins
Water Droplet Kids Run
Discover the Wabash Float Trip
Voyageur Canoe Challenge Races Begin
9:30am Storytelling
10:00am Open Fishing
Columbian Park Zoo arrives
Try a Canoe
11:00am Voyageur Canoe City Challenge Race
12:00pm Voyageur Canoe Tournament Races Begin
Fishing Derby Round One
Fishing Derby Round Two
12:30pm Open Fishing
2:00pm Storytelling
3:00pm Voyageur Canoe Tournament Championship Race
3:30pm Coloring Contest Entries Due
4:00pm Riverfest Ends


All-day events

  • Food from PT’s Fresh Lunchbox, L Kora Mexican Food Truck, EMT Emergency Munchie Truck, Cold Stone Creamery, and Kona Ice
  • FREE Pony Rides sponsored by Henry Poor Lumber
  • Bounce House sponsored by Future Scholars Academy
  • Conservation Organization Exhibits
  • Bicycle Lafayette’s Bike Rodeo sponsored by Mindy Deno, State Farm Insurance
  • Balloon Artist Joe White
  • Face Painting
  • Henna Tatoos
  • West Lafayette D.A.R.E. Vehicle and Medication Recycling
  • My Gym Kids Obstacle Course
  • Canoe Photo Op
  • Try-A-Canoe/Kayak Demonstration Area at the Purdue Crew Dock