2017 riverfest schedule


7:00am Set-up
Water Drop 5K Registration & Packet Pick Up
8:00am Discover the Wabash – NICHES Pirate Float Trip Check-in (Purdue Crew building)
Water Drop 5K Race/Walk Begins
8:45am Water Droplet Kids Run Registration
9:00am Riverfest Opens, Live Music Begins
Water Droplet Kids Run
Discover the Wabash – NICHES Pirate Float Trip Begins
Voyageur Canoe Challenge Races Begin
10:00am All Day Fishing Begins
Voyageur Canoe Ivy Tech Challenge Race
Columbian Park Zoo arrives
Try a Canoe/Kayak Begins
10:30am Voyageur Canoe County Challenge Race
11:00am Voyageur Canoe City Challenge Race
12:00pm Voyageur Canoe Tournament Races Begin
2:00pm Try a Canoe/Kayak Ends
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 Evonik
  • Conservation Organization Exhibits
  • Bicycle Lafayette’s Bike Rodeo sponsored by Mindy Deno, State Farm Insurance
  • Balloon Artist sponsored by Evonik
  • Face Painting sponsored by Paul Davis Restoration
  • Caricature Artist
  • Henna Tattoos
  • Zip line
  • Rope-A-Phobia ropes course
  • Live Music
  • West Lafayette D.A.R.E. Vehicle and Medication Recycling
  • Canoe Photo Op
  • Try-A-Canoe/Kayak Demonstration Area at the Purdue Crew Dock
  • Fishing along the Wabash River bank sponsored by PPG
  • Cornhole sponsored by JL Anderson