July 13, 2024


Plan your weekend.

Free to the public and great for all ages. Join us at Tapawingo Park from 9a – 4p for float trips, art classes, fishing lessons, canoe races, and much more!

Rock Climbing Wall

Reach the summit of the 32-foot wall at Tapawingo Park, with free access from 9 am-4 pm.

Canoe Races

Participate in the Wabash River’s greatest spectacle, racing 300 yards in Voyageur canoes as part of nine-member teams.

Charcoal Drawing

Join a one-hour river drawing class led by a local artist, learning to create beautiful Wabash River scenes using charcoal.

Float Trips

Float from Davis Ferry Park to Tapawingo Park on the Wabash River using provided rafts or canoes, or bring your own, with shuttle service available.

Conservation Exhibits

Discover insights about local ecology, wildlife, and sustainability efforts through engaging conservation exhibits.

Live Music

Groove to the beat and enjoy performances by the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana at Tapawingo Park.

A Fun-Filled, Free Event for the Whole Family

Celebrate Nature at Wabash Riverfest

Join the fun at Wabash Riverfest, a free and family-friendly event focused on nature and conservation. Enjoy a day filled with exciting activities, while learning about the Wabash River and the importance of protecting our environment.

Free to the Public

Family Friendly

Promote Conservation

Free to the Public

Family Friendly Fun

Promote Conservation Efforts

Wabash Riverfest Impact

Make some ripples

Each summer, Wabash Riverfest brings the Greater Lafayette community together to celebrate the longest free-flowing river in the eastern United States.

Managed by the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation (WREC), the event emphasizes riverfront development and watershed quality initiatives. Riverfest serves as a platform for organizations to raise awareness and educate the public on improving the quality of life in the area.

Thanks to our 2024 sponsors!