2016 riverfest schedule


7:00am Set-up
7:00am Water Drop 5K Registration & Packet Pick Up
7:45am Water Droplet Kids Run Registration
8:00am Discover the Wabash Float Trip Registration
8:00am Water Drop 5K Race/Walk
9:00am Riverfest Opens, Live Music Begins – Click Here for Live Music Schedule
9:00am Water Droplet Kids Run
9:00am Discover the Wabash Float Trip
9:00am Voyageur Canoe Challenge Races Begin – Click Here for Detailed Schedule
9:30am Storytelling
10:00am Open Fishing
10:00am Columbian Park Zoo arrives
11:00am Fishing Derby Round One
12:00pm Fishing Derby Round Two
12:00pm Voyageur Canoe City Challenge Race
12:30pm Open Fishing
12:30pm Voyageur Canoe Tournament Races Begin – Click Here for Detailed Schedule
1:00pm Take Flight Wildlife Show
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