River Falls Days

                        River Falls Days - July 13-16, 2017
                       Trout 'N About on the Kinni

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Each year, River Falls Days is held in Heritage Park on the banks of the scenic Kinnickinnic River. This free, family-friendly event has a carnival-like atmosphere with tons of food and entertainment. Festivities include a Friday evening parade, 10K/2mile/Kid’s Fun Run, live music and outdoor dancing, food vendors, fireworks, carnival rides and much, much more! This tradition is a great event to celebrate our city. Below you will find the details regarding this great community get-together.
 
Live Music
 
Event Highlights
  • Friday evening parade - 6:30p, Main to 2nd Street
  • Saturday morning 10k/2M/Kid's Fun Run - New Starting Location (City Hall Plaza) and Route!
  • Sunday Car Cruze-In
  • Sunday Fireworks - Dusk at Hoffman Park
  • Family Fun Children's Activities
  • Food Vendors and Miller Beer Garden

2017 Registration Forms


Time Thursday, July 13 Location
4-7p Gallery Opening
Local artists. Refreshments will be provided.

Gallery 120, 120 N Main St
4p-Close Carnival
Earl's Rides will be providing exciting rides for all ages and a wide variety of skill and chance games. All rides (1) ticket per person per ride all weekend.

Northeast of City Hall, 222 Lewis St
5-9p 2nd Annual Trunk Show Preview Night
Come get first pick of ladies fashions brought in exclusively for River Falls Days. Shop before sidewalk sales start Friday at 10a. Enjoy snacks, drawings for gift certificates and guest vendors.

Peachy Pie Design, 208 S Main St
7p Royal Ambassador Coronation
Candidates will be vying for the title of 2017 River Falls Days Royal Ambassador. Join us for an incredible evening of entertainment and see who will be crowned 2017 Royal Ambassadors. Tickets available at the door.

Meyer Middle School
   Friday, July 14  
9a Medallion Hunt 
Clues will be posted every two hours beginning at 9a. If the medallion has not been found on Friday, the last two clues will be posted beginning at 10a on Saturday. The winner will receive $200 or $250 with a 2017 River Falls Days button.

Clues posted at bell located at Heritage Park Parking Lot/Maple Street.
11a-1a Food Booths
Cheese curds, corn dogs, fresh cut fries, jalapeno poppers and much more.

Heritage Park
11a-1:30p Free Bingo
Delight in a game while socializing with friends. Food and drinks available for purchase. Sponsored by Women of the Moose Lodge.

 Moose Lodge, 620 Clark St
11:30a UWRF Falcon Football Golf Outing
Registration begins at 9:30a, must be pre-registered. Raffle prizes, 50/50 cash drawing, cash payout for winning team and more. Contact Head Coach, Matthew Walker, at 715-425-3135 for details.

Kilkarney Hills Golf Course
11:30a-3p Dunk Tank
Dunk your favorite locals! Sponsored by City of River Falls - Police Association. 

City Hall Plaza
1-5p Race Packet Pick Up
For pre-registered participants, stop by the City Hall Training Room to pick up your race packet. 

City Hall Training Room
1p-Close Carnival
$20 Wristband 1-5p. Exciting rides for all ages and a wide variety of skill and chance games. All rides (1) ticket per person per ride all weekend.

Northeast of City Hall, 222 Lewis St
3p River Falls Ambulance Root Beer Floats
Cool down with a refreshing root beer float. Served out of the ambulance bay while supplies last.

River Falls Ambulance
175 E Cedar St
3p-1a Beer Garden 
$2 beer happy hour from 3-6p. Enjoy a refreshing cold beverage as you catch up with old friends. No gate fees Friday!

Heritage Park
4-7p ARTful Friday
Meet area artists and check out their work. 

Art's House
108 E Maple St
4-6p Live Music - Old School
Enjoy the sounds of roots music combined with varied traditions that create Americana music.

Heritage Park
4:30p 6th Annual River Falls Parade Pre-Party
If you are looking for a comfortable and convenient place to watch the River Falls Days Parade, look no further. The party will  include delicious food, cold refreshments, sweet treats, Pickles the Clown and a bounce house for the kids and young at heart. Party attendees will be able to take advantage of easily accessible, priority parade parking and comfortable seating to watch the parade. This is a free-will donation event and all in the community are invited to attend. 

Wellhaven Senior Living
4:30-6:30p Pre-Parade Fun
Stop by for hot dogs, brats, and nachos. Enjoy the bounce house and lawn games. Free will donation.

Ezekiel Lutheran Church 
202 S 2nd Street
4:30-9p Community Dinner
Featuring corn on the cob, best roast pork, and homemade pies. Look for the big white church and tents on the parade route. Additional fees apply

United Methodist Church
127 2nd St
5-8p Legion Pig Roast
Pig Roast! $5 pull pork sandwiches, $8 pulled pork plate, $8 BBQ Chicken Plate.

American Legion
701 N Main St
6:30p River Falls Days Parade
Fire trucks, marching bands, queens, candy and more! A highlight of River Falls Days!  One of the best parades in the area! 2017 Parade Application.

Main/Division/Second/Spring Streets
8-10p Live Music - Rural Route 5
Performing at Country Fest this year, this country band from New Richmond will have you stomping your boots and singing along to Reba, Jason Aldean and everything in between. Free entry!

Heritage Park Main Stage
8p  Fighting Fish vs. Minneapolis Angels
Enjoy watching our hometown team battle it out against their opponent at our community baseball field.

First National Bank of River Falls Field
8:30p Jimmy Johns Eating Contest
Contestants will compete to see how many sample subs they can eat in 5 minutes. Call the Chamber office to sign up.

City Hall Plaza
9-11p DJ Teen Dance
Teens are welcome to enjoy this free dance party! Hosted by RFHS SOS.

City Hall Upper Parking Lot
10:30p-1a Live Music - Devon Worley Band
Opening for or performing with some of Nashville's biggest acts, this band will blow you away! Welcome to the future of country music. Free entry!

Heritage Park Main Stage

   Saturday, July 15  
8a 10K/2 Mile Race
*New race route and start/finish location!
Registration from 6:45-7:45a at City Hall, race starts at 8a. Course closes at 9:30. Pre-register by June 30th for a free t-shirt. 
2M Map 10k Map 
Online Registration

*City Hall Plaza*
8a-Noon Farmer's Market
Enjoy the taste of produce from local farmers!

Dick's Fresh Market
9:15a Kid's Fun Run
Each child receives a medal, race bib, and t-shirt. The Kid's Fun Run course is one lap around City Hall. Register day of race at the City Hall Training Room.

City Hall Plaza
9:30a-2a Beer Garden
Enjoy a cold refreshing beverage as you catch up with old friends.

Heritage Park
10a-Noon  Children's Water Fight
Ages 5-13. No registration required. Sponsored by River Falls Fire Department. 

Upper City Hall Parking Lot
10a-Noon Loads of Fun and Petting Zoo
Entertain the little ones at the library. Kids can meet River Falls Royal Ambassadors and enjoy crafts, games and activities, refreshments, and the baby animal petting zoo featuring your favorite farm animals. Free.

River Falls Public Library
10a River Falls Fire Department Chicken Corn Feed West Wind Supper Club, 709 N Main St
10:30a Kiddie Parade
Registration begins at 10a, parade steps off at 10:30a. Check the library website for categories. Prizes for all!

River Falls Public Library
11a Meet the Royal Ambassadors
Meet the newly crowned Royal Ambassadors of River Falls following the Kiddie parade. The Ambassadors are happy to pose for picture with the kids!

River Falls Public Library
11a Bench Press Competition
Check out your strength at the River Falls bench press competition. Additional fees may apply. Sponsored by the River Falls High School Power-Lifting Booster Club.

Heritage Park Main Stage 
11a-1a Food Booths
Cheese curds, corn dogs, fresh cut fries, jalapeno poppers, and much more.

Heritage Park
11a-4p Arts, Crafts & Antiques Market
Local vendors will be displaying their products for you to shop. Be sure to check it out, there will be something for everyone! Any questions, please contact the Chamber at 715-425-2533 or info@rfchamber.com.  

Maple Street Bridge
11a-Close
Carnival
$20 Wristband 6-10p. Providing exciting rides for all ages and a wide variety of skill and chance games. All rides (1) ticket per person per ride all weekend.

Northeast of City Hall, 222 Lewis St
11a-6p Mobile Manufacturing Lab
Chippewa Valley Technical College brings advanced manufacturing education to rural high schools in Wisconsin. Step inside the lab and you will find VEX Robots, a CNC milling machine, a virtual welder, 13 computer workstations, a 3D printer and much more! Visit cvtc.edu to learn more.

Maple Street Bridge
11-11:50a Discover the Kinni
Learn about all fish, big and small, that call the Kinnickinnic River home! Enjoy professional electroshocking demonstration, observation and handing of the catch, arts and crafts for younger ages, and youth fishing pole raffles.

Walking Bridge south of UWRF Hathorn Hall
11:30a-3p Dunk Tank
Dunk your favorite locals! Sponsored by the City of River Falls Police Association. 

City Hall Plaza
12-12:45p Mad Science
This spectacular show will keep kids captivated with a mix of science, creativity and entertainment!

City Hall Plaza Activities Tent
Noon-4p Enjoy the Kinni - Celebrate the "River" and "Falls" in River Falls!
An event celebrating the Kinni sponsored by the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust, Friends of the Kinni, and other conservation and business partners. River related activities, displays and demos near City Hall including fly-fishing instruction and fly-tying demonstrations. Come see “Scrappy” the fish, an art sculpture decorated with waste materials collected from the Kinnickinnic River during this year's annual Kinni River Cleanup. 

City Hall Plaza
1-1:45p Cale the Juggler
An amazing performance that will keep you laughing!

City Hall Plaza Activities Tent
2-2:45p Spin Zone
Guaranteed to be a fun activity for everyone!

City Hall Plaza Activities Tent
2p River Falls Groupers vs. Lonsdale
Enjoy watching our hometown team battle it out against their opponent at our community baseball field.

First National Bank of River Falls Field
3p Bingo Marathon West Wind Supper Club, 709 N Main St
3-5p Live Music - Steve Heath Band
Sit back and enjoy the music of the Steve Heath Band. Sponsored by the Community Arts Base.

Heritage Park
3-5p 10th Annual CornFest
Free sweet corn, sandwiches, and beverages. Family-fun including music and various children’s games. Contact at 715-425-2640 for additional information. Rain or shine.

First Covenant Church, 1374 N Main St
5-7p Live Music - Woodshop
With their roots, rockabilly, bluegrass, and outlaw country songs, everyone is sure to enjoy a foot stomping good time!

Heritage Park
5p-12a Truck & Tractor Pull
If you have never been to a tractor pull, then you have missed out. Watch tractors, not your regular farm tractors, but souped up tractors, with roars that can be heard miles away, pull massive amounts of weight. New this year - two hours of NTPA Pullers. Food and refreshments available. $10 Adult, $5 Child (3-12) Free Under 3. Gate opens at 4 p.m.

New Location! 141 Hwy 35 N (Behind Total Excavating)
7-10p
Bingo American Legion Hall, 701 N Main St
7p Fighting Fish vs. Spring Valley
Enjoy watching our hometown team battle it out against their opponent at our community baseball field.

First National Bank of River Falls Field
7-9:30p Live Music - Bad Habits Brass
Consisting of former music students from UWRF, this band is a funk/soul/dance mix that brings a funky and joyful presence wherever they go. $5.00 Adult, $3.00 Child (under 12 years old). Gate fees begin at 6:30p. All ages welcome!

Heritage Park Main Stage
10p-1:30a Live Music - Sweet Siren
Playing the hottest Top 40 hits along with some classic rock and edgy country, this band puts their own flare to the music with hip arrangements. $5.00 Adult, $3.00 Child (under 12 years old). All ages welcome!

Heritage Park Main Stage
   Sunday, July 16  
10-11:15a  Outdoor Worship Service
Worship together with others in a shared faith walk. Come as you are. All denominations are welcome. If rained out the event will take place at the River Falls Middle School.

First National Bank of River Falls Field
11a-1p Live Music - Beebe and Keeley
Sit back and enjoy the music of Beebe and Keeley.

Heritage Park
11a-4p Beer Garden
Enjoy a cold refreshing beverage as you catch up with old friends.

Heritage Park
11a-4p Local Wines and Brews Sampling
Enjoy samples of wine and craft beer from local wineries and breweries! Additional fees apply.

Heritage Park
11a-4p Food Booths
Cheese curds, corn dogs, fresh cut fries, jalapeno poppers, and much more.

Heritage Park
11a-4p Car Cruze-In
Bring your favorite summer ride, friends, and family to enjoy a great afternoon full of poodle skirts, classic music, and fun shops all in historic downtown.

Downtown River Falls
11a-3p Children's Art Tent
Stop down and make a craft! Sponsored by Community Arts Base. 

Heritage Park
11a Optimistic Bean Bag Tournament
Day of registration starts at 11:00 a.m. - bags fly at 12:00 noon! Competitive and Social Division.
Early registration - $40/Team. Day of registration - $50/Team. 50% of registration fee will be returned as prize money.

Moose Lodge
12-3p Carnival
Providing exciting rides for all ages and a wide variety of skill and chance games. All rides (1) ticket per person per ride all weekend.

Northeast of City Hall 
12p Falcon Alumni Game
Enjoy watching two opponents battle it out at our community baseball field.

First National Bank of River Falls Field
1p Lion's Club Great Duck Race
Purchase a duck from a River Falls Lion's Club member and watch it race down the Kinnickinnic River. 1st place Prize is $1,000! Cash prizes available for 2nd-5th places. Learn more.

Heritage Park on the banks of the scenic Kinnickinnic River
2-4p Live Music - Practical Goods
Sit back and enjoy the music of the Practical Goods. Sponsored by the Community Arts Base.

Heritage Park
2-4p Children's Bike Safety Rodeo
An opportunity for children, ages 5-11, to practice safety skills needed for safe bicycle riding. The Rodeo consists of multiple stations where safety skills are taught, discussed, and practiced. Each child should bring their bicycle and helmet. Helmets will be given away while supplies last. Sponsored by the RF Police Department and the River Falls Area Hospital/Allina Health. Free.

City Hall - Upper Parking Lot
2p Kiddie Pedal Pull
Kids 12 and under. Registration begins at 1p. Pull begins at 2p. Sponsored by Hudson Chrysler, Dodge Ram. 

Maple Street Bridge
2p Wildcat / Legion Alumni Game
Enjoy watching two opponents battle it out at our community baseball field.

First National Bank of River Falls Field
2p Tennis Social Mixer
RSVP required. Free will donation to a worthy cause. Tell us about it. RSVP at dsferchelifeingeneral@gmail.com or 715-338-2342.

River Falls High School
Tennis Courts
5p Peek' A Boo Boxing Gym
Come down to enjoy live boxing matches. Doors open at 4p, Match is at 5p. Admission will be $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Contact Boyd at 715-220-0284 for details.

West Wind Supper Club, 709 N Main St
6p Fighting Fish vs. Hudson
Enjoy watching two opponents battle it out at our community baseball field.

First National Bank of River Falls Field
Dusk Fireworks Display
Gather with friends and family to wrap up the 2016 River Falls Days celebration! Show can be viewed from Hoffman Park and Greenwood Elementary Fields. Sponsored by Family Fresh Market and the River Falls Chamber.

Hoffman Park
  Throughout the Festival  
  Medallion Hunt
Clues will be posted  every two hours beginning Friday, July 14 at 9a. If the medallion has not been found on Friday, the last two clues will be posted beginning at 10a on Saturday. The winner will receive $200 or $250 with a 2017 River Falls Days button.

Clues posted at bell located at Heritage Park Parking Lot/Maple Street
  Men’s Softball Tournament
Mens D & E and Mixed Couples Divisions. $150.00 entrance fee. Please contact Shane at 715-577-1225 for additional information.

Hoffman Park
  River Falls Days Buttons
Purchase a commemorative River Falls Days button for $3.00 and enter to win raffle up to $250 in great cash prizes both as a raffle and increased reward if medallion is found. Winners will be drawn at the Saturday night street dance. 

Area Chamber Businesses or Chamber Office
  Shop Local Businesses 
Support our locally-owned businesses by strolling along historic Main Street.

Throughout Downtown