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 - 6:30 p.m., Main to 2nd Street
  • Saturday morning 10K/2 Mile/Kid's Fun Run - New 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

Contact the Chamber at 715-425-2533 or maranda@rfchamber.com to submit your event for the River Falls Days brochure and online event listing. 

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

Gallery 120, 120 N. Main Street
4p-Close Carnival
Multi-generational carnival, Earl's Rides, providing exciting rides for all ages and a wide variety of games of skill and chance. All rides (1) ticket per person per ride all weekend.
Northeast of City Hall, 222 Lewis Street
6p Junior Legion vs. Eau Claire (DH)
Enjoy a baseball game, as well as "peanuts, popcorn, and crackerjacks" at our community baseball field.
First National Bank of River Falls Field
7p Royal Ambassador Coronation
Candidates will be vying for the title of the 2017 River Falls Days Royal Ambassador. Join us for a incredible evening for entertainment and see who will be crowned 2017 Royal Ambassador. Tickets available at the door.

Meyer Middle School
   Friday, July 14  
9a Medallion Hunt 
Clues will be posted every two hours. 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, pig wings and much more.

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

 Moose Lodge, 620 Clark St.
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 1p - 5p. Multi-generational carnival, Earl's Rides, providing exciting rides for all ages and a wide variety of games of skill and chance. All rides (1) ticket per person per ride all weekend.

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

River Falls Ambulance
175 E. Cedar Street
3p-1a Beer Garden 
Enjoy a cold beer, cider, or hard lemonade and catch up with friends. $2 happy hour beer from 3p - 6p. No gate fees Friday!

Heritage Park
4-7p ARTful Friday
Meet area artists and check out their work. 
Art's House
108 E Maple Street
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
4:30p-6:30p Pre-Parade Fun
Stop by for hot dogs, brats, nachos. Enjoy the bounce house and lawn games. Free will donation.
Ezekiel Lutheran Church 
202 S. 2nd Street
4:30p-9p Community Dinner
Featuring corn no the cob, best roast pork, and homemade pies. Look for the tents along the parade route. Additional fees apply

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

American Legion
701 N. Main Street
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! 
Main/Division/Second/Spring Streets
7:30p  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
8-10p Live Music - Rural Route 5
This up and coming country band from New Richmond will have you stomping your boots and singing along to Reba, Jason Aldean and everything in between.
Heritage Park Main Stage
10:30p-1a Live Music - Devon Worley


Heritage Park Main Stage

   Saturday, July 15  
8a 10K/2 Mile Race
*New Route & Post-race activities!
Registration from 6:45-7:45a at City Hall race starts at 8a. Course closes at 9:30.
2M Map 10K Map 
Online Registration
*City Hall
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.

City Hall
10a-Noon Loads of Fun
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. Free.

River Falls Public Library
10a-Noon Petting Zoo
Bring the kids to see and play with cute and cuddly animals. Featuring your favorite farm animals.

River Falls Public Library
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  Children's Water Fight
Ages 5-13. No registration required. Sponsored by River Falls Fire Department. 

Upper City Hall Parking Lot
11a-1a Food Booth
Cheese curds, corn dogs, pig wings 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 Judy at 715-425-2533 or judy@rfchamber.com
Maple Street Bridge
Noon 6th Annual - Optimistic Bean Bag Tournament
Day of registration begins at 11a. $40/two person team. Competitive and Social Divisions. Double Elimination Tournament. Sponsored by the River Falls Optimist Club.

Registration Form - Please mark your preferred divison (Social, Competitive)
River Falls Moose Lodge, 620 Clark Street
Noon-Close
Carnival
$20 Wristband 6p - 10p. Multi-generational carnival, Earl's Rides, providing exciting rides for all ages and a wide variety of games of skill and chance. All rides (1) ticket per person per ride all weekend.

Northeast of City Hall
Noon-4p Enjoy the Kinni - Celebrate the "River" and "Falls" in River Falls!
An event celebrating the Kinni sponsored the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust, Friends of the Kinni and other conservation and business partners. River related activities, displays and demos near City Hall. Visit with “Scrappy” before 2:00 pm and watch “Scrappy” get undressed between 2:00 and 4:00 pm!

City Hall Plaza
Noon-4p Bingo Marathon Under the Big Tent
Support the River Falls Youth Hockey Association.
West Wind Supper Club
1-1:45p Electroshock Demonstration
From fishes to insects, learn about the Kinnickinnic River and the unique aquatic life that call it home. All ages and families are welcome to attend. Observe a professional electroshocking demonstration of the Kinni followed by an informal observation of the catch! Activities and crafts for younger ages as well as fishing starter kit raffle. Come see what makes the Kinnickinnic one of the best stream habitats in the Midwest. No prior knowledge is required!
UW-River Falls campus - behind Hathorn Hall 620 S. Third Street
11a-2a Beer Garden
Enjoy a cold beer, cider, or hard lemonade as you catch up with old friends.
Heritage Park
11:30a-3p Dunk Tank
Dunk your  favorite locals! Sponsored by City River Falls Police Association. 
City Hall Plaza
12p-12:45p Mad Science
This spectacular show will keep kids captivated with a mix of science, creativity and entertainment!

City Hall Plaza 
1p-1:45p Cale the Juggler
A wacky, stylish and inventive show that will take your breath away.

City Hall Plaza
2p-2:45p Spin Zone City Hall Plaza
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-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 Street.
3-5p Live Music

Heritage Park
4p Band: Triad Reunion - (Reunited after 32 Years!) 
Featuring Tom Pechacek, Peter Radd, Casey Kullman and Greg Brown
City Hall Plaza Activities Tent
5p 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)
7p-10p
Bingo American Legion Hall, 701 N. Main Street
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
7p-9:30p Live Music - Bad Habits Brass
$5.00 Adult, $3.00 Child (Under 12 Years Old) gate fees beginning at 6:30p. All ages welcome!

Heritage Park Main Stage
10p-1:30a Sweet Siren
$5.00 Adult, $3.00 Child (Under 12 Years Old) gate fees beginning at 6:30p. 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-4p Beer Garden
Enjoy a cold beer, cider, or hard lemonade as you catch up with old friends. Featuring local wines: 65 Vines and Belle Vinez Winery. 

Heritage Park Parking Lot
11a-4p Food Booths
Cheese curds, corn dogs, pig wings and much more.
Heritage Park Parking Lot Food Tent
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
11-4p Children's Art Tent
Stop down and make a craft! Sponsored by Community Arts Base. 
Heritage Park
12-2p Children's Bicycle Rodeo
The Bicycle Rodeo is 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 be given away while supplies last. Sponsored by the RF Police Department and the RF Area Hospital. Free.


City Hall - Upper Parking Lot
Noon-3p Carnival
Multi-generational carnival, Earl's Rides, providing exciting rides for all ages and a wide variety of games of skill and chance. All rides (1) ticket per person per ride all weekend.

Northeast of City Hall 
Noon Band: Triad Reunion - (Reunited after 32 Years!)
Featuring Tom Pechacek, Peter Radd, Casey Kullman and Greg Brown
Mel's Midtowner
1p Lion's Club Great Duck Race
Purchase a duck from a River Falls Lions 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
1-3p Paint Your Own Canvas with Cheers Pablo
Paint your own "Adventure on the Kinni" with step by step painting instruction by Cheers Pablo while enjoying a sip of wine from local wineries. Sign up in advance at cheerspablo.com/hudson

Heritage Park
2p Kiddie Pedal Pull
Kids 12 and under. Registration begins at 1 p.m. Pull begins at 2 p.m. Sponsored by Hudson Chrysler, Dodge Ram. 

Maple Street Bridge
2p Wildcat vs. Legion Alumni Game
Enjoy watching two opponents battle it out at our community baseball field.
First National Bank of River Falls Field
2-5p Tennis Social Mixer
FREE WILL donation to the SCVRJP - Help shape the future.
Contact Dennis4Tennis at 715-33-2342 dsferchelifeingeneral@gmail.com
River Falls High School
Tennis Courts
2-4p Live Music - August Blues
Sit back and enjoy the music of the August Blues. Sponsored by the Community Arts Base.

Heritage Park
3p K-9 Demonstration

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

West Wind Supper Club, 709 N. Main Street
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 River Falls Chamber.

Hoffman Park
  Throughout the Festival  
  City Wide Garage Sale
Find great deals at this annual City Wide Garage Sale. Contact River Falls Journal at 425-1561 to participate. Maps indicating participating locations can be picked up at local gas stations and  the Chamber office. More information. 

 Throughout River Falls
  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