River Falls Days

River Falls Days - July 13-16, 2017

Adventures on the Kinni - July 7 - 10, 2016
 

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
  • Uncle Chunk - Friday, July 8 from 9:30p -1 a.m. No cover charge. 
  • Rural Route 5 - Saturday, July 9 from 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. 
  • Lost Highway - Saturday, July 9 from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 

Event Highlights
  • Friday evening parade - 6:30 p.m., Main to 2nd Street
  • Saturday morning 10K/2 Mile/Kid's Fun Run
  • Sunday Car Cruze-In
  • Sunday Fireworks - Dusk at Hoffman Park
  • Family-Fun Children's Activities
  • Food Vendors and Miller Beer Garden

2016 Registration Forms

A very special "thank you" to all of our River Falls Days sponsors who make this event possible! - 2016 Sponsor Listing

Time Thursday, July 7 Location
Noon-4p Open House 
Options for Women clinic provides a cool, quiet place for nursing mothers to take a break.
Options for Women, 214 N. Main Street
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
5-9p Peachy Pie Designs & Finds - Trunk Show Preview Night
Come and get first dibs on ladies boutique fashions only here for River Falls Days. Beverages, appetizers, and door prizes will be part of the fun. General public sales starts Friday.
208 S. Main 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 2016 River Falls Days Royal Ambassador. Join us for a incredible evening for entertainment and see who will be crowned 2016 Royal Ambassador. Tickets available at the door.

River Falls High School Auditorium, 818 Cemetery Road
   Friday, July 8  
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 2016 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.

River Falls Golf Club
11:30a-2p Dunk Tank
Dunk your favorite locals! Sponsored by City of River Falls - Police Association. 

City Hall Plaza
Noon-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.
Noon-4p Open House
Options for Women clinic provides a cool, quiet place for nursing mothers to take a break.
Options for Women, 214 N. Main Street
1-5p Race Packet Pick Up
For pre-registered participants stop by the Glen Park shelter to pick up your race packet. 

Glen Park
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
4:30p 5th 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. 

The Lutheran Home
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 and $8 pulled pork plate.

American Legion
701 N. Main Street
6p Live Music
Watch the parade under the tent and enjoy live music by 100 Watt Jones until 1 a.m.
West Wind Supper Club
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! Watch the parade live here!  2016 Parade Line Up
Main/Division/Second/Spring Streets
7:30p  Fighting Fish vs. Minneapolis River Rats
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
9p-11p DJ Teen Dance
Teens are welcome to enjoy this free dance party! Hosted by Showtime Entertainment.

City Hall Plaza
9:30p-1a Live Music - Uncle Chuck
Revolutionizing what it means to be a cover band, one amazing hit at a time. Free entry!

Heritage Park

   Saturday, July 9  
8a 10K/2 Mile Race
Registration from 6:45-7:45a at Glen Park, race starts at 8a. Course closes at 9:30. Sponsored by River Falls Hospital, part of Allina Health and Vibrant Health Family Clinics. Pre-registration has closed - interested runners may register on the morning of the event at the Glen Park Shelter.
Glen Park
8-10a Mens Gathering
Mens Gathering with former NFL quarterback, Jeff Kemp speaking on the topic of marriage and family.
Junior's Bar & Restaurant
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 Glen Park. Register online.

Glen Park
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. 2016 Registration Form.

Heritage Park Main Stage 
11a  Children's Water Fight
Ages 5-13. No registration required. Sponsored by River Falls Fire Department. 

Second Street
Near Fire Hall
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.com2016 Application Form.
Maple Street Bridge
Noon 5th 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 Open House
Options for Women clinic provides a cool, quiet place for nursing mothers to take a break.
Options for Women, 214 N. Main Street
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
12:30p-1:15p Tricia & the Toonies
This live show is a combination of inspiring music, funny skits, colorful sets and lots of audience participation.

City Hall Plaza Activities Tent
1:30p-2:15p Mad Science
This spectacular show will keep kids captivated with a mix of science, creativity and entertainment!

City Hall Plaza Activities Tent
2:30p-3:15p Magic Show!
A wacky, stylish and inventive show that will take your breath away.

City Hall Plaza Activities Tent
3p UWRF Alumni Game
Enjoy watching two opponents battle it out at our community baseball field.

First National Bank of River Falls Field
3p-5p 9th 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 Chris Silver & the Good Intentions
Enjoy traditional bluegrass by local favorites.

Heritage Park
3:30p Talent Show
Come on down to the tent to show off your talent or just sing a song for us! All ages welcome.

Registration Form
City Hall Plaza Activities Tent
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. Food and refreshment available. $5.00 Adult, $3.00 Child (Under 12 Years Old). Gate opens at 4 p.m.

2016 Classes

New Location! 141 Hwy 35 N (Behind Total Excavating)
7p-10p
Bingo American Legion Hall, 701 N. Main Street
7p 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
7p-9:30p 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. $5.00 Adult, $3.00 Child (Under 12 Years Old) gate fees beginning at 6:30p. All ages welcome!

Heritage Park Main Stage
8-10p Live Music - 'Still Runnin' 
Country Rock Bank

West Wind Supper Club
10p-1:30a Lost Highway
Since their inception in 2009, Lost Highway has proven themselves to be one of the Upper Midwest region's top country bands. Their commitment to Country Music and electrifying crowds is evident every time they hit the stage. $5.00 Adult, $3.00 Child (Under 12 Years Old). All ages welcome!

Heritage Park Main Stage
   Sunday, July 10  
9a-1p Moose Lodge Brunch
$9 adult, children 5 and under free. Menu will feature pancakes, eggs, hash browns, sausage, ham, bacon, french toast and beverages. Sponsored by the River Falls High School Band Boosters.

Moose Lodge
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
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
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 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
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. Isanti Redbirds
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 8 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 2016 River Falls Days button.

Clues posted at bell located at Heritage Park Parking Lot/Maple Street
  Men’s Softball Tournament
2 Divisions: Upper and Lower. $150.00 entrance fee. Please contact Shane at 715-577-1225 for additional information.

Hoffman Park
  Peachy Pie Designs & Finds
Peachy Pie has teamed up with Fashion Fruit Boutique and Divas in Denim to bring a fun ladies shopping experience to River Falls Days. 

208 S. Main Street
  Pottery Fun
Visit Main Street River Falls' oldest building for pottery sales, ongoing throwing demonstrations and give the potter's wheel a try throughout the weekend.

Kinnickinnic Clayworks
  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. Available June 22. 

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