wabash river fest

Wabash Riverfest

There’s something for everyone at this weekend’s Wabash Riverfest.  Don’t miss it!

Riverfest 5K

Competitive spirit? Join the 4th annual Riverfest 5K with other runners & walkers from the region.

Riverfest 5K runner

Corn Hole Tournament

Not up for a 5K? Then join the Corn Hole Tournament.

The Art of Crafting the Custom Cornhole Board by Business Entourage

Food Trucks

You’re definitely going to get hungry or thirsty with all the moving about. Grab some food and beverages prepared by some of our local favorites and relax on the riverbank.

Emergency Munchie Truck
The vegetarian EMT, Emergency Munchie Truck, will join Red Mango, Ben’s Pretzels, Holmestyle Catering, and Cold Stone Creamery to keep festival goers well fed.

Voyageur Canoe Races

Wabash Riverfest Voyageur Canoe RacesWhile you’re enjoying the great food, support and cheer for your favorite voyaguer team during the canoe races on the river!


Enjoy some live entertainment with wonderful music and melodious voices throughout the day along the river

wabash entertainment
SAMI provided live music all throughout the day in Tapawingo Park along the Wabash River 2013

Bike Race and Rodeo

Manny CervantesThis year’s Riverfest will feature the Tour de Lafayette Alley Cat Bike Race as a memorial to bike activist Manny Cervantes. The race will familiarize riders with the Greater Lafayette community and covers around 20 miles. Register for the Alley Cat bike race before July 11, 2014. Voluntary donations to the #LiveLikeManny Memorial Fund appreciated.

A bike rodeo sponsored by Bicycle Lafayette will feature urban cycling lessons and an obstacle course  at the Tapawingo Ice Skating Rink. Don’t worry, there won’t be any ice, but there WILL be bikes and helmets provided.

Wabash River Conservation

Wabash RiverRiverfest is a celebration of this mighty river and the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation invites the community to celebrate and learn more about it. A key component of the festival are the many conservation exhibits that aim to educate the community about the Wabash. Check out the booths featuring river activist groups such as NICHES Land Trust, Hoosier Environmental Council, Illinois Indiana Sea Grant, Purdue American Fisheries Society, Future Scholars Academy, and more. View a complete listing of Riverfest conservation exhibitors.

Wabash Riverfest

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Tapawingo Park, West Lafayette

Get the updated schedule of Riverfest events. Don’t miss out on your favorite one!