See & Do


Don’t miss the Fireworks Show on Sunday night, June 4th, to conclude the 40th anniversary celebration. Music will be simulcast throughout Riverfront Park and broadcast on The Point 94.1. Thank you to First Security Bank for presenting Arkansas’ largest fireworks display. You don’t want to miss this spectacular show!


RIDES, RIDES, and more RIDES! Join us at the East end of the park at Riverfest in 2016 for a midway like you've never seen before. Joining us from Louisiana, Lowery Carnival will have a variety of fair rides and games to choose from! So be sure and come down to get the best view of the festival from atop the ferris wheel!


The Clinton Presidential Center's next temporary exhibition, American Champions: The Quest for Olympic Glory, opens in March 2016. Set against the backdrop of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and 20 years after the Centennial Olympic Games held in Atlanta, Georgia, this exhibit tells the story of American athletes in the modern Olympic Games. Beyond celebrating their achievements and athleticism, the exhibit, like the Olympic Games themselves, honors the human spirit that unites us all: across borders, generations, gender and race.

The exhibit will include photographs, film, and memorabilia featuring dozens of American Olympic athletes. Additionally, this is the first exhibition about the Olympic Games to feature significant material related to American Presidents. The exhibit is on display March 12 - September 11, 2016.


While you’re enjoying the Riverfest festivities, make sure to stop by the Sweet Baby Ray’s display! We will be giving away full bottles of Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce in a variety of flavors along with coupons good for any Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce at your local retailers. You will also have the opportunity to get a custom photo taken that includes a one-of-a-kind photo overlay. So, make sure to find us and stop by to say hello!


Whether you fancy a beverage off the vine or from the grain, our craft beer and wine lounge is the place for you! You can find two Barrel & Brew locations throughout festival grounds conveniently located inside the Amphitheater or at the Clinton Presidential Center. Featured in each lounge will be an array of boutique wines as well as a variety of craft beer! Drop in for a brew, or stay a while and have a few. 


Oaklawn Gaming in beautiful Hot Springs is excited to be Riverfest's presenting sponsor! We’re back with even more giveaways! From awesome sunglasses to koozies to keep your summer beverages cold, you’ll be set after stopping by the Oaklawn Gaming tent. There you’ll also find out about all the new additions in the newly expanded Oaklawn. Plus, make sure to join us Saturday for the Oaklawn Gaming National Baggo Championship near the Clinton Presidential Center.


The Delta Dental Smile Cam is back for it’s third year! Download Snapchat and follow Riverfest Arkansas and capture your favorite festival moments. Once you enter the festival grounds you will gain access to a Riverfest filter that can unlock prizes like Meet & Greets and RiverMoney! Once you post your snap to your story using the Smile Cam filter, download and share on social media using the hashtags #DeltaDentalSmileCam & #Riverfest40. Want to get really creative? Search the grounds for the Delta Dental Tooth Fairy and if you snap a picture with her you will be eligible to win BIG! 


#RockWithArvest is your chance to show us what you’ve got and win $50.00 in Riverbucks! Participating is easy- just post a video to Instagram or Facebook of you singing your favorite song by one of the 2017 Riverfest artists while you are in the park during the festival. Be sure that you include #RockWithArvest and that your profile is public so we can see your video. Arvest will be randomly selecting winners to receive $50.00 in Riverbucks every two hours throughout the weekend!

  • Post a video to Facebook or Instagram of you singing your favorite song by a 2017 Riverfest artist while you are in the park during the festival
  • Tag your video with #RockWithArvest and make sure your profile is public
  • Winners will be randomly selected every two hours and receive $50.00 in Riverbucks 

  • National Cancer Survivor's Day

    Riverfest is Celebrating HOPE! on Sunday, June 5th, which is National Cancer Survivors Day. Just like many of you, our Riverfest family has been touched by cancer. We have lost precious friends, but there are so many survivors still standing and we want to hear from you! So post YOUR cancer survivor story on our Riverfest facebook page. On Thursday, June 3rd we will put all of your names into a hat and draw 10 winners. Those winners will get 2 tickets each to Riverfest and be brought up on the amphitheater stage Sunday night so we can celebrate your survival with you!


    Arkansas' original Circus troupe and studio providing event entertainment, performances and instruction across the state! Keep an eye out for their Stilt Walkers, Jugglers, Hula Hoopers and Aerial Acrobats performing throughout the festival and and visit their vending booth with handmade items from Circus performers at the Clinton Presidential Park.


    Cruise right up to the Riverfest entrance on your bike. Drop it off at Bobby’s Bike Hike on your way in. They valet park it for free, and you walk inside with a ticket. Hand them the ticket back when you want to leave, and they'll retrieve your bike. It's simple, convenient, encourages exercise and should be at every festival in town.


    Working to reduce and eventually eliminate illness and deaths due to HIV, AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections(STIs), and to assure that an up-to-date continuum of care services is available to all HIV-infected persons living in Arkansas. The mission of the STI/HIV/Hepatitis C/TB Section of the Arkansas Department Health, in collaboration with community partners, is to prevent, treat and provide access to quality care, control and monitor the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections to protect the health of the public and all Arkansans.  Our vision is to: Improve the public’s understanding of HIV and all Sexually Transmitted Infections, eradicate stigma, discrimination and health disparities surrounding HIV and all Sexually Transmitted Infections, Strengthen systems of STI treatment and HIV care, advocate for public policy to alleviate the human and economic costs of HIV and all Sexually Transmitted Infections. For more information on STI/HIV/Hepatitis C/TB  resources and services, please visit our website , or call 501-661-2408.


    Stop by and visit with your friends at Ford for a chance SPIN AND WIN! The Ford exhibit will be fully loaded with 6 iPads to register to win, and a big screen “wheel”. Spin the wheel like you would in a casino and you’ll get the chance to win one of many prizes! Want to hear the best part? No one walks away without WINNING!


    Hardees returns to Riverfest 2017 in style! Stop by the Hardee’s booth to pick up coupons, win prizes, learn about our fantastic new products and meet the Hardee’s Happy Star. We’ll see you there!

    U.S. ARMY

    The Go Army Experience, a 5,000 square foot interactive display area, showcases the options & opportunities offered by the U.S. Army. From simulators & demonstrations to hands-on experiences & physical competitions, the Go Army Experience connects visitors with the extraordinary Soldiers & leading-edge technology that makes the U.S. Army one of the most elite oranizations in the world, helping the Army share its story with the American public in a personal & experiential way.


    Arkansas Denistry & Braces is committed to providing the best orthodontic & dental care possible. Come by our booth where we will be educating the public on the importance of maintaining proper dental hygiene, our orthodontic services, & how we can assist them financially. Arkansas Denistry & Braces is committed to giving everyone access to a confident smile. Pick-up lots of free goodies while you are visiting our booth.


    Megalight, Inc. will be representing local utility Entergy Arkansas at Riverfest 2016. In order to raise awareness for their energy efficient lighting program, Megalight will be distributing FREE Energy Star lighting products to all qualified attendees with an option to also purchase LED packages at a discount provided by Entergy. Please join us in helping promote energy conservation throughout Entergy Arkansas service area while we all enjoy the community festival.


    Be sure and stop by the Bath Fitters display to learn about all of the latest innovations in bath remodeling. Located in front of the River Market Pavilions.


    “Come visit us at the Marine Corps exhibit to test your strength on the pull up bar or your skills with a rifle in our Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer, plus many other activities. High scores will receive a special prize. Do you have what it takes to win?”


    The Nature Center offers an overview of wildlife conservation by showcasing the mission of the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission. Highlights of the center include a 9,000 gallon aquarium of native fish, watchable wildlife viewing area, nature exhibits, gift shop & an antique fishing tackle display. The center is the place to come for information about the natural divisions of Arkansas. Admission is free during Riverfest and special hours are Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

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