What's happening Riverfest weekend?
Riverfest 2017, the 40th anniversary, will be held on the first weekend in June with four days of activities. The events will kick-off Thursday, June 1 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. with "Flowing on the River", a party featuring tastings of hundreds of wines & local craft beers, great food & live music. Flowing on the River is a separately ticketed event. The two-day music festival will take place Friday & Saturday June 2nd & 3rd with all your festival favorites from great food, arts & crafts, special attractions and the best live music on the banks of the Arkansas River. Tickets for the music festival will be available soon. And the weekend will conclude on Sunday, June 4 with a 40th anniversary celebration for the community. Ticket holders to the music festival will gain free admission to all the fun activities on Sunday. Those who have not purchased tickets to the music festival can still attend the Sunday celebration for $5 at the gate. And it wouldn't be Riverfest without the largest fireworks display in the state to conclude Sundays celebration. The fireworks will light up the skies at 9:00 p.m.
When is Riverfest?
June 1-4, 2017
Thursday June 1st - Flowing on the River - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday June 2nd - Riverfest music festival - 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Saturday June 3rd - Riverfest music festival - 1:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sunday June 4th - 40th anniversary celebration concluding with the spectacular fireworks finale- 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
What does it cost to attend Riverfest?
$30 Flowing on the River, June 1 ($40 at the door)
$20 Early Bird music festival tickets, June 2-4; children 10 and under get in FREE with a paid adult (while supplies last)
$40 Advanced music festival tickets, June 2-4; children 10 and under get in FREE with a paid adult (available until 11:59 p.m. CST June 1st)
$50 Music festival tickets at the gate, June 2-4; children 10 and under get in FREE with a paid adult
Sunday's 40th Anniversary Celebration will be $5 available at the gate only (ticket holders to the music festival will gain free admission to all the fun activities on Sunday); children 10 and under get in FREE with a paid adult
Where do I stay?
What is the no re-entry policy?
Riverfest has a no re-entry policy after 6:00 p.m. each day. All general admission tickets are good June 2, 3, and 4th and will be exchanged for a weekend wristband at the festival gates. This wristband will get you festival entry for Friday, Saturday and the 40th anniversary celebration on Sunday! The no re-entry policy will restrict festival goers from coming and going after 6:00 p.m. each day. Once you leave the festival after 6:00 p.m., you will not be able to re-enter that day. You WILL be able to return to the festival when the gates re-open the following day.
Where does the festival take place?
Julius Breckling Riverfront Park & the Clinton Presidential Park in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Is there a site map of the festival?
The link provided below is the 2016 Festival Site Map. 2017 site map coming soon.
What streets will be closed?
Click the button below to view the 2016 street closing map. 2017 street closing map coming soon.
What are the driving directions to Riverfest?
From I-30, take the 6th street exit, and make your way north towards Julius Breckling Riverfront Park. To mapquest your drive, use the physical address of 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201.
Can we Uber to Riverfest?
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What if it rains?
Riverfest will be presented rain or shine. Performances may be postponed or cancelled if weather conditions are deemed unsafe. Performers & performance times are subject to change without notice. No refunds, rain checks or exchanges.
Where is Will Call located?
Will Call is located at the VIP Check-In Tent located in front of the River Market Building.
Eric Rob & Isaac Information Tents
Have a question, want to pick up a brochure or set a meeting place for your friends and family? Then look for “Sunny” and stop by one of the four Eric Rob & Isaac Information Tents. These tents are located in each area of our site and will have friendly volunteers to answer any question you might have. These tents also serve as a safe location for your children to go if they become separated from you. Be sure to take your children by one of these tents when you arrive and pick up a THV 11 “Look for Sunny” sticker to place on your children to help them remember where to go if they become lost.
Blankets and folding chairs are welcome! What isn’t welcome?
THESE ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED: backpacks, selfie sticks, drones, coolers, containers, cans, food or glass bottles, laser pointers, camelbacks, audio recording devices, professional photography equipment, cameras with detachable lenses, video recorders, skateboards, bicycles, roller blades, motorized vehicles of any type, large cane umbrellas or umbrellas with a point, concealed weapons of any type. All bags will be subject to a security search.
Are you a patron with mobility limitations?
Riverfront Park is wheelchair accessible. Please be aware that the grounds are for the most part natural terrain, so if it should rain there will be mud in some places. Riverfest, Inc. does not provide personal care, golf cart rides or push service. We also do no rent wheelchairs, so please come prepared. Accessible portalets are available at each of the portalet areas.
Are pets allowed?
Pets are not allowed on-site unless specially trained to assist the disabled. Owners of service animals are responsible for the animals personal care. For entry, please place your service animal in the appropriate vest to identify the animal. Service animals must be under the control of their owners at all times & must be on a leash at all times.
Alcoholic beverages will be sold only to persons 21 years of age or older wearing a Legal I.D. wristband. A different wristband for each day may be obtained at any I.D. Station on-site by showing a valid driver’s license or military I.D. No one under the age of 21 will be served alcoholic beverages. Riverfest reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.
Where do I park?
Sponsored by the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau & KARN News Radio 920
For just $4.00 round-trip, you can ride the Riverfest Shuttle from stops located in Little Rock on the east side of War Memorial Stadium/AT&T Field at West Markham and Fair Park in Little Rock or in North Little Rock at the parking lot at Lakewood Middle School at 2300 Lakeview Road (behind the Target on McCain Blvd.). The War Memorial Shuttle will deliver and pick up at the Murphy USA Gateway in Little Rock; the North Little Rock shuttle will deliver and pick up at the Clinton Presidential Center Gateway at 3rd and Kumpuris. There is no charge for the return trip. Most shuttles are wheelchair accessible. Shuttle Hours are Saturday 5:00 p.m. until closing, and Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until closing.
Handicapped accessible parking?
Handicapped access is available on some shuttles, in all parking decks downtown and curbside throughout the downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock.
What is RiverMoney?
RiverMoney is the festival currency and is non-refundable. RiverMoney must be used for all festival purchases except souvenir items and some artwork. Checks are not accepted. RiverMoney may be purchased at any Arvest RiverBank located throughout the site.
Is there First Aid?
Riverfest has two first aid stations on-site, sponsored by CHI St. Vincent Health System: one located near the Amphitheatre and one at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock. Remember: Safety First!
Does Riverfest Recycle?
Riverfest’s “Go Green” initiative is back for its 8th year. Over the years the program has encouraged festival-goers to get involved in recycling by bringing aluminum cans and plastic bottles they have collected on the festival ground to "Recycle for Robert" recycling containers. This effort, in loving memory of Robert Robinette who founded the program, has been wildly successful in keeping many tons of recycling from the local landfill. During this time Riverfest has partnered with Entergy to help with the cost of the recycling program. With their support we were able to obtain many high quality recycling barrels that will be placed liberally within the festival.
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Riverfest, Inc. and its employees, officers and sponsors assume no liability for injury sustained by ticket holders at this event.
Riverfest, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Proceeds from Riverfest are given directly back to the community with over $1 million dollars contributed to-date.
It is the policy of the City of Little Rock that individuals not smoke or use tobacco products within the City Parks. The policy includes, but is not limited to, all indoor facilities located within the City Parks as well as all other areas of the City Parks, whether indoor or outdoor. Any person violating this policy may be asked by the City of Little Rock personnel to quit smoking or using tobacco products or asked immediately leave the park or recreational facility. Riverfest requests that festival-goers adhere to the "Tobacco & Smoke Free Parks Policy" within Julius Breckling Riverfront Park & The Clinton Presidential Park.
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