A festival which began as a centennial celebration marking the 100th birthday of the Village has grown into a much anticipated annual community event known as RiverFest Express. The Special Events Committee, a group of local residents and business owners charged with planning the weekend would like to thank all of the sponsors and volunteers who make this event possible.

The Committee held a logo contest earlier in the year which was open to area High School students. The new Riverfest logo shown in the upper right hand portion of this website was designed by a senior at South Elgin High School. For his submission he will receive 2 Mega Wristbands.

With Windy City Amusements on the midway, good food and cooling beverages in the main food court, nightly entertainment, a great car show and a craft show/ small business expo this year is shaping up to offer something for everyone.

Festival Hours:
Thursday  – 5:00pm — 9:00pm
Friday  – 5:00pm — Midnight
Saturday  – Noon — 11:30pm (Fireworks – 9:30pm)
Sunday  – Noon — 9:00pm

The Mega Wristband is available again this year for a presale cost of $65 – This wristband allows riders access to rides at no additional cost all 4 days of the festival. Search 'RiverFest Express' on www.innovativeticketing.com to purchase online. Daily Carnival Ride Specials will also be available on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday – click on the Entertainment page for details on carnival ride specials.


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