Celebrate Community
and Culture

Watertown’s annual Riverfest is a vibrant celebration of music, food, and community. Over the years, it has played host to an eclectic lineup of national and regional bands, including renowned acts like Kansas, Night Ranger, America, Lonestar, The Kentucky Headhunters, Molly Hatchet, and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Every year, the focus is on curating a diverse mix of rock, country, and pop music for festival-goers to enjoy. But Riverfest is more than just music! It’s a full-fledged festival with something for everyone!

Celebrating Music,
Food, and Community

Riverfest truly offers a rich, immersive experience for all ages! The festival features:

  • Taste of Watertown –Savor the flavors of Watertown at the Taste of Watertown event, featuring iconic area restaurants and food trucks.
  • Carnival Rides – Experience the thrill of carnival rides, brought to you by Rainbow Valley Rides, with daily ride specials and dozens of midway games for both kids and adults.
  • Classic Car Show – Car enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Classic Car Show on Sunday, showcasing hundreds of vintage automobiles.
  • Fireworks – Friday night fireworks are a highlight, lighting up the sky in a dazzling display.
  • Craft Show – Held on Rotary Island in Riverside Park and brings together nearly 100 vendors offering unique handmade items.
  • 5K Run – Stay active with the 5K run hosted by the Watertown Area YMCA on Saturday, benefiting the Strong Kids Campaign.
  • Raffle – Don’t miss the exciting raffle, with a grand prize of $10,000

Don’t miss out on all Riverfest has to offer!