Different Name, Same Family Fun

Here ye, Here ye!

The Riverside Folk Fest shall from here on out be known as:


Never fear!

June 1, 2024 at Cantigny Park will be the same rollicking,
family friendly good time that you have come to know and love.

So why the new name?

As great as folk music is, our festival reflects all different types of genres.

There still will be epic bands, great food, and lawn games.

And this year we are planning our first ever Makers’ Mart. Artisans, craftsmen, and simply crafty families are invited to sell their wares.

General Information


The RiverFest is a family event that offers a restful summer picnic (bring your lawn chairs & a blanket!) with great live bands.


Tickets can be pre-purchased via this link (online ticket sales will close on Saturday, June 1 at 8 am).  Print your ticket or show a confirmation on your phone to get your wristband at the entrance.  All guests over the age of 8 will require a wristband for entry.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets will also be available for purchase on site using cash or credit.  Discount codes may not be applied to on site ticket sales.

All ticket sales are final.

  • Adult ticket (ages 15+) – $15

  • Youth ticket (ages 8-14) – $10

  • Child ticket (<8) – free


We will accept debit, credit and cash on site for baked goods, beverages or Riverside merchandise.  Food vendors also accept credit and cash payment.


Items that are not permitted include, but are not limited to:

  • Pets (service animals are permitted)

  • Alcohol

  • Bottles/glass containers

  • Contraband (drugs and weapons)

  • Laser pointers

  • Bikes, skateboards, inline skates


Portable restrooms will be located near the parking lot.


Artisans, craftsmen, and crafty families are invited to sell their wares at RiverFest from 1-5:30.

Booths are a minimal fee of $35.00 (Fest tix not included). Children’s booths are welcome, but adult supervision is required.

You may keep all of your earnings, but if you’d like to donate a portion of your proceeds (in addition to the registration fee) please indicate this when prompted on the registration form.

For each space reserved, we will provide a table, but it will be up to you to personalize it. This will include bringing your own tablecloths, any additional shelves, awning/covering, etc. if you so choose.

June 1

1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Makers’s Mart

1:30 – 5:30

Directions / Parking

The Riverside RiverFest takes place at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

Parking is $15 per vehicle.


Baked goods, popcorn, lemonade and root beer will be available for purchase, and all proceeds go directly to our scholarship funds. (Or you can bring your own snacks).

Additionally, we have several vendor food options available for purchase.  Vendors will be present from 3pm-6pm:

Support RiverFest 2024

Please consider supporting RiverFest with a corporate or family sponsorship.

All proceeds from the event go toward scholarships for the boys and girls
who wish to attend Riverside's imaginative and adventurous programming.

If sponsorship is not for you, please consider making a donation.

Riverside is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions may be tax deductible.