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Niles Riverfest

Niles Riverfest 2013
Thursday, August 1st
Sunday, August 4th.

Niles Riverfest 2013 has been one of Southwestern Michigan’s most popular family festivals for over 20 years. It will be held from Thursday, August 1st through Sunday, August 4th, in downtown Niles, Michigan at Riverfront Park along the St. Joseph River.

This fun-filled event is free to all who attend. People of all ages can come to enjoy the variety of recreational activities and events, entertainment, great food, craft booths, kids games and more.

Riverfest is one of the only area festivals that celebrate one of our most popular natural resources—the St. Joseph River. Because of this, many of the Riverfest activities and events are held alongside or in the water. Some of the popular activities include the "Anything That Floats" raft race, Dragon Boat races, and the All Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show. The opening ceremony for Niles Riverfest will be held on Friday, August 2nd at 6:30 p.m., at the Riverfront Park Amphitheater. Many local dignitaries and Riverfest board members will be on hand to help officially kick-off this festive annual event.


Over the years, Riverfront Park has developed into a great location for our river festival. The attractive landscaping, sitting areas along the river, amphitheater stage, paved walkways, playground area and skateboard park make it a great place for adults and kids alike.

Niles Riverfest is a local festival that is coordinated by a volunteer staff of committee and board members of Riverfest, Inc.

Niles Riverfest is completely supported by the generous donations of local area individuals, businesses and organizations. On behalf of the Riverfest, Inc. Board of Trustees, we’d like to thank you for your continued support. For additional information about the specific events at Niles Riverfest 2013, please refer to our program, or the Schedule of Events page on this website.