River Front Fest

Color flyer with 2018 River Front Fest info

Live Music Lineup

Friday, July 20th

Boy Band Review, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Hair Band Night, 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Infinity Band group picture

Saturday, July 21st

Hinge, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Hello Weekend, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Infinity, 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The Pondhawks band featuring Mario Novelli performing on the stage at the Gazebo

Sunday, July 22nd

Mistaken Identity, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mario Novelli & The Pondhawks, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.



Rides, music, concessions and games will be provided on all three days by Great American Shows. Wristbands for all 18 rides will be available for purchase each day for $25.

Jesse White Tumblers

Sponsored by the River Grove Library, the Jesse White Tumblers will perform on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Hala Kahiki Tiki Tent

Sponsored by Hala Kahiki, the Tiki Tent will be home to a Tropical Drink Oasis.

Food & Drink

In addition to ice cold pop, water and a beer garden, the following local businesses will be offering a wide variety of delicious food for sale. The menu will include fried dough, pizza, italian beef, hot dogs, hamburgers, spaghetti & meatballs, pork and fish tacos, grilled chicken pitas, italian sausage, pierogis and much more.

Sunday is Family Day

Garden Walk

On Sunday starting at 2:00 p.m., the Beautification Committee will be offering trolley rides to local gardens for residents to view. If you would like your garden included in the Garden Walk, please call Jeanne at (708) 453-8000.

Duck Race

The 13th Annual Des Plaines River Duck Race will take place on Sunday, July 22nd, at 5 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase all weekend for $5 each or as a "Quack Pack" which offers 6 tickets for $25. Prizes will be awarded for First Place ($500), Second Place ($250) and Third Place ($100).


Plenty of free parking will be available directly south of the festival at Nationals Field. The parking entrance can be found one block west of the intersection of Oak Street and River Grove Avenue.

Additionally, handicapped and special needs parking can be found right across the street at the American Legion Recreation Center located at 8664 W. Grand Avenue. 

Local residents are encouraged to walk or bike and bike racks will be available. 


Arrow Body & Fender Service

Blackstone Cafe

Da Luciano Pizza, Pasta & Catering

F. H. Paschen

Hancock Engineering Company

Noah Properties, LLC

Redspeed Illinois

Sonnenshein Financial Services

A1 Air, Inc.

Ben Tedesco, Inc., Property Loss Adjusting

Black Dog Enterprises

Cerniglia Company

CLM Midwest

Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage, Lynn Bjorvik, Broker

D&P Construction Company, Inc.

Gene & Jude's

George Gullo Development Corporation

Home Stretch Inn

Industrial Business Services

J.J. Peppers, River Grove

JKS Ventures, Inc.

Larry's Plumbing Compnay

LiUNA! Local One

Mad Masonry

Manor Press

Maria's Mexican Restaurant


Picket Fence Learning Center

Regent Products Corporation

Law Offices of Smith & Smith

Underpass Restaurant & Lounge

Wm. A. Randolph, Inc.

We wish to thank our generous sponsors for helping to make River Front Fest a success. Please show our sponsors the same support that they have shown us. Let them know you appreciate all they have done to help our community.

For more information about how to become a sponsor for the 2018 River Front Fest, please click here.

Volunteer/Additional Information

For more information or to volunteer, please call Laura at River Grove Village Hall at (708) 453-8000, ext. 303.