Mendon Riverfest

Friday, August 16, 2019 -

Mendon Riverfest is a community festival held in Reed River Park in Mendon, nestled along the quaint, peaceful St. Joseph River.  There are many great events included for children of all ages, most notably, Wild World Adventures and Pony Rides (an exotic animal petting zoo) and Muwendos Children’s Choir from Uganda (choir is Friday at 7:30 p.m.).  There will also be free face painting for kids (see schedule at for specific times), free caricatures, and free pontoon rides down the river for the whole family. A classic car cruise happens Friday night and then afterwards,  your family can come and enjoy watching a movie in the park; this year’s selection is Mrs. Doubtfire. At noon on Saturday, there is a fun parade that cruises past the festival on main street. Along with all of the fun for kids, you will also be able to purchase excellent food and arts & crafts from many great local vendors.  A beer tent is also on site with a wine and canvas session, annual cornhole tourney, and awesome live music throughout the festival. Don’t forget to get your feet wet in the river; there are many competitions with $100-$150 prizes, such as the fishing tournament, a canoe race, a canoe swamp, and then there are also free opportunities to try out paddle boards. Finally, the weekend is capped off by the best fireworks show in all of Southwest Michigan. For a complete list of events, please see this link, or check us out on Facebook and Instagram @mendonriverfest. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions! Our email is [email protected]


Reed Riverside Park
126 S Nottawa St
Mendon, MI 49072


Cost: Many children's activities are free, while others cost a small amount.
Event Website: Click to Visit
Organizer: Megan Motz
Organization: Mendon Riverfest
Organizer Phone: 269-506-4667
Organizer Email: [email protected]


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