(218) 327-5780

September 10-11, 2021
200 Block 1st Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MN

Gates 2PM
3PM | Sugar on the Roof
4PM | Superior Siren
5:30PM | Aaron Clafton
6:30PM | Charlie Parr
7:30PM | The Christopher David Hanson Band
10PM-Midnight | VIP After Party feat. Actual Wolf

Gates at Noon
Kids 17 and under FREE (Saturday only)
Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

1PM | Wild Horses (feat. Jed LaPlant) pt. 1
2PM | Annie Humphrey
3:30PM | Wild Horses (feat. Jed LaPlant) pt. 2
4PM | Langhorne Slim
5:30PM | Faith Boblett
6PM | Kathleen Edwards
7:30PM | The Brothers Burn Mountain
10PM-Midnight | VIP After Party feat. Corey Medina & Brothers

Rain or shine
Bring a chair
No outside food/drink
Food vendors on site
Beer vendors on site
Designated smoking areas
No firearms
No tents


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COVID Protocols

Due to concerns of increased COVID-19 transmissions and the Delta variant, the Grand Rapids Riverfest (GRRF) Committee has announced new protocols.
At the request of travelling artists scheduled to perform, and in the best interest of safety for GRRF attendees, staff, volunteers, and the community, all people 12 years-of-age and older entering the festival gates will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours prior to festival entry; or proof of vaccination. The protocols follow the lead of other music festivals in the region.
Negative COVID test result in paper or digital form will be accepted, as well as a photocopy of one’s original vaccine card. A photo of the entire documentation will also suffice.
Rapid COVID tests are available at locations throughout the state.
If the change prevents ticket holders from attending, refunds will be issued to requests made no later than Friday, September 3 by 2 p.m. CST. Refund requests should be directed to the Myles Reif Performing Arts Center Box Office in Grand Rapids via email [email protected] or by phone, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST (218) 327-5780.
For further information about COVID testing and vaccine administration, visit https://www.co.itasca.mn.us/798/COVID-19-Coronavirus-Information or call the Itasca Co. COVID info line (218) 327-6784.


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Where is the ticket entry gate? 2nd Avenue NE, in front of the Grand Rapids Area library.

Will there be parking on site? There is not a general parking lot available for this event, but parking is available on side streets and various parking lots (marked with signs) throughout the downtown area. FREE shuttle buses will be running all weekend to those lots, bringing you right to the ticket gate. VIP parking is located by the ticket gate.

We encourage all attendees to carpool when possible and take advantage of the free shuttle service.

Where can I find a map of where the FREE shuttle service runs? How often does it run? CLICK HERE for a virtual shuttle map. CLICK HERE for printable shuttle maps.

What will be available for food and drink? There will be ten vendors at the festival including the 17th Street Grill, American Legion, Brewed Awakenings, Hotel Rapids, Klockow Brewing Company, Moose Lodge, NoPo, Rapids Brewing Company, Sammy’s Pizza, and Unwined Up North. The vendors will offer a variety of foods like polish sausages, pulled pork, pizza, cannolis, cheesecake and a lot more including vegan and vegetarian options. Beverages available will be: craft and domestic beer, craft cocktails, wine, seltzers and other mixed drinks. No outside food or beverages are allowed.

Will there be water stations? Yes, we will have free water available.

What does VIP seating mean? There will be an area in front of the stage designated for VIP ticket holders. There will be no seating at the venue in VIP or general, but you are encouraged to bring a chair!

Is camping available in Grand Rapids? There are several camping locations throughout Grand Rapids, most of which are first come first served. Some options for camping are: Grand Rapids Fairgrounds (bathrooms, showers available), Pokegama Dam (bathrooms and showers available), and FREE camping outside of the IRA Civic Center (porta potties available).

Can I bring my dog? No pets allowed. Service dogs are the exception.

Do kids need tickets? Tickets for all attendees (including kids) are required for Friday night. Saturday kids 17 and under are FREE. There is also a free concert with the Okee Dokee Brothers as part of the Boys and Girls Club Duck Drop Fundraiser on Saturday before the Riverfest starts at 12:30pm in the KAXE Amphitheater (260 NE 2nd Street).

Rain or shine? The Grand Rapids Riverfest will go on rain or shine unless there are extreme weather conditions.

Will there be a place to park my bike? There will be a bike rack available by the ticket gate. Bring your bike lock!

Can I leave and come back? Yes! Readmittance is allowed and we encourage you to visit our downtown businesses while you’re in Grand Rapids for the weekend.