May 26, 27, 28, 2023 | Farmington, NM

Riverfest takes place over the Memorial Day weekend at both Berg Park and Animas Park starting at 5pm on Friday evening with live entertainment until 8pm, including a VIP Tent with food and drinks for major sponsors, donors, and community partners.  The event continues on Saturday from 10am to 8pm and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.


About Riverfest

Riverfest is a family-friendly, admission free, annual event organized by the River Reach Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  The River Reach Foundation’s mission is to protect, promote, and enhance our riverine corridors, and the Riverfest event’s mission is to bring people and the river together.  Our vision is a healthy natural habitat for all life along the riverine corridor.

Activities taking place during the event between Saturday and Sunday include a 10k race, a weiner dog race, duck race, rafting & raft race, roverfest, disc golf, yoga flow, children’s activities, and car shows.  Entertainment throughout the entire event consists of musicians, Gourd and Apache dancers, and a recycle fashion show.  There are arts & crafts vendors, food vendors, beer & wine gardens, and non-food vendors located along the river trails between Berg and Animas Parks.

Riverfest Happenings


Riverfest kicks off Friday evening with music.  Live musical acts continue all day Saturday & Sunday.


You won’t go hungry at Riverfest!  There are plenty of food vendors to satisfy everyone.

Beer & Wine

Quench your thirst with adult beverages at the Beer & Wine Garden featuring local favorites.

Raft Trips

The river is what it’s all about.  Have some fun on the river!

Duck Race

Another crowd favorite each year is the Duck Race.

Riverfest Raft Parade

Watch rafters parade down the Animas River in outrageous costumes.

Wiener Dog Races

A crowd favorite each year are the Wiener Dog Races.

Riverfest Fun Run

Take a run through Berg and Animas Parks. 10K, 5K and 2 mile Fun Walk

Disc Golf

Tournament on Saturday and Open Play on Sunday.

Native Dancers

Watch and enjoy as the Native Dancers perform.

Plein Air Painters

Come and paint or sketch in the park or view works in progress and vote for a winner.

Recycled Fashion

Come watch, and help judge, the Recycle Fashion Show.

Arts & Crafts

Browse the many Arts & Crafts available for purchase.

Gourd Dance

A One Nation Gourd Dance to honor all Warriors and Veterans.

Car & Truck Shows

Auto aficionados will love the trucks and classic cars on display.

Tractor Rides

Enjoy a tractor ride from the Red Barn to the Rocky Reach venue.

Kids Activities

Fun projects and educational displays will keep your kids entertained.

Yoga Flow Class

Enjoy morning yoga near the river.

Meet the Bands

Enjoy these and many other bands all weekend!

Majik Ham
Majik Ham


This power trio of 14-year-old musicians out of Durango, Colorado play with expertise well beyond their years.

Alec Bell (guitar), Elias Javier (keyboard), and Taylor Williams (drums) formed a band in Spring 2018 with the direction of Tim Sullivan, and have been rockin’ ever since. They have all participated in various classes and bands through Stillwater Music in Durango, CO.

Tim Sullivan
Tim Sullivan


Oklahoma-born singer/songwriter Tim Sullivan has been a featured performer at venues throughout the United States and the world.  From Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville to Ireland, Australia, France, UK, and Italy. He has appeared on stage with such country stars as Alan Jackson, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Glen Campbell and Tammy Wynette.  From Carnegie Hall to the Wild Horse Saloon, Tim sings a compelling combination of his own songs and some old and new favorites that audiences love.  His accomplished guitar work is a good match to his soaring tenor voice, and he tells a good story that keeps audiences involved and always wanting more.

Wild Country
Wild Country


We are the Wild Country band from Durango, CO.  Ted Hockenbury on pedal steel guitar and five string banjo.  Shawn Henricks on bass.  Matt Beeman lead singer.  Charlie Harmer on guitar.  Jason on drums.


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Vendor, Sponsor, & Volunteer Information

Berg Park

Animas Park