The Monticello Community Band has a special treat in store for outdoor music lovers during the four-day run of Riverfest. The band will perform twice during the event, but in separate Monticello city parks. First up is a 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10 performance at Pioneer Park. The band will also play at 1 p.m. [...]
One of the many highlights of Riverfest is the incredible amount of variety and options it brings to the community each year. There are activities for everyone, different places to go, people to see. And perhaps most importantly, so many different foods to eat.
Some of the community’s most talented citizens come together on Friday evening to put on a talent show for the rest of the community. This year’s show, which is scheduled to have a record number of acts, begins at 7:30 Friday night at the Monticello High School Auditorium. There is a $4 admission fee.
The annual Monticello Riverfest 5K provides a great opportunity to run, or walk, with friends and family, as all ages are welcome to the flat out and back course. This year’s 5K is scheduled to be held Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. starting and finishing near West Bridge Park.
Monticello Parks Superintendent Tom Pawelk’s master planning list for Riverfest contains a by-the-numbers approach to community celebration logistics. The department spends time the full week prior to the event preparing for activities. In addition, one to two days following the festival are spent doing clean-up. For example, in order to get Pioneer Park ready for [...]