Get ready for a full weekend of music, arts, food and culture! Riverfest Elora 2018 will be held in Bissell Park on Friday, August 17, Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19.
The festival, held along the banks of the Grand River, has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a backyard festival just 10 years ago … wow, it’s already been a decade?
Riverfest Elora returns this year for festival number 10. Get ready for three days of art, food trucks, arts and craft vendors, community and of course, music!
Riverfest Elora is the town’s annual celebration of community and music.
Over the years, Riverfest Elora has brought an impressive array of musicians to the small town. Past artists include MGMT, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, Metric, Blue Rodeo, Walk Off The Earth, Serena Rider, Sam Roberts Band, The Sheepdogs, Monster Truck, Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Bruce Cockburn, Hey Rosetta!, DJ Jazzy Jeff, The New Pornographers, Mother Mother, Shakey Graves, 54 40, Matthew Good, K.Flay, Bahamas, Hollerado, Operators, Sloan, Elliott Brood, Young Galaxy, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Tokyo Police Club, Ashley MacIsaac, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, Yukon Blonde, Born Ruffians, Rich Aucoin, Kardinal Offishall, Alan Doyle, Cuff the Duke, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Wintersleep, Shad, The Wooden Sky, Rawlins Cross, Kevin Breit, The Slackers, Prairie Oyster, Dala, Danny Michel, Odd Years, Lowlands, Alanna Gurr and many more.
The festival was founded by Elora artist Marilyn Koop in 2009. Koop passed away in 2012 and the festival continues in her memory. Look for the giant green “M” canvas on the grounds throughout the festival.