The Anoka River Fest & Craft Fair is one of the largest events of the year in the Twin Cities area. It's held in Historic Downtown Anoka every year, which makes it very convenient for residents of Blaine. If you love getting out, having fun, shopping for crafts and socializing, this is the perfect event for you.
There's something for everybody at the River Fest. You can browse a number of booths, enjoy live music on two stages, find plenty of family activities, enjoy fair food and even take a free pontoon ride. The shopping is unique with more than 140 crafters on hand with 100% hand-crafted, unique items.
The craft booths will be set up from 1st to 3rd Avenues on Jackson Street and on 1st and 2nd Avenues from Main Street to Jackson Street. You will find some of the most popular crafters in the area at the festival and all items are 100% handcrafted by the person at the booth.
As you shop, enjoy plenty of live music on both the Main Stage and the River Stage. The free concerts will provide all types of entertainment with local bands, such as:
- Tom War's Riverfest Jazz Ensemble
- Tom & Bill Show
- Big Stoop Big Band Swing & Jazz Lead by Ron Chamberlin
- Kelly Robeck & Liz Legatt
- Bill Hammond
- And More!
The music will be held on the main stage from 10am to 5pm and on the river stage from 10am to 1pm.
The River Fest provides plenty of fun for everybody and attracts more than 15,000 people each year. It will be held on July 11th from 9am to 5pm in Historic Downtown Anoka. Parking and admission are free, along with most of the events.