The smell of BBQ ribs will be wafting around BicentennialRiverfront Park as the city hosts its 3rd Annual Ribs on the River backyard BBQ Contest.Come all day for the food and stay to hear the 80’s andclassic rock band Epic at 7 pm.
The Ribs on the River event is back due to popular demand! This event will couple the best food, fun and friendly competition all in one great day. Bringing our backyard BBQ rib enthusiasts and those just looking for some good old fun, grill-masters will have the change to get their grill on and test their ribs on the public and the panel of judges. Ribs on the River is not for professionals or businesses, but those guys and gals who endure hours of work to perfect their ribs. Join us at our third annual event that ensures to have you licking your fingers for more at the end of the day!
Before you leave make sure to stop and enjoy the whitewater activities being put on by Geneva Kayak right next to ribs on the River. The Marge Cline Whitewater Course is open and ready for Whitewater Adventurers as well as those who are more comfortable on dry land just watching. Rent a tube to travel down the course for just $10 per hour.
At the end of the evening, stick around to hear EPIC perform a free live concert for everyone’s enjoyment.
So whether you are in the mood to compete, eat ribs and have a refreshing drink, check out the vendors, enjoy the events at the river or listen to the band, there is something for everyone!
FNBC Bank & Trust
Family Area Sponsors
Beer Tent Sponsors
Brenart Eye Clinic
Taste of Yorkville Sponsors
Arts & Activities Sponsors
Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus
Back Stage Sponsors
Midland States Bank
Old Second National Bank
Merlin 200,000 Miles Shop
Volunteer Spirit Sponsors
Upstream Investment Partners