Riverfest Elora 2024 is a three day music festival taking place August 18-20, 2024 in Bissell Park in Elora, Ontario. This annual event brings visitors from all over to enjoy live music performances along the banks of the Grand River.

Tickets for the festival weekend will be on sale soon. Check back for updates on pricing and availability for weekend passes.

The lineup for Riverfest Elora 2024 will be announced early 2023. Based on previous years, attendees can expect folk, rock, indie, funk, jazz, and other genres.

August 18 weekend is the main festival dates spanning Friday to Sunday. In 2023, Riverfest had over 15,000 visitors enjoying music on 3 stages. Get ready for another incredible weekend celebrating community and music along the Grand River!


Bissell Park has been the home of Riverfest Elora since its inception. This beautiful venue spans over 22 acres along the banks of the Grand River in the heart of Elora, Ontario. It provides the perfect backdrop for a lively summer music festival.

Venue Amenities

Bissell Park offers many amenities and services for festival-goers:

  • On-site parking and shuttles available
  • Accessible grounds and facilities
  • First aid and medical services
  • ATMs
  • Food trucks and vendors
  • Water stations
  • Shaded areas and picnic shelters
  • Children’s play area

The park is conveniently located right in Elora, within walking distance of local restaurants, shops, and accommodations.

Get directions and find hotels and transportation options.

Festival Experience

The beautiful natural setting of Bissell Park provides a magical experience for the Riverfest weekend:

  • 15,000 music lovers swaying and dancing on the lawn
  • Families playing lawn games as music fills the riverside air
  • Community members volunteering and supporting this homegrown event

Riverfest Elora has something for everyone:

  • 3 stages presenting rock, indie, funk, folk, jazz
  • Local artisans and vendors
  • Craft beer, wine, and food truck delights
  • Yoga, workshops, kid’s activities

Spend the weekend enjoying this one-of-a-kind summer festival tradition along the Grand River!

August 18 Music Festival Lineup

The Saturday August 18 lineup brings the festival to a rousing close:

Main StageThe HeadlinersIndie Rock8:30 PM – 11:00 PM
River StageFunk AuthorityFunk7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Jazz StageCool TonesJazz6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Be there as we wrap up summer properly with stunning music along the banks of the Grand River!

August 18 Weekend Lineup

The final weekend of Riverfest Elora 2024 takes place August 16-18. Here are the details on the exciting lineup of music and activities filling the Bissell Park venue along the Grand River.

Friday, August 16

Get the weekend started right with Fridays artists:

  • Main Stage:
    • Morning Yoga Session – 9:00 AM
    • Folk Artists – 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Indie Bands – 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • River Stage:
    • Jazz Quartet – 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Funk Fusion – 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Dance, sway, and relax as Friday winds down with chilled out tunes in beautiful Bissell Park.

Saturday, August 17

Saturdays diverse lineup has something for everyone:

  • Yoga Session – 8:00 AM
  • Family Music Hour – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Rock Bands – 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Hip Hop Artists – 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Bring the kids for the morning then stay for evening dancing under the stars!

Sunday August 18

Sunday August 18 closes out an incredible weekend of music and fun:

MainThe HeadlinersIndie Rock8:30 PM-11 PM
RiverJazz CatzJazz5:30 PM-8 PM
GroveMcFunk Family BandFunk6:30 PM-8 PM

The festival weekend ends with a celebratory atmosphere as artists and fans come together along the Grand River on August 18 evening.

Purchase tickets and check back for the full Riverfest Elora 2024 lineup!

The Story of Riverfest Elora

Riverfest Elora began in 1998 as a small 1-day summer solstice music festival in Bissell Park along the Grand River. What started as a community event with local bands on a small stage has grown into a beloved 3-day August tradition celebrating art, food, and music.

Festival Beginnings

In the first years, Riverfest hosted folk artists, drum circles, and dancers embracing the summer solstice. Area organizers and music lovers recognized the potential to grow this unique event.

Early 2000s Growth

By the early 2000s, Riverfest extended to a full weekend and began attracting sponsors. This allowed expansion of the lineup with more well-known Canadian artists making the trek to Elora. Visitors traveling for the festival kicked off a boom in local tourism.

Recent Expansion:

In the 2010s, attendance grew from 3,000 to over 15,000 avid music fans filling Bissell Park along the Grand River banks. Riverfest now features 3 stages and over 35 artists from across North America performing rock, indie, funk and more during the August festival weekend.

Today, Riverfest Elora promotes arts, culture, and community in a world-class boutique festival setting. Visitors enjoy local vendors, sponsors, volunteers, and some of Canada’s top up-and-coming indie talent every August in beautiful Elora, ON.

Frequently Ask Questions

Riverfest Elora 2024 takes place August 16-18 in Bissell Park along the Grand River in Elora, Ontario, Canada. It’s a 3 day music festival held annually in August.

Weekend passes and single day tickets will be available at riverfestelora.com. They sell out fast so book your tickets early!

The official artist lineup for 2024 hasn’t been announced yet. Based on previous years lineups it will include rock, indie, folk, funk, jazz, and other genres across 3 stages in Bissell Park.

Absolutely! You can purchase single day tickets if you can’t make the entire event from Friday August 16 to Sunday August 18. Each day has different artists and schedules across the multiple stages.

Past lineups have included artists like City and Colour, Sam Roberts Band, Daniel Caesar, Pup, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Fred Penner, and many more local and international acts!


Mark your calendars for August 16-18, 2024 for the next Riverfest Elora weekend along the beautiful Grand River in Bissell Park, Elora Ontario!

This annual, award-winning music festival brings thousands together to celebrate community, art, food, and incredible live music over 3 days. Dance along to rock, funk, jazz, indie, and folk music filling the summer air. Let loose with yoga sessions, craft beer and wine gardens, and Family Music Hour.

Riverfest Elora 2024 promises:

  • World class artists across 3 stages
  • Local handmade goods from over 100 artisans and vendors
  • Food trucks, cocktails, and refreshments
  • Accessible grounds and amenities for all festival-goers

Grab your tickets today before they sell out!

We can’t wait to see you August 18 weekend 2024 as summer comes to close along the banks of the stunning Grand River!

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