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2024 Rice Lake Aquafest Event Schedule

May 31 June 9 CDT

World-class live entertainers at Rice Lake Aquafest

Start making plans, because the 60th Annual Aquafest in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, is just around the corner. And this year, it’s shaping up to be more spectacular than ever!

From May 31-June 9, 2024, Rice Lake is going to be buzzing, offering something fun for everyone, everywhere you turn.

Maybe you’re a music fan looking for an awesome live performance. Or a family on the hunt for some kid-friendly fun. Or maybe you’re just someone who loves soaking up the vibes of a busy local festival.

Aquafest is your spot! Here’s what to expect:

  • Live Music & Entertainment: Dance away the days and nights with live performances by local and national music groups.
  • Grins & Games: Bring smiles to the whole family with timeless fun, including dunk tank, bounce house and more.
  • Local Eats & Treats: Savor the flavors of Wisconsin with delicious local food and drink vendors.
  • Craft Fair & Flea Market: Discover unique treasures from talented artists and crafters.
  • Medallion Hunt: Put on your detective hat! Follow the daily clues to find this year’s Aquabug and claim your prize.
  • Parades, Races, Fishing Contests and More!

This year it ‘s the 60th anniversary of Aquafest, so they’re pulling out all the stops to make it an unforgettable experience.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a long-time fan or a first-time visitor, come join Rice Lake for a celebration that you won’t want to miss.

Make memories that’ll last a lifetime!

Stay tuned for more updates, and get ready to kick off the summer with a splash at Aquafest 2024!

Live Entertainment:
Thursday, June 6 – Saturday, June 8

BAND LOCATION: 37 S Main Street
GATE ENTRANCE: 7 S Main St. (By Surplus Outlet)
Gates open at 7pm each night.

Thursday, June 6:  HAIRBALL

Opening act: The Compromise
$25 Nightly or $90 for Season Pass

Friday, June 7:  ELI YOUNG BAND (Matt Stell)

Opening act: Dirty Bottles
$45 Nightly or $90 for Season Pass

Saturday, June 10:  CRAIG MORGAN (Chris Kroeze)

Opening act: Ember
$45 Nightly or $90 for Season Pass

Quick! Book Your Stay NOW
and Don’t Miss the Fun!

 

The 2024 Daily Event Schedule is COMING SOON!
It will be posted ASAP when available.

2023 Aquafest Daily Event Schedule

Friday, June 2, 2023

  • 10:30am AQUABUG CLUES begin for the $1,000 prize. Clues given at 10:30am & 3:30pm on WAQE, WJMC & WKFX radio. Also posted daily at the Royal Credit Union and at Aquafestonline.com. Aquabug clues continue daily until found.
  • 5:00-8:00pm OPENING NIGHT – Chamber Family Night: Family Fun in the Chamber parking lot, with dunk tank, games, bounce house and more. Free hot dogs and ice cream! Hang out with Officer Prinsen and K9 Kash.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

  • Aquabug clues continue daily until found.
  • 9:00am KIDDIE PARADE REGISTRATION & JUDGING – Prizes for ages 10 and under! Enter your decorated wagon, cart or buggy with a fun carnival theme. Meet behind Airtec Sports at the Lumbering Hall of Fame Park. (Alternate site if rain: Cedar Mall.)
  • 9:30am KIDDIE PARADE at Lumbering Hall of Fame Park
  • 10:00am-12:00pm KIDS FISHING DERBY in the City Park. Registration at the band shell.
  • 10:30am-12:00pm READAPALOOZA Free public event to launch the Rice Lake Library’s summer reading program

Remember Your Easy-Carry Lawn Chairs!

Bestseller No. 1
Coleman Camp Chair with 4-Can Cooler | Folding Beach Chair with Built in Drinks Cooler | Portable Quad Chair with Armrest Cooler for Tailgating, Camping & Outdoors, Black, Roomy seat: 24"
  • Built-in cooler: Keeps up to 4 cans cold and easily accessible
  • Hours of comfort: Thanks to fully cushioned seat and back
  • Convenient features: Side pockets, mesh cup holder, adjustable arm heights
  • Dimensions: 24 inches wide; 18.1 inches high
SaleBestseller No. 2
Coleman Broadband Mesh Quad Camping Chair, Cooling Mesh Back with Cup Holder, Adjustable Arm Heights, & Carry Bag; Supports up to 250lbs
  • Cooling mesh fabric offers added ventilation for your back
  • Mesh cup holder keeps a beverage within reach
  • Strong steel frame folds up to fit inside most car trunks
  • Adjustable arm heights for added support

Sunday, June 4, 2023

  • Aquabug clues continue daily until found.
  • 6:30am-2:30pm 2ND ANNUAL AQUAFEST BASS TOURNAMENT – Starts and ends at Moose Lodge, with 5 fish limit. Refreshments available at Moose Lodge.
  • 1:00-4:00pm FAMILY FUN DAY – Prizes, concessions (available at 11am) and family fun at Moon Lake Park. Also – meet & greet Rice Lake Police Officers and tour their squad cars! 

Monday, June 5, 2023

  • Aquabug clues continue daily until found.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

  • Aquabug clues continue daily until found.
  • 5:00-5:30pm KIDS BIKE RACE REGISTRATION – Barron County Fairgrounds. Grinders Sports offering free bike tune-ups!
  • 5:30-6:30pm KIDS BIKE RACE – At Barron County Fairgrounds. Ages groups 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12.
  • 7:00pm MUSIC IN THE PARK – The Rice Lake Municipal Band entertains in this outdoor concert while you relax on your blanket or lawn chair.

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

  • Aquabug clues continue daily until found.
  • 11:00am-1:00pm POOL LUAU – Rice Lake Swimming Pool hosts this event for all ages. Games and prizes!

Remember to Stay Hydrated!

YETI Rambler 30 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler w/MagSlider Lid, Navy
  • These Ramblers come standard with our YETI MagSlider Lid, the only drink lid that uses the power of magnets to keep your water, beer, or favorite drink on lock
  • Our Ramblers are BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and have a No Sweat Design to make sure your hands stay dry
  • We over-engineered these double-wall insulated tumblers with an 18/8 stainless steel body, which means your drink still keeps its temperature no matter how much of a beating this cup takes
  • Keeps your dinnertime drink cool well past sundown or your coffee nice and hot throughout the morning

Thursday, June 8, 2023

  • Aquabug clues continue daily until found.
  • WJMC Mystery Person in the Entertainment Area tonight – a chance to win $500 cash & $500 gift certificate to Diamond Designs by Bodis. Must be wearing your purchased Aquafest button.
  • 11:00am HAUCK POWER SPORTS FOOD COURT – Open to all
  • 11:30am-2:30pm NUTO DIXIELAND BAND performs in the Food Court. Open to all.
  • 3:00-5:00pm NAMI BARRON COUNTY ICE CREAM SOCIAL – While supplies last! Held at Grace Episcopal Church, 119 W Hummingbird St, Rice Lake.
  • 7:00pm SAWYER BROWN BAND – Opening act, Rafe Carlson. In Entertainment Area. $35 Nightly or $80 for Season Pass

Friday, June 9, 2023

  • Aquabug clues continue daily until found.
  • WJMC Mystery Person in the Entertainment Area tonight – a chance to win $500 cash & $500 gift certificate to Diamond Designs by Bodis. Must be wearing your purchased Aquafest button.
  • 11:00am HAUCK POWER SPORTS FOOD COURT – Open to all
  • 7:00pm WARRANT – Opening act, Heartless. In Entertainment Area. $35 Nightly or $80 for Season Pass

Saturday, June 10, 2023

  • Aquabug clues continue daily until found.
  • WJMC Mystery Person in the Entertainment Area tonight – a chance to win $500 cash & $500 gift certificate to Diamond Designs by Bodis. Must be wearing your purchased Aquafest button.
  • 10:00am-2:00pm BACK THE BLUE CAR SHOW – Held at the Corner Store, 1124 Hammond Ave, Rice Lake. Benefits families of fallen Officers Emily Breidenbach and Hunter Scheel.
  • 10:00am INGA WITSCHER  – Free public event at Rice Lake Public Library. Host of PBS’s “Around the Farm Table.”
  • 10:00am-5:00pm PIONEER VILLAGE MUSEUM CRAFT & FLEA MARKET – Free admission day. 1866 13 1/2 Ave, Cameron. 
  • 11:00am HAUCK POWER SPORTS FOOD COURT – Open to all
  • 7:00pm NEAL MCCOY – Opening act, Ember. In Entertainment Area. $35 Nightly or $80 for Season Pass

Remember Your Portable Cooler!

Sale
Arctic Zone Titan Deep Freeze 60 (50+10) Can Collapsible Rolling Cooler with Wheels and All-Terrain Cart, Moss
  • TITAN DEEP FREEZE WHEELED COOLER: Insulated front compartment and easy access lid for quick access to food and beverages; Keeps ice up to three days and holds up to 60 cans
  • DEEP FREEZE PERFORMANCE INSULATION: Features Deep Freeze Performance Insulation with a radiant heat barrier and triple layer ColdBlock base for superior cooling. Perfect for storing food and drinks during travel, tailgates, picnics, and more
  • ALL-TERRAIN CART WITH OVERSIZED WHEELS: Includes a detachable AT Cart with an expandable, extra-wide base, oversized wheels and a retractable, telescopic hook 'n' go handle. Can hold up to 100 pounds of food and drinks
  • DESIGNED FOR CONVENIENCE: Cooler features an adjustable Backsaver shoulder strap with shoulder pad for comfortable carrying and durable exterior material that is water and stain repellent

Sunday, June 11, 2023  (NOTE NEW LOCATIONS FOR THIS YEAR)

  • Aquabug clues continue daily until found.
  • 8:00-11:30am LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST – Barron County Fairgrounds, Youth 4H Building
  • 9:00am-4:00pm ART IN THE PARK – Held at Roux Park. Food, art and crafts! Supports the Rice Lake Food Pantry and the St Vincent de Paul Food Shelf.
  • 12:00-1:30pm REGISTRATION FOR 12TH ANNUAL RICE LAKE FAMILY CAR SHOW – Free registration. Held on grass just south of St. Vincent de Paul, Pioneer Ave. Phone or text Lance at 715-296-5533 with questions.
  • 12:00-5:00pm 4TH ANNUAL CRAFT SHOW – Held on grass just south of St. Vincent de Paul, Pioneer Ave. To register, call Shelli at 715-419-3915.
  • 12:30pm AQUAFEST GRAND PARADE – Parade Grand Marshall: Law Enforcement of Barron County – Carnival themed parade route follows Wisconsin Ave from Carson Street to Stout Street
  • PRESENTATION OF PARADE AWARDS, ROTARY DUCK RAFFLE & AQUABUG WINNER – In Roux Park, immediately following Aquafest Grand Parade
  • 1:00-5:00pm 12TH ANNUAL RICE LAKE FAMILY CAR SHOW – Free for attendees and participants! Held on grass just south of St. Vincent de Paul, Pioneer Ave.

Need more information? Call 877-234-2126 or follow this link to Rice Lake Aquafest events.

See you there!

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