Saturday Shuttle Bus

7:30am – 4:00pm

Relax & Ride! FREE Park & Ride shuttle service will be available on Saturday and will make stops at the following:

1. City parking lot at corner of 3rd & Walnut
3. Middle School parking lot
4. Ellison Park at east end near log shelter building
5. East Bridge Park parking lot across from Walgreens

Shuttle Stop Map

Riverfest 5K Run/Walk

8:30 am

Certified course starts and finishes at West Bridge Park at the intersection of River Street and Highway 25 near downtown Monticello. It is a flat, fast, out and back course. Refreshments provided after the race.

5K Registration

$18 online through July 13th. Click here to Register Online.
$20 if postmarked by July 11th.  Mailing address is on the form.  Click on: RiverFest 5K Entry form 2016.
$20 Race day registration – starting at 7:15 am.
2016 T-Shirts guaranteed to first 300 registered in 5K (register early).  After 300, previous year’s shirts will be given out.
More race information and race results at


Kids Fun Runs!

9:15 am

No registration required.  Meet at West Bridge Park behind the 5K finish area by 9:10 am and announcements will be made for each Kids Run at that point. Toddler Trot is approximately 250 Meters and Kids Run is approximately 700 Meters. You decide which run is most appropriate for your child.  No age categories or official results.

Dave Wik


Art in the Park and Taste of Monticello

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fine Arts & Crafts Show with over 65 displays selling handcrafted items and “Taste of Monticello” food and beverage vendors. Held outdoors at Ellison Park along the banks of the Mississippi River. Enjoy local entertainment while you shop.  Thank you to sponsors: Foster White Insurance Agency, First Minnesota Bank, and Monticello Dental Center.

Children welcome.  Kids in the Park includes:  Train Rides and games and Face painting by the Monticello Royalty.

This event is organized by the Monticello Chamber of Commerce

For more information, please contact the Monticello Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Art in the Park Booth Application

Art in the Park ST19 Tax Form

Taste of Monticello Booth Application

Ellison Park

5th Annual Bean Bag Tournament   beanbag-logo-web

10:00am – 3:30pm

Located at Ellison Park, 811 East River Street, Monticello.
Registration $30 per team. Register in advance and at 9 am on day of tournament.
Two person teams. You can have 1 alternate on your team.
Prize payout: $500 first place team; $200 second place team; $100 third place team.

For more information, go to Beanbag Registration page.
Contact Jason Kisner at

Ellison Park

Street Dance featuring The Shane Martin Band

Evening activities take place in the Monticello Community Center parking lot starting at 5 pm. Beer Garden will be on site. Concession Stand with food and beverages available. No outside food or beverages allowed.  Perfect time to adopt a duck for the Duck Race on Sunday!

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Enjoy music by Terry DuBois.  Take part in the Monticello High School All-Class Reunion gathering – graduates from 1908 to present are invited.  And meet up with friends and family.

6 pm

Watch the Pie-eating Contest postponed from Thursday night!

8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Join the fun at the Street Dance featuring Shane Martin! Shane Martin’s live band is a group of talented veteran musicians that has performed at some of the top country music festivals in the country, including Moondance Country Jam, Rockwoods Jamfest and Winstock. The group has shared the stage with a wide variety of top artists, including Ronnie Dunn, Joe Nichols , Jerrod Niemann, David Nail, Josh Thompson, Easton Corbin, Greg Bates and Black Hawk.