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
2. DMV Office/Help Center at 3rd and Cedar St
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

$23 online through July 10th.   $25 online registration after July 10th.

Click here to Register Online.  *All registrations are online and it is highly encouraged to register before coming to the race to ease the check-in process.

2019 T-Shirts guaranteed to those registered in 5K by July 10th – Register early!

More race information and race results at Monticello Race Series.

Questions?  Contact Dave Wik.


Kids Fun Runs!

9:20 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/awards.  Participants receive a post run treat.

Questions?  Contact Dave Wik.


 Art in the Park and Taste of Monticello

8:00 am – 3:00 pm in Ellison Park

Fine Arts & Crafts Show with over 65 displays selling handcrafted items, as well as “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.

Children welcome.  Kids in the Park includes Chamber Train rides on the Harold Express.  Monticello Royal Ambassadors will chaperone the train and handle duck adoptions.

This event is organized by the Monticello Chamber of Commerce

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

2019 Art in the Park Application

ST19 fillable form (vendors complete & submit with application)

Ellison Park


7th Annual Bean Bag Tournament

10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Tournament takes place at the east end of Ellison Park.
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.

Concessions available for purchase during the tournament – includes grilled hot dogs and beer.

Questions? Contact Jason Kisner at

Ellison Park

Fabulous Armadillos

STREET DANCE featuring The Fabulous Armadillos”                      

Street dance and activities are free and take place in the Monticello Community Center parking lot starting at 6 pm.  The Fabulous Armadillos will rock your night with their music and camaderie!

Beer Gardens will be on site. Concession Stand with food and beverages available for purchase. No outside food or beverages allowed.

Perfect time to adopt a duck for the Duck Race on Sunday!

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy music by Terry DuBois.  Visit with friends and family…  Buy some hotdogs and have a picnic dinner…

9 pm – 11:30 pm

Join the fun at the Street Dance!  The Fabulous Armadillos are one of Central Minnesota’s top live bands.  They recreate songs from many genres of music from Country to Motown to Heavy Metal to 70’s Soft Rock and they play them just like you remember.  We are excited to welcome them back for their 3rd appearance at Monticello Riverfest!

Click to find out more about The Fabulous Armadillos!

P.S. All Dilloheads welcome.



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