One of the biggest festivals of the year is about to kick off near our Starved Rock Resort! Mark your calendar for the 2017 Ottawa Riverfest. This annual event features an incredible lineup of live music, tasty food from local restaurants, and endless hours of family fun. Spend the weekend with the kids enjoying exciting carnival rides and listening to top bands from the Chicago area playing every type of music. This year tribute bands to the Beatles and Bob Seger are scheduled to appear.
The Taste of Ottawa is your chance to sample local cuisine from the area's best restaurants. You can enjoy ice-cold beverages as you snack on classic carnival food and gourmet treats. The kids will love the midway with rides and games to keep them occupied all afternoon. Browse for treasures at the flea market and bring home handmade crafts from the art show. You can purchase a wristband for unlimited rides. General admission for the event is $2.00 per person at the gate. Children under 16 get in for free.
The dates for this year's festival are August 3rd to 6th. You can make your reservations at our Starved Rock State Park hotel and plan for a fun-filled weekend. Our resort with an indoor water park is about 10 miles from the Ottawa Riverfest. You can drive to the event in less than 20 minutes, so you'll have plenty of time to relax by our pool or enjoy our family restaurants.