The History of Anoka Riverfest™

Organized and sponsored by 

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The Anoka Riverfest™ & Craft Fair originated in 1998 after the success of  Anoka’s 120th anniversary celebration. In 1999, the event was dubbed Anoka Riverfest™ in recognition of the fact that Anoka is the place  where the Rum and Mississippi rivers intersect.

The now annual celebration in historic downtown Anoka took the combined planning efforts of the Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce and many others.

Today, the event attracts more than 15,000 people each July for one day, outdoors, for some outrageous fun.

Anoka Riverfest™ continues to be planned and executed by volunteers. If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact the Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce at 763-421-7130.

Anoka Riverfest™ honors the memories and contributions of long-time event organizer and co-founder, Bonnie Stoll (1949-2008)