River Days

September 21st - 23rd, 2019
Celebrate Sheboygan’s Riverfront and South Pier districts during the annual River Days celebration held Friday, September 21 – Sunday, September 23! Formerly known as Harvest Fest, River Days is an exciting, family-friendly festival with events, activities, and specials held along the Sheboygan River boardwalk and the new City Green space

Friday, September 21

Kick off the weekend at the City Green, located on the corner of New York Ave. and North 7th St. with SEAS’ Brats 4 Sail event. Enjoy brats, burgers, refreshments and live entertainment from the Honey Goats from 48 p.m. All proceeds go to SEAS Adaptive Sailing and High School Sailing Programs.

View the Para World Sailing Championships, hosted by the U.S. Sailing Center of Sheboygan from 10 a.m.5 p.m. Eighty sailors from 40 countries are set to compete. The best places to view the competition are North Beach, Blue Harbor’s beachfront, or your own boat, however, please stay clear of the race course and officials.

Saturday, September 22

Join us for our first inaugural Kayak Keg Race on the Sheboygan River! EOS Surf Shop, 3 Sheeps Brewery, and Sprecher’s Restaurant have partnered to create a race that is sure to be a blast whether you are a competitive racer or just a casual paddler. Racers will pull one empty, quarter barrel keg behind a kayak provided by EOS Surf and Outdoor Shop. More information will be available in the future, so follow Sheboygan Squared on Facebook to keep up to date!

Stroll and enjoy South Pier and Riverfront businesses for an Open House featuring special sales and food and beverage offerings from 11 a.m.4 p.m. Walk the boardwalk and enjoy live entertainment and family activities from MEAD Public Library, Above and Beyond Children’s Museum, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Bookworm Gardens, and MORE! There will be face painting, pumpkin carving, and balloons! Adults with wristbands can enjoy 3 Sheeps beer sold along the boardwalk.

Taste over 100 beers at Blue Harbor’s Craft Beer Festival, co-hosted by 3 Sheeps Brewing Co., at the end of South Pier. The VIP Event begins at 11:30 a.m. with the General Admission Craft Beer Tasting to follow at 1 p.m. Tickets start at $39 and are available at www.xorbia.com.

The Para World Sailing Championships continues right off of Lake Michigan’s shores from 10 a.m.5 p.m. Then, help close the Championships with a ceremony at 3 Sheeps’ Taproom from 68:30 p.m.

Head to the John Michael Kohler Art Center’s opening celebration of its newest exhibition series Live/Work at 7 p.m. Celebrate with live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments. All River Days participants who present their wristband will gain entry to the celebration and all the excitement for just $10 at the door!

Sunday, September 23

Head to South Pier and Riverfront on Sunday and join us for brunch! There will be brunch menu and beverage specials at participating restaurants and live music to enjoy while you eat.

Free parking for River Days will be available, and free shuttles will run from the parking areas to the event during scheduled hours. 

River Days is made possible through partnership and support from 3 Sheeps Brewing Co., Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center, City of Sheboygan, EOS Surf and Outdoor Shop, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan County Food Bank, Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan (SEAS), and Visit Sheboygan.

We hope you are as excited as we are about River Days, and we look forward to seeing you!

Business Improvement District

(920) 400-2755
828 Center Avenue #102
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Where to park

Downtown Sheboygan offers several on and off-street public parking options including metered public parking, and free parking in outlying areas of the downtown including South Pier, Riverfront, and Lakefront.