48th Annual Rend Lake Water Festival
We would like to thank everyone for taking part in this year's Rend Lake Water Festival. The Festival will kick off with our annual carnival, lots of fun new activities, and conclude with our community parade on Saturday.
This event is organized by the Benton / West City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rend Lake Water Festival Committee.
If you have ideas or suggestions for a theme for this years Water Festival please fill out the Event Survey.
This event would not be possible without the generous support of our local community sponsors. To join your fellow organizations to make this event bigger and better, check out our Event Sponsorships. Please contact the chamber office for more information. 618-438-2121
Premier & Signature Sponsors
Logan Church of God
Peoples National Bank & WEEKS in Benton
In the News
Rend Lake Water Festival Begins Today - WQRL
Rend Lake Water Festival Opens Wednesday - Carbondale Times & Benton News
'Journey Through the Decades' at the 47th Rend Lake Water Festival - Benton Gazette
Business Scavenger Hunt
Slow Glow Ride
Was a fun family-friendly bike ride that passed some of the historic sites and haunts of Benton. All ages welcome. Younger riders had to be able to ride a bicycle without training wheels or should be pulled in a bike trailer or a tag-a-long bicycle attached to an adult’s bike. This was an evening ride and we will be returning around dusk so lights encouraged but not required.
Little Mister / Little Miss Rend Lake
Rend Lake Water Festival Parade
Along West Main, Benton Public Square & North Main to Joplin Street
Best in Show:
Our local community enjoyed floats and entries provided by over 87 businesses/organizations/civic groups in this year's parade.
Watch the Parade Online!
Special thanks to WEEKS in Benton for the use of vehicles for the parade.
Public parking lots are available on the west side of the Benton Public Square. Parking is also available along the street. Please follow any street signs regarding special parking zones!
Event Sponsorship is available. Please contact the chamber office for more information. 618-438-2121