Frequently Asked Questions
What is Rock'n Riverfest?
Rock'n Riverfest is a three-day FREE event in the heart of Llano, TX, right on the Llano River, with jet ski racing in the day that is part of the Jettribe Texas WaterX Championship (an IJSBA World Qualifying Event), then live music (all weekend) and fireworks (Sat & Sun) at night! There are also vendors of local crafts, goods & food, and all the charms of the Texas Hill Country.
Who organizes Rock'n Riverfest?
Rock'n Riverfest is organized by the Llano Christmas Lighting Committee, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committee of the City of Llano, run entirely by citizen volunteers with the cooperation and support of city departments.
Beyond Riverfest, the committee also organizes Llano Starry Starry Nights, a lighted Christmas trail through Badu Park that runs from Thanksgiving to New Years Eve. The Christmas Lighting Committee works to provide enjoyable experiences for all ages in Llano as well as promote Llano tourism.
Who pays for Rock'n Riverfest? Do my tax dollars go towards this?
Llano Rock'n Riverfest, and all activities of the Llano Christmas Lighting Committee are funded by donations, vendor fees, concession & t-shirt sales, and sponsorships. While the City of Llano provides some support with the planning and execution of the events, as well as the maintenance of Badu Park, no city funds are spent on the event.
What does Rock'n Riverfest (RRF) cost?
Nothing for spectators! It's FREE to attend!
Racers can find more info here.
What should I bring to RRF?
While RRF is a free event there are craft and food vendors, and cash is your best bet to purchase with them as credit card readers are not guaranteed. If you intend to watch the racers for long periods of time you may want to bring a chair, some sunscreen, and a cooler.
Can I buy beer there, or should I bring a cooler?
You can do either! Drinks will be sold on-site via vendors, but BYOB is also allowed - so feel free to (responsibly) pack a cooler!
When do fireworks start?
Fireworks generally begin a half hour after sunset. This year we will have a show on Saturday the 2nd, Sunday the 3rd & a show on Monday July 4th.
I need cash - Are there ATMs near RRF?
There are ATMs at most local gas stations.
What else is there to do around the event area?
Just a short walk across the Llano bridge is downtown Llano's historic courthouse square with shops, bars and restaurants. More info on ALL of Llano's businesses are available at Visit Llano.
Where can I stay?
Llano is home to a wide variety of motels and BnBs - a comprehensive list is available at Llano Lodging.
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