2019 Calendar of Events

May 10th-12th – Mother’s Day Mania!

Show your love for your Mom and bring her camping at River Bend! Hop on down to the Activity Center and make her a card! There will be numerous games to play with her all weekend long! Campsites are only $35.00 per night! The Store will be open with limited inventory. Enjoy a free cup of coffee for all Mom’s Saturday & Sunday morning.

May 17th – 19st – Everyone Needs A Hero!!                                                                                                                                        

To honor all military personnel, police officers, firefighters, and nurses/doctors, a free campsite is in store! Thank you for your hard work and dedication. We hope you enjoy a relaxing weekend full of fun! River Bend’s famous Bingo, wagon rides, bags, and horseshoes come back this weekend!

May 24th – 27th – Memorial Day Celebration!              

Another camping season is upon us. The pool is ready, the ice cream is cold, and friendships are about to be made! Bad Habitz is back and better than ever, performing Saturday night at the Pavilion! With all of the events happening, don’t forget to stop by the Pancake Breakfast and Craft Fair on Sunday! Before you leave, help kick off Benderz Bar N’ Grill’s first breakfast buffet of the year Monday morning!

May 31st – June 2nd – Animal Plant

River Bend will have all sorts of animals that slither, crawl, and squirm this weekend. Begin your weekend by heading up to Benderz on Friday night for a fabulous Fish fry. Saturday enjoy our pool and swimming pond. In the afternoon, make your way over to the pavilion where all ages can partake on hand’s on activities with a special guest.

June 7th – 9th – Family Olympics

Winner, Winner, Chicken, Dinner! Put your skills to the test at River Bend’s 2nd Family Olympics! Prizes for 1st – 3rd place, all ages are welcome! Keep calm, and go for the gold! But that’s not it, adults 21 and older can participate in our annual Beer Olympics! Enjoy a weekend full of family fun!

June 14th – 16th – Father’s Day Weekend

Who’s your daddy? It’s all about you dads! Get your free cup of coffee on Saturday & Sunday morning at the store! Strut over to the pool and show us your best dad bod flop! Head to the pavilion Saturday for the River Bend Car Show! Join us in the Activity Center for card making and other fun activities!

June 21st – 23rd  -Pirates or Princesses?

Ayyee, Ayyee, Riverbenders! Calling all princess to get their hair braided and nails painted before attending the magical princess show! We didn’t forget about you pirates! Land ho, let’s build our cardboard boats and see how far they’ll go in our 2nd Cardboard Boat Races!

June 28th-30th  –  Name that Game

I spy with my little eye a place that is fun, with lots of tents and trailers, and has a massive waterpark. You got it, it’s River Bend! Join us for all sorts of games this weekend including Human Bubble Ball on Saturday. Come down to the Pavilion Saturday Evening for a show you won’t want to miss, performed by, Bella Cain!

July 4th– July 7th Celebration – 4th of July Celebration

Looking for a relaxing and fun weekend with family and friends? River Bend is the place for you this 4th of July! Games, crafts, and events are never ending all weekend long! Kick off the weekend Friday night at Benderz enjoying the delicious fish fry! On Saturday, our annual park wide parade will occur! Don’t forget to check out the amazing fireworks and DJ this weekend! We can’t wait to celebrate with you all!

July 12th – 14th – Christmas in July

Ho Ho Ho! Santa Claus is coming to the Bend. He sees you when you’re speeding, he knows when you’re out late, he knows if you’re the one peeing in the lake, so be good for managements sake. Join us for all sorts of holly jolly events this Christmas Weekend including a performance by Road Crew, Saturday night in the Pavilion!

July 19th – 21st  – Decades Weekend

Let’s get down and groovy! Doesn’t matter what decade you were born in, this one’s for you! Join us Saturday for a River Bend staple, Tie Dyeing! Check the Activity Center for more peace loving crafts and games. Don’t forget to sock hop your way to the pavilion for Totally Neon Saturday night!

July 26th – 28th – Wild West Weekend

“Summertime sunshine barefoot in the moonlight”. That’s right, you won’t want to miss our National Act, THE Eric Paslay featuring John King. Kick up your boots, and show us your country roots. All sorts of Wild West games for all ages. From seed spittin’ to Hick slippin’ it’s bound to be a great weekend with fun for all! If you book a site for this weekend, your weekend wristbands will get you into the band and you will NOT have to purchase tickets.

August 2nd – 4th  – Water Wars Weekend 

Let’s battle! Stock up on those water guns and plan your attack against the River Bend Staff in our park wide water fight on Saturday! Don’t forget to pack extra clothes because staying dry is not an option! Enjoy a numerous amount of water games all weekend long! All we ask is that you please remember: NO water balloons at any time this weekend. Failure to abide will result in a fine.

August 9th – 11th – Around the World

Germanfest, Oktoberfest, Irish, oh my! On Friday, a big screen movie showing of “Coco” at the pavilion. Join us Saturday afternoon for a potluck and bring your favorite dishes from around the world! Bring the kid’s to the activity center all weekend long to join in on a Chinese New Year celebration, St Patty’s Day crafts, and Cinco de Mayo! Make your way down the Pavilion Saturday night for a great performance by, Steve Meisner.

August 16th – 18th – Viva Las Vegas

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…..stay tuned. Okay, we will let you in on a little bit of the kind of fun to be had! Calling all adults to show us their best skills at the Casino night on Saturday. To ensure fun for all ages, a variety of Vegas games (cards, board games, outside) will be offered for children all weekend long too!

August 23rd – 25th – Give Back Weekend

Let’s give back to our community. Join us Saturday for rubber duck races in the waterpark as a way to donate to Autism this weekend. Could your duck be the winning contestant? More information to be given out near the date! Also asking that you bring canned foods and donate to our local food pantry! That’s not it, calling all kids to the Activity Center to write letters to our troops. Let’s give back!

August 30th– Sept 2nd – Labor Day Celebration

Nothing like finishing off a great summer with a relaxing weekend at your favorite campground. From Friday night fish fry to the loved Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast, you won’t want to miss out! Be sure to check out the Craft Fair on Sunday from 9:00am-2:00pm. This will be the last weekend the pool is open so just keep swimming, well, until the Glow Parade Saturday night! Enjoy the wonderful holiday weekend!

September 6th-Sept 8th – Park Appreciation

A huge thanks to everyone that makes River Bend great! Members, Seasonal, and overnight campers, you make this place come to life! Another wonderful start to fall camping includes the annual mystery auction and potluck at the pavilion Saturday! Don’t forget to bring a dish to pass! Campsites will now be available at our mid-week rate!

September 13th – 15th – Bonfire Blast!!

There is still plenty of great camping to be had in the fall. Come to Benderz Bar “N” Grill on Friday for a great Fish Fry! On Saturday afternoon, bring your best cookins’ and come to the chili cook off also at Benderz. Best chili wins! Saturday night bring your family & friends to the pavilion parking lot for a bonfire! Don’t forget your hotdogs, s’mores, and pudgy pies!

September 20th – 22nd – Fall Frenzy!

Crafts, bingo, horseshoes, bags tournament, and more to fill your Saturday schedule! Enjoy the weekend by relaxing around your campfire. Check out our midweek camping rates! Join us for our 2nd Annual Water Cross Races this weekend, hosted by the JCSA!

September 27th – 29th & October 4th – 6th – Halloween Havoc I & II  

Calling all brave souls! Step up to the challenge and check out the Haunted House both Friday and Saturday! Annual pumpkin painting and contest for all ages on Saturday morning! Don’t forget to check out interactive story telling where kids can touch eyeballs, brains, and hearts of the main character! A small Halloween party including mini games followed by trick or treating is in store for you all! Up for some good laughs? Adult costume party Saturday night at Benderz Bar N’ Grill. Prizes for best costume!

October 11th – 13th – Fall Color Frenzy!!

Fall camping has never been better! Keep warm by a fire, and watch the leaves change colors. Hungry? Stop in at Benderz Bar “N” Grill for some football and pizza!! Campsites are only $25.00 per night!

October 18th – 20th – Say Your Goodbyes

Say your final goodbyes….just for now! This is the final weekend water is on. Time to bring on the winter months, and say goodbye to the friends made throughout the camping season!

Schedule subject to change without notice.

Please keep in mind that this is a list of the major activities for the summer weekends. We will have many other events planned such as; bingo sessions, tournaments, arts & crafts, karaoke, hourly scheduled activities and more. We are also waiting on a few additional confirmations for a couple of events this summer as well. As these confirmations are gathered, we will update this section of the website. As always, if anyone would like to see an activity or event at the Resort, please contact Kris in person at the Resort or call 920-261-7505 to discuss your idea.

We will see you soon!!!

•Schedule subject to change without notice. Other events may be added at any time.

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