Steamboat and Riverboat Events
steamboat, paddlewheeler and river festivals and events
Annual Sternwheeler Cruise-In, Malta, OH, on the Muskingum River each August. Sternwheeler meeting, entertainment, flea market, auctions, food.
Every last weekend of June the Augusta Sternwheel Regatta is taking place in Augusta, KY, featuring music, a crafts market, food, entertainment and boat races.
Burlington Steamboat Days, Burlington, IA. American Music Festival (no boats).
St. Louis is celebrating the Grand Excursion and the Worlds Fair of 1904 with numerous events like River Splash, Eats Bridge, Ferris Wheel, '04 Eve or Olynpic Trails.
Clinton Riverboat Days, Iowa's largest 4th of July Festival (no riverboats).
The Kentucky Derby Festival is also featuring the Great Steamboat Race which was first held in 1963 between the steamers Delta Queen and the Belle of Louisville. In 2001 the Derby Festival added a pre-race called the Great Steamboat Chase.
Parkersburg Homecoming, Parkersburg, WV, each August. Entertainment, food, parade, fireworks, rubber duck race, car show.
Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta, Point Pleasant, WV, each July. Sternwheeler regatta, riverboat cruises, entertainment, food, fireworks.
4 th of July Riverfest at St. Albans, WV, with music, food and more.
great riverboat meeting and festival at Cincinnati, Ohio
The Great Rivers Towboat Festival, Grafton, IL, each June. Towboat tours, riverboat rides, music and storytelling, food, river exhibits and more.
The Ohio River Sternwheel Festival at Marietta, Ohio
Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival, Wheeling, WV, each September. Sternwheeler meeting, entertainment, food and more.
Winona Steamboat Days, Winona, MN, since 1948, parades, live entertainment, crafts (no riverboats).
Yankton Riverboat Days, a music and art festival (no boats).
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For river cruises, train journeys and other leisure travel, domestic or international, contact our favorite travel agent, Phyllis Dale. She has the experience you need when planning a vacation.
Note: Phyllis does not book day excursions.