Drop your Anchor at Towboat Days

Roll your way down the Mississippi & Illinois Rivers!

Roll your way down the river to where the mighty Mississippi and Illinois rivers meet and celebrate Grafton's Towboat Days on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4 on the riverfront in Grafton. The festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.There’s plenty of fun with Towboat tours, educational booths from the U.S. Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers, Tales from Towboat Captains and much more.

Towboat Tour Admission$3/adults and $1 for children


Have you ever wondered what it is like living on the river?

The towboat will be on display and visitors will be able to tour the inside. Take a glimpse into the day-to-day life for the crew working and living on both boats with tours each day, weather permitting.To learn more about the river, there will be environmentalists and historians at booths to give the public an insight into the towboats on the rivers. There will be plenty of live music entertainment and food both days.


For more information on this event, call (800) 258-6645.