July 8 2023, 3:00pm

Great Illinois River Raft Race 2023

Great Illinois River Raft Race 2023

Hardin Riverfront

S Water St, Hardin, IL
Hardin, Illinois 62047

  • Time: 3:00 PM

The Great Illinois River Raft Race returns this year! Multiple races will run from Godar Diamond to a marked finish line at the Hardin Riverfront! The Village of Hardin will be hosting fireworks, community vendors will be selling food, drinks, crafts, and goods, there will be a beer tent, 50/50 raffle, bounce houses, an official bags tournament, and more! Live music will accompany the festivities and multiple vendors will be on site offering games for both kids and adults!

Take a stroll along the Hardin riverfront and watch fireworks near the Joe Page Bridge- a vertical-lift bridge built in 1931 over the Illinois River connecting beautiful Calhoun County to Greene County. Hardin is a gorgeous drive down the Great River Road- take a drive and enjoy the festivities!

*All race participants must be 18 years + and sign a waiver - cash prizes for top winners!

*Want to win a $50 gift card to the Hardin gas station and a free shirt?! It's that time of year (and not just an April Fools Trick) where Hardin is looking for a T-shirt design to represent the 2023 Great Illinois River Raft Race! Design must include "2023" "Hardin, IL" and "The Great Illinois River Raft Race". Hardin will be accepting entries now through April 21, 2023! Winner will be chosen by the event committee and will be announced at the end of April! Submit your design by email at raftrace62047@gmail.com

*Race & Vendor registration coming soon!

*Schedule coming soon!