Riley Creek Festival 2023

Sunday, April 30
Sommer Center


  • Games hosted by student organizations
  • Rubber Duck Race on Riley Creek
  • FREE fun for all ages!
  • Giant slide 
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Kona Ice Truck! 
  • Face painting 
  • Bounce house 
  • Velcro Wall
  • Fishbowl toss 
  • Frisbee 
  • Quack Attack Game
  • Cornhole 
  • Zap a Mole



This is the Riley Creek Festival schedule from 2019. Check back for this year’s events.

  • 11 a.m.: Riley Creek Festival begins, Sommer Center (Entry is free)
  • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Lunch ($8.50 for community members, or a meal swipe)
  • 4 p.m.: Rubber duck race in the Riley Creek! Ducks cost $1. Top winning ducks will receive space-themed gift baskets. Proceeds benefit the Bluffton Public Library.

    Purchase a Duck

    First and last name:


  • 4:30 p.m.: Events close


Lunch is one meal swipe for Bluffton University students. community members may pay cash for lunch ($8.50).

Students, staff, faculty, community members, and families are welcome to this FREE event (lunch costs cash or a meal swipe - but entrance and participation in all events are free!).

*Special thanks to our campus supporters: Student Senate, Marbeck Center Board, the Office of Student Involvement, Ramseyer Hall Association, Art Club, PEACE Club, Bluffton University Nutrition Association (BUNA) and the Music Department*