2Rivers Festival

The 2Rivers Festival in 2016

The 2Rivers Festival is an annual festival celebrating the Speed and Eramosa Rivers, which meet in the city of Guelph, Ontario. Over the past five years, many people have joined us to share, enjoy and discover all that the Speed and Eramosa Rivers bring to our community. By showing that we value our rivers, we contribute to actions that will help to protect them. This year's Festival will be a 2-month series of fun FREE events along the Speed and Eramosa Rivers in May and June 2016.

Check back soon for more information about our upcoming events!
To stay informed about this year's festival, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter or sign up to receive our Newsletter.

We look forward to seeing you on the banks of our two rivers!  

Interested in contributing to the 2016 festival?
Our festival is volunteer-run and we welcome new volunteers for festival coordination and new partners to offer events. When the festival draws nearer, we will be looking for volunteers to help in a number of ways.  For a list of current volunteer opportunities, check here

The 2Rivers Festival and Wellington Water Watchers

WWW have been a part of The 2Rivers Festival from the beginning.  They are the organizing force behind the 2Rivers Celebration event that is held each year at the confluence of our two rivers.  These celebrations are always a highlight of The Festival, featuring children's activities, live entertainment and local food and drinks.

Wellington Water Watchers is dedicated to the protection, restoration and conservation of drinking water in Guelph and Wellington County. The organization rests upon three pillars:
Educate. Advocate. Celebrate.

We are pleased to note that WWW has now agreed to host The 2Rivers Festival as one of its working committees, a great fit with their portfolio of water interests and activity. To stay up-to-date with WWW's news and events, you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter, or sign up for their Newsletter.

Please consider donating some money to Wellington Water Watchers so that they can continue to host this amazing festival that celebrates one of our most important resources!

Access Recognition Award

The 2Rivers Festival has received an award from the Guelph Barrier Free Committee for our commitment to reducing barriers to accessibility.  We are honoured by this recognition and would like to thank everyone who made this happen.

The Festival in 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2Rivers Festival in 2015. What a wonderful festival it was!

This year's 2Rivers Festival was held from June 9 - 14, offering eleven river-related, FREE events. From canoeing, kayaking, hiking and cycling, to river restoration and celebration, there were a wide variety of events hosted by a wide variety of organizations.

The Festival in 2014

We enjoyed another wonderful festival in 2014 and would like to thank everyone who made it possible.  If you took pictures or would like to share your experiences with us, please do!  You can share experiences and pictures on Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter.

The 2Rivers Festival continues to inspire people in Guelph and beyond.

festival gathering

Over the past four years, many people have joined us to share, enjoy and discover all that the Speed and Eramosa Rivers bring to our community. By showing that we value our rivers, we contribute to actions that will help to protect them. Let's keep this excitement going year round!  Sign up for our newsletter to stay connected to events and happenings on our rivers.

Check out the
links to festival participants and related information here.

Scenes from the 2012 2Rivers Festival

Let's celebrate the Speed and Eramosa Rivers which join together in Guelph, Ontario. The 2Rivers Festival celebrates the uniqueness of the rivers and the inspiration they provide.
In 2013, additional new partners joined the festival to bring you events each day between June 9th to 16th. Our festival partners held over 30 free river-related events in Guelph. These included hikes, paddling, water-related talks, performance, river heritage and children's events. There was also a free concert and celebration. 
(The video of the 2012 Festival can be viewed here if it is not visible above)

See you on the banks of the Speed and Eramosa Rivers!