This Festival offers 4 days of excitement and family fun. It is the best of a traditional small town festival! Bring lawn chairs to watch the parade and enjoy the free live entertainment each evening. Try out the exciting food, vendors, games and rides on the midway. Check the Benton West City Chamber website for the schedule of activities and music entertainment. Don't forget the lawn chairs! Free self-parking is available at public parking lots on the west side of the Benton Public Square and also along some side street. The 2019 Benton Rend Lake Water Festival will happen on the Benton Public Square, one of the few remaining historic public squares in Illinois! Just 5 miles south of beautiful Rend Lake in Southern Illinois!