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The 2023 Rend Lake Water Festival theme "A Tribute to George Harrison” will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of George Harrison's visit to Benton. This was the first time a Beatle visited the US!

This Tribute to George Harrison will start downtown Benton with the Carnival Midway rides, games, and fair food.  The Talent Contest will be on Wednesday and on Thursday will be an Art Contest/Show and a t-shirt tie-dye event. On Friday, bring the lawn chairs to sit back and enjoy the free Gluten Three concert as they cover the Beatles. Robert (Bob) Bartel director of the movie/documentary "A Beatle in Benton" will give a presentation on George Harrison and his historic visit to Benton.  Saturday will be the parade, vendor fair, Volkswagen Beetle Car Show and of course the Carnival Midway all week long. For more information, check the website. All at the 2023 Rend Lake Water Festival at Benton just 5 miles south of beautiful Rend Lake in Southern Illinois. Come to where the fun begins!

Event Details

May 03 to May 06, 2023
10:00am - 10:30pm

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