The Anoka Riverfest & Craft Fair was dreamed up in 1998 and officially named the Anoka Riverfest in 1999 in honor of the Rum River and the Mississippi River and where they intersect. It has grown to be a highly-anticipated event every year that celebrates the artistic endeavors of local crafters. There are activities for everyone and some are specifically aimed at children, such as free spin art. There are booths with crafts to peruse and all the artists are juried. There is free live music and plenty of food to buy as well. It's a good time for the whole family.