The 104.9 the River Contests and Events page is your go-to resource for fun family outings and contests for your whole crew. This is your hub for local concerts with your favorite River artists, upcoming family friendly events, and fun contests. Whether you’re figuring out what to do this weekend or making plans for the coming months, check back often as we keep adding new and exciting events!
  • Sonfest 2018

    SONFEST 2018 is coming to Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Saturday, September 22nd. Featuring Lecrae, Family Force 5, I am They, Jackie Hill Perry, and more! Gates open at noon …

  • Newsboys United Tour

    The Newsboys are reuniting with former bandmates Peter Furler and Phil Joel for the Newsboys United Tour! Sing along with hits like “God’s Not Dead,” “We Believe,” “Shine,” and “Entertaining …

  • River Apparel Store

    Back-to-school shopping season is here, and it’s not just for students! You can get brand new designs in The River Apparel Store, including tanks to layer this fall, and shirts …

  • The Bethany Hamilton Event

    Come be inspired as Bethany Hamilton, a woman of incredible faith, takes the stage at Grace Powell Church to share her story and inspire you in your own personal …

  • Collingsworth Family – “That Day is Coming” Tour

    Enjoy an evening of family worship and praise with The Collingsworth Family. It’s the “That Day Is Coming” Tour at First Baptist Church in Newark on Sunday, September 2nd at …

  • Consuming Fire Music Festival 2018

    The Consuming Fire Music Festival is back with Sanctus Real, Consumed by Fire, Graceful Closure and more! It’s happening Saturday, August 25th at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Newark. AND …

  • The VibeHD Has a New App

    The VibeHD is Columbus’s hits and positive hip-hop station! You can now find it on its own app. Turn it to 11 and enjoy all your faves like LeCrae, Andy …

  • Danny Gokey’s “Better Than I Found It” VIP Giveaway

    The Hope Encounter Tour is coming to Columbus! And to help you get ready to encounter hope, we’re celebrating the awesome people who are leaving our community “Better Than They …

  • 104.9 the River and Schoedinger’s The Extra Mile

    Kelli gives her spare time volunteering at a local cancer hospital, giving all she has to create smiles. Scott is a high-school principal who collected Christmas Gifts for students …

  • Kidslinked Summer KidsFests

    Your family is sure to enjoy some FREE family fun at the Pickerington and Powell KidsFests from KidsLinked.com! Enjoy super fun activities like video game trucks and scavenger hunts, and …

  • Dare to Be with Natalie Grant

    Teaching, storytelling, worship, inspiring moments of recognition and honor. It’s Dare To Be, a women’s one-night conference from Natalie Grant and Charlotte Gambill. One night to open up space in …

  • Pointfest 2018

    Toby Mac, For King and Country, Crowder, Hollyn, and Heath Arthur will all be there… will you? Pointfest is happening Saturday, September 15th! Ride your favorite rides and hear your …

  • Mandisa’s Girls Night Live

    Mandisa is coming to Columbus – and she’s not alone! Blanca, Jasmine Murray and Candace Payne (aka the Chewbacca Mom) are coming too! Get some friends together for this special …

  • for KING & COUNTRY Christmas

    “for KING & COUNTRY Christmas ” is coming to the Schottenstein Center on December 8th for an unforgettable Christmas concert. Joined by special guest Zach Williams, for KING & …

For more information on eligibility and the contesting process, check out the River General Contest Rules.