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!
  • Columbus Gospel Fest & Columbus Disabilities Fest 2017

      Both the Columbus Gospel Fest AND the Columbus Disabilities Fest 2017 are happening on Saturday, July 29th at Genoa Park. The fun starts at 10am with the Columbus Disabilities …

  • Why Do You Listen?

      Understanding you helps make 1049 the River better. If you have a moment, please answer a few questions about how you use technology, social media, and how you prefer …

  • River Day at Zoombezi Bay

      We’re excited to announce that River Day at Zoombezi Bay has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 9th! Your family can enjoy all your favorite ways to cool down at …

  • 104.9 the River’s Race for the Soul

      Serious runners. Families. And anyone who just loves helping kids. This race is for YOU. Please consider joining us for 104.9 the River’s Race for the Soul on Saturday …

  • Mission Backpack 2017

      You wouldn’t believe the looks on their faces when they pick up their very own backpack. There is a need for kids in our community – and YOU can …

  • River Day with the Columbus Clippers

      Your family is invited to enjoy America’s favorite pastime. Please be our guest at River Day with the Columbus Clippers at Huntington Park, happening on Sunday July 23rd. Print …

  • For King & Country at The Ohio State Fair

      If you love The Ohio State Fair and awesome concert experiences, THIS is for you and your family. The Ohio State Fair always hosts one of the biggest concerts …

  • 104.9 the River and Schoedinger’s The Extra Mile

    The Extra Mile is about recognizing and rewarding amazing people who are doing amazing things for our community or for others… something that is very important to both 104.9 …

  • 2017 Franklin County Fair

      Celebrate 100 years of the Franklin County Fair! Join us July 15-22 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds (5043 Northwest Parkway; Hilliard, Ohio). Parking and most attractions are FREE with …

  • Matthew West “All In” Tour

      Matthew West, with special guest Jordan Feliz, brings the All In Tour to Grove City Church of the Nazarene on Sunday, October 22. Well known for communicating stories through …

  • Classical Conversations – Parent Practicums

      Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We believe there are three keys to a great …

  • Summer Cool Down Tour

    104.9 the River’s Summer Cool Down Tour is back, thanks to our friends at Pepsi and Kroger… and we’d love to see your family at one of our many summer …

  • 104.9 the River & Family Dentist Dr. Timothy Moore’s VBS Tour

      The very popular Vacation Bible School Tour is back for YEAR #9. Yes! Family Dentist Dr Timothy Moore is helping us bring our VBS Tour to churches all over …

  • PointFest at Cedar Point

      Come see River artists Casting Crowns and Lauren Daigle, as well as Skillet and Ryan Stevenson at PointFest 2017. PointFest is happening at Cedar Point on September 16. With …

  • Super Snacktacular

      Running your kids around from sport to sport is A LOT. And then being asked to provide the team snack makes life a little more hectic. Fresh Thyme Farmer’s …

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