The ELKHART RIVER CHALLENGE parade course “launch area” will “open up” at 8 a.m. at Studebaker Park in Elkhart. Participants can decorate their boats and should launch by 10 a.m. to Island Park, where you can get your T-Shirts and eat from your favorite food truck and even grab a beer from FIVE STAR DIVE BAR’s mobile Beer Garden Trailer.

The Elkhart River Challenge & Heart Beat of the City Music Fest are sponsored by:

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS include: Community Foundation of Elkhart County • Northwest Bank • Surf Broadband Solutions • Momentum Marketing Consultants

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS include: ANCON Construction • First State Bank • Bowling Vision Center • INOVA FEDERAL • DJ Construction • ObeCo • weImpact • Kem Krest