Experience Wichita Riverfest, nine days of music, food, and events – all centered on the banks of the Arkansas River in downtown Wichita, Kansas. Taking place June 2-10, concerts, parades, river activities, cultural experiences, festival food, kid’s activities, athletic competitions and even a beer garden await.
“Riverfest is a fantastic way for our community to celebrate. Besides being the state’s largest and longest-running community festival, Riverfest is one of the most affordable and family-friendly events in the Midwest,” said Susie Santo, president and CEO of Visit Wichita.
One of the major draws of Riverfest is its lineup of nationally recognized musical acts. The cost of one button allows festival-goers access to nine days of concerts across a variety of genres. Shaggy is the headliner on the opening night of the festival and country music band Parmalee take the stage on the final Saturday of Riverfest.
Admission to every Riverfest concert and most activities are included in the price of your button: $15 for adults, $5 for children, free for ages 5 years old and younger. Purchase buttons at any area QuikTrip gas station. The Wichita Festivals office at 444 E. William also carries buttons.
Besides perennial favorites, the 2023 Riverfest will include several new events. This year, attendees can celebrate the 51st Riverfest with “Chicken Little” presented by Wichita Children’s Theatre, the Plein Air art competition where attendees can watch artists create in the outdoors and Downtown Get Down where the whole community celebrates Wichita together. Returning to the festival are the Safelite AutoGlass Sundown Parade, Fidelity Bank River Run, Spirit Aerosystems Salute to the Military, Textron Aviation Opening Night Fireworks, and the Capitol Federal Fireworks Finale.
Mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and get ready to create unforgettable memories. For more information on what’s going on during the 2023 Wichita Riverfest, visit our Riverfest webpage.
About Visit Wichita
Visit Wichita markets the greater Wichita area as a major convention and tourism destination, thereby enhancing the economic development of the city, county, region and state. Visit Wichita is led by president and CEO Susie Santo, and in 2021 travel and tourism contributed nearly $1.5 billion in economic impact to the greater Wichita area. For more information, go to VisitWichita.com.