Enjoy nine days of spectacular fun along the river! The largest and longest-running festival in Kansas, Riverfest brings multiple stages of live music, energetic activities, river exploration and an impressive food court to Downtown Wichita.
This year, Wichita Festivals has the filled the stages of Riverfest with impressive musical headliners, including:
+ The Flaming Lips, June 3
+ LoCash, June 4
+ Gospelfest featuring Jonathan Nelson, June 5
+ Wet & Wild Dance Party with Less Than Jake, June 7
+ Mavis Staples, June 8
+ Common, June 9
+ Randy Newman, June 9
+ OK GO, June 10
Looking for unique entertainment? Riverfest has you covered. Few places allow you to enjoy an amazing musical line up like this PLUS see jet ski races, a Cardboard Regatta, Pedal Parade, CNH International Buckaroo/Buckarette Rodeo, KAKELand Touch a Truck, and McDonald’s Lucha Libre Wrestling!
To make the most of your Riverfest experience, don’t miss these traditions:
+ June 2, Safelite Autoglass Sundown Parade
+ June 3, Kansas Health Foundation River Run
+ June 2, Textron Aviation Fireworks
+ June 10, Capitol Federal Fireworks Finale
+ June 9-10 Midwest Ford Dealers Present Blacktop Nationals Classic Car Show
No matter the day of the week, enjoy Cox Kids’ Corner, the Wichita Eagle Medallion Hunt, Save a Life: Hands-Only CPR Training, paddle boats along the river, the Riverfest Photography Contest, Wagonmasters River Tours, Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Hole in One Shootout and more!
The food court at Riverfest is a can’t-miss food-lover’s experience. The festival boasts most carnival classics, like funnel cakes, corn dogs, and fresh lemonade, as well as some unique choices, including salads, burritos, and Chinese food. The food court is open daily at Riverfest, and also features events like the Wing Eating Contest, a Funnel Cake Eating Contest, and a crowd favorite, the Goodwill Cajun Food Fest.
As Kansas’ largest and longest-running festival, Riverfest is truly a can’t-miss event for residents of Wichita and visitors alike.
For more information: https://wichitariverfest.com/