2019 Wichita Riverfest
Daily Event Schedules
Wichita Riverfest is a nine-day event jam-packed with all-day, family-friendly activities, including the popular River Run and Sundown Parade. You won't want to miss these notable events!
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McLean Boulevard & Douglas Avenue
Sat.-Sun. - 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. | Mon.-Fri. - 5-8:30 p.m.
See Wichita from above with breath-taking views in a helicopter! Rides are $40 per person with your Riverfest button.
The Last Carnival
Daily 7-8 p.m. starting June 1
This circus troupe from Lawrence, KS will amaze and delight you with amazing feats of strength, agility and skill. Look for the Circus Ruckus Prop Wagon each weekend and learn skills to amaze your friends.
Paul Bunyon Lumberjack Show
Daily 12-12:45 p.m. | June 1-2, June 7-8 - 3-3:45 p.m.
Catch this action-packed show featuring log rolling, wood chopping, sawing, axe-throwing and climbing - all with world champion lumberjacks!
Daily 9-9:45 p.m.
Be captivated by the beauty of these amazing fire performers. From hypnotic fire dancers to edge-of-your-seat fire eaters, you'll be sure to enjoy these nightly performances. All ages are welcome, but keep an eye on the youngsters.
216 S. Broadway
Hours vary, open until at least 10 p.m. daily
Due to the construction of Wichita's new baseball stadium, the Ottaway Carnival has moved. You will find all the fun you've experienced in the past in a new location, and showcasing a new family fun ride. Unlimited free admission with a Riverfest button, but food court tickets are not accepted.
Wagonmasters River Tour - CANCELLED DUE TO HIGH WATER LEVELS
Mon.-Fri. 5-8 p.m. (no public tours Wednesday) | June 1-2 Noon-8 p.m. | June 8 Noon-5:30 p.m.
Cruises depart under the Douglas Street Bridge. These tours are free with your Riverfest button.
3 p.m. - Project: PopCon
6:30 p.m. - 2019 Safelite Autoglass Sundown Parade
8 p.m. - Wichita Symphony Orchestra presents Twilight Pops Concert
8:45 p.m. - The Toadies
11 a.m.-8 p.m. - The Strawberry Swing Riverfest Pop-Up
1-3 p.m. - Riverfest Sandcastle Competition
1-4 p.m. - Riverfest Beard & Mustache Contest
1:30-3:30 p.m. - Cardboard Regatta
7-8 p.m. - Riverfest Wing Eating Contest
8 p.m. - River Blues Renewed with Marquise Knox
9 p.m. - Granger Smith
5:15 p.m. Wet 'N Wild Dance Party with DJ Carbon, XV and Talib Kweli
6-7 p.m. - Riverfest Paddleboat Races
9 p.m. - Jerrod Niemann
11 a.m. - Riverfest Kickball Tournament
11 a.m.-6 p.m. - Human Foosball Tournament
2-2:45 p.m. - Riverfest Decorated Bicycle Contest & Parade
3-3:30 p.m. - 10th Annual Funnel Cake Eating Contest
6-8 p.m. - Kayak Races - CANCELLED DUE TO HIGH WATER LEVELS
7:30 p.m. - Fiesta del Rio with El Morro Y Su Reunion and La Sonora Tropicana
9 p.m. - Spirit AeroSystems Rockin' on the River concert with Sublime with Rome