Wichita Riverfest

Our Places. Our Faces. Our Heart.

Is Riverfest great family fun? You bet your sweet windwagon. Starting with the official mascot, Admiral Windwagon Smith, who, legend has it, drove a wagon with sails all the way to Oregon. This year, Riverfest is four days of music, food and events that centers on the banks of the Arkansas River but spans the city. Concerts, parades and even a beer garden await. So set sail for Wichita.

The fun starts September 30, 2021.


It seems like a good time to slow down and introduce ourselves. Wichita is full of interesting people and places to discover and now you can do it from your keyboard. You are cordially invited to get to know us better. Take a few minutes to experience what makes Wichita so special and surprising. You’ll be glad you did. And we’ll be glad to welcome you in person whenever the time is right.

Explore Wichita

faces & places

A man from Jamaica who fell in love with a midwestern city. A hand-crafted soup and sandwich shop that heals a community. A family that’s made it their mission to preserve the human-animal bond. A diner that serves kindness. Wichita is full of interesting faces and places. Here are a few to get you started until you can discover your own.

Travel Confidently

visit safely

When you're ready to travel, Wichita is ready to welcome you. Though they may be implemented in different ways, each touchpoint during your visit is applying consistent enhanced cleanliness measures. Join us and help provide a safe and healthy travel experience for everyone.

We encourage residents and guests to practice social responsibility to ensure we are collectively doing our part to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Wear a mask. Practice physical distancing. Wash hands frequently. Cover your cough and sneeze. Stay home if you’re sick. Adhere to additional health measures that may be required throughout your trip.

Guidance adheres to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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and stay a little while

If you're not quite ready to get out and about, browse through our visitors guide to plan a trip for later or sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on all things Wichita!