Schedule: Riverfest 2024 continues Monday

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Discover. Celebrate. Riverfest! This year’s Riverfest has begun and runs through Saturday, June 8.

Below is a list of events you can find at Riverfest on Monday.

Schedule

All day
Wichita Eagle Medallion Hunt

Head to Kansas.com to find clues that will lead you to a hidden medallion. This hunt runs through June 8.

All day
Riverfest Photo Contest

Register to win cash prizes in seven different categories by submitting photos of this year’s Riverfest. Click here to register. This contest runs through June 8.

8:30 a.m.
Bob Struble Golf Classic at Riverfest

“This annual tournament is held in memory of Bob Struble, long-time Riverfest volunteer and former WFI board chairman,” reads the Riverfest website. “Each year, a portion of the proceeds are donated to a cancer organization in Bob’s memory. This year the recipient is Victory in the Valley.”

11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Quantum Credit Union Food Court

Vendors of all kinds will be lined up at Century II every day of Riverfest. Attendees will need to purchase tickets for the food court. Click here to find this year’s vendor menus.

5-8 p.m.
Paddle boats, kayaks, and canoes

Get out on the river by heading to the boat dock and taking a paddleboat, kayak, or canoe out for a spin. All you need is your Riverfest button. This activity will be available through June 8.

5-8 p.m.
Wagonmasters River Tour

Head to the Arkansas River to enjoy a narrated cruise in downtown Wichita. Rides are free with your Riverfest button! These tours will run through June 8.

5-8 p.m.
Wichita Habitat Panel Build

Help construct wall panels necessary to build an entire home! Once the panels are built, stop by and sign your name on a stud, patient part of a design board, or sign up for future Wichita Habitat builds. Free to contribute! This event runs through June 8.

5-9 p.m.
Helicopter Rides

Lift off in a helicopter above Wichita! Tickets are $50 with your Riverfest button. Rides will be available through June 8.

5-10 p.m.
Kids Corner and Inflatables

Bring the whole family! Kids can enjoy inflatables, bubble shows, balloon twisting, and more, all free with a Riverfest button. No button is required for children 5 and under. The Kids Corner will be available for the duration of Riverfest behind the Old Library by the South Gate entrance.

6-10 p.m.
WEEE Entertainment Carnival

The carnival, which features everything from a Ferris wheel to a tilt-a-whirl, will be available in the parking lot just southeast of the Hyatt. Ride tickets can be purchased in the area. Admission is free with a Riverfest button or $4 per person without. Open every day of Riverfest.

Ticket prices:

  • Single tickets: $4

  • Family Pack (10 tickets): $35

  • Super Saver (30 tickets): $100

  • Armbands: $33 per person

    • Good for either one afternoon (2–6 p.m.) or one evening (6–10 p.m.)

6-11 p.m.
GospelFest Concert

GospelFest will take the Kennedy Plaza stage at Century II on Monday. Bring a chair and take in VB Praise, Pastor Washington and the Girls, along with DJ Fluid & Band.

10 p.m.
Gates Close

Gates to Riverfest close at 10 p.m.

General information

Admission

To get into Riverfest, you need to purchase a Riverfest button. Buttons are available at the Wichita Festivals Inc. office, at a local QuikTrip, or at any Riverfest entrance. Be sure to wear it at all times.

2024 Riverfest Adult Button (Courtesy: Wichita Festivals)
2024 Riverfest Adult Button (Courtesy: Wichita Festivals)
2024 Riverfest Child Button (Courtesy: Wichita Festivals)
2024 Riverfest Child Button (Courtesy: Wichita Festivals)

Riverfest App

Download the Riverfest app to access everything Riverfest right at your fingertips, including their interactive map.

Parking

Make sure you know where you’re going when parking for Riverfest. Most parking will take place at/around Century II. An interactive map is available through Downtown Wichita. Consider carpooling, additional ride services, or public transportation.

Care Station & First Aid

The Care Station & First Aid offers attention to minor first aid needs as well as a diaper-changing area and breast-feeding area. The station will be available every day at Riverfest. Open on Monday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Bicycle Valet

The Bicycle Valet will be available every day at Riverfest. Times vary depending on the day. The service is free and is stationed at the Waco Extension on the east side every day of Riverfest. Open on Monday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Dos

  • You must wear your Riverfest button. Your button is your admission ticket to nine days of fun. Nearly all events are free with your button, but only if you’re wearing it.

  • Provide ample time for bag checks. All bags, purses, etc., will be checked for your safety.

  • Be prepared for the weather. Remember to wear sunscreen and comfortable shoes.

  • Stay hydrated. Remember a sealed or empty water bottle that you may refill at the festival.

  • Be courteous. Remember to be courteous to other festival attendees so they’ll have as much fun as you do.

  • Check the Riverfest Lost & Found. If you lose any items, be sure to check the lost and found. Visit 444 E. William from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or call 316-267-2817.

Don’ts

  • Don’t leave anything behind. Any items, including blankets, tarps, and other personal belongings, left on the banks of the Arkansas River or in other festival areas overnight will be picked up and discarded.

  • Don’t bring pets. Pets are not allowed inside the festival area (in accordance with Wichita City Ordinance Sec. 6.04.055).

  • Don’t bring outside food and drink. Outside food/drink and even coolers are prohibited inside the festival area.

  • Don’t ride bicycles, skateboards, scooters, etc. These modes of transportation are not allowed inside festival areas.

  • Don’t bring weapons. Weapons of any kind are prohibited within the festival.

For more information, head to WichitaRiverfest.com.

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