River festival offers nine days of Kansas entertainment

For more than 40 years, Wichita’s Riverfest has kept crowds coming back for an annual event featuring live music, fireworks, food, games and many other family-friendly activities  

Event: Riverfest

June 3-11

Downtown Wichita

Here’s just a sampling of Riverfest’s affordable fun:

  • Live performances: The Buckinghams; Little Big Town; The Burritos; Randy Rogers Band; Eddie Money; The Marshall Tucker Band; Tony! Toni! Toné!

  • Events: Sundown Parade; Exploration Place Discount Days; City of Praise/WayFM Christian MusicFest; Rediscover Nature @ Riverfest; Shakespeare in the Park; Motorcycle Rendezvous

  • Other activities: Bank of America River Run; dodge ball; hot air balloon rides; mini-golf; roller skating; tennis, golf, softball and ice hockey tournaments; paddle boats; jet ski racing

  • Food: Cajun Food Fest; ice cream social; funnel cake-eating contest; multiple food courts; Admirals’ Pancake Feed

Learn more about Riverfest.

Becky Blake is the Director of the Kansas Department of Commerce, Travel & Tourism Division, and has been involved in the Kansas tourism industry for the past 30 years. TravelKS Blog provides a brief update from Becky each week, featuring communities, events and attractions throughout the state.