Riverfest wraps up with a day filled with activities


WICHITA, Kansas – It’s been a smooth ride as the Riverfest comes to an end. Over the past week, festival goers have had a swinging good time.

“It’s been safe, it felt good and it has included I think just about everybody,” said Mary Beth Jarvis, president/CEO of Wichita Festivals, Inc.

Taking a look back at the rundown, Riverfest officials did everything they could to make this year’s acts stand out.

Starting on Sunday it was a night of rock with Joan Jett and the Black Hearts.

“We came right back with Tamela Mann and a huge Gospel Fest show,” said Jarvis. “Wednesday night with Grand Master Flash [was] the most blended crowd I’ve ever seen.”

Blended and diverse, the Riverfest was intended to unite not only a community but an entire city;

“Clearly the goal is, you ought to be able to see yourself in a Riverfest,” said Jarvis. “And something you love at riverfest no matter who you are and every year we need to keep improving on that.”

Riverfest concluded with a concert on the Kennedy Plaza and laser light show.


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