Final Riverfest day packed with river events, music, and fireworks

WICHITA, Kansas – Riverfest wraps up Saturday with a huge fireworks display, major concerts, great river events, family activities, contests and competitions, all free with a $10 admission button for adults or $3 button for kids ages 6 to 12.

“This year’s Riverfest has truly brought the community together to celebrate,” said Mary Beth Jarvis, President and CEO of Wichita Festivals, Inc. “With more than 300,000 attendees so far, we’ve had great crowds enjoying the concerts, hanging out in Ackerman’s Backyard, riding the Saint Francis Ferris Wheel, playing in Cox Kids Corner and sampling fun festival food.”


  • Kansas Health Foundation River Run, beginning at Waterman and Wichita, also sponsored by QuikTrip, GoRun Wichita, Machinist Union District 70, Meritrust, The Alley, Wichita Federal Credit Union, and the YMCA:

Pizza Hut/Taco Bell 10k, 7 a.m.
YMCA 2-mile Family Fun Walk, 8:30 a.m.
Meineke 2-mile Wheelchair, 9:25 a.m.
Meineke 2-mile race, 9:30 a.m.
Awards Ceremonies following each race
The Alley Finish Line Party, 7:30 to 11 a.m.
The Admiral’s Pancake Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Meritrust Tot Trot, 10:45 a.m.

    • Participatory events, including Softball Tournament, Soccer Tournament, Archery Tag, Pull My Rig and Paddle Battle kayak races
    • Over the Edge rappelling from the Ambassador Hotel, sponsored by Douglass Wealth Management Fidelity Bank, Hite, Fanning and Honeyman and The Law Company from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Complete details and sign up at
    • Kansas Honor Flight Duck Deployment, sponsored by AFLAC, Douglas Street Bridge, noon
    • Alef’s Rumble by the River, noon – 5 p.m., at Main and Douglas
    • Spirit AeroSystems Rockin’ on the River Concert featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff & Mayer Hawthorne, 2 – 10 p.m., Kennedy Plaza
    • Annual Funnel Cake Eating Contest at 3 p.m., Food Court Stage
    • Speedy Cash Grab from 4-7 p.m. at RedGuard Stage
    • Fiesta Del Rio concert starring Grupo Mojado, from 4-10 p.m. at RedGuard Stage
    • Kansas Lottery Second Chance Drawing, 6 p.m. at the Food Court Stage
    • CapFed Fireworks Finale begin at 10:30 p.m.


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