May 29 – June 6, 2015
Wichita comes alive with activities for everyone in the family. You’ll find music, food, dancing, sports, sights, more food and more music.
The festival will kick off on Friday, May 29 with a longtime tradition—Koch Twilight Pops Concert featuring the Wichita Symphony Orchestra on Kennedy Plaza—directly following the Sundown Parade.
Some news items for Riverfest 2015:
- The robust concert line-up, featuring more than 20 nationally-known headliners, dozens of local and regional acts, the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and performers from area professional theaters.
- An increase in river events due to popular demand: Wet Your Pallet Raft Race; Kansas Honor Flight Duck Deployment; Cardboard Regatta; Paddle Battle; Jet Ski Races, which will be moving to a late afternoon/evening schedule; paddle boats; and the Wagonmasters Waterwagon Tours.
- Two fireworks shows: a brief show on opening night which will include the cannons and the carillon bells coordinated with WSO’s performance of the 1812 Overture, and the Capitol Federal Fireworks, an extended aerial pyrotechnic display after the Spirit AeroSystems Rockin’ on the River concert closing night.
- New participatory events: Over the Edge rappelling challenge and War on 54, a renegade pinewood race, both presented by the Boys Scouts of America/Quivira Council; Genesis Foundation Pull My Rig; River Vault presented by Shocker Track Club; a Soccer Tournament presented by the City of Wichita in addition to the Softball Tournament they traditionally host; the return of Riverfest Horseshoes; and Learn & Play presented by Wichita Duplicate Bridge Club.
Admission to all Riverfest concerts is free with a Riverfest button. Adult buttons are $10, and children’s buttons (available while supplies last for kids ages 6-12) are $3. Adult buttons are available at an early bird discount price of $5 via preorder at SelectASeat.com, and in person April 17-May 7 at Intrust Bank Arena Box Office, 500 E. Waterman, and Wichita Festivals, 444 E. Willam. Full-price buttons will be available at the same locations as well as at major button retailors (Dillons and QuikTrip) beginning May 8.
Go to Wichita RiverFest website
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