Join in the fun! This is your hub to sign up and take part in participatory events such as River Run, Sundown Parade, Dodgeball, Marketplace, Beach Volleyball and more, as well as competitions like the Rosie the Riveter Look Alike Contest and Drumline Competition.

Volleyball on the Beach
Prelims: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat., June 7 at O.J. Watson Park
Finals and semi-finals: 6-9 p.m. Sat., June 7 at Jersey's Sports Bar & Grill, 3213 N. Toben
Grab your friends and form a team for this popular summertime sport!
Register online here
Download the Volleyball Registration form and mail it in

1–5 p.m., Sunday, June 1
Location: Main and Waterman
Presented by: Black Top Nationals
Brought to you by: KEYN
Show off your tough ride. All types of makes and models are welcome. Dash plaques to the first 100 cars registered.
Download the Cruise-In registration form

Tug of War
2–3:30 p.m., Sat., June 7
Location: O.J. Watson Park
A contest of wills and sheer strength with 6-member teams competing to see which will be crowned Tug of War champions!
Download the Tug-of-War registration form

11 a.m. to 3 p.m, Sat., May 31
Location: WaterWalk
Sponsored by: Monster Energy Drink
Brought to you by: T95
Dodge, duck, dip and dive to stay alive in this fast-paced game for all ages. Six-member teams participate in double-elimination rounds by age group.
Download the Dodgeball registration form

Riverfest Marketplace
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat., June 7
Location: Douglas & Main
You’ll find local businesses and products crafted by local artisans to peruse for your shopping pleasure. Want to be a vendor? Fill out and submit the form below:
Download the Marketplace registration form

Archery Tag® Tournament
10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat., June 7
Location:  WaterWalk (adjacent to Waltzing Waters)
Brought to you by: Mobile GameDen
Archery Tag® is an exciting and competitive new sport that combines the adrenaline rush of paintball with the skill set of traditional archery. Intense enough to satisfy thrill seekers and safe enough for kids to play, Archery Tag® is recommended for players ages 10 and up. Five member teams participate in double-elimination games set-up in 6 divisions. Registration deadline is May 23.
Download the Archery Tag registration form

Paddle Battle Kayak Races
Preliminaries: 4:30–7:30 p.m., Sat., May 31
Finals: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat., June 7
Location: Douglas Street Bridge
It’s a race to the finish line 1,000 ft. downstream! No entry fee, but plenty of fun as you vie for a chance to return the following Saturday for finals. 
Download the Paddle Battle registration form

Drumline Competition
Noon to 1:30 p.m., Sat., June 7
Location: Kids Corner at WaterWalk
Area high schools vie for the title of Riverfest Drumline Champions, a cash prize of $500 and the right to kick off the action at the Spirit AeroSystems Rockin’ on the River Concert. 
Download the Drumline Competition form

Rosie the Riveter Look-A-Like Contest
Registration onsite: 1–3 p.m.; Judging: 3 p.m., Sun., June 1
Location:  Kennedy Plaza Stage
WWII saw the rise of the pin-up girl, but this girl won our hearts and the war. She was the iconic Rosie the Riveter, and Wichita was home to many women who went to work in factories across the country. Muster your inner “Can Do” spirit, don your work clothes and bandannas and compete to become Riverfest Rosie! The winner will receive a set of tools and a $100 U.S. Savings Bond. Feel free to download the form and fill it out in advance:
Download the Rosie the Riveter Look-Alike Contest form

Cardboard Regatta
1-3 p.m.
Location: Douglas Street Bridge
Brought to you by: B98-FM
The tools? A stack of cardboard, a roll of duct tape, pool noodles and a box cutter (for the responsible adults). The challenge? Build a river-worthy vessel in 1 ½ hours or less. There is no limit to the team size, but at least one team member must ride in the regatta. Awards will be presented for fastest time, longest float and most spectacular sinking.
Download the Cardboard Regatta registration form

Grab some friends, coworkers or family and form a team to compete at Riverfest 2014! Use the form below to register your team for the following: Kayak Races, Cardboard Regatta, Tug of War, Dodgeball, Kansas Health Foundation River Run and Beach Volleyball:

Download the Team Challenge registration form
Download the Team Challenge rules

Rumble by the River


May 31, 2014
A Riverfest tradition, River Run features a terrific downtown route adjacent to the Arkansas River, a high-energy finish line, bib tag timing and live music at the WaterWalk Stage. Get your game face on and challenge family and friends as you go for the gold! All registrants receive a Riverfest button and commemorative T-shirt. Finishers of every race receive a medallion and complimentary finish line breakfast. An awards ceremony will take place on the WaterWalk Stage immediately following completion of each race.

Save $5 on the 10K and 2-Mile runs with Early Bird registration, Nov. 1, 2013 through Feb. 28, 2014.

Register online HERE:




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