PLANNING FOR 2016!
Bring YOUR passion to Riverfest!
We'll need event organizers, vendors, performers and more!
Watch this space for links to application forms coming in late fall.
Donate Riverfest buttons to organizations through Celebrations for a Cause
Join our Festival Crew!
From River Run to Cardboard Regatta, we have more participatory events than ever, this year!
Be a Sponsor!
Support the largest community celebration in Kansas.
BUTTON REVENUE, SOLID PARTNERSHIPS DRIVE SUCCESSFUL RIVERFEST
Positive results projected for 2015 due to strong attendance, sponsor support, volunteerism, entertainment, arts focus read more ›
ATTENDANCE, VOLUNTEERING UP; SECURITY EXCELLENT AT RIVERFEST 2015
Button sales and complete financial results still to come, but sponsorship support and early numbers promising. read more ›
FINAL RIVERFEST DAY PACKED WITH RIVER EVENTS, MUSIC, FAMILY FUN
Spirit AeroSystems Rockin’ on the River and Capitol Federal Fireworks Finale to close week of fun. read more ›
A SALUTE TO AVIATION HONORS CITY’S HERITAGE AND WORKERS
Riverfest fun continues Friday with flight-themed contests, displays and events; Flogging Molly on Kennedy Plaza read more ›
A GREAT FIRST WEEKEND SETS UP WEEKDAY FUN AT RIVERFEST 2015
Kansas' largest community event continues this week with more thrilling events and concerts for all tastes. read more ›
GRAMMY-WINNER ERICA CAMPBELL HEADLINING RIVERFEST GOSPELFEST
Artist behind 2015 Gospel Album of the Year to Cap Off Night of Inspirational Performances. read more ›
THE 44TH WICHITA RIVERFEST SET TO BLAST OFF!
Riverfest kicks off Friday with nine days of activities designed to unite the community and celebrate Wichita’s rich history and talent. read more ›
COMMUNITY INVITED TO 'BUTTON UP. HAVE A BLAST!' AT RIVERFEST 2015
Iconic button and poster artwork unveiled; 2015 festival sneak peek includes button-price news read more ›
KANSAS' LARGEST COMMUNITY EVENT HAS SUCCESSFUL YEAR
Sponsorship, attendance and button sales increase over 2013; Concerts, events draw large crowds read more ›
SAFE, SECURE RIVERFEST ENJOYS ROBUST SUPPORT, GOOD ATTENDANCE
Early numbers show strong sponsorship, button sales, attendance. Full financial picture, attendee feedback still to come. read more ›
FINAL RIVERFEST DAYS PACKED WITH RIVER EVENTS, MUSIC, FAMILY FUN
New finale features Spirit AeroSystems Rockin’ on the River Concert, Westar Energy Laser-Light Spectacular read more ›
A ROARING START AND WEEKDAY FUN AT RIVERFEST 2014
Classic and modern country, a hip-hop legend, and a blues powerhouse on deck for midweek read more ›
TAMELA MANN TO HEADLINE GOSPELFEST AT RIVERFEST 2014
Gospel Star/'Meet the Browns', 'Madea' Actress Caps Off Night of Inspirational Musical Performances read more ›
RIVERFEST SET TO OPEN WITH A BANG
Opening Weekend Crammed with Events; See All on New Riverfest PointsMap read more ›
RIVERFEST PARTNERS, SPONSORS ENABLE WORLD-CLASS FESTIVAL
Sponsorship Support up 14 Percent; Program Collaborations Put Riverfest Among Top Outdoor Events Worldwide read more ›
DONORS REQUESTED TO HELP THOSE IN NEED GET TO RIVERFEST
Celebrations for a Cause Program Allows Festival to be Inclusive read more ›
MERITRUST TOT TROT ARTWORK COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED
Young designer's art to adorn race's T-shirt read more ›
MUSIC HEADLINERS ANNOUNCED FOR RIVERFEST
Wide variety of favorite acts are all free with a Riverfest button. read more ›
RON RYAN IS ADMIRAL WINDWAGON SMITH XLI
43rd Riverfest is set to include Aviation Salute, return of Hot Air Balloons, a giant Ferris Wheel, More! read more ›
JOIN THE HOOPLA IN DOO-DAH! AT RIVERFEST 2014
Iconic button and poster artwork unveiled read more ›
WICHITA FESTIVALS' INVITATION: 'BRING YOUR PASSION TO RIVERFEST'
Citizens are invited to participate and help plan this community event. read more ›
NEW DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS ON BOARD AT WICHITA FESTIVALS, INC.
WFI welcomes two new members to the board of directors. read more ›
EMPRISE BANK HELPS LAUNCH 2014 ARTWORK CONTEST
Submissions of Poster, Button Art around 'Hoopla in Doo-Dah' Theme Due December 27 read more ›
COMMUNITY EMBRACES REINVIGORATED RIVERFEST
Most buttons sold since 2008; Overall results very positive read more ›
CHANGES, GOOD WEATHER HELP CREATE POSITIVE RESULTS
Early numbers indicate growth in attendance, button sales. Full financial picture, event feedback still being compiled. read more ›
CESSNA CELEBRATIONS FOR A CAUSE HELPS THOSE IN NEED ATTEND RIVERFEST
Businesses and individuals give, so the less fortunate can enjoy Wichita's community celebration. read more ›
HEADLINERS ANNOUNCED FOR RIVERFEST
Concerts by Grammy Winners and Chart-toppers in Multiple Genres Are All Free with Your Riverfest Button read more ›
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES CAJUN FOOD FEST RETURNING TO RIVERFEST
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will groove on Kennedy Plaza Thursday, June 6 read more ›
A brand new sponsorship program to involve the many companies who enjoy the cultural and natural assets of our city and want to join the fun. read more ›
Celebrations for a Cause
Help local organizations enjoy Riverfest... read more ›
Help us welcome Ollie to Wichita...
Riverfest 2013 mascot, child button, charity benefit program unveiled read more ›