Let the Good Times Flow: Buttons are now on sale!
“LET THE GOOD TIMES FLOW!”
May 10, 2013 - WICHITA, Kan. –Wichita Festivals, Inc. celebrated the first official on-sale date for the 2013 Riverfest buttons today at the East AAA store near Central and Rock Road.
Riverfest, set for May 31 through June 8, will have two different types of buttons for the first time in the event’s 42-year history. In addition to the traditional $5 adult button, there will be a $3 child button for kids ages 6 to 12. As always, children 5 years and younger get into the festival for free. Riverfest buttons will be available at major button retail locations (AAA, Dillons, and QuikTrip) now through June 8.
“Those who want to take advantage of this great deal for family entertainment should purchase their buttons early,” said Wichita Festivals President/CEO, Mary BethJarvis. “We’re producing 25,000 child buttons for this first year, and we expect them to be in high demand.”
In a change from recent years, this year’s button will serve as your ticket to all concerts including shows from national headliners Mike Finnigan and The Phantom Blues Band, Beatles tribute band American English, Montgomery Gentry, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, and The Go-Go’s.
“In the spirit of all inclusive, family-friendly event, we want people to enjoy all the great things about Riverfest for free with their festival button,” said Jarvis. “Of course there will still be a small number of events that will require small additional fees such as the zipline or WagonMasters’ River Tours, but overall the festival button will give you access to a variety of great entertainment over 9 days!”
In addition to the nine days of festival fun within the downtown festival corridor, button purchasers will also receive special festival pricing and promotions at various other events and area attractions. Your Riverfest button will get you free admission to the Thursday, May 16, of Ribfest at the INSTRUST Bank Arena. Area museums and attractions including Botanica, Crown Uptown Theatre, Exploration Place, Kansas African American Museum, Kansas Aviation Museum, Mid-America All-Indian Center, Old Cowtown Musuem, Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita Art Musuem, and the Wichita Sedgwick County Historical museum will offer special pricing with your button during the festival. INTRUST Bank Arena will also offer $5 off $20 tickets to the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus on June 1 and 2.
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