Jet Ski Races

       Crowds line the banks of the Arkansas River to cheer on the jet ski racers at Riverfest 2014

Night on the River

                         Breezing down the Arkansas River on a hot summer night during Riverfest

Art Shopping on Bradley Fair Parkway

                                                   Browsing for paintings on a crisp fall afternoon

Balloons at WaterWalk

                                                        Riverfest balloons prepare for take-off

Autumn & Art Patron Party

                                 Cocktails and tasty bites with friends on Bradley Fair Parkway

Waterwagon By Moonlight

                              The Wagonmaster Waterwagon joins the illuminated Flotilla boat parade

World Record Attempt: Longest Line of Bikes

                      This event at Riverfest 2014 drew 878 riders, just 270 short of the world record

Young Artists

                                           Art projects keep kids creating at Autumn & Art 2014

Riverfest at Sunset

                                            Relaxing on the banks before the big fireworks show

Teaming Up

                         Friends hit the links for a good cause at the Bob Struble Memorial Golf Tournament

Ready, Set, GO!

                                          Runners take off from the River Run 2014 starting line


                         From ceramicists to jewelers to painters and more at Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair

Rowdy Crowd

                         Jerrod Neimann brought more than 20,000 country fans to Riverfest 2014

Your 2014 Admiral

                                   Ladies & Gentlemen: Admiral Windwagon Smith XLI Ron Ryan


Sponsorship is a great way to stand behind your community (if you’re a local) or make your brand known in the Wichita area for the first time (if you haven’t gotten to know us yet).


Did you know that 5,412 volunteers worked a total of 21,704 hours to make Riverfest 2014 possible? Get involved. Volunteer!


The Celebrations for a Cause program makes it possible for worthy citizens – who may not otherwise have the chance – to attend Riverfest. Please pitch in and help us share the joy!
  • You Are Invited: Riverfest Admiral XLII Reveal

    Admiral drawingJoin us as we reveal Riverfest 2015’s official ambassador, Admiral Windwagon Smith XLII!

    4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12, 2015
    Hyatt Regency Wichita
    400 West Waterman
    Meet your admiral and the 2015 Prairie Schooner Mates!
    Get the scoop on Riverfest 2015!
    All are welcome to attend. No RSVP is required.


    5:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12, 2015
    Hyatt Regency Wichita
    400 West Waterman
    Join the Admiral and friends for a food and fun-filled tour on the U.S.S. Kansas State Bank, the U.S.S. Security 1st Title and The Meineke Special.
    This fundraiser for Wichita Festivals, Inc., is co-hosted by the Wichita Wagonmasters and Hyatt Regency Wichita.
    Your ticket includes appetizers, adult beverages, desserts and entertainment.
    Book Your Tour Today
    $35 per person: RSVP by March 9, 2015
    Please call (316) 267-2817 to make your reservation.


    RF 2015 Commemorative PosterIconic button and poster artwork unveiled; 2015 festival sneak peek includes button-price news


    February 13, 2015—WICHITA, Kan.—Wichita Festivals, Inc. today revealed the iconic artwork for Riverfest 2015 and offered a sneak peek at the upcoming festival at a press event at Emprise Bank, sponsor of the 2015 artwork contest. Wichita-based artist Roger Strunk won this year’s button and poster artwork competition with his interpretation of Admiral Windwagon Smith as an astronaut with the Wichita skyline in the background to capture this year’s theme, “Button Up. Have a Blast!”





  • Our Mission

    Wichita Festivals, Inc. (WFI) was established in 1972 as a not-for-profit corporation with the purpose of creating diverse and inclusive community celebrations in the Wichita area.