31 - June 8, 2013
button give access to all facilities and events
charges for activities such as the Arkansas River Zipline
2011 Wichita River Festival sign
The Wichita River
Festival opens with the Sundown Parade
and a fireworks display along the Arkansas River which was launched from
3 locations. The 2013 festival has a zip line across the Arkansas River,
jet ski races, beach volleyball, bicycle tours, helicopter rides, the "upscale"
tent at WaterWalk with restaurant dining and musical acts, and many other
Most activities at
the 42th anniversary River Fest are close to the Arkansas River. There
is even a floating stage where the breeze off the water helps cool visitors
on the hot June days.
The 2011 Sundown parade lasted nearly an hour an included entries like
this conestoga wagon "Windwagon"
Zipline across the Arkansas River next to the Douglas Avenue Bridge
This carnival was in 2011 - the 2013 carnival rides and inflatables
will be free with a RiverFest button
Jet ski racers from across the nation race at speeds reaching 80 mph.
Kayaks, canoes and peddle boats are free with a Riverfest button
A. Price Woodard Park in only one of several food venues at River Fest
Chan's chicken on a stick ($7) - this was the best of several dishes
The Substitutes performing on the floating stage at A. Price
Woodard Park on Saturday, June 4, 2011
Bicycle X-Change RiverFest Crit Race in 2011
Free entertainment at Ruben's Mexican Grill Blockfest
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