Ackerman’s Backyard
Monday-Thursday: 4-9:30 p.m.; Friday: 4-10:30 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Happy hour: 4-7 p.m. daily.
Location: A. Price Woodard Park
Sponsored by: PrairieFire Coffee
Kick back during happy hour and sip local craft beers alongside offerings from New Belgium Brewing Company while you enjoy grooving to local DJs. Play oversized games, snap a group photo at the Giant Admiral’s Chair or enter the Human Foosball Tournament. Visit the photo cutouts created by local artists and post a photo of your favorite on Facebook. The artist receiving the most posts wins $500.

Bike Walk Wichita Bike Valet
Secured bicycle parking
Monday-Thursday: 4-10 p.m.; Fridays: 4-10:30 p.m.; Saturdays: 11 10:30 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Ackerman’s Backyard
Sponsored by: Kansas Turnpike Authority

Cox Kids Corner
Monday-Tuesday, Thursday: 2-9:30 p.m.; Wednesday: 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Friday: 2-10:30 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Food vendors in this area do not open until 4 p.m. Century II Food Court opens daily at 11 a.m.
Location: Hyatt Lawn
Brought to you by: B98-FM
Bring the family and enjoy games, art and science projects, clowns, magicians and other surprises all free with a Riverfest button! No button required for children 5 and younger.

Family Front Yard Fun
Saturday, June 4–Friday, June 10: 2-7 p.m.; 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 11
Location: Wichita Habitat for Humanity Riverfest Build at RedGuard Stage Area
Build a Lego house or skyscraper, create a ‘welcome home’ quilt square for the family who will purchase the Habitat home and enjoy photo ops and other fun activities.

FireShark Gaming
Monday-Friday: 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturdays & Sunday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: RedGuard Stage Area
Bring the entire family to enjoy the world’s first immersive gaming truck. Players will be surrounded by games created at FireShark. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience! Visit for more details.

Full STEAM Ahead: Fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math
Monday-Friday: 5–8 p.m.; Saturdays-Sunday.: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Cox Kids Corner
Sponsored by: USD 259, MakeICT

Helicopter Rides
Monday-Friday: 4-8:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: West Bank
$40 per person with your Riverfest button.

Inflatables and Kiddie Rides
Monday-Friday: 2–9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Cox Kids Corner

Kansas Lottery – Get your Tickets & Win
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Century II Food Court
Buy $10 or more of lottery tickets at the Kansas Lottery booth in the Century II Food Court and get a FREE T-shirt.

King of the Ring
Weekdays: 6-9:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday: 3-10 p.m.
Daily: 6-7 p.m.: elimination round.
Location: Kennedy Plaza Tripodal Area
Challenge your friends to a non-elimination game or try to qualify for the King of the Ring finals on June 6 for your chance to win $500! $5 entry fee.

Laser Tag
Monday-Friday: 2-4 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Plaza Tripodal Area
Sponsored by: Brad Pistotnik Law
Test your skills and agility in this rapid-fire game of speed and precision.

New Belgium Bike Giveaway
Sign Up: Daily (one entry per day)
Drawing: 7:15 p.m., Saturday, June 11 at Kennedy Plaza Stage
Location: Bike Valet at Ackerman’s Backyard
One lucky festival attendee will pedal home on a New Belgium Custom Cruiser Bicycle. Drop by the Bike Valet to enter daily!

Paddle Boats
Daily (except Saturdays): 3-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 4: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday, June 11: Noon to 4 p.m.
Location: Cox Kids Corner
Brought to you by: HANK 100.5 FM & BOB FM

Riverfest Photography Contest
Sponsored by: DPI

Cash prizes are up for grabs in the 10th annual Riverfest Photography Contest! Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be presented as well as honorable mention in each category. For complete contest details visit or

Riverfest Zipline
Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday: Noon–8 p.m.; Monday-Thurs.: 5:30–8 p.m.
Location: Ackerman’s Backyard
Brought to you by: Channel 963
Each round trip ride is $10 with a Riverfest button. Enter on the east side of the river. Participation may be subject to conditions, restrictions and prohibitions.

Wagonmasters River Tours
Monday-Friday: 4-8 p.m.
Saturday, June 4: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 5: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 11: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Ackerman’s Backyard
Cruises depart from just South of the Douglas Street Bridge. FREE with your Riverfest button.

The Wichita Eagle Medallion Hunt
Gather your friends, dust off your sleuthing skills and join in The Eagle Medallion Hunt! Daily clues in The Eagle will lead you to a Sedgwick County location to find the hidden medallion. Clues begin in The Eagle on Thursday, June 2 with the final clue on Thursday, June 9. Clues will be available at at 7 a.m. each day. Check out this year's amazing prize!

Wichita Habitat for Humanity Riverfest Build
Friday-Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, June 11: 7 a.m. to noon
Location: South of RedGuard Stage
Brought to you by: KSN
Drop by daily and watch as a three-bedroom house is built from the ground up in eight days! Community volunteers will hammer, saw and paint at this first-ever Riverfest build as you get a close-up look at an energy-efficient, affordable Habitat home. Enjoy hands-on activities in the Family Front Yard. After the festival, the completed house will be moved to a permanent location in Delano to be home to a local family in need.

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