Ackerman’s Backyard
Monday-Thursday: 5-9:30 p.m.; Friday: 5-10:30 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: A. Price Woodard Park
Sponsored by: PrairieFire Coffee and Harvester Arts
Imagine yourself relaxing amid the colorful designs created by Riverfest Artist-in-Residence, James Marshall AKA Dalek. Kick back and enjoy the groove of local DJs. Play oversized games, grab friends for a group photo at the Giant Admiral’s Chair or enter the Human Foosball Tournament. Snap shots of the photo cutouts created by local artists. 

Bike Walk Wichita Bike Valet
Secured bicycle parking
Monday-Thursday: 5-10 p.m.; Fridays: 5-11 p.m.; Saturdays: 11 11 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Location: Ackerman’s Backyard
Sponsored by: Kansas Turnpike Authority

Rental Lockers
Mon.-Thur., 5-10 p.m.; Fri. 5-11 p.m.; Sat. 11-10:30 p.m.
Location: Main Gates

Cox Kids Corner
Mon. & Tue., 2-9:30 p.m.; Wed.-Fri. 5:30-10:30 p.m.; Sat.: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Lawn
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.

The Crate Escape
Mon.-Thur. 5-10 p.m.; Fri. 5-10:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 11-10:30 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Plaza Tripodal Area
Presented by the Wichita Area Room Escape Society
Do you have what it takes to escape before time runs out? Free with a Riverfest button.

Ford Pavillion and Dyno Drag
See for hours
Location: Kennedy Plaza
Indulge your inner gearhead in the Ford Pavillion, featuring the latest in driving technology from Ford. Push it to the limit at the wheel of a Mustang at speeds up to 110 miles per hour on the Dyno Drag. Or, test your skill on the Xbox system offering an exhilarating simulated driving experience. Sign up for the T-shirt and prize giveaways, while they last.

The Eagle Medallion Hunt
Medallion Hunt Ends: Thur. June 8
Sponsored by The Wichita Eagle and
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 Thurs. June 1, with the final clue on Thursday, June 8. Clues will be available at at 7 a.m. each day. See for more details.

Full STEAM Ahead: Fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math
Mon.-Fri. 5–8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Cox Kids Corner at Hyatt Lawn
Sponsored by: USD 259, Credit Union of America

Helicopter Rides
Weekdays starting at 6 p.m.; Weekends starting at 11 a.m.
Location: Just north of Douglas on McLean Boulevard.

$40 per person, per ride.

Horse Rides by Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue
Sat. & Sun. 1-9 p.m.; Mon.-Fri. 5-9 p.m.; Sat. June 10 11-5 p.m.
Location: Cox Kids Corner at Hyatt Lawn
A chance for all ages to take in Riverfest while riding tall in the saddle. Donations encouraged.

Inflatables and Kiddie Rides
Mon. & Tues. 2–9:30 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri. 5-10 p.m.; Sat. 11-10 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Cox Kids Corner at Hyatt Lawn

Kansas Army National Guard
Mon.-Thur. 2-10 p.m.; Fridays, Sat., Sun. 11-10 p.m.
Location: Parking Lot South of Public Library
Test your strength, stamina, and skills!

Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Hole in One Shootout
Sun.-Fri. 6-8 p.m.; Sat. Jun. 3, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Sat. Jun. 10, 11-2 p.m.
Finals: Sat. Jun. 1o at 2 p.m.
Sponsored by Tallgrass County Club & Golf Course
Tee up for a shot at a $10,000 Hole in One! $3 per shot or rour for $10.

King of the Ring
Weekdays: 6-9:30 p.m.; Sat. - Sun.: 3-10 p.m.
6-7 p.m. Elimination round daily.
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
Registration hours: Opens daily at 11 a.m.
Game hours: Monday-Friday: 2-4 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Plaza (registration) Ackerman's Backyard (games)
Sponsored by: Brad Pistotnik Law
Test your skills and agility in this rapid-fire game of speed and precision.

Virtual Reality Tour: New Advanced Learning Library
Mon.-Thur. 5-7:30 p.m.; Fri. June 2, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Sat., Sun., and Fri. June 9, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: South of Centruy !! Food Court
Presented by: The Wichita Public Library with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Wichita Community Foundation
Wichita's Library of the future is almost here, and now is your chance at a unique sneak peek! Experience an immersed reality tour of our new Advanced Library in the Fireshark Truck--a mobile theater that will have you virtually walking through the new central library. Be one of the first to see the new amenities, spaces and technology you will get to experience inside this new space for our community.

Paddle Boats
Mon. & Tues., 2-8:30 p.m.; Wed.-Fri. 5-8:30 p.m.; Sat. Jun. 3, 11 a.m. -3 p.m.; Sun. Jun. 4, 3-8:30 p.m.; Sat. Jun. 10, 12-5 p.m. 
Location: Cox Kids Corner at Hyatt Lawn

Riverfest Photography Contest
Sponsored by: Douglas Photographic Imaging
Cash prizes are up for grabs in the 11th 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

Save a Life - Hands Only CPR Training
Mon.-Fri. 5-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Sedgwick County Care Stations
Presented by the American Heart Association and Sedgwick County EMS
Riverfest is proud to partner with the above organizations in their goal to train 50,000 Wichita citizens in hands-only CPR by the end of this year's festival. Drop by either Sedgwick County Care Station and learn in 15 minutes or less. 

Wagonmasters River Tours
Monday-Friday: 4-8 p.m.
Saturday, June 3: 12 to 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 4: 12 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 10: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Ackerman’s Backyard
Cruises depart under the Douglas Street Bridge. FREE with your Riverfest button.

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