May 31 – June 8, 2024Admission May 31 – June 8, 2024Admission

Frequently Asked Questions


With over 50 Riverfests under our belt, we’ve got a lot happening! Here are answers to questions we get a lot.


Where can I buy my button?

Buttons can be purchased at any Riverfest entrance or at any local QuikTrip.

Can I buy buttons onsite during the festival?

Yes, you can buy your button during the festival at the entrances, at one of the red Button Boxes.

Do I need to wear my button to enter the festival?

Yes. Your button is your admission ticket and will get you into the festival all 9 days. Plus, it’s an awesome way to show your ICT pride!

Does it cost extra to attend concerts?

Admission to all concerts is included with your festival button. VIP upgrades for some shows are available.


Will there be a parade this year?

Yes! The 2024 Star Lumber Sundown Parade is Friday, May 31, 2024 at 6:30 PM.

Will there be a Riverfest food court?

Of course! Find the food court just east of Century II.

Will there be a Kids Corner at Riverfest?

Yes! Kids Corner will have games, activities, clowns, princesses, bubbles and more!

Is alcohol consumption confined to beer garden and food court areas?

You can transport and consume your adult beverage anywhere within the gated Riverfest footprint. You cannot carry your cocktail, beer or wine outside of the gated area, even if you’re headed to another Riverfest area.


Will Riverfest take place if the river is high?

While some people-powered river events may have to be moved to a date later in the festival due to high current, if weather conditions are not dangerous, other festival events will go on. We take a look at the weather, the river current and the forecast, and decide each day if craft will be safe on the river. If we have to move or cancel an event, we’ll send out notifications on the Wichita Riverfest mobile app.

If it rains, will concerts move inside?

If light rain is expected, we’ll probably stick it out. We make this decision early in the day so we can help you plan your trip to Riverfest. Listen to your favorite radio station for an update or download the mobile app for Android or iPhone and accept notifications. We’ll let you know if a show has been cancelled.

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