June 3–11, 2022Admission June 3–11, 2022Admission
9 days of great weather, music and festival fun brought the Wichita community together to celebrate after two years apart.

July 21, 2022 – WICHITA, Kan. – In spite of high water and rapid currents, the 50th Riverfest finished on a high note, with pre-pandemic level attendance and engagement, event officials announced today.

Throughout the nine-day celebration, a total of 330,000 estimated attendees enjoyed more than 70 events, with the largest crowds gathering for beloved traditions and brand-new events on opening and closing weekends.

“A rushing river can’t keep Wichitans from having a great time and supporting their community celebration for its 50th Anniversary,” said Nancy Duling, president and CEO of Wichita Festivals, Inc., the non-profit organization that produces Riverfest. “With river events paused for some of the festival due to rapid currents, folks turned their attention to our stellar concert line-up and diverse events. We’re so grateful to the generous sponsors and hard-working volunteers who power this event to success decade after decade, no matter what.”

Here are Riverfest 2022 results to date:

Riverfest 2022 attendance and participation results were measured and cross-checked using multiple sources including attendance clickers at each of the four entry gates; aerial photographs of events; physical measurements of the festival footprint, the Safelite® AutoGlass Sundown Parade route, the Fidelity Bank River Run route, WEEE Entertainment Carnival grounds, Kids’ Corner at A. Price Woodard Park and the Arkansas riverbanks in addition to digital attendance data.

Special thanks to all our Riverfest Sponsors for 2022.

Official Sponsors and Partners Include: Decker Electric, House of Schwan, KSN News, Metro Courier, SiteBox Storage, Spot’s Party Bus and Visit Wichita.

Major Sponsors $50,000+ Include: Audacy, Capitol Federal, City of Wichita, Exploration Place and Fidelity Bank.

Major Sponsors $40,000+ Include: iHeart Radio, KAKE, KSN, KWCH and Summit Media.

About Wichita Festivals, Inc.: Wichita Festivals, Inc. is a non-profit corporation with the purpose of creating diverse community celebrations within the Wichita community. The primary events produced by Wichita Festivals, Inc. are Riverfest (June 3-11, 2022), Wichita Festivals Golf Tournament in Memory of Bob Struble (September 9, 2022) and Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair (September 16-18, 2022). For more information about Wichita Festivals, Inc. or its events, contact Jenny Venn at (316) 267-2817, Ext. 22 or jenny@wichitafestivals.com.

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