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Wichita Riverfest 2014 Schedule of Events

Most events are included with the cost of a Riverfest button unless otherwise noted. Some events have changed since the Riverfest brochure was published. Go to www.wichitariverfest.com for updates.

Get fit while having fun at Riverfest

Funnel cakes help define Riverfest, but this year it also will be a place to get fit, or at least to get all kinds of ideas for getting that way.

Interactive map of daily Riverfest street closings

Sunday is aviation day at Riverfest

The Air Capital won’t have an air show in 2014.

River Run expecting similar field to 2013

A later River Festival means a later Kansas Health Foundation River Run, but that hasn’t hampered efforts to get runners signed up.

Riverfest’s Cox Kids Corner to gain visibility in a new location

Those who’ve managed to conceal Riverfest’s Cox Kids Corner from their children the past several years will have a much harder time this year.

Hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash to play on Riverfest crowd’s energy

It started in the Bronx, in New York, with neighborhood block parties during the 1970s. It soon became a global phenomenon. The convergence of creativity and community are what helped birth hip-hop, both as a culture and as an influential music genre. In a fitting tribute to its origins, DJ Grandmaster Flash, a hip-hop forefather, will be spinning tracks at a lively bash Wednesday at Kennedy Plaza. The Wichita Riverfest’s Wet ’n’ Wild Neon Dance Party promises to be a high-energy event.

Get ready, hunters: Eagle’s Medallion Hunt begins Thursday

Riverfest is almost here, which means it’s almost time to start hunting.

Wichita River Festival will open Friday with a few additions, changes

The Wichita River Festival will open Friday, coming off its most successful run in four years.

Past experience helps Mary Beth Jarvis take Riverfest to a higher level

When Mary Beth Jarvis left Koch Industries in 2011, she helped the YMCA with its strategic plan, helped with her kids’ sports — and painted nine rooms of her house.

Riverfest 2014: Joan Jett, Grandmaster Flash headline concerts

Riverfest is falling into place. The buttons are designed, the official Admiral Windwagon Smith chosen and, to add to the excitement, Wichita Festivals has announced the 2014 concert lineup.

Ron Ryan announced as Riverfest’s newest Admiral Windwagon Smith

Ron Ryan, the retired owner and president of Ryan International Airlines, is the newest Admiral Windwagon Smith.

Wichita River Festival unveils 2014 button, poster designs

Wichitans, get ready to become great pals with Harley and Skip.

Riverfest button sales up 38 percent from last year

Mary Beth Jarvis had a good feeling as she walked through the crowds at this year’s Wichita River Festival.

Wichita River Festival attendance up 30 percent over last year, organizers say

Under a new director and a revamped events schedule, Wichita River Festival officials said Wednesday that the festival saw about a 30 percent rise in attendance from last year.

After Saturday rain delay, Wichita River Festival wraps up

This year’s Wichita River Festival had many changes from previous years.

Sand, sparks and world-record attempt planned for Saturday’s Riverfest

The future may be bright for Saturday’s Riverfest attendees.

Concerts, neon, sand and fireworks to cap off Riverfest

“We got the beat!” the River Festival is exclaiming as it heads into its final two days with a blow-out: the Go-Go’s playing a beach party (remember the tug-of-war? It’s back), a shot at a world record for the most people wearing sunglasses at night, a concert by Big Head Todd and the Monsters, a neon party with complimentary glow sticks, and the final fireworks to cap it all off.

Wichita Riverfest attendees celebrate at revamped block party

Jackie Pitochelli was thinking ahead when it came to Wednesday’s Hiland Dairy Ice Cream Social at the Riverfest block party: She brought her own chocolate syrup from home.

2013 Eagle Medallion Hunt clues explained

This year’s medallion was hidden in Dr. Glen Dey Park, which was named Grove Park until 2011. The medallion was stuck to the top of a drainage hole in a wall next to a playground.

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