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2014 Riverfest sees rise in attendees, button sales

July 19 at 10:10 p.m.

This year’s Riverfest saw more sponsorship, more attendees and more button sales.

Daily Riverfest schedule

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. Find the full schedule and ongoing events here.


Riverfest Volleyball on the Beach Preliminaries: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: O.J. Watson Park. Finals will be held at 6 p.m. at Jersey’s Sports Bar & Grill. For registration information visit wichitavolleyball.com.
Riverfest Softball Tournament: 9 a.m. May 31, 9 a.m. June 7 (Co-ed) Location: Southlakes Softball Complex, 5301 S. Meridian. Call 316-268-4361 for more information.
Throwdown in Old Town: CrossFit Wichita hosts this competition with men’s and women’s rx divisions and men’s and women’s scaled divisions. Sold out for participants, but spectators welcome. 9 a.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.) Location: 535 S. St. Francis
Kansas Army National Guard: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Location: Main and Waterman
Riverfest Marketplace: 10 a.m.-5p.m. Location: Douglas and Main
Archery Tag Tournament: Recommended for ages 10 and up. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Location: WaterWalk (adjacent to Fountains at WaterWalk)
Friends of the Library Paperback Book Sale: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Central Library West Lawn
Paddle Battle Kayak Races (Finals): 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Location: Douglas Street Bridge
Zumba: 11 a.m.-noon. Location: Fit ’n’ Fun Zone at WaterWalk Pavilion
I Bike Douglas Tours: 11 a.m.-Noon. Location: Meet at Bike Valet at Ackerman’s Backyard
Jazzercise: Noon-1 p.m. Location: Fit ’n’ Fun Zone at WaterWalk Pavilion
Kim’s Taekwondo: 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Location: Fit ’n’ Fun Zone at WaterWalk Pavilion
Roller Derby Exhibition Bout: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Location: WaterWalk Pavilion
Portrait with the Admiral: 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Location: Kennedy Plaza
Fiesta Del Rio: Celebrating Wichita’s diverse Hispanic communities. 4 p.m. Reyna Y Su Unidad Nortena; 6:30 p.m. Sevillanas Flash Mob; 7 p.m. Verinol; 8:30 p.m. La Zenda Nortena. Location: WaterWalk Pavilion
Speedy Cash Grab: 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Location: WaterWalk Pavilion
Funnel Cake Eating Contest: 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Location: Food Court Stage
Riverfest Volleyball on the Beach Semi-Finals & Finals: 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Location: Jersey’s Bar & Grill, 3213 N. Toben
Spirit AeroSystems Rockin’ on the River Concert featuring Marky Ramone’s Blietzkrieg with Andrew W.K.: 2:45 p.m. Vagabond Swing; 4 p.m. MarchFourth Marching Band; 5:30 p.m. Leopold & His Fiction; 7 p.m. Black Joe Lewis; 8:30 p.m. Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg with Andrew W.K. Location: Kennedy Plaza
Final Hooplah: Westar Energy Laser Light Spectacular with MarchFourth Marching Band presented by Westar Energy. 10 p.m. Location: Kennedy Plaza Stage area

From the wacky to old faves, it’s time to feast on Riverfest food

May 29 at 4:22 p.m.

Fried peanut butter and jelly. Grilled lemonade. Fried cookie dough. Chicken and waffles.

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