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Wichita River Festival: Wednesday’s highlights (June 4)

  • Published Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at 3:59 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at 10:01 a.m.


Classic Country Concert At Riverfest

Local artists The Tom Page Trio opens up the Classic Country Concert at Century II during Tuesday's Riverfest Concert. (Video by Fernando Salazar)

Festival food

Chicken and waffles

Three out of four stars

Chicken and Waffles

Where is it? Silvey Concession, WaterWalk food court

What is it? Tender chicken nuggets are piled in a crisp waffle cone, sweetened with a generous portion of powdered sugar and served with a side of strong maple syrup. The chicken is coated in such a fluffly breading, and the sugar, syrup and cone are a nice complement for every bite. It’s one of the more expensive items on the menu but its taste and portion size is satisfying.

How much is it? $7

Nassim Benchaabane

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.

For information on The Eagle Medallion Hunt, street closings and other Riverfest happenings, visit kansas.com/riverfest.

Ongoing events

Ackerman’s Backyard: Designed for adults. Enjoy adult beverages, bands, vendors and more. Happy hour entertainment from 4 to 8 p.m. every evening on the Star Floating Stage. 4-9:30 p.m. Wed.-Thu.; 4-10 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Location: A. Price Woodard Park

Cox Kids Corner: Enjoy games, art projects, clowns, magicians and more. No button required for ages 5 and under. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Wed.-Thu.; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat.-Sun.

The Eagle Medallion Hunt: The hunt is underway and continues until Thursday. Daily clues will be published in The Eagle and at about 10 a.m. each day at www.kansas.com/medallionhunt. They’ll be published at the same time on The Eagle’s social media pages: Facebook ( www.facebook.com/wichitaeagle) and Twitter ( @kansasdotcom). Prize is an “Ultimate Game Room” from Chilton Billiards and Spas.

Paddle Boats & Kayaks: Participation may be subject to conditions, restrictions or prohibitions. Availability is dependent on weather and river conditions. 3:30-8:30 p.m. daily unless races are in progress. Location: Board by Douglas Avenue Bridge on Arkansas River

Riverfest Zipline: $10 with a Riverfest button. Participation may be subject to conditions, restrictions and prohibitions. Noon-8 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; and Sun.; 5:30-8 p.m. Wed.-Thu. Location: WaterWalk Pavilion; entrance on east side of river

Wagonmasters River Tour: Cruises depart from the gazebo next to the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview. $5, $4 for ages 3-16, ages 2 and younger are free. A Riverfest button is required for all riders ages 6 and up. 4-8 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday: Location: Arkansas River at Douglas Street Bridge


“The Ugly Duckling”: Performance by Wichita Children’s Theatre. 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Location: Mary Jane Teall Theater at Century II

Library History Day: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Central Library West Lawn

Keeper of the Plains Walk: 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 12:15-12:45 p.m. Location: Fit ’n’ Fun Zone at WaterWalk Pavilion

Family Fun Under the Tent: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Central Library West Lawn

Wet ’n’ Wild Neon Dance Party featuring DJ Grand Master Flash: 5 p.m. DJ Carbon; 6 p.m. Durazzo; 8:30 p.m. Grandmaster Flash. Location: Kennedy Plaza

KAKE Touch-A-Truck: Kids can climb aboard their favorite trucks, big rigs and emergency vehicles. 5-9 p.m. Location: WaterWalk Pavilion

Bash-A-Truck: 5-9 p.m. Location: WaterWalk Pavilion

Hiland Dairy Ice Cream Social: 6:30-8 p.m. Location: Douglas and Water streets

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