Wichita River Festival: Thursday’s highlights
06/05/2014 12:00 AM
06/05/2014 9:50 AM
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 street closings and other Riverfest happenings, visit kansas.com/riverfest.
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. Thu.; 4-10 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. 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. Thu.; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. Location: WaterWalk
Full Steam Ahead: Fun with Science, Technology and More:
Hope in the Valley Horse Rides: Trained guides will lead riders on horses rescued by nonprofit Hope in the Valley. 5-9 p.m. Fri.; noon-9 p.m. Sat. Location: Cox Kids Corner at WaterWalk
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. 5:30-8 p.m. Thu.; noon-8 p.m. Fri. and Sat. Location: WaterWalk Pavilion; entrance on east side of river
St. Francis Ferris Wheel: Rides are $3 a person, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit St. Francis Community Services, a donor-supported child welfare ministry. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Thu.; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. Location: Adjacent to Cox Kids Corner at WaterWalk
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. Fri.; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat. Location: Arkansas River at Douglas Avenue Bridge
Drive & Engage Day: Learn about the library’s motor manual collection (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) and Activate Wichita (2-5 p.m.). 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Location: Central Library West Lawn
Dance, Dance, Dance: 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 12:15-12:45 p.m. Location: Fit ’n’ Fun at WaterWalk Pavilion
Cajun Food Fest: $7 with Riverfest button. 5-8:30 p.m. Location: Kennedy Plaza
Big Easy Concert with Kelley Hunt: 6 p.m., Czech Republicans; 7 p.m., Brandon Lane; 8:30 p.m., Kelley Hunt. Location: Kennedy Plaza
Case New Holland Buckaroo Buckarette Rodeo: 5-9 p.m. Location: Cox Kids Corner at WaterWalk
Case New Holland Petting Zoo and Pony Rides: 5-9 p.m. Location: Cox Kids Corner at WaterWalk
Rusty Eck Ford Red Dirt Country Concert: 6 p.m., Mountain Deer Revival; 7 p.m., Crooks; 8 p.m., Cody Johnson Band. Location: WaterWalk Pavilion
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