River Festival

Your guide to Riverfest

Keshaun Kafaamveka bounces on an inflatable ball Saturday during Kids Corner at the Wichita Riverfest.
Keshaun Kafaamveka bounces on an inflatable ball Saturday during Kids Corner at the Wichita Riverfest. Eagle correspondent

Today’s best fest bets

1. Celebrity Egg Toss: See which local celebrities will end up with egg on their faces (and clothes). The contest starts at noon at Kennedy Plaza.

2. Opera Kansas: The group has returned to Riverfest and will offer Offenbach’s one-act comedy “The Island of Tulipatan” at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the floating stage in Ackerman’s Backyard.

3. Cardboard Regatta: Participants must try to build a river-worthy vessel in 90 minutes or less with cardboard, duct tape, pool noodles and a box cutter. Building will happen from 1:30 to 3 p.m., and they’ll launch between 3 and 3:30 p.m. at the Douglas Avenue Bridge.

4. Hip Hop Showcase: Nappy Roots will headline this concert, which happens from 4 to 10 p.m. It will be the last band on the bill at 9 p.m.

5. Coleman Country Concert with Easton Corbin: The country concert starts at 3:45 p.m., and Corbin will headline it starting at 8:30 p.m. It’s on the Kennedy Plaza stage.

Festival food find

Mango tea

(out of four)

Where to find it: Big G’s

What is it? Approximately 32 ounces of sweet, mango-flavored iced tea

How is it? Big G’s mango tea is almost the antithesis of the semi-tasteless fruit-flavored teas at Panera Bread. It’s almost sickeningly sweet, and it comes in a massive plastic deli container. For the money, you get lots of tea, but that quantity of sugar will likely leave your stomach churning afterward.

Cost: $5 (Five tickets)

Matt Riedl

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