From May 7 to May 15 families will enjoy a variety of participatory and spectator events at the 2010 Wichita River Festival, one of Kansas’ largest celebrations, annually attracting more than 350,000 visitors.
Festivities kick-off with opening night fireworks and a concert with Bret Michaels Roses and Thorns World Tour, and ends with Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture performed by the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and the Kansas Army National Guard and carillon bells.
The 2010 entertainment features artists from across the musical genres – classic rock legends, hot country artists, local musical talent and many others. In between, attendees will enjoy additional concerts, parades, hot air balloons, a Cajun food fest, open air markets, ice cream socials and more.
Riverfest is teaming up with the Kansas Food Bank to aid the fight against hunger in the community. Admission for adults to the West Bank Stage concerts will be $10 plus a Riverfest button. Children ages 6-10 will be able to get in for free with their button and a donated food item for the Kansas Food Bank. All children five and under will get in for free.
Creating an economic impact of approximately $22 million, Riverfest has become one of the top special events in Kansas and was recognized in 2006 as one of the top 100 events in the United States by the American Bus Association.
For more information about top events in Kansas, take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Kansas at www.topeventsusa.com/state-events-kansas.html
For more information on Riverfest entertainment, go to www.wichitariverfestival.com