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Virtual Riverfest

Downtown
Downtown
WICHITA, KS 67201
United States
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Riverfest Twilight Pops Concert at Home: Radio Kansas will broadcast a program by the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, including Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” (a Riverfest tradition) and a memorial tribute to Don Hall, longtime Wichita radio personality and co-host of Twilight Pops. Preprogram video begins at 6:30 p.m. on Facebook, with the WSO broadcast starting at 7 p.m.

 

Riverfest Virtual Car Show: Photos of more than 100 classic and custom cars, shared in two different galleries, posted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6. Admiral's Choice, Schoonies’ Choice and People’s Choice Awards will be announced on Saturday evening. Photos can be submitted through June 1 at WichitaRiverfest.com

While fireworks and big outdoor concerts aren’t on the schedule this year, a variety of fun for all ages and interests is still the focus of the virtual version of Kansas’ largest community celebration. There is no charge to participate. Here are some of the events that are planned, which you can enjoy on the Wichita River Festival Facebook page and @WichitaRiverFestival on Instagram: Riverfest Twilight Pops Concert at Home: Radio Kansas will broadcast a program by the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, including Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” (a Riverfest tradition) and a memorial tribute to Don Hall, longtime Wichita radio personality and co-host of Twilight Pops. Preprogram video begins at 6:30 p.m. on Facebook, with the WSO broadcast starting at 7 p.m.

Sundown Parade Shoebox Challenge: Riverfest’s traditional kick-off parade reimagined as shoebox floats created by Riverfest fans and the Prairie Schooner Mates. The video “parade” is emceed by Greg “Hitman” Williams and Carla Ayala of POWER 93.5 and will be posted at 6 p.m. Fans can vote for their favorite float with a thumbs up in the gallery which will be posted on Facebook. - more -

Meet Admiral Windwagon Smith XLVII & the 2020 Prairie Schooner Mates: The iconic intro that begins every headliner concert at Riverfest will be posted on May 29. Where’s Windwagon?: a daily game where players identify the location of Admiral WWS.

Kids Corner Classic Performers: daily videos featuring a variety of favorite Kids Corner performers Riverfest Poster Coloring Pages: Coloring pages of the past five Official Riverfest Posters will be published in the Wichita Eagle and available at WichitaRiverfest.com starting May 29. Virtual POPcon 2020: an online version of the combination anime fest, comicon and esports event, with online gaming, cosplay showcases and an online community gathering, all presented by Unified eSports Association.

Events will be listed daily on Facebook with a majority of activities on June 5-6. Storytime with the Admiral: WWS reads three of his favorite children’s books for kids and kids-at-heart. Riverfest BuzzFeed Quiz: daily BuzzFeed quizzes to test your Riverfest knowledge.

Bigfoot Brian Tours: Downtown Wichita hosts a series of tours hosted by their Sasquatch ambassador, Bigfoot Brian. Quarantine Style: a beauty competition for those who don’t live with a stylist. Competitors must share photos of their shelter-at-home bad hair by June 1 at WichitaRiverfest.com.

Riverfest Virtual Car Show: Photos of more than 100 classic and custom cars, shared in two different galleries, posted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6. Admiral's Choice, Schoonies’ Choice and People’s Choice Awards will be announced on Saturday evening. Photos can be submitted through June 1 at WichitaRiverfest.com.

Musician Spotlight with Jedd Beaudoin: featuring KMUW’s Strange Currency host in conversation with Dustin Arbuckle, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 6. The Hay-nations Live: Facebook live streaming concert featuring a roots rock supergroup combination of locally grown, nationally known bands Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations and Haymakers. 7 p.m., Saturday, June 6. Virtual Riverfest will also celebrate its impressive volunteer base with videos and photos throughout the nine days, highlight the Schooner Mates with social distanced and online activities, and more. Daily schedules for Virtual