It’s official: Riverfest was huge success

riverfestfireworks2014The official numbers show what Wichita already knew: The 2014 River Festival was a huge success. About 380,000 people attended the nine-day event (up 5 percent from 2013 and 30 percent from 2012). Also, 111,000 festival buttons were sold (up nearly 7 percent from 2013) and sponsorships increased 15 percent, which helped shore up the festival’s finances. Though the weather was threatening at times, the festival benefited from pleasant temperatures. This year’s concerts were big draws, and there was a good mix of new attractions and old favorites. Congratulations to Riverfest staff and its army of volunteers.