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6/9/2015 - River Festival Reminders

Kaye Quinn or Brad Anderson
Arts and Humanities



As Festival-goers pack their cars and little red wagons in preparation for hours of River Festival fun, a few reminders of what to bring and what to leave behind at home may be helpful.

*The Festival’s five entrance gates don’t open to the public until 10 a.m. this year. No general Festival attendees will be permitted before that time. No early set-up by vendors, volunteers or the public.
*Coolers with snacks and beverages are permitted. No glass containers of any kind.

* Shade umbrellas behind designated and marked sight lines only. No canopy tents of any kind anywhere in the park by the general public.

*Absolutely no pets on-grounds other than authorized, designated service animals.

*No bicycles.

*There are designated smoking areas around the park. See pgs 24-25 of the Festival Program or go to

Other guest services returning to the River Festival include the Red Cross & EMS First Aid Center, a fully staffed mobile-device charging station, an ATM, Baby Station, Ident-A-Kid and Lost & Found. Shuttles from various points in the Salina Bicentennial Center parking lots to Festival grounds are wheelchair-accessible. See the Festival Program pages 24-25 or for guest-service locations and details.

Helpful final reminders about what to bring or not bring to the Festival also can be found at

For needed accommodations, please call Kathy Burlew at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities.  For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.

Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966.  The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, Cultural Connections, and Art a la Carte concert series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue