Festival Gate Times:

Thursday  •  4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday  •  10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday  •  10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday  •  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Admission is by Festival wristband only.

Advance price: available May 1 – June 7, 2022

Available at the Salina Arts & Humanities Office, 211 W. Iron, at any of our local or regional participating wristband retailers, or online.

At the gate: after June 7, admission is only available on-site.

NOTE: Admission Wristbands will NOT be available for purchase at Kenwood Bridge. If you need to purchase a wristband at the gate, please use the Events Center Bridge, Oakdale Gate, Mulberry Bridge, or Fourth Street Bridge.

Festival Families First

Festival Families First is a program fully underwritten by local businesses and organizations to provide Festival admission to families or individuals who might otherwise be unable to attend. Individuals who qualify and are affiliated with any of the following participating organizations can take part in Festival Families First simply by asking that organization to participate:

On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of Festival weekend, anyone wearing a Festival wristband, plus their children 11 and younger, can ride for FREE on the CityGo Bus System. You can ride to Oakdale Park by regular routes.

Ways to save at the Smoky Hill River Festival:

The Festival Families First program is made possible in part by:

Visitor Information

Amenities available in and around Oakdale Park:

View our Festival Map

Parking & Shuttles

Parking is available in the lots adjacent to the Tony’s Pizza Events Center and in the general vicinity of the Festival or on public streets where permissible. No unauthorized vehicles, skateboards, or bikes are allowed in Oakdale Park, except for Public Safety – Fire & EMT.

Downtown Salina Parking Map

Free CityGo shuttles from the Tony’s Pizza Events Center parking lot into Festival grounds are accessible.

After regular shuttle hours, OCCK provides transportation for people with movement impairments, on an on-call basis only. Check-in at Festival Headquarters for assistance. Friday and Saturday: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

For needed accommodations, please call Amanda Morris at Salina Arts & Humanities 785-309-5770 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – Noon and 1:00 p.m. – 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.

Directions & Maps

To Tony’s Pizza Events Center Parking lot with Shuttle Service, click here

Enthusiast, Artists, Performers, Vendor Entrance: Mulberry Gate at Oakdale Park

To view our Festival map on Google Maps, click here

Program Map PDF, click here


Need a place to stay? Visit one of our Festival partners:

Check out Visit Salina for additional options.