Festival Dates: June 13-16, 2024

Gate Hours:
Thursday  •  4 pm – 10 pm
Friday  •  10 am – 10 pm
Saturday  •  10 am – 10 pm
Sunday  •  10 am – 5 pm

Admission is by Festival wristband only.

At the gate:

Click here for information on Mobility Services

Good Neighbor Park Policy:

The Smoky Hill River Festival occurs in scenic Oakdale Park, one of Salina’s oldest and most beautiful spaces. To lessen the impact of more than 60,000 Festival-goers and provide a comfortable experience for everyone, the Festival asks for cooperation with the following:

Items Allowed*

  • Coolers (NO GLASS)
  • Blankets, Chairs, Umbrellas
  • Service animals

*These lists are not comprehensive.

Items Not Allowed*

  • Glass containers and bottles
  • Plastic ground tarps
  • Individual tents/canopies
  • Pets or animals
  • Unauthorized selling on Festival grounds
  • Rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, bicycles – except for Public Safety, Salina Fire, and Salina Police

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

Two FREE Shuttle trams and one FREE CityGo shuttle bus from the Tony’s Pizza Events Center parking lot shuttle stops into Festival grounds are accessible.

After regular shuttle hours, OCCK provides transportation for people with movement impairments on an on-call basis. Check-in at Festival Headquarters for assistance. Friday and Saturday: 8 pm – 10 pm

CityGo Bus Services

Anyone wearing a Festival wristband (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) can ride the CityGo Bus System free to the Festival. CityGo offers expanded bus service on regular routes within Salina city limits during the Festival: Thursday and Friday, 6 am—10 pm.

Saturday: 9 am to 10 pm to Oakdale Park (Oakdale entrance and Events Center Foot Bridge)

For needed accommodations, please call Amanda Morris at Salina Arts & Humanities, 785-309-5770, between the hours of 8 am-Noon and 1 pm – 5 pm. Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities. Please call at least five working days before the event for material or speech access.

Photos & Videos


The Smoky Hill River Festival is documented each year through photographs. These images are used in subsequent years for marketing purposes. The purchase of an admission wristband implies permission to use your photo. The Festival accepts no liability and offers no compensation for any personal image used in this way. Due to copyright infringement, absolutely NO unauthorized recording of any entertainment is permitted on these grounds.
**All Smoky Hill River Festival-approved Press will have credentials.**

Check out the Photo Gallery or #SHRF2024.

Directions & Maps

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

Enthusiasts, 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.