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**Dates/Times/Events are subject to change.**

Pre-Festival

Festival Friday

August 6, 2021

The countdown to Salina’s favorite community celebration begins with a party in the park! Join us at Eric Stein Stage in Oakdale Park! Come get your Festival T-Shirts and Wristbands! Music starts at 5:30 p.m.

Festival Medallion Quest

Begins TBD

Salina’s favorite treasure hunt! A hand-crafted Medallion is hidden on public property somewhere in Salina. Clues are released on the Festival Medallion Quest webpage until the Medallion is found. Clues also will be posted on the west entry doors of the Salina Arts and Humanities offices, located at 211 W. Iron Ave. Full rules and details coming soon.


Festival Weekend

Festival Jam

Thursday, September 2
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Eric Stein Stage

It all begins with the amazing feat of the Festival Jam – 16 bands of every imaginable musical style, changing out every 15 minutes. The Jam showcases regional and local entertainers in a quick-time format. Food vendors open at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday with a full array of dazzling Festival fare. Start with the Jam and hang out until Sunday – there’s a lot more ahead! Admission to the Jam by Festival wristband. View the full schedule.

Art Patron PREMIERE Party

Thursday, September 2 
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Riverside Tent

The PREMIERE party takes place on Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. under the Riverside tent and is an exclusive party for exhibiting artists and registered art patrons. Attendees will enjoy uniquely delicious food and drink pairings in a relaxed, outdoor setting. To register, click HERE. Ticket required for entry.

Big Band Dance
with Bobby Layne and His Orchestra

Friday, September 3
7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at Tony’s Pizza Events Center

Celebrating more than 60 years of Big Band and swing entertainment, Bobby and his musical ensemble delights audiences and dancers across the Midwest. Bobby’s repertoire of favorites from the 1930’s, ’40s, and ’50s, including “In The Mood,” “Stardust” and more, awaits those who come to swing and sway to his orchestra in the air-conditioned comfort of the Tony’s Pizza Events Center. Admission by Festival Wristband only. No outside food/beverage allowed in building.

Festival Fitness Five

Due to Salina Regional Health Center’s ongoing dedication to the health and wellness of the community, the Festival Fitness Five events will not be held this year.  Family events are important to Salina Regional Health Center and moving forward the hospital is hopeful the Festival Fitness Five will return in June 2022.

First Treasures

Saturday, September 4
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at First Treasures Tent, north of Arty’s Stage

First Treasures provides an opportunity for young art patrons ages four to 13 to choose and purchase original artwork at child-affordable prices of $5 or less. The tented venue features a variety of media from our Festival artists and craft artisans. The purpose of the First Treasures program is to encourage, educate, and develop art patrons of the future. Young art buyers can then visit the artist at their Festival booth to talk about their selection and to learn more about art and artists.

Children pre-register for entrance time blocks, staggered every 30 minutes.

Registration for entrance times begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. Festival gates open at 10:00 a.m.

Line up five to 10 minutes before your entrance time block begins. All original artwork is divided as evenly as possible between time blocks so every child gets the same chance to find something they love.