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Pre-Festival

Festival Friday

DETAILS COMING SPRING 2003

Festival Medallion Quest

Begins : DATE COMING SPRING 2023

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. www.festivalmedallionquest.com


Festival Weekend

Festival Jam

Thursday, June 8
6 pm – 10 pm 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 pm on Thursday with a full array of dazzling Festival fare. Start with the Jam and hang out until Sunday – there’s much more ahead! Admission to the Jam by Festival wristband. View the full schedule.

Art Patron PREMIERE Party

Thursday, June 8 
7 pm to 9 pm

The PREMIERE party takes place on Thursday from 7 pm to 9 pm 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.


Smoky Hill River Run

Saturday, June 10
7 am at Kenwood Park

Registration Opens Spring 2023

A fine Festival morning: and YOU at the starting line! For those with a competitive spirit or buddies wanting to get in a good walk before Festival feasting begins, JOIN US for the 42nd running of the Festival’s five-mile, two-mile, children’s road races, and two-mile walk. The two-mile walk (no longer chip-timed) will begin at 7:10 am, the same time as the 2/5 mile runs (chip-timed); the Children’s Races are now an hour earlier at 8:15 am. 

First Treasures, Art for Young Collectors

Saturday, June 10
10:30 am to 2:30 pm at First Treasures Tent, north of Arty’s Stage

First Treasures allows 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 future art patrons. Young art buyers are encouraged to visit the artist at their Festival booth to discuss their selection and learn more about art and artists.

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

Registration for entrance times begins at 10 am on Saturday. Festival gates open at 10 am.

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.