**Dates/Times/Events are subject to change.**
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.
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
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.
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.
Celebrating more than 60 years of Big Band and swing entertainment, Bobby and his musical ensemble continues to delight audiences and dancers from coast to coast. Their repertoire of favorites from the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s, including “In The Mood”, Stardust” and more, awaits those who come to swing, sway, and dance with the Orchestra in the air-conditioned comfort of the Tony’s Pizza Events Center. Admission by Festival Wristband only. Friday, June 10, 7-10:30 p.m., Tony’s Pizza Events Center
A fine Festival morning: and YOU at the starting line! For those with a competitive spirit or for buddies wanting to get in a good walk before Festival feasting begins; JOIN US for the 41st 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 7:00 am, the same time as the 2/5 miles runs (chip-timed); the Children’s Races are now an hour earlier at 8:15 am.
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.