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Festival Gates open at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 10:00 a.m.

Admission is by Festival wrist band only-$15 in advance or $20 at the gate; good for all four days. Children 11 and under get in FREE. NOTE: Advance-price admission sales will cease at the close of business on Tuesday, June 9th, so buy your Festival wristband early!

Festival weekend wristbands can be purchased in Salina at the Salina Arts & Humanities Office, 211 W. Iron, any Dillons stores, at all Casey's stores, at the Tony's Pizza Events Center, 800 The Midway, and about 25 other locations around town. Bands are also available in about 20 other cities across Kansas. Just look for the 'Festival Wristbands On Sale' sign. To purchase wristbands and/or t-shirts, click here or click here for a list of wristband locations (PDF). Daily-admission wristbands will be available each day at three gates (Tony's Pizza Events Center Bridge, Mulberry Bridge, Fourth Street Bridge) and on the trams.


The Smoky Hill River Festival takes place in scenic Oakdale Park; one of Salina's oldest and most beautiful. To lessen the impact of over 60,000 Festival-goers and to provide a comfortable experience for everyone, the Festival is asking for cooperation with the following:
  • Blankets and chairs must be removed each evening of the Festival.
    Note - following each night's closing act, Festival staff removes all blankets, chairs, etc. from the park. Check Lost & Found the next day.

  • Plastic ground tarps are not allowed because of damage to grassy areas.

  • Individual tents and canopies are not allowed in the park.

  • Umbrellas will be restricted to use behind a marked boundary to facilitate sight lines. Please stay behind this line with your umbrellas.

  • Please do not bring pets or animals to the Festival.

  • Roller blades, skateboards, scooters and bicycles are prohibited.

  • Glass containers and bottles are prohibited.

  • For safety and as a courtesy to our entertainers, please keep children at a reasonable distance from the stages and off the steps of the Eric Stein Stage.

  • Absolutely NO unauthorized vending is permitted on Festival grounds.

  • One last request—please place your personal trash in a receptacle. Help leave Oakdale Park in great shape!

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