Riverfest fast facts 

HOURS: 6-11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday.

ADMISSION: A limited supply of half-price ($15) tickets will be available at select Wendy's and Big Red Convenience Store locations around the state. Gate or online admission (www.riverfestarkansas.com) is $30, which includes all three days and all performances. Children ages 7-10 can purchase a one-day admission wristband at the Riverfest gates for a daily price of $5. Children 6 and under are admitted free.

Parking is available for a fee in the River Market Parking Garage or the parking garage at 2nd and Main, as well as other lots in the vicinity. The Little Rock shuttle bus will depart from the east side of War Memorial Stadium at Markham and Van Buren Streets in Little Rock and will drop off on La Harpe Avenue behind the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Building. The North Little Rock shuttle will pick up at the North Little Rock High School north parking lot in North Little Rock. From the north side, festival goers enter the parking lot at Pershing and Orange. Riders will be dropped off at 2nd and Cumberland Street in Little Rock. Return shuttle riders board where passengers were delivered, and a $2 round-trip fare will be charged upon boarding.

Wheelchair access is available on most shuttles and curbside throughout downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. Spaces with valid wheelchair permits are available behind City Hall at 500 W. Markham Street and the parking lot at Clinton and Commerce in Little Rock, or at the corner of Willow and Riverfront Dr. in North Little Rock.
Friday's shuttle begins running at 5:30 p.m., Saturday's at 9:30 a.m., and Sunday's at 12:30 p.m. All routes operate 30-45 minutes following the close of each night's final event.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE PURCHASES: Admission buttons may be purchased at the gate with cash only. Other purchases at the festival require RiverMoney, which can only be purchased with cash at any Bancorp South RiverBank located throughout the festival. RiverMoney is non-refundable and must be used for all Riverfest purchases except souvenir items, some artwork and ?River Market purchases.

ALCOHOL: Wristbands are issued at ID stations to anyone 21 and older with a valid driver's license or military ID. Riverfest reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.

Coolers, outside beverages and food, audio recording devices, cameras with detachable lenses, video recorders, skateboards, bicycles, skates, rollerblades, cane umbrellas. Only pets trained to assist disabled patrons are allowed.

WATER: Riverfest will provide five free water stations located throughout the festival site.



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