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Riverfest fast facts
HOURS: 6-11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; noon-10 p.m. Sunday.
ADMISSION: A limited number of half-price ($12.50) tickets are available at select Cranford Markets, City Markets, Harvest Foods, Central Arkansas Big Red stores and area Wendy's restaurants. Gate or online admission (www.riverfestarkansas.com) is $25 and includes all days and performances for ages 7 and up. One-day-only admission for ages 7-10 is $5 at the gate. Children ages 6 and under are admitted free.
PARKING/PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Paid parking is available in the River Market Parking Garage at 2nd and Main as well as other lots in the vicinity. Little Rock shuttles depart from the east side of War Memorial Stadium at Markham and Van Buren and deliver to the Riverfest entrance on La Harpe Avenue behind the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. North Little Rock shuttles depart from the NLR High School parking lot at Pershing and Orange or 22nd and Main streets and deliver to Second and Cumberland streets in Little Rock. Round trip shuttle fares are $2 upon boarding.
Spaces for vehicles with valid wheelchair permits are available on a first-come first-served basis behind Little Rock City Hall at 500 W. Markham St., the parking lot at Clinton and Commerce streets and the corner of Willow and Riverfront Drive in North Little Rock. Wheelchair access is also available on most shuttles and curbside throughout downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock.
Return shuttles board where passengers were delivered. Friday's shuttle begins running at 5:30 p.m., Saturday's at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday's at 11:30 a.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 Bancorp South RiverBank locations throughout the festival site. 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 persons 21 and older with a valid driver's license or military ID. Riverfest reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.
WHAT NOT TO BRING: Coolers, beverages, food, audio recorders, professional photography and video equipment, skateboards, bicycles, rollerblades, skates, or weapons and cane umbrellas. Handbags, backpacks, lawn chairs and umbrellas are permitted but subject to search. Only pets trained to assist disabled patrons are allowed.
WATER: There will be five free water stations located throughout the festival site.
FIRST AID: First aid stations will be located on the west side of the Riverfest Amphitheatre and on the North Shore Riverwalk beneath the Main Street Bridge.
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