WICHITA, Kan. -

A parade will kick off Riverfest 2014 later tonight. There will be several floats, a lot of fun and a tradition that has been years in the making.

Admiral Windwagon Smith 41 will be out riding in the Sundown Parade and making his rounds across Riverfest.

The admiral and his wagon is a tradition that is rich with history.

Ron Ryan was voted to be Admiral #41. Ryan says he has big shoes to fill, but it is an honor he won't soon forget.

The Wichita Wagon Masters take care of the wagon during the year. The current wagon is not the original. It was damaged in a storm back in the 1980's.