Air Capital Fly-In: Newton

Biplane photo taken by D Miller at Stearman Fly-In 2006

The 51st Air Capital Fly-In will be held in October at the Newton City/County airport. A day full of activities for adults and children is planned, including  free "Young Eagle Rides" for kids 8 to 17 years old  and a candy drop for kids. Admission to the event is only $5 for adults, and children 17 and younger get in free. The fly-in will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Airport gates are … [Read more...]

Kidgits Club “Dino Days” at Towne East Square


Towne East Square invites kids to journey back children back in time as they explore the prehistoric world of dinosaurs during the Simon Kidgits Club’s “Dino Days” event. Kidgits Club members will have a dino-mite time learning about our prehistoric friends with interactive activities, fossil-fun games, giveaways and more. The first 100 Kidgits members will receive an exclusive Kidgits Club … [Read more...]

Free Live Music at the Park in Haysville

Sign at W.W. Hays Village Historic Park in Haysville KS

Join the Haysville Historic Committee in spending a wonderful evening in W.W. Hays Village Historic Park listening to great bluegrass and jazz music with your friends and neighbors! The Haysville "Gathering at the Gazebo" will be held on Saturday evening, September 27, 2014, and is free. Pack a picnic basket and don't forget your blanket and chairs! If you are musically inclined, bring your … [Read more...]

Stephen King to Speak in Wichita

Stephen King to be in Wichita to talk about his new book, Revival

Watermark Books & Café, in partnership with Wichita State University, will host New York Times bestselling author Stephen King for a presentation in celebration of his newest novel, Revival, on Friday, November 14, 2014. The event will be held in Lowe Auditorium at WSU's Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex, at 5015 East 29th Street North. Tickets are $31 plus tax and include a copy of … [Read more...]

FREE Museum Day Wichita

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day tickets

Guess what my first post was here at Wichita on the Cheap? It was September 2009, and I wrote about Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live, which gives up to two people in any family FREE admission to museums across the country. Smithsonian Magazine has continued this annual event, and this year (2014), it will be on September 27. Kansas has a ton of participating museums, and some of them are … [Read more...]

Great Plains Renaissance Festival


The Fall 2014 Great Plains Renaissance Festival in Wichita will be held September 27-28 at Sedgwick County Park. Regular admission for the Great Plains Ren Fest is $11 per day for adults, $5 per day for kids, but you can save up to $7.50 on tickets to this popular Wichita festival by purchasing your tickets online in advance. With the discount, an adult weekend pass to the RenFest is only … [Read more...]

Movie Machine

Movies on the Cheap Wichita KS

Want to see more movies but spend less money at movie theaters in Wichita? One of the places you can watch movies on the cheap is at Towne West Mall's Movie Machine. Here are  the details: All movies before 6 p.m. are $5.00, and all shows after 6 p.m. are $7.00. But Movie Machine has other discounts too. These folks can get a $5 movie ticket at any time of the day: Children ages … [Read more...]

DSSW Buddy Walk


The Down Syndrome Society of Wichita Buddy Walk is a one-mile leisurely walk followed by lunch and fun activities! Over the past eleven years, the event has included bounce houses, clowns, music, face painting, games, dancing, basket drawings, and much more! The purpose of the Buddy Walk is to help promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. It is an inspirational and … [Read more...]