Updated: Wichita Trick-or-Treat, Halloween, and Fall Fun Events

Wichita YMCA FREE Halloween Fun Night with Trick or Treating

Here's where to find safe and not-so-scary trick-or-treating opportunities and other fun Halloween/fall events this year in Wichita. Please note: Some of these do charge a modest admission fee. The events in this list are family-oriented. If you want to see Halloween events for the big kids (i.e. scarier), check out our list of Haunted Attractions in Wichita or Classic Horror Movie … [Read more...]

PREVIEW SCREENING: ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century

art21 - art in the 21st century

Be among the first to see new episodes of the award-winning PBS television series, ART21, which is back now for a seventh season. These hour-long documentary films provide unique access to some of the most compelling artists of our time. The Ulrich Museum will present free screenings of the latest episodes before they air every Monday from October 20 through November 10, 2014. Each screening … [Read more...]

FREE Family Board Game Night at Sedgwick County Extension

Family Board Game Night Sedgwick County Extension

Need something fun (and free) to do with the kids on a Friday night? Bring them to a FREE Family Board Game Night at the Sedgwick County Extension Center. Games are set up on tables throughout the room and helpers nearby can teach you how play, if necessary. Face-to-face time is a precious commodity, but this won't cost you a dime. Board game night can be a great way to spend some quality … [Read more...]

FREE: Find your way through a giant indoor maze at Wichita Public Library

Wichita Central Branch Library

Hey, don't worry if you missed the corn mazes this year. The Wichita Public Library will have one that's FREE and suitable for all ages inside the Central Branch on Main Street downtown. Here are the details: Get Lost @ Your Library We have turned our auditorium into a giant cardboard maze --- can you make it through? Use your navigation skills to tame the maze and discover what's at the … [Read more...]

FREE Family-Friendly Torchlight Tour at Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

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The lights will be off in the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum on Friday night, but that doesn't mean it's closed! Enjoy a fun Halloween torchlight tour of the museum's four floors - including taking a trip up to the rarely-seen inside of the Clock Tower! Flashlights will be provided and you'll be guided through the museum. Space is limited, so arrive in plenty of time to … [Read more...]

FREE: Singing Quakers 90th Anniversary Performance at Friends University

Friends University in Wichita Kansas

The Friends University choir, Singing Quakers, will celebrate its 90th anniversary with a free concert and reception in the Riney Fine Arts Center on the Friends campus. The concert will feature both the current Singing Quakers and the Singing Quakers Alumni Choir. Dr. Cecil Riney and Dr. Mark Bartel will conduct the choirs. The evening will include a brief history of the Singing Quakers and a … [Read more...]

Fall Farm Fun: Wichita-Area Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Hayrides, Petting Zoos and More

Pumpkin patches and corn mazes in or near Wichita, KS

Every year we see wonderful family-owned farms in Wichita or the surrounding area that offer fall fun for families. Here's a list of all the farms I know of within an hour or so of Wichita where you can pick pumpkins, have a hayride, see (and pet!) some farm animals close-up, or find your way through a maze of corn. I've included contact information for each place, and at the very bottom of the … [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...]