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4th of July Fireworks in Wichita, KS and Independence Day Celebrations

Happy Independence Day! Here are some of the upcoming 4th of July fireworks in Wichita and surrounding communities this year. If you know of any others I've missed, please feel free to add them in the comments below! Many of the community celebrations will be held in parks, so be sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Fireworks in Wichita … [Read More...]

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Your kid-friendly guide to summer on the cheap in Wichita

Written by a kid who has grown up with this blog, this is a guide to things to do with your kids this summer in Wichita. Note that these aren't just activities for kids, like summer camps and story times; the emphasis is on things the whole family can do together. We will likely add to this list, so keep checking back! Here are some … [Read More...]


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Citywide and Neighborhood Garage Sales

It's that time again! We have the list of citywide and neighborhood garage sales for the Wichita area, and (new!) a map of weekly garage sales in Wichita. Each week the list will be updated with any new large community-wide sales we find. Feel free to add a church rummage … [Read More...]

Cheap admission to the Sedgwick County Zoo - Winter Wednesdays

Twilight Tuesdays at Sedgwick County Zoo

You might want to mark your calendars for this. On Tuesdays in July, the Sedgwick County Zoo stays open late for members to stroll the zoo and enjoy cooler evening hours. Non-members can get free admission during these Tuesday evening hours by picking up a voucher at a … [Read More...]

Wichita Mini Makers Faire

Wichita Mini Maker Faire

Hey you DIYers, crafters, bakers, entertainers, inventors, and artists, The Maker Faire is coming to Wichita on July 18th at Exploration Place! The Maker Faire is an opportunity for makers to showcase their projects and share with Wichita what they are doing and … [Read More...]

Slide the City Groupon

Groupon for Slide the City in Wichita

On the 4th of July in Wichita, the city will be hosting a huge Independence Day Block Party downtown. One of the highlights of that event will be a 1000-foot water slide that starts at Lewis Street Bridge and ends near Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Most of the block party … [Read More...]


Celebrate America Fireworks at Bradley Fair

The Celebrate America Bradley Fair Jazz Concert Fireworks Show is on Thursday, July 2. Arrive early to stake out your spot for this free concert and fireworks show. Tizer Quartet begins performing at 7:30 p.m. and the fireworks show is immediately following, at about … [Read More...]

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You-Pick Places (aka Pick Your Own) Near Wichita

Every year readers ask me where they can find "you-pick" places in the Wichita area. They're talking about the orchards and farms where families can go pick fresh produce right off the tree or vine. This is so much fun to do, and it's a great way to enjoy fresh air and … [Read More...]

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