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316 Day in Wichita

On March 16 each year, Wichita celebrates 316 Day. For those residing in Wichita and its neighboring areas, the number 316 holds significant recognition as it encompasses the majority of our telephone area code. Embracing this code, Wichitans utilize 316 to showcase their city pride through various mediums like stickers and t-shirts, especially on March 16th, known locally as “316 Day.” This date marks a unique occasion dedicated to celebrating Wichita in full force.

What is 316 Day? It’s really just a day to celebrate all things Wichita. We have an article about some of Wichita’s Fun Facts. Did you know that Wichita is the largest city in Kansas and secured the 8th position on the list of the top 10 best-value cities? Naturally, this news delights us as we prioritize seeking out great deals.

316 Day in Wichita

316 Day Deals in Wichita:

  • The Wichita WindSurge usually offers a special one-day-only promotion allowing fans to snag Berm tickets for just $3.16, making it an affordable outing for families to enjoy a baseball game at Riverfront Stadium. We have Tips and Deals on Attending WindSurge Games in Wichita. 
  • Wichita State Baseball typically has $3.16 tickets if they play on March 13. 
  • You can visit the Kansas Aviation Museum for just $5 on March 13. 

Things to do on 316 Day to Celebrate & Learn about Wichita: 

Visit our Wichita Community Calender to find Events on 316 Day. 

Wichita Lingo:

These are phrases or expressions that are commonly used among Wichita residents. 

316: The majority of our telephone area code is in Wichita. 

ICT: Wichita’s airport code, ICT, has become a popular nickname for the city itself. It’s often used in local branding and community pride initiatives.

Doo-Dah: This is a nickname for Wichita, often used affectionately by locals. The term’s origins are unclear, but it’s believed to have been derived from a humorous song about Wichita.

Air Capital: This is due to its significant role in the aviation industry. It’s home to major aircraft manufacturers like Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems, and Textron Aviation.

Keeper: Short for “Keeper of the Plains,” referring to the iconic sculpture at downtown Wichita’s confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers.

Riverfest: Refers to the Wichita River Festival, an annual event celebrating the city’s heritage and culture with concerts, food vendors, and various activities along the Arkansas River.

The Big Ditch: The ditch runs near I-235 and is used for the foldaway for part of the Arkansas River. 

Shockers: Refers to Wichita State University. 

Wichita 316 Day

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