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4th of July Fireworks, Parades, Events and Fun: In & Around Wichita

Ninnescah Sailing Association Fireworks

Happy Independence Day! We have lots to celebrate this 4th of July and you might be wondering, “Where can I see fireworks near me?” Below, we are listing some of the upcoming 4th of July fireworks in Wichita and surrounding communities that are planned for 2024. Some festivities may be before July 4. No matter […]

Free Admission Sundays Wichita-Sedgwick Historical Museum

Wichita Sedgwick Historical Museum Free on Sundays

One of my favorite Wichita museums is now FREE on Sundays in 2024!  The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum got even more affordable with FREE Sunday admission thanks to a gift from the Ruth Spooner Stone Charitable Trust.  Visiting a museum for FREE is like getting a double treat—you get to indulge your curiosity without denting […]

Fathers Day Car Show at the Zoo and Dads get in Free

Fathers Day at the Sedgwick County Zoo

Dads get in free to the Sedgwick County Zoo again this year on Father’s Day with an additional paid admission. Plus, just for dad’s special day, the Sedgwick County Zoo also hosts its annual Father’s Day Car Show. When is Father’s Day this year? It’s on June 16, 2024, so mark your calendar.  You can […]

Brick Street Bazaar Augusta, KS: Free Event

Brick Street Bazzar in Augusta, KS

Downtown Augusta, Kansas, will be hopping with shopping on Saturday, June 15, 2024, with the Brick Street Bazaar! Visit the Red Brick District for a day of food, fun, and shopping for the whole family. Over 70 vendors and downtown businesses will be participating in this event, so you are sure to find something you […]

Groupons for Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City

Great Wolf Lodge Deals on Rooms and Waterpark

Groupon currently has deals for a popular family attraction in Kansas City: The Great Wolf Lodge. This deal is for your room and waterpark. They have 38,000-square-foot indoor water park. Splashy rides such as the Howling Wolf, a toboggan-style water slide, and a winding lazy river surround the park’s iconic hub. They even have a […]

Sunflower Summer App – Free Admission to Kansas Attractions

Sunflower Summer App in Kansas

It’s back for 2024! The Sunflower Summer App provides various ways for families to get out, explore something new, and enjoy time together. Kansas families can visit museums, zoos, historic landmarks, and more for FREE! You can visit over 200 attractions around KANSAS for FREE!!! The Sunflower Summer Program benefits Kansas families with school-aged children, […]

Wichita area Summer Camps for Kids

Summer Camps in Wichita

Are you looking for a summer camp 2024 for your child? We get a lot of requests from parents for inexpensive summer camps in Wichita, so we’ve put together a list of resources for you to explore. Prices for Wichita Summer Camps vary, so we listed them all so you can pick what works best […]

Chicken N Pickle on a Budget & Free Events

Chicken N Pickle on a Budget

Want to visit Chicken N Pickle Wichita but on a budget? We have made it easy for you. Below is a list of what you can do at Chicken N Pickle that’s completely Free; what days and times can you get the best deals on court times, happy hours, and more? Chicken N Pickle is […]

Dads Get Free Admission to Botanica for Father’s Day

Fathers Day Botanica 2020

Botanica is celebrating Father’s Day on June 16, 2024, and in years past, admission is FREE for fathers. Dads get in free from 1-5 p.m. Everyone else pays regular admission. Free Fathers Day event at Botanica, 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. Date: June 16, 2024 Time: 1-5 p.m. Location: Botanica, 701 Amidon St., Wichita, KS 67203 […]

Drone Light Festival at Exploration Place

The Drone Light Festival at Exploration Place will take flight on September 20 – 22, 2024. They had their first drone festival last year, and it was a huge hit. We attended and can’t wait to go again this year. For the price, you got to see the show, enjoy the museum, listen to live […]

Nature Pop Exhibit at Botanica

Botanica, the Wichita Gardens’ new exhibit, is called Nature Pop. This traveling exhibit will be on display here in Wichita starting May 18. The exhibit features a series of nature-inspired sculptures built entirely with over 850,000 LEGO bricks. You will see big, big, colorful sculptures through the 20-acre garden, and the best part is the […]

8 Wonders of Kansas Quick Review: Road Trip

8 wonders of Kansas

Ever wondered where to find the 8 Wonders of Kansas? Some of these places I have been to, others I have never heard of. Most of the “Wonders” on this list are pretty close to Wichita making these an easy day trip. The furthest location on this list is four hours away (Monument Rocks). I […]

O.J. Watson Park Wichita

OJ Watson Park is such a fantastic place for families, and it’s even fun for teens or anyone who wants to get outside and enjoy some outdoor activities. This is the Wichita park that has the yellow brick road! The opening weekend should be pretty fun. And it kicks off spring break week for Wichita […]

Free Activities on Wednesdays at Botanica: Wonder Wednesdays

Botanica is hosting different special activities on Wednesdays from April to October 2024. The best part is that the activities are FREE with general admission. Wonder Wednesdays are geared toward children pre-K and under, but all ages are welcome. Once you enter Botniaca, the front desk will have more information for each Wonder Wednesday. All […]

Mothers Day Weekend in Wichita: Events and Deals

Mother Day Weekend Wichita

Mother’s Day in Wichita will be fun if the weather plays nice! This year Mothers Day is on Sunday, May 12, 2024. We’re compiling a list of things to do for Mother’s Day near Wichita, including free admission, things to do and restaurant specials.  If we learned anything last few years, it’s that you don’t need […]

Discover Your Superpower: Exhibit at Exploration Place

Explore Exploration Place’s newest attraction, the Superpowers Exhibit, featuring iconic superheroes like Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman! This educational showcase will run from May 24 to September 22, 2024. One of the many reasons we adore Exploration Place is its constant stream of fresh exhibits, ensuring there’s always something new to discover. With our Family […]

Moms Get FREE admission for Mothers Day at Botanica

Moms get in FREE to Botanica on Mothers Day

Moms get in FREE to Botanica on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2024! This is the best deal every year and a great activity for Mother’s Day in Wichita. Walk the gardens and enjoy the spring blooms. This would be a relaxing day and a wonderful time to spend with Mom. Each Mother’s Day, Botanica typically […]

Kid-Friendly Attractions in Wichita

Kid -friendly Attractions in Wichita

Wichita has so many wonderful things to do for kids. Here is a collection of just a few of the kid-friendly attractions in Wichita. We really could just keep going and going… So what are you waiting for? Start checking these places off your list and see what Wichita has to offer for kid-friendly family […]

Candlelight Concerts at the Kansas Aviation Museum

The Candlelight Concert at the Kansas Aviation Museum offers a unique musical experience. These concerts are played inside the beautiful Aviation Museum with a soft glow of candlelight illuminating the museum while watching live performances of talented musicians. These hour-long concerts feature candles everywhere. The prices start at $29.00. I attended and got the $29 […]

Taylor Swift Laser Show at Exploration Place

Taylor Swift Laser Show at Exploration Place

Calling all Swifties! Exploration Place is hosting a Taylor Swift Laser show on its 60-foot dome screen with T Swift’s most iconic songs. The screen will project neon images of the iconic star while lasers surround the dome. Get ready to sing and dance along in this unforgettable Dome film experience. This show will play […]

Wichita Cinco de Mayo deals and celebrations

Cinco de Mayo Wichita Events

It’s time to pull out your red, white, and green. May 5 is Cinco de Mayo, and we’ve found a few specials you can take advantage of to have your very own fiesta here in Wichita, Kansas.  Although it’s traditionally a Mexican holiday, Americans have been known to join in the celebration, often by eating […]

Open Streets ICT NoMar 2024

Open Streets NoMar 2024

Open Streets event in Wichita is a family favorite of ours. The City of Wichita has planned a fun and FREE community called Open Streets ICT NoMoar for Sunday afternoon, May 5, 2024, in the North Market neighborhood. This event is a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and its FREE to attend. This […]

Wichita Gem and Mineral Show

The 70th annual Wichita Gem & Mineral Show will showcase Unbelievable Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils again this year! The show is April 26-28, 2024 at the Cessna Activity Center, 2744 George Washington Blvd. in Wichita. Tickets are only $5 at the door for adults, and kids age 12 and younger get in for only $1 […]

Bricktopia Exhibit at Exploration Place

Bricktopia at Exploration Place Wichita

Exploration Place has a new exhibit for 2024 called Bricktopia, which will have three exhibits from January 26 – to May 5, 2024. Participants can spark the imaginations of their little builders and environmental enthusiasts alike as they explore, create, and inspire together in the magical world of Bricktopia. I’m equally enthusiastic about this exhibit […]