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Date Night Ideas under $20 and under $30 in Wichita

Date Night $30 and Under

Not all special dates have to be expensive dinners.  Here is a list of creative ways to have a special night. Wichita has a lot to offer for couples of all ages and hitting up these local locations makes it much more special. In this  article you will find: 15 Date night ideas under $20 […]

40 date night ideas for $10 or under in Wichita Kansas

Date Night Under $10 Wichita

Here is the ultimate list of date night ideas for $10 and under. Not all special data have to expensive. We got creative and make a list for you and your sweetheart to help you have a special date on a budget. Wichita has a lot to offer for couples of all ages and hitting […]

Valentine’s Day Wichita events and deals 2023

Valentines Events in Wichita

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Wichita 2023. Valentine’s Day is about being sweet to those you love, and Wichita certainly gives you lots of unique options for celebrating together – some of which are even FREE! There are all kinds of ways to spend the national day of love –and with this wide variety of sweet […]

Midwest WineFest Wichita

Midwest Winefest is Wichita’s premier wine and food festival and the money raised goes to the Guadalupe Health Foundation. This is on the expensive side but still wanted to share because you get a lot out of your ticket price. You get to sample wine and delicious food in downtown Wichita while supporting a good cause. […]

Top Golf Wichita on a Budget


Everyone seems to be buzzing with excitement for the newest sporting attraction, Top Golf! However, as entertaining as this facility can be, it can also get quite expensive. As your budget-friendly experts, here is our guide for how to do Top Golf in a way that won’t empty those (plaid or houndstooth) pant pockets! Half-Price […]

Wichita Sky Kings Basketball Team at Koch Arena

Wichita SkyKings Basketball

The Wichita Sky Kings is a new Pro TBL basketball team in Wichita, KS. They will be playing at Koch Arean at Wichita State University.  WOTC Fun Fact: If you go to the home opener on March 17-19, you can meet Brian Baumgartner who plays Kevin Malone from the hit TV show The Office.  What […]

Cars for Charities Car Show in Wichita has FREE Admission for Kids

Starbird Car Show Wichita

The Starbird-Devlin car show – now renamed Cars for Charities Rod & Custom Car Show- will be held this January in Wichita 2023. Kids 11 and younger get in free! The annual Wichita car show is a three-day event that was started by Darryl Starbird in 1957. It features award-winning show cars, hot rods, custom cars, motorcycles, […]

Wichita Snow Glow Event (rescheduled to January 27th)

Snow Glow Wichita

Wichita Park & Recreation is hosting a Snow Glow event at the Mid-America All-Indian Center for 2023. It was scheduled for January 20th but they have moved it to the 27th due to the weather!!  It’s a night sledding event you’ll never forget featuring music, LED light show, food trucks, and snow provided by Snow […]

Live music events in Wichita

Live music events in Wichita, KS

Live Music Events in Wichita, KS The more we learn about Wichita, the more we realize we have so much to uncover! And that is especially true when it comes to free or inexpensive live music events happening all around town. The venues that offer live music are as varied as the artists playing them. […]

Botanica Illuminations 2022

Illuminations Ultimate guide

Botanica’s Illuminations is an annual tradition in Wichita, which fills the night sky with holiday lights (up to two million of them!) and Christmas music. In addition to the amazing displays, show and carousel rides, Illuminations will have live carolers each night, hot coco and treats, and the opportunity to visit Santa. Illuminations Dates: November […]

Christmas Lights Wichita Kansas 2022

Christmas Lights

Updated for 2018! Find Christmas lights in and near Wichita, KS. This is a current list of Christmas light displays we love. Driving around looking at Christmas lights is not only a fun family tradition, it’s also really inexpensive (even after you factor in the price of gas)!

Safari of Lights Holiday Display at Tanganyika

Safari Lights

Tanganyika Wildlife Park presents Safari of Lights. Bring your family or friends together this holiday season to enjoy the drive-thru holiday light display that is synchronized to your favorite holiday tunes. Hot cocoa and popcorn are also available for purchase, so you can make this an evening to remember! What is Safari of Lights? A […]

Fulton Valley Farms: A Country Christmas Holiday Event

Fulton Valley Farms Reindeer

Fulton Valley Farms in Butler County puts on A Country Christmas starting November 25 – December 16, 2022 with over 800,000 lights, live reindeer, Santa and so much more. They have also added some really fun special events for this Holiday Season that are reasonably priced. Fulton Valley Farms is a short 15-minute drive east […]

Bradley Fair Holiday Stroll

Bradley Fair

The Bradley Fair Holiday Stroll happens weekly on Sundays this year, and includes live entertainment on the Plaza throughout the day, complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides, opportunities to snag a photo with Santa or with your crew in other festive spots, face painting, hot coco and more!  And of course, the best part, is that it’s […]

Pie it Forward at Chicken N Pickle

Pie it Forward Chicken N Pickle

‘Tis the season for giving! This year, Chicken N Pickle makes it super easy for you to give back. On Wednesday, November 16, Chicken N Pickle is hosting ‘Pie it Forward.’ For every $8 rotisserie chicken pot pie purchased, Chicken N Pickle will donate a pot pie to the Ronald McDonald House in Wichita. [sc […]

Wichita First Friday Art Show

First Friday

The First Friday Art Crawl has been an ongoing free event in Wichita for years and years. The Art Crawl allows the public to enjoy art and light refreshments at art galleries, museums, restaurants, and other venues all over Wichita. Other cities also have monthly art crawls, and over the years a tradition has developed […]

Free Halloween Displays to visit & Spooky Light Shows in Wichita

Halloween Displays & light Shows

When I think of Halloween displays the first thing I think of is the College Hill neighborhood. It has been a family favorite for years. All over the neighborhood are houses that take Halloween decorating to the extreme.  Some of the houses wait until Halloween Eve to put out their displays but a lot of […]

Starlite Drive In Scary Movies for October

Starlight Drive IN October Movies

This October Starlite Drive In is offering scary movies on Sundays. It is definitely the best movie deal in town (not to mention a great family fun event). The Starlite Drive In in Wichita, KS is gives you the experience of going to an old-fashioned drive-in movie – something that many cities don’t offer anymore […]

Echoes of Fear at Old Cowtown – Teachers & Veterans get in FREE

Echoes of Fear at Old Cowtown

Looking for some Halloween fun in Wichita this Fall? Echoes of Fear at Old Cowtown Museum will be on October 28th & 29th. We love a good deal and this one is pretty neat that Cowtown is letting Teachers and Veterans in for FREE!! If you are a member of Old Cowtown Museum you will […]

McDonald’s McRib is coming back for the McRib Farewell Tour


McDonald’s said Monday on its Facebook page that the McRib is coming back for the final time on October 31st. The McRib is making its annual return again this fall, but it appears this will be the sandwich’s last hurrah. Over the years they have brought the beloved McRib back for limited times.  Sometimes McDonalds […]

Halloween movies in Wichita this Fall

Halloween Movies

Scare yourself silly this month with several classic (and new) horror movie screenings at various theatres around Wichita. Below is a list of Halloween-themed or scary movies and films that are guaranteed to keep you up at night. 2022 Scary Movie Screenings Bradley Fair Outdoor Movie This event is only $5 per child and FREE […]

Wichita Trick or Treat and Fall Fun Events for Halloween 2023

Trick or Treat Halloween Wichita

Leave the tricks at home, you’re in for a treat! Below we have compiled the full list of all of the great places to take your family this October for a Halloween to remember for years to come! With traditional door-to-door trick or treating becoming less popular, Wichita has gained some really fun new options […]

Chicken N Pickle Halloween Dog Costume Contest

Howl-o-ween Chicken N Pickle

If you like to dress up your dog for Halloween this Fall this would be a prefect event to take your dog to. Its FREE to attend. Bring your dog dressed up in costume to Chicken N Pickle on Wednesday, October 19th from 6pm – 9pm. They are calling it Howl-o-ween Doggy Costume Contest, how […]

Free movie night at Capitol Federal Amphitheater

Capitol Federal Amphitheater in Andover Kansas

Capitol Federal Amphitheater in Andover is hosting free movie nights again in 2022.  This is so exciting. Spring has really sprung and we’re heading outdoors for some summer fun! Bring your blankets, chairs, and favorite movie snacks to enjoy with your family, your date, or your friends!  All of the movie start at 7 p.m.  […]