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Wichita Wore What? A Century of Local Fashion: Free Exhibit

Wichita Wore What. A Century of Local Fashion Wichita Art Museum

Wichita Wore What? A Century of Local Fashion. This FREE exhibit features clothing and accessories worn in Wichita from 1888-1988, surveying changes in both apparel and lifestyle. It also features clothing worn by key figures in Wichita’s history, including the city’s first female mayor, Connie Peters, and civil rights icon Chester I. Lewis. Wichita Wore […]

Free Movie in the Park at O.J. Watson Park: Shrek

Shrek Movie

Wichita Park & Recreation will host a FREE movie in the park at O.J. Watson Park on May 28th. Kick off your Summer with family-friendly outdoor cinema. Grab your blankets or lawn chairs and bring a little bit of spending money because the concession stand will be open.  Did you know that OJ Watson Park […]

ICT River Rides: Boat on the Arkansas River

Arkansas River Pontoon Boat Rides

Did you know you can ride a Boat down the Arkansas River? Thats right! You can enjoy the beautiful river view of the iconic Keeper of the Pains. This is a unique thing to do in Wichita.  Sherman Padgett started ICT River Rides in 2022. He was inspired by the WagonMasters, who give pontoon boat […]

Newton Car Show

Newton Car Show

This May, there will be the Newton Car Show in Newton, Kansas, just north of Wichita. They usually have between 350-450 cars that line our historic Main Street.  The car show is FREE to attend.  This is the 19th year of the car show and it’s grown each year. They are a charity car show […]

Tallgrass Film: Take a Movie and Leave a Movie

Free Blockbuster Wichita

The first FREE “Blockbuster” is here in Wichita. Thanks to Tallgrass Film Association for making this happen. They have placed an old newspaper dispenser outside of the Lux, filled with movies. A Free Blockbuster is a place where people can leave movies so others can borrow them, like those Little Free Libraries where you can […]

Bradley Fair Summer Concert Series

Bradley Fair Concert Series Wichita

The summer concerts at Bradley Fair are among our favorite events of the year, and the best part is that they’re completely FREE! Here are the details for the 2023 Summer Concert series.  This summer’s Bradley Fair Summer Concert series begins June 1, 2023. In the past, the concerts have been solely jazz music, but […]

Rootstock Wichita: Music, Art, Food Tucks and Plants

Rootstock 2023

Have you heard of Rootstock? It’s an afternoon of art, music, food trucks, plants, and spring fun at Prairie Hill Vinyard at Stockemer Farm. This event is in Colwich on Sunday, April 30th, from 1 pm – 8 pm. Make sure to get your tickets early to save $5. Pre-sold tickets are $10, and at […]

Early bird Riverfest buttons on Sale in Wichita

River Fest Button 2023 Wichita

The Riverfest is happening this year in downtown Wichita, and you can now buy your button. Wichita River Festival will by June 2 – 10, 2023 this year.  Remember the $10 adult Riverfest button? Yeah, just like your gas, milk, and eggs, it’s gone up. The prices for 2023 will be $15. The child’s button […]

Dairy Queen Blizzards for .85 cents for limited time in April

Dairy Queen .85

Calling all ice cream lovers! For a limited time, in April 2023, Dairy Queen is running a big DEAL where their small Blizzards will be only .85 cents through the app. They are doing this in honor of the year the blizzard debuted in 1985.  New Dairy Queen Treats:  New! Peanut Butter Puppy Chow Blizzard […]

The Dam Jam Music Festival Lake Afton Kansas

Dam Jam Music Festival

The Dam Jam music festival is the biggest lake party in Kansas. Concertgoers enjoy live outdoor music paired with camping, a cornhole tournament, a car show, and more. This event used to be held at El Dorado lake but has now moved to Lake Afton.  The 2023 Lineup for the Dam Jam 2023: KnowleDJ Friday, […]

Free Cone Day at DQ is March 20, 2023

Free Cone Day Dairy Queen

Oh my word…this really does my heart good. Free cone day is back at DQ for 2023. Dairy Queen is celebrating Spring with this great deal! Customers get a FREE small vanilla cone with no purchase necessary.  “Calling all fans for the best day of the year – DQ restaurants across the country invite everyone […]

Pickleball Tournament, Big Dill Party to support Law Enforcement

Big Dill Pickleball Party

You’re invited to the 3rd Annual Pickleball Tournament, Big Dill Party, and Silent Auction hosted by the Wichita Metro Crime Commission Law Enforcement Committee to support the Commission’s law enforcement initiatives and the Law Enforcement Memorial of Sedgwick County. Big Dill Party and Silent Auction: Sunday, June 25, 2023 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Tickets: […]

1400 By Elderslie at Wichita Art Museum

1400 By Elderslie

1400 By Elderslie is now closed as of January 2024.  A new restaurant will open at the Wichita Art Museum on March 9th, 2023. It’s called 1400 By Elderslie. With the new restaurant, opening brings some new hours. Wichita Art Museum will be open Friday evening until 9pm. You can enjoy meals, drinks, pop-up performances, […]

Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras Celebrations in Wichita 2023

Mardi Gras Food Deals

Laissez le bon temps rouler! Let the good times roll this Mardi Gras with food specials, concerts and more in Wichita! We may not have beads and parades in Wichita to celebrate this fun day, but we do have food and entertainment! Several Wichita businesses have come up with creative and delicious ways to celebrate […]

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, […]

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. […]

Safari of Lights Holiday Display at Tanganyika

Safari Lights

The Tanganyika Wildlife Park website says its Christmas attraction, Safari of Lights, is taking a hiatus for the 2023 season. The information below is what we wrote about it in past seasons.   *** Bring your family or friends together this holiday season to enjoy the drive-thru holiday light display that is synchronized to your […]

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 […]

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.  […]

Vamos Nomar Fiesta Wichita 2022

Vamos Nomar Fiesta

This is a FREE event full of live music, small businesses, drinks, art and wonderful Hispanic food. What a cool way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! They are closing down part of 21st street for the event. Bring the whole family because its FREE to attend. Put October 15, 2022 on your calendar.  Music Lineup […]

The Voice Contestant Casi Joy Free Concert at Chicken N Pickle

Casi Joy

This is going to be a show!! Casi Joy will be performing at Chicken N Pickle on October 1st and its FREE! Yes, this concert is completely free for the pubic and no RSVP needed. Have you seen the television show the Voice? She was on it and had 4 Chair Turnaround. Cant believe we […]