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Wichita Indoor Farmers Market 2023

Indoor Farmers Market Wichita

Do you miss the Wichita farmer’s markets already? You don’t have to! Kansas Grown is starting its Winter Farmers Market in March 2023. It is FREE to attend, but you might want to bring some shopping money.   Kansas Grown Indoor Market Your favorite vendors will be on hand at the indoor market. In years past, […]

Smithsonian Magazine FREE Museum Day 2022

Museum of World Treasures Dinosaurs

Free Museum Day will be back in Wichita again this year, compliments of Smithsonian magazine.  Free Museum Day is planned for this September! We have this list of Museums in Wichita, Kansas listed below.  Whether you’re at home or traveling, you can enjoy FREE admission to hundreds of museums and cultural institutions across the U.S., […]

Kids Eat Free at Applebee’s Kansas for Back to School

KIDS EAT FREE! Wichita area ONLY. Monday-Sunday, Aug 15-21, 2022. Dine-in or Carside To Go. Let Applebee’s do the cooking during back to school week! Kids eat free with adult purchase. Valid Aug 15-21, 2022 in the Greater Wichita area: Maple and Ridge, 47th & South Broadway, 29th & N. Rock, Derby, Andover and Park […]

FREE WAM exhibit opening, Beth Lipman: All in Time

This summer WAM has a new exhibit: All in Time by Beth Lipman. The exhibit opens on June 25 with a fun and FREE event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Lipman’s work has been described as ethereal, substantial, captivating, and calming. Her exhibit includes her work titled Living History, which animates the museum’s vast […]

FREE: Kids to Parks Day in Haysville

Summer fun for kids playing outdoors blowing bubbles

Summer is on the way, let’s get out and play! Haysville will be celebrating Kids to Parks Day on Saturday, June 18, 2022 so grab the kids and head over to Riggs Park from 10 a.m. to noon.  And you might also want to bring a kite! This will be one of several kite-flying events […]

Free cookie with coffee purchase at Cheri’s Bakery

Cheris Bakery offer free drop cookie with coffee purchase

Announced on Facebook: Cheri’s Bakery near the corner of Tyler and 21st Street in Wichita is giving away a FREE COOKIE with your purchase of a delicious coffee.  The promotional image that accompanies the announcement specifies the free cookie deal is a drop cookie and that the deal is valid every day in June. *I’m […]

FREE Summer Reading Program in Wichita and Free Reading Resources

kids summer reading programs at the library

Usually we see loads of free summer reading programs in Wichita and in neighboring communities designed to help kids stay in practice and avoid that “summer slide.” Programs include a reading goal of some sort, a way to track your progress, and prizes for accomplishing summer reading goals. And all of the ones we have […]

Mid-America All Indian Museum- Social Dance

2022 Blackbear Bosin Social Dance at the Mid-America All Indian Museum. Celebrate the 101st anniversary of Blackbear Bosin’s birth at the Indian Center with a social dance from 1-8 p.m.  The dance will take place in the Keeper Zone at the museum. This event is FREE to the public. Admission to the museum will be […]

Wendy’s National Hamburger Day deal

How do you celebrate National Hamburger Day, May 28? By biting into a burger, of course! And Wendy’s, known for its crave-able burgers made with 100% fresh beef, is a great place to get the party started.  Wendy’s is celebrating National Hamburger Day by giving away a FREE Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger. The popular menu item is FREE with […]

Runway Show: ICT Fashion Tour

It may not be fashion week in NYC, but it sure can be fashion night in ICT! Swing by CityArts for ICT Fashion tour’s first pop-up fashion show. Enjoy live music, art on the walls, and art on the people.  This fashion show features live music from yae, Dark Unicorn, and Marrice Anthony. ICT Fashion […]

Tulip Bulb Sale at Botanica

tulips from botanica's tulip bulb sale in Wichita, KS

Botanica will begin its spring tulip bulb sale on April 22. This year’s tulips can be planted in the fall and color your garden next spring.  The tulips will only cost 15 cents each, and you can pay with cash or check (no cards). Please bring your own bags. The sale will continue on Friday […]

Art After Hours: Wichita Art Museum

Calling all cool cats! WAM welcomes everyone to make a jazzy night out of this last-chance-look at the exhibition American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918–1939 before it closes at the end of May. Enjoy Art After Hours on Friday, May 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wichita Art Museum. Spend the […]

Arkansas River Trash Roundup

This is one free Wichita activity where you get to give. Get your hands dirty by helping to keep our river nice and clean. (Actually, you’ll wear gloves, so no manicures need be harmed by this activity!) On Saturday, May 7, 2022 join other volunteers for the Annual Arkansas River Trash Roundup and spend the […]

Lindsborg Midsummer’s Festival

Plan a trip to Lindsborg for June 11 to participate in the Lindsborg Midsummer’s Festival! In Lindsborg, Kansas,  “Little Sweden” young and old alike gather to enjoy a long-time celebrated Swedish tradition. The Midsummer’s Festival, a traditional Swedish festival celebrated worldwide, celebrates the arrival of the summer solstice. Participants enjoy a day full of music, […]

Reminder: Derby’s Spring Into Art this Sunday

Spring into art - Derby, KS

The City of Derby will host its annual Spring Into Art celebration on April 24, 2022, in Madison Avenue Central Park. Spring Into Art is free and open to the public! This family-friendly event will feature art for sale, live entertainment, make-and-take art stations, the Kansas Grown Farmers Market, wine tastings, and more. Spring Into […]

Earlybird discount for Museum of World Treasures summer camps

This week only, Museum of World Treasures is offering a special discount on its three summer camps!  Sign up by Sunday, March 27 at 11:59 p.m. and use the special promo code below to save $10 off registration. Museum members will get an even better discount of $20 off each camp registration, and if you’re […]

NCAAW Fan Fest at Naftzger Park

Naftzger Park letters lining the curved edge of the green mall area of the park downtown in Wichita

During the Women’s basketball championship, NCAAW fans can get together to watch the tournament at Naftzger Park. On Saturday, March 26, 2022, Wichita Park and Recreation will host a NCAAW Fan Fest from noon to 8 p.m. at Naftzger Park in Old Town. Food trucks and yard games will be available while the park’s big […]

Wichita Symphony Orchestra tickets on sale

the rose of sonora wso april 9 & 10

If you’re a subscriber to Wichita Symphony’s email newsletter, you should have just received a notice about a spring sale on WSO tickets for an upcoming performance.  For two days only, March 21 and 22, 2022, get 20% off the price of tickets. This discount is valid on The Rose of Sonora will be performed […]

Belle Plaine Downtown Festival


Mark your calendars for a small-town festival that will be just the cure for spring fever. The Belle Plaine Downtown Festival (formerly known as the Tulip Festival) is ON for April 2022. This spring weekend event attracts visitors to Belle Plaine every year to enjoy activities, live entertainment, a car & bike show, vendor fair, […]

Singing Quakers Spring Choir Performance at Friends University

Friends University choir, Singing Quakers

Friends University’s Singing Quakers will present their annual Home Concert March 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and March 20 at 2 p.m. The concert is a finale to their four-day singing tour in Friendswood, San Antonio and Fort Worth, Texas. The spring concert, Songs of the Spirit, explores different aspects of the spirit – […]

Free Summer Movie Matinee at Haysville Library

Thank goodness, it’s Tuesday?! This summer, Haysville library will have your family saying “thank goodness, it’s Tuesday” with their FREE matinee movies. The movies will start at 3 p.m. and popcorn and bottled water will be provided. The movies will be shown in the Haysville Library Community Room.  This is a great way to beat […]

Cheap Queso and Margaritas for March Madness at Carlos O’Kelley’s

Whether you are a basketball fanatic or just a queso fanatic, this deal is for you. Carlos O’Kelley’s is celebrating March Madness and 40 years of business March 18 & 19 with special deals on margaritas and queso! Dine-in only, you can get small queso for $2 and $4 jumbo Lemon-Lime Rock margaritas. The Margs […]

$1 Hamburger at Wendy’s during March

Slam dunk! This month, Wendy’s is the Official Hamburger of March Madness.  And, if you love Wendy’s hamburgers, get ready for a big, juicy deal from the popular fast-food restaurant — perfect for burger lovers and bargain hunters alike. Through April 10, customers can bite into Dave’s Single Hamburger for just $1 when they order in the […]

FREE Spring gardening workshops

seedlings sprouting ready for spring

UPDATE: The Gardening Series will be offered in person or in a virtual format. Participants will receive a meeting invitation before the program. For more information, visit wichitalibrary.org/gardening. [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] Need a little help greening up your thumb? The Sedgwick County Extension and the Wichita Public Library have paired up to offer a series […]

The Workroom’s Outdoor Artisan Market 2022

The Workroom's 2nd Saturday Artisan Market

The Workroom’s 2nd Saturday Artisan Market is back for 2022. The market features local products and art, food trucks, and live music all outside the shop at 150 N. Cleveland in Wichita. [sc name=”double-check-reminder” ] Stop by and shop on the second Saturday of April and October, then hop the free trolley and do some more […]