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Friends University Christmas Concert

Friends University holiday lighting ceremony

Friends University choirs will perform their Christmas Candlelight Concert in person this year.  The annual performance was held online last year. Prior to that, generations of students, faculty and audiences participated in the candlelight tradition on the Friends University’s campus. In 2021, however, the production will be moved to the more spacious Central Community Church […]

Starbucks free coffee for National Coffee Day and its 50th anniversary

Starbucks coffee barista

National Coffee Day is on Sept. 29 and the world’s largest coffee chain is celebrating in a big way. But Starbucks is not just offering a National Coffee Day deal this year – it’s also marking a significant milestone for the company: 50 years in business. Starbucks National Coffee Day 2021 deals So it’s fitting […]

National Coffee Day 2021

Dunkin Donuts hot and cold coffee drinks

Coffee lovers can stay buzzed all day “on the cheap” with these National Coffee Day deals. National Coffee Day is September 29 every year, but some of the deals are available before and after! If any food or beverage deserves a National Day, it’s coffee…it’s the stuff that many of us run on.  Me especially. […]

Valley Center Fall Festival 2021

carnival ferris wheel

The Valley Center Fall Festival is back on for 2021. This year’s fall festival in Valley Center is scheduled for September 24 – 25.  Traditionally held on the third weekend after Labor Day, at the Valley Center Fall Festival, you’ll enjoy good family fun with concerts, carnival rides and inflatables, a food court and other […]

Back to school powwow at Mid-America All-Indian Center

Teepee on the back grounds of the Mid-America All-Indian Center in Wichita KS

On Saturday, September 11, 2021, the Mid-America All-Indian Center will host a Back to School Powwow. The powwow is hosted by USD 259 Title VI Native American Indian Education Programs.  Because the NAIEP was unable to have their annual School’s Out Powwow last April they wanted to kick off the school year instead! Show up […]

Heritage Square Concert Series 2021

Mudbugs live performance in Wichita KS

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum will once again host its annual FREE concerts at Heritage Square in downtown Wichita. The 2021 Heritage Square Concert Series will be happening over the noon hour every Wednesday this September. There’s even a bonus concert this year on Saturday afternoon, September 4. The concerts are free! Bring your lunch […]

Maize Fall Festival 2021

Maize Fall Festival parade

  The 2021 Maize Fall Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, September 17-18. Most festival events will be held at Maize City Park on Academy Ave.  The parade is set to start at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning near Khedive and Academy. Also Saturday, there will be games and activities, food vendors, arts and crafts […]

Free Movie in the Park in Derby

croods: a new age movie poster

Enjoy a movie under the stars in Derby. The Derby Recreation Commission is hosting a Movie in the Park on Friday, August 20 at 8:30 p.m. They’ll be screening the sequel to DreamWorks’  prehistoric family movie, The Croods, A New Age. The animated film features Nicolas Cage as Grug Crood, along with Ryan Reynolds, Emma […]

Back to school bash at Towne West Square Mall

Kids Back to School clothing sales

Towne West is hosting a three-hour event on Saturday, August 14, 2021, celebrating the first weekend back to school. The event will include free hotdogs and sno cones and have activities throughout the mall. Beginning at 11 AM, Towne West will have multiple inflatables, games, contests and giveaways. Participants can skip the registration line by […]

FREE Chick-fil-A with School Supplies Donation

Fill the Bus! Chick-fil-A locations in east and west Wichita are hosting a school supply drives with a special treat: FREE Chick-fil-A for those who donate! According to their Facebook pages, the two Chick-fil-A restaurants will accept donations this Friday, August 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  And at the west location, the drive […]

Wichita Brewing Co. 10 Year Anniversary Party

Wichita Brewing Company

Wichita has some great local breweries; one of those is Wichita Brewing Company! This weekend Wichita Brewing Company celebrates their 10 year anniversary with drink deals all day long and live music in the evenings! You can celebrate Friday, August 6 at the East location with drink specials all day, and music from Mountain Deer […]

Paddleboard Yoga at Santa Fe Lake

  It’s time to step outside of your comfort zone and try a new twist on yoga: Paddleboard Yoga! Join Limitless Yoga for a Paddleboard Yoga Class August 14 on Santa Fe Lake in Augusta, KS. This is a truly unique experience that everyone always has fun with! And don’t worry about falling in, that’s half […]

$1 off Freddy’s Frozen Custard

Freddy's Frozen Custard, Wichita KS

The Wichita-born company, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, is celebrating National Frozen Custard Day with a sweet deal for customers. On Aug. 8, get $1 off any custard treat of your choice!    And although it looks a lot like ice cream, Freddy’s Frozen Custard uses a churning process that minimizes ice crystals and air […]

FREE Back to School Family Board Game Night at Sedgwick County Extension

August 2021 free board game night flyer

Need something fun (and free) to do with the kids? Bonding Through Board Games is a FREE family board game event held at the Sedgwick County Extension Center. Even if you regularly play board games with the family, these free events will give you an opportunity to try new games, meet new people, and do […]

Applebee’s offers free movie ticket to see Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’

free jungle cruise tickets from applebees

Are you hungry for adventure? Head over to Applebee’s for a blockbuster deal. Summertime is the right time for dinner and a movie. And Applebee’s and Disney are teaming up to bring that great combination to life for customers. Join Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt for the adventure of a lifetime in Disney’s sure-to-be summer blockbuster Jungle Cruise, […]

Expired: Free car wash with food bank donation (7/24)

Tommy’s Express Car Wash at 13th Street and Tyler Road in west Wichita announced on Facebook that on Saturday, July 24 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., you can get a free WORKS car wash  if you bring non-perishable food items for the Kansas Food Bank.    That’s all I know! 🙂 Here is the […]

Garden Tools & Treasures Sale at Sedgwick County Extension

wheelbarrow with garden tools

The  Sedgwick County Extension’s sale of gardening tools and unique treasures is back for 2021! It will be held the last three days of July. Improve your garden or landscape while supporting a great cause at the 3rd annual Tools & Treasures Sale. It will be held July 29th through 31st at the Sedgwick County […]

FREE Tea Day at McAlister’s Deli

Yum. Looking for a place to pick up lunch? Consider McAlister’s, which is holding its annual Free Tea Day in July. Summer is the perfect time for iced tea, and Free Tea Day at McAlister’s Deli is the perfect time to try McAlister’s tea. (The deli’s iced tea is so well-loved that its Facebook page is facebook.com/TeaFreaks.) On […]

Wichita Art Museum’s Summer Birthday Bash

Scooping ice cream at the Wichita Art Museum's Summer Birthday Bash

The Wichita Art Museum turns a year older this year and it will celebrating its birthday again on July 10, 2021! WAM’s Summer Birthday Bash is back on and will be held outside, so pack a picnic, bring a blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy the festivities. Some may remember this event for the free […]

FREE: O.K. Kids Day at Great Plains Nature Center

Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita KS

O.K. Kids Day at the Great Plains Nature Center will be a FREE event on June 5 for kids of all ages. This year’s OK Kids Day (2021) will be super fun. This is also FREE fishing weekend, so you can enjoy some fishing in the ponds as well.  From 10 am. – 1 pm. […]

$6 grill tank refills at Wayman Oil (No limit.)

Here’s one of the best deals of summer. Do your summer weekend grilling on the cheap with $6 propane refills from Wayman Oil several times this season. Don’t want to miss out on all the free deals? We don’t want you to either. Join our subscribers-only Facebook group and subscribe to our FREE newsletter for […]

Empty the Shelters adoption event at KS Humane Society

bissell pet foundation empty the shelters adoption event

If you’ve been planning to adopt a pet, May 8 might be your day. The Kansas Humane Society in Wichita is having an Empty the Shelters adoption event. What that means is cheaper pet adoptions! Empty the Shelters adoption event The Bissell Pet Foundation is sponsoring this event, which lowers the adoption fee for one […]

FREE original glazed doughnut & coffee every Monday at Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme medium coffee next to an original glazed doughnut - FREE on Mondays at Krispy Kreme for a limited time

In an amazing (like, really) trio of offers, Krispy Kreme is showing “sweet support” for communities this spring. Not only are they giving away free doughnuts for those who show a COVID-19 Vaccination Record, and not only do they have a Be Sweet Weekend BOGO offer, they’re also sweetening up Mondays with a FREE coffee […]

Huge Used Book Sale at the Wichita Art Museum and Free Drop-In Tours

Masked volunteers working at used book sale, wichita art museum

Add to your library (on the cheap!) from an excellent selection of gently used volumes on art and other subjects. The Friends of the Wichita Art Museum will hold a used book sale in the art museum’s Boeing Foyer on Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and 2, 2021.  Admission to the museum is FREE on […]

FREE Admission to Kansas State Parks

horseback riding gypsum hills in ks

The first weekend in May is Let’s Camp America! – an initiative to promote camping for first-time campers and outdoor enthusiasts. To celebrate, ALL Kansas State Parks are offering FREE park entrance on May 1, 2021. That’s a great deal! Kansas has 29 State Parks to choose from, including the newest state park, Little Jerusalem […]