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Greater Andover Days Fall Festival 2024

Greater Andover Days is the perfect family-friendly event for all ages, whether it’s a date night or getting out of the house. Set aside September 27 – September 29, 2024. Greater Andover Days (GAD) typically includes a parade, fireworks, KidFest, live entertainment, a fishing clinic, a business expo and craft fair, a carnival, a car […]

McConnell Air Show in Wichita and AFB Open House

McConnel Air Force Base in Wichita is hosting an air show in 2024 and the Blue Angels are coming! This event is FREE to the public. Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2024 for the “Frontiers in Flight” air show in Wichita and McConnell Air Force base open house. The […]

Walking and Biking Trails Wichita Kansas

Walking and Biking Trails Wichita Kansas

Not much is cheaper or more relaxing than taking a walk or biking outside. Thankfully, there are some really great walking and biking trails in Wichita that ensure we never get bored with the scenery. From picnics to biking to fishing, Wichita is the best place to do so. Discover 9 of Wichita’s best walking […]

Playing Across the Park: Wichita Symphony Free Concerts in the Park

Playing Across the Parks Wichita

Musicians from the Wichita Symphony have partnered with Wichita Park & Recreation to bring you a FREE, family-friendly, all-ages event called Playing Across the Parks, and everyone is welcome. Musicians will play at different parks throughout the city on May 4th. Enjoy beautiful music with the entire family while you relax outdoors. Venture to one of […]

Holiday Bazaars, Christmas Craft Shows and Holiday Markets 2023

Holiday Markets, Craft Shows & Bazaars in Wichita

Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts and handmade items at these upcoming holiday bazaars, Christmas craft shows, artisan markets and other holiday shopping events in and around Wichita. Local artists and crafters have been hard at work throughout the year making awesome, unique items for the craft fairs. Enjoy their handiwork and support your local artists at […]

Fun Family Games for Thanksgiving

Family Fun Games for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! This is the time to spend quality time with loved ones and celebrating everything that you are grateful for. Not only do you want to make room for all you can eat, but you want to make sure the family is entertained. In this list you will find several […]

Wichita Veterans Day Parade 2023

Veterans Day Parade Wichita

Wichita’s annual Veteran’s Day parade is scheduled for November 11, 2023. It’s one of the events in Wichita our family hardly ever misses. Keep reading to find the route and where to go to find all of the fun and events after the parade!  Veterans Day is on November 11th so make sure to put […]

McDonald’s Halloween Boo Buckets are Back

McDonalds Boo Buckets are Back

The McDonald’s Halloween Pails are back! Yes, the rumors are true. Starting October 17th, 2023 you can get a Halloween pail with your Happy Meal. Your happy meal will be served in the pail instead of the cardboard box. There are 4 pail designs, only 1 will be in a restaurant at a time. The […]

Free Halloween Displays to visit & Spooky Light Shows in Wichita

Halloween Displays to see in Wichita

When I think of Halloween displays, the first thing I think of is the College Hill neighborhood in Wichita. 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 many […]

Wicked Island at OJ Watson Park

Wicked Island Wichita KS OJ Watson Park

Wicked Island, the haunted attraction at Watson Park. Its back every Friday and Saturday in October for another wicked season! Enter the Island if you dare…you’ll find spooky scenes, ghosts, ghouls and more! Look forward to an ever-changing treacherous. Walk through a wooded island where nightmares become a reality. Plan ahead and purchase tickets online […]

Wichita Trick or Treat and Fall Fun Events for Halloween 2023

Trunk or Treat Wichita

Trick or Treating and Trunk or Treat near me in Wichita 2023. We have the ultimate list for you if you want Halloween fun.  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 Events in Wichita for Kids and Adults

Halloween Events for Kids and Adults in Wichita

Are you looking for Halloween events in Wichita for kids and adults? There are lots of spook-tacular options this year. We have the ultimate list for you with events, outdoor movies, costume contests, spooky strolls, and more. Whether you’re looking for a thrillingly fun time for your kids or a spooky night out with the […]

Bradley Fair Fall Family Friday Events All of October

Fall Fridays at Bradley Fair

Bradley Fair in East Wichita is having a Fall celebration every Friday in October. All of the events are $5 for kiddos and free for adults. One of the defining features of Bradley Fair is its stunning location. Situated around a tranquil 50-acre lake, the shopping center provides a serene and picturesque atmosphere that sets […]

Tanganyika Wildlife Park – Pumpkins at the Park

Pumpkins at the Park Tanganyika

Tanganyika Wildlife Park will host Pumpkins at the Park again this year! This spooky good time is for the entire family EVERY Saturday in October from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Get into the Fall spirit with five nights of fun. From toddlers to grandparents and everyone in between, they have something for everyone this […]

Checklist of FREE things to do in Wichita in October

Happy October! We have compiled a FREE events checklist and ideas for this October in Wichita!  With its crisp air and vibrant foliage, usher in a season of change and reflection. As the days grow shorter and the temperatures begin to drop, there’s a sense of anticipation in the air. It’s the perfect time to […]

Haunted Hops at Botanica this Fall

Haunted Hops at Botanica

Botanica is hosting a new event this year called Haunted Hops! This event will feature craft beer, live music, food trucks, and more. There’s something for everyone to enjoy! “Haunted Hops is the perfect way to kick off the Halloween season,” said Jamee Ross, Director of Development and Marketing. “Not only does a Haunted Hops […]

Self-Service Kayak Stations: Discount from September 20-27

Kayak Self-Service Discount

We have a DEAL for Wichita on the Cheap followers at all of the self-service kayak stations in Wichita. We teamed up with Wichita Parks and Recreation to offer you this great deal to help celebrate National Family Day, which we are celebrating all week. Plus, this is a personal family favorite of ours, and […]

Octoberfests in Wichita

Octoberfest is a famous celebration of all things German. We have a list of events in Wichita to help you celebrate. From beer tastings to bratwurst, Wichita has many activities for people of all ages.  There are so many things to do and see in Wichita this October! So get out there and join the […]

Pumpkin Patches in and around Wichita

Pumpkin Patches Wichita

Thank goodness for agricultural tourism in Kansas. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and fun farms are all enjoyed outdoors, so go have some fall fun in 2023! Every year, we see lovely family-owned farms near Wichita that offer pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and other fall fun for families. These are some of the best pumpkin patches […]

Monarch Butterfly Tagging at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge

Monarch Butterfly Tagging

Kansas is home to one of the few Monarch Butterfly “Super Stops” at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge near Stafford, KS. This is less than an hour and a half away from Wichita. Mid-to-late September is the perfect time to see Monarchs migrating through our region. If you go on September 16th, there will be a […]

Kansas State Fair Carnival Discounts and Deals

Carnival Deals and Discounts Kansas State Fair

Are you heading to the Kansas State Fair in 2023 and want a discount? Well, this will be good news: You can get discounted carnival ride wristbands until August 31 or discounted ride ticket sheets before the fair begins! Beginning September 1st, the price goes up, so buy early. If you miss the deal, we […]

Fall Festivals, Craft Fairs & Events Near Wichita

Fall Festivals, Craft Fairs in Wichita

Nothing brings the local community together better than a big party and the upcoming fall festivals and fairs are just the ticket! The cooler weather brings opportunities for countless outdoor family activities and vendor markets. Our community is beaming with excitement to welcome autumn celebrations with open, flannel bearing, arms! Let’s explore together all of […]

Kansas State Fair Dillon’s Dollar Day

Dillions Dollar Day Kansas State Fair

Dillon’s Dollar Day at the Kansas State Fair is the best deal of all if you want cheap admission to the fair and cheap state fair carnival rides! Admission is only $1 (FREE if you present your plastic Dillons card) on Monday, September 11th. Make sure to read all the details below and on their […]

ICT Bloktoberfest and Beer Fest at Naftzger Park

Bloktoberfest Naftzger Park

Celebrate your love of beer (or bier), sausage, and all things German at this year’s ICT Bloktoberfest. The two-day festival is for this all-ages and will be held at Naftzger Park. The park will be transformed into a giant Biergarten (Beer Garden) and taken over by music, food and games.  ICT Bloktoberfest and Beer Fest […]

FREE Shakespeare in the Park 2023 in Wichita

The Wichita Shakespeare Company will perform Much Ado About Nothing for Shakespeare in the Park this Summer. Admission is FREE! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and bug spray to enjoy any of the nine performances that will be held at various parks in the Wichita area. As with all outdoor events, this schedule could possibly […]