Wichita on the Cheap

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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. What is better than being outdoors listening to musicians in a park during the Fall? Musicians will play all over the City at different parks throughout the morning on October […]

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 […]

Ballet of Wichita Presents Thumbelina: Free Ballet in the Park

Ballet in the Park is one of my favorite FREE events in Wichita. Family-friendly performances are held in parks in Wichita and surrounding communities and feature a new production each year.  It’s a relaxed and casual atmosphere where those in attendance can meet and mingle with the dancers after the show.  Bring your blankets and […]

Wichita Tallgrass Film Festival 2023

Tallgrass Film Festival Wichita

The Tallgrass Film Festival in Wichita has been called one of the best “under-the-radar film festivals in America” and an “undiscovered gem” by national media. Filmmakers from around the world participate. This year’s festival is in downtown Wichita, October 5 – 8, 2023.  This “stubbornly independent” film festival showcases films that you might not otherwise […]

Drone Light Festival at Exploration Place

Drone Light Festival Graphic

The inaugural Drone Light Festival will take flight at Exploration Place on September 21-23, 2023. They had their first drone show last year during the River Festival, which was a HUGE hit!  The festival will provide breathtaking views of 300 synchronized drones (100 more than last year!), fully choreographed with music. They are planning some […]

Great Plains Renaissance Festival: Fall

Fall Renaissance Festival

The Great Plains Renaissance Festival is on September 30 & October 1, 2023, in Wichita, KS.  This family-friendly event celebrates the 16th century with traditional jousting tournaments, music, food, and artisans. Enjoy activities like archery competitions, live jousting matches, and stages featuring live performances and demonstrations from amazing acts. Shop the artisan market for handcrafted […]

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 […]

Fall Festivals & Events in Wichita 2023

Fall Events in Wichita

There are so many things to do in Wichita this Fall. We have compiled a list of events happening in and around town. Celebrate the changing of the leaves with some fall shopping, events, festivals, and more. It’s time for cozy sweaters, warm pumpkin-spiced drinks, and, best of all, Fall events. We love Fall for […]

Kansas State Fair General Info and Deals

Kansas State Fair Info

The Kansas State Fair this year is September 8 – 17, 2023, in Hutchinson, Kansas. These ten days are packed with fun for all ages. This fair is the largest single event in Kansas and annually attracts approximately 350,000 people. You can enjoy mouthwatering food, live music, agricultural exhibits, and more.  Find your fun and […]

Kansas State Fair List of Discounts and Sponsored Days

Kansas State Fair Discounts and Deals

The Kansas State Fair is back at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas. Enjoy this Kansas tradition for less with some deals and discounts that make entry affordable for everybody! Be sure to buy tickets online here before Sept. 7th for discounted ticket prices, and keep in mind that any concert tickets you purchase […]

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 […]

Tallgrass Film Center Downtown Wichita

Tallgrass Film Center

The Tallgrass Film Center has a theatre and plays films all year long. Escape the hustle & bustle of the big cinemas and enjoy a fantastic movie-watching experience, just like your home theater – but better! Experience the great atmosphere, fantastic film selection, and friendly smiles at the Film Center. This is truly a hidden […]

Northrock Lanes Bowling Deals

Northrock Lanes Bowling Wichita

Northrock Lanes in Wichita is a family favorite of ours, and they have some deals to help when you are on a budget. Northrock is the largest bowling center in Kanasa, with 48 lanes. They host many professional men’s and women’s events, collegiate nationals, the bowling’s US Open, and more. They have leagues, an arcade, […]

City Arts in Downtown Wichita

City Arts Wichita

City Arts is a museum in downtown Wichita. It has a free museum for the community and excellent art classes for all ages. This is where you can be creative and allow everyone to express themselves through art. CityArts offers the opportunity to participate in diverse art programming throughout the year. Since it began in […]

Chicken N Pickle on a Budget & Free Events

Chicken N Pickle on a Budget

Want to visit Chicken N Pickle Wichita but on a budget? We have made it easy for you. Below is a list of what you can do at Chicken N Pickle that’s completely Free, what days and times can you get the best deals on court times, happy hours, and more. Chicken N Pickle is […]

Sunflower Summer App – Free Admission to Kansas Attractions

Sunflower Summer App

It’s back for 2023! The Sunflower Summer provides various ways for families to get out, explore something new, and enjoy time together. Kansas families can visit museums, zoos, historic landmarks, and more for FREE! This is the BEST DEAL!! You can visit 114 attractions around KANSAS for FREE!!! Kansas kids and their parents can have […]

Wichita’s Favorite Annual Events and Festivals

Wichita Annual Festivals & Events

From live music and fireworks to fine art and indy films, festivals in Wichita and the surrounding areas offer a rich assortment of activities and entertainment. If you’re eager to take part in the fun, browse our list of popular annual events in Wichita. Just scroll down – they’re listed by month to make it […]

Live Music Venues in Wichita Kansas

Live Music Venues

Are you looking for live music in Wichita, Kansas? You are in the right spot. This is an ultimate guide of where to listen to live music in Wichita. 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 […]

Lets Get Crafty at Botanica

Lets Get Crafty Botanica

Botanica, the Wichita Garden, is starting a new come-and-go series for kiddos 5 and under. They are hosting a fun and educational craft on the second Wednesday of the month from April through October in the Downing Children’s Garden. Let’s Get Crafty will be from 10 – Noon.  These craft days are FREE with general […]

Free and Discount Museum Days in Wichita

McCormick School Museum - Wichita on the Cheap Attractions and Museums

Whether you’re a visitor or a resident, Wichita’s museums provide lots of educational fun and entertainment. Most are moderately priced to begin with, but Wichita also has FREE museum days at times during the year. (And some of our museums are always completely free!) Sometimes the free days are part of a bigger national program […]

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Delano is Back

St. Patrick's Day Parade

We wrote about how the Saint Patrick’s Day parade in Delano had been canceled for the foreseeable future but the community spoke and it was heard. YAY, the parade will have a new name and be called the Delano Paddy Day Parade. Xclusive Events is helping with the parade. When we posted about the parade […]

Orpheum Theater Film Series

Orpheum Theater Film Series

Here’s an experience you can’t get anywhere else, and it’s not too expensive. Wichita’s Orpheum Theater shows a classic film on one Thursday night every month in its one-of-a-kind beautifully renovated theater for $8 a ticket.  However, the price is even lower for season pass holders. Season passes are $75 + Fee for the year. […]

Circus Spectacular at Hartman Arena

Circus at Hartman Arena

The Carden Circus is coming to Hartman Arena February 17 -19th, 2023. This is a great event and show for all ages. We have the details about getting the best deal to attend the Circus and even how to get a FREE ticket!  At the Carden Internationa Spectacular Circus, it will take you back to […]

Free Admission to the Wichita Art Museum

Wichita Art Museum Free Admission

Admission to the Wichita Art Museum was always free on Saturdays, and that was a great deal but NOW admission is always FREE to see the permanent collection. Yes, FREE!   The Wichita Art Museum announced on December 22, 2022, that they will now have FREE admission to their permanent collection gallery. This is HUGE news!  […]

$5 admission to Botanica through February

$5 General Admission Botanica

Whether it’s chilly or mild, keep this winter discount at  Botanica in mind. Now through February 28, 2023 Botanica will be open regular hours and you can get admission for just $5 per person! Every season is beautiful at Botanica, but this deal will be especially nice on those unseasonably warm winter days.  What do […]