The Ninnescah Sailing Association will celebrate the end of the summer season and beginning of fall with its annual fireworks display at Cheney Lake on Sunday, September 1, 2019. They've been doing this for over 20 years. The fun starts … [Read more...] about Labor Day weekend fireworks at Cheney State Park
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Labor Day 2019 is on Monday, September 2. For many of us it's a long weekend, so you might be looking for fun and inexpensive ways to close out the summer. This Labor Day weekend in Wichita is a great one, with lots of fun, … [Read more...] about What’s happening in Wichita this Labor Day weekend?
Make your way back in time this Labor Day weekend and visit the People of the Plains at Old Cowtown Museum! "Come join us as we celebrate the different groups that populated the plains and helped to shape this area into what it was! The … [Read more...] about People of the Plains at Old Cowtown Museum!
One of my favorite free events in Wichita every summer and fall is back for 2019. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the FREE Wichita Ballet in the Park again this year! The Wichita Ballet will perform a re-imagined production of … [Read more...] about FREE: Ballet in the Park
This year the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum will host FREE concerts at Heritage Square this September in downtown Wichita. The Museum is also celebrating its 80th anniversary this year! The museum is in the old Wichita City … [Read more...] about Free Lunchtime Concerts in Heritage Square
Here at Wichita on the Cheap, we're already getting into saving on back-to-school stuff. And one of the big, big challenges when school starts is having inexpensive (but nutritious) lunches and breakfasts for the family ready to go. We … [Read more...] about Quick, easy and inexpensive lunch: Jalapeno Chicken Pita Pockets recipe
Another carload night is scheduled at the Starlite Drive In! Tallgrass Film Festival will present a family-friendly screening of 1980 Flash Gordon. Admission is only $10 a carload! The Flash Gordon carload night is Thursday, August 29. … [Read more...] about Carload night at the Starlite Drive In
Cool off with a summer movie at the pool! Join the Haysville Rec Center and the Haysville City Pool for some FREE in-pool (or poolside) entertainment on Family Movie Nights. Bring a raft to float on and/or chairs and … [Read more...] about Family Movie Nights at Haysville Pool
It’s the season for small-town fall festivals in the Wichita area. Some happen as early as August, and by September and October, they're in full swing! Community festivals like these always promise good old-fashioned (and cheap) family … [Read more...] about Wichita-area Fall Festivals 2019
The Kansas Aviation Museum has a weekly program for kids age 5 and under that includes fun activities and discounted admission. UPDATE: During summer break, beginning May 24 through August 16, every Friday kids ages 1-12 can … [Read more...] about Little Aviators program at the Kansas Aviation Museum
Fans of local live music won't want to miss Kansas-based Mountain Deer Revival's CD Release Party at Cowtown this month. The event is family-friendly and open to all ages. August 17 will be a night of jams, gunfights, booze and … [Read more...] about Mountain Deer Revival CD Release Party and Concert
Beginning Saturday, August 10, 2019, you can get a coupon to bowl free at participating bowling alleys in Wichita and the surrounding area compliments of National Bowling Day! National Bowling Day is observed yearly on the second … [Read more...] about FREE Game of Bowling for National Bowling Day
Here's something fun, free, and educational for the younger set. Art Start is an hour-long interactive program for preschoolers ages 3–5 from the Wichita Art Museum. Each month, a new theme is presented that relates to the making and … [Read more...] about FREE Art Start Program for Preschool Age Kids at the Wichita Art Museum
Cool off this summer at the interactive fountains (aka water playgrounds, aka splash parks) in Wichita. Our family has visited several of these water playgrounds over the past few summers. They're perfect for a fun, spontaneous (and FREE) … [Read more...] about Splash parks, fountains, and water playgrounds in Wichita
Monday, September 9, 2019, is Dollar Day at the Kansas State Fair! Outside gate admission is only $1 for all ages or you can get in FREE with your Dillons’ Plus Card (one admission per card). Note: You do need your actual plastic Dillons … [Read more...] about Kansas State Fair Dollar Day