Wichita on the Cheap

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Half price admission to the Sedgwick County Zoo for the rest of the year!

See the grizzly bear and more during Winter Wednesdays at the Sedgwick County Zoo

Well this is a big deal! The Sedgwick County Zoo is feeling festive, so they’re offering HALF PRICE ADMISSION between Monday, December 23, 2019 and January 3, 2020! Regular admission to the zoo for adults is $15.95 and for kids ages 3-11 it’s $11.95. Winter Wednesdays is still a steal at $3, but if you […]

Christmas at BrightWater Bay

Get ready for a fun-filled holiday evening celebration at BrightWater Bay. The event will include lots of fun activities to get you in the Christmas spirit. There will be horse and carriage rides, a gingerbread house decorating contest, photos with Santa, face painting, Christmas carolers, treats, and more! Espresso Self will be in attendance serving […]

2021 Rose Hill Hometown Christmas

FREE Photos with Santa at Rose Hill Hometown Christmas 2017

Hometown Christmas in Rose Hill, KS is held the 2nd Saturday of each December, so that makes it December 11 this year.  Experience old-fashioned family fun at this holiday event with activities for all ages all around town! All activities are FREE except for meals or unless otherwise noted. There is going to be so […]

Furry Film Fridays at KHS

Bring the kids to play with animals, eat pizza and watch a movie at Kansas Humane Society Furry Film Fridays! Every second Friday of the month Kansas Humane Society Kids hosts a movie event at the KHS from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade.  Children will have […]

The Bethlehem Experience

the bethlehem experience - wichita ks

Experience the sights and sounds of Bethlehem, and enjoy some fun, hands-on activities with your family as you walk through our live, reenactment of the town marketplace. Then warm up indoors with cookies, hot chocolate and family photos before you enjoy an exciting, twenty minute stage production, highlighting the events leading up to the birth […]

Damm Music Center Christmas Catalog


Damm Music Center is a locally-owned Wichita music store where you can go for musical instruments, lessons, repairs or maintenance, school rental programs, or even to sell an old instrument you don’t play anymore.  If you like music, you are going to love this place! The Damm Music Center Black Friday sales are awesome. You […]

Where to Find Old Joyland Amusement Park Memorabilia and Rides

In honor of the opening of the restored Joyland Carousel at Botanica, we decided to do a round-up of places around Kansas where you can still ride old Joyland rides and see Joyland memorabilia.  If you are feeling nostalgic for the days gone by of Joyland Amusement Park like I am and wishing you could […]

FREE Frozen II movie ticket and concessions deal

Free Frozen II movie ticket offer fandango yoplait

The new Frozen II movie is out in theaters, and all the kids are clamoring to see it. Fandango and Yoplait have a deal that will help you make that happen – for FREE! All you have to do is go grocery shopping. (Well, and there are a couple extra steps after that too.) And […]

FREE: Frozen II celebration at Don Hattan in Derby

don hattan derby frozen ii celebration

Don Hattan car dealership in Derby, KS is celebrating the return of the Frozen movie with a celebration. Join in the fun on Thursday, November 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. You’ll get to meet the Frozen princesses, Anna and Elsa, and while you’re there you can enter to win a family four pack […]

FREE: Teen Harry Potter Yule Ball Escape Room

Harry Potter Yule Ball Facebook post

This will be a very cool winter break event for teens in Wichita! The Wichita Public Library is hosting a Harry Potter Yule Ball Escape Room for teens in December. And it’s FREE! The event will be held on December 20, 2019 at the Advanced Learning Library location.  The Harry Potter themed escape room will […]

Groupon for Holly Jolly Jurassic Holiday at Field Station: Dinosaurs

Field Station: Dinosaurs Christmas family event

Have yourself a merry little prehistoric holiday this season at Field Station: Dinosaurs’ Holly Jolly Jurassic Holiday events! There’s even a Groupon deal right now that makes admission as low as $5-something per person when there’s a promo code. The dinosaur theme park will open its doors for a special winter season event from November […]

$14 Carload at Starlite Drive-In Theater

The Starlite Drive-In Theater in Wichita is wrapping up its 2019 season with its extremely cheap $14 per carload deal. The Starlite will be open Friday and Saturday evening, November 8-9, 2019. Playing for the season finale will be Terminator and Zombieland 2 on one of the screens. The other screen will show Addams Family […]

Tuck Everlasting musical

Tuck Everlasting by Music Theatre for Young People, Wichita KS

Music Theatre for Young People will perform Tuck Everlasting this coming May in Century II’s Mary Jane Teall Theatre.  Based on best-selling children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt and adapted for the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, Tuck Everlasting features a soaring score from Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen. Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life […]

Les Miserables, School Edition

Music Theater for Young People will introduce younger audiences to Les Miserable this December at Century II’s Mary Jane Teall Theatre.  Les Miserable School Edition is an author-approved abridged edition of the world’s longest running musical that maintains the integrity of the original. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, December 13 and […]

FREE Teen late-night program at two Wichita YMCAs

FREE Teen late night program at the South YMCA

Looking for a fun, FREE safe place for your teenagers to go on a Saturday night? Your search is over! The Wichita South YMCA, and now the North YMCA, have a FREE Late Night Program every Saturday after the Y closes from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. [sc name=”double-check-reminder” ] This program is free to […]

Teen Sketch-a-Rama at Wichita Art Museum

Teen event at WAM

All Wichita-area high schoolers are invited to enjoy an evening of art, food, music and fun at the Wichita Art Museum this November. This is a FREE event for teens, but advance registration is necessary to participate. The fall Sketch-a-Rama features guest teaching artists, engaging art sessions, music with DJ Alex Hunt, food, and fun. […]

KAKE TV birthday bash

KAKE TV is turning 65 this year and they’re celebrating with a big birthday bash on Saturday, October 19, 2019.  They’re having FREE cupkakes 🙂 for the first 1000 people and more fun, including food trucks, live music, and inflatables from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. If you want a FREE cupcake, you might want […]

Jeep Rounup Car Show at O.J. Watson Park

Jeep Roundup Car Show OJ Watson Park

If you have a Jeep – or if you just love Jeeps – then O.J. Watson Park is where you want to be on Saturday, October 19.  The Wichita Park and Recreation Department is holding a fun Jeep car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Beefed-up, beat-up or stock beautiful, bring your JEEP out […]

Trick or Treat on the Lake at Watson Park

O.J. Watson Park paddleboats in Wichita, KS

Here’s a NEW fun and family-friendly trick-or-treating event in Wichita. Wichita Park and Recreation is hosting Trick-or-Treat on the Lake October 19, 2019 – and you’ll literally be on the lake! You’ll float on the lake in either a pedal boat or kayak as creatures lurk on the shoreline waiting to give you a treat. […]

4th graders (and their families) can get in free to National Parks

Free one-year National Parks pass for fourth graders!

Do you have a fourth grader this year? “Every Kid in a Park” is an annual program of the U.S. government that provides free passes to National Parks for fourth grade students. The program was established to allow fourth graders and their families to discover our wildlife, resources, and history for free on America’s public […]

FREE Grape Stomp at Grace Hill Winery

Grace Hill Winery grape harvest

Have you ever wanted to stomp grapes just like Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy?  Now your dreams can become reality.  Grace Hill Winery is hosting a grape stomp on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from noon to 6 pm.  Starting at noon, you can help pick the secondary growth grapes in the vineyard.  These are the extra […]

Wichita Birthday Freebies for Kids

kid birthday deals

Birthday Freebies aren’t just for grownups. Now kids can get in on the fun! Here are some of our favorite local and nationwide birthday freebies to sign your kids up for. Some of these are treats at restaurants, others are fun activities or nice little gifts! NEW! The Alley Indoor Entertainment: If you sign your kids […]

Boundless Playground at Sedgwick County Park opens newly renovated areas

Cute and colorful weather vanes at Sedgwick County Park playground

On September 19, Sedgwick County will open NEW fun play areas in the Sunrise Boundless Playscapes playground area. Our family has been watching for news of this opening, because we’ve seen the new areas under construction and they look like fun! The boundless playground at Sedgwick County Park is already awesome, with separate play areas […]

$5 admission for last day of Nature Connects at Botanica

Colorful rings in the children's garden at Botanica

Be sure to get to Botanica on Thursday evening, September 19 from 6-8 p.m., if you want to see the LEGO-sculpture exhibit called Nature Connects. Artist Sean Kenney makes nature-themed sculptures from the tiny building bricks. The exhibit opened at Botanica in May this year. The pictures I’ve seen look amazing! Thursday is the last […]

FREE Girls in Aviation Day

Girls in Aviation Day, Wichita, KS

Have you ever looked up at the clouds and wondered what it would be like to fly?  As a young girl, I used to lie on my back, look up at the sky and daydream about this very thing. Now girls ages 8-17 will have the opportunity to learn all about aviation for FREE when […]