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Two deals on horseback riding lessons from Wichita Riding Academy

Wichita Riding Academy horseback riding lessons for kids

Whoa, Nelly! Wichita Riding Academy is offering two different holiday specials on horseback riding lessons. This is a really rare deal, as they normally don’t offer discounts, so this is your opportunity. Riding lessons are the next best thing to getting a pony! The Wichita Riding Academy is in Derby, Kansas, near Greenwich and 39th. […]

Holiday Pop-up Party with Wichita Festivals

Wichita Festivals Holiday Pop Up Party

Tuesday after work, head over to Revolutsia (the new shopping center made out of shipping containers) for a popup party from Wichita Festivals. The party will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. You’ll get to see “Admiral Claus,” do some holiday crafts, enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores, and participate in a […]

Places to Play Pinball in Wichita

  Sometimes I just want to get out and try something new.  I get stuck in a rut.  I think I may have found that “something new” to do that’s both fun and entertaining but not too exhausting.  Pinball!  I know what you’re thinking: pinball?  The game we played at the arcades and movie theaters […]

Fond Farewell to Lawrence-Dumont Stadium

farewell event for lawrence-dumont stadium in wichita

Wichita will bid farewell to its Lawrence-Dumont Stadium with a FREE event on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The City of Wichita Park & Recreation department will host the farewell event from 2:30-9 p.m. Take a Seat Update: If you want to buy a seat – like, literally take home a seat from Lawrence-Dumont Stadium – […]

Save $2 on tickets to Night of the Living Zoo

Night of the Living Zoo at the Sedgwick County Zoo

UPDATE: It doesn’t look like the zoo is going to have Night of the Living Zoo in 2019. Here’s a link to the Boo at Zoo event happening on October 26 and 27. Save $2 per ticket on admission to Night of the Living Zoo when you purchase them in advance. Night of the Living […]

Dog and Family Day at Lawrence Dumont Stadium

Does your pooch need a playdate? Do the kids need some fun and free time? City of Wichita Park & Recreation is hosting a Dog and Family Day at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium on October 6. Thanks to reader Tori for letting me know about this event! They’ll have food trucks, a pop-up dog park, and a […]

FREE Young Eagles Flights for Kids Ages 8-17 in Wichita, KS and Vicinity

Child dreaming of flying, being a pilot, aviation - Free young eagles flights for kids in wichita

  Does your child have his or her head in the clouds? Now the rest of their body can join them on a FREE flight designed just for kids. For more than 25 years, the EAA Young Eagles program has been giving children ages 8-17 the opportunity to fly for FREE.  According to the website, “It’s the only […]

Family Latin Concert Series at Botanica

Banda Hispanica will perform at Botanica's family Latin concert series

Do something Fantástico with your family this Fall! Celebrate Latino culture with a weekly concert in the Children’s Garden Meadow. This four night-concert series, every Thursday from Sept. 13th-Oct. 4th presents a soundscape of live Latin music and local folk dancers. Find the ‘Frida’ in a different garden each Thursday night for a festive prize! […]

Midian Shrine Circus

Shriners Circus Wichita 2018

This October will be the 80th anniversary of the Shrine Circus in Wichita. The circus will be held at Hartman Arena Friday through Sunday, October 5, 6, and 7, 2018. The circus is a fundraiser for Midian Shrine Center, which is involved with many projects in the community and the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Kids […]

Tree-Climbing Championship at Oak Park Labor Day weekend

North American Open Masters Tree Climbing Championship at Oak Park in Kansas - Wichita

The City of Wichita Park & Recreation department will sponsor the 2018 North American Open Masters (NOAM) tree climbing championship this weekend at Oak Park. NAOM is a modern tree climbing competition that’s designed to demonstrate safe work practices in arboriculture as well as the art of tree-climbing. The competition features 40 of the best climbers […]

$1 off admission on opening weekend of Klausmeyer Pumpkin Patch

Klausmeyer Dairy Farm field trip

Klausmeyer Dairy Farm and Pumpkin Patch will open for the Fall 2018 season on September 15, 2018, and they’re offering an admission discount for you all weekend! This is a working dairy farm with lots of extra fun things for visitors to do in the fall. They have a real pumpkin patch where you can […]

Events at Wichita Sports Forum Aviate

  The Wichita Sports Forum is a multi-sport facility and indoor trampoline park located in East Wichita. They host a variety of sport open courts and jumping activities. Most of which, are open to the public. They also have a variety of sports leagues that you can sign up for. Junior Flight for Pre-K & […]

Farms, Forks & 4-H Festival at Sedgwick County Extension

Kids and cattle at the Farms Forks and 4-H Festival in Wichita KS

Get ready for a family friendly day of food, farms and 4-H. K-State Research and Extension for Sedgwick County will host its annual Farms, Forks & 4-H Festival from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. Katharine Elder, chef and owner of Elderslie Farm, will be the guest chef and will offer a […]

Free concert and food truck event in Goddard

Goddard pavilion in Linear Park

The City of Goddard is hosting a fun evening of food trucks and live music in Linear Park this fall. Kansas native and Voice contestant Kaleigh Glanton will perform! Kaleigh is one of the few singers who received a four-chair turnaround on NBC’s The Voice television show. If you haven’t seen the show, performers must […]

Make your mark on Augustino Brewing Company this summer

Augustino's wall of art project

This is kind of a fun thing – it’s a wall of community art inside a local restaurant that you can be a part of! Have you been to Augustino Brewing Company yet? The relatively new craft beer place also serves coffee and food in a comfortable, rustic modern west Wichita location. Check out Events […]

Incredibles 2 at the Starlite Drive In

Incredibles 2 showing in Wichita

It’s here! Incredibles 2 has been a reeeeaaaallly long time in coming, but it will finally be in theaters this weekend. (The first time we watched it with our kids; this time we can watch with our grandkids. Yeah, that’s a long time to wait for a sequel. 😀 ) The official release date on the […]

#AmpedinAndover with Terri Clark and Little Texas – Andover Summer Concert Series

Terri Clark Little Texas at CapFed Amphitheater

Woot! We have another amazing summer concert to look forward to at the brand new CapFed Amphitheater in Andover’s Central Park.   Country superstars Terri Clark and Little Texas will perform at the Amphitheater on July 21, 2018! Tickets start at just $10 for general admission on the lawn. Get Tickets About the Concert Terri […]

Free patriotic concert at new Andover amphitheater

Patriotic summer concert in Andover Central Park

The planned uses for the new amphitheater in Andover Central Park included not only putting on great summer concerts, but also providing a place for terrific community productions too. So far, they have scheduled four ticketed summer concerts (all free or low-cost), a Ballet in the Park performance, and now they have yet another free […]

FREE nostalgic movie screenings at the Advanced Learning Library

Movies on the Cheap Wichita KS

The BRAND NEW Advanced Learning Library in Wichita opens on June 16, and I am really excited to see it. And they’ve already got some free movie days scheduled for this summer! The new library is in Delano, at the corner of McLean and 2nd Street. The actual address is 711 W. 2nd Street. Join […]

Goddard Library Family Movie Days

Family Movie Day Goddard Public LIbrary

Enjoy a free Family Movie Day at the public library in Goddard, Kansas this summer! The Goddard Public Library has a full schedule of fun kids’ and family activities (including some really cool ones for teens, so check them out).  Among their summer events, they have several Family Movie Days! These are great classic musical […]

Children’s concerts at area libraries this week

Will Parker Music CD for kids: Animal Maniac

Wichita on the Cheap reader Kate shared these events with us on our Facebook page. Her friend Will Parker from San Antonio, Texas, will be in the Wichita area performing high-energy, fun songs from his new Animal Maniac CD. Kate says Will’s music is for kids ages 0-100! He’ll be performing this week at the […]

Free orchestra concert from Vance Music

Vance Music's annual Orchestra Day in Wichita

Students and staff of Vance Music will host a free Orchestra Day performance at Mt. Vernon Church this month. The concert is open to the public and will include both classical and pop music conducted by Dr. Mark Laycock. This is a family-friendly event and free, although donations will be accepted to help offset expenses. […]