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Halloween Food Deals

Halloween Food Deals

This Halloween, participating restaurants are brewing up a cauldron of spooky and delicious deals to treat their customers to a frightfully good time. Sink your teeth into bewitching burgers, hauntingly hot wings, and ghostly gourmet pizzas—all at special prices that won’t send shivers down your spine. So, whether you’re dining in or conjuring a feast […]

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 […]

Exploration Place Halloween Events

Exploration Place Halloween Events

Don’t miss out on all the spooktacular Halloween fun at Exploration Place in Wichita! They are hosting three fantastic Halloween events this year: Halloween Hall, BOOfest, and Wicked Pairings. It’s sure to be a howling good time. Each event is unique and will help you get into the Halloween spirit. Exploration Place is located in […]

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 […]

Storytime at Naftzger Park in Downtown Wichita

Story Time at Naftzger Park

Join Storytime Village at Naftzger Park this summer. Read along with stories on the big screen and enjoy music, snacks, free books, and an activity for the kids. Admission is FREE, and this event is open to the public. Storytime in the Park is on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays starting May 9th, 2023. For […]

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 […]

Haunted Places in Wichita to Visit

Haunted Places in and around Wichita

Do you like to check out haunted and scary places in and around Wichita? If you are brave enough, here is a list of the real haunted places in Wichita to visit this Fall. Wichita, Kansas, with its rich history dating back to the 19th century, is not only known for its vibrant culture and […]

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 […]

Best Playgrounds and Parks for kids in and around Wichita

Cool Free parks in and around Wichita

I learned my lesson early one July morning when I took my toddler to the zoo. All she did was pick up pretty rocks on the ground! I realized she didn’t care (yet) that there was a giraffe standing a few feet away. After that experience, I began thinking about her perspective rather than my […]

Wichita Restaurant Specials, day by day

Wichita Restaurant Specials

Wichita Restaurant Specials: Day by Day It’s been a long time coming, but if you’re wondering where to find dinner specials tonight, we have you covered! Here is our much-requested guide to daily Wichita restaurant specials. You’ll find food and drink deals for every day of the week, giving you lots of options for eating […]

You-pick Farms Near Wichita: Apples, Berries, Peaches & More

You Pick Farms Wichita

Every year readers ask me where they can find “you-pick” places in the Wichita area. They’re talking about the orchards and farms where families can go pick fresh produce right off the tree or vine. This is so much fun to do, and it’s a great way to enjoy fresh air and sunshine together as […]

Homeschool Learning Hub Classes in Wichita

Homeschool Learning Hub 2023

Here are some fun Homeschool classes for the Wichita community this Fall. These resources are fantastic for anyone who wants to learn, and they sound like a lot of fun. Incorporate something new into your homeschool journey at Boston Rec Center! Homeschool Learning Hubs provides a fun educational experience with crafts, physical education, culinary class, […]

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 […]

Shocker Madness with Free Performance by Tech N9ne

Wichita State Athletics has announced Tech N9ne will headline this year’s Shocker Madness event set for Saturday, Oct. 7, at 6:00 p.m., inside Charles Koch Arena. This event is FREE!! Tech N9ne is the co-founder of Strange Music Inc., the number-one independent hip-hop label in the world. His signature rapid-fire “chopper” style has solidified him […]

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 […]

Free Movies at Capitol Federal Amphitheater

Is there anything better than relaxing and watching a movie? Yes! Relaxing and watching a movie outside at the CapFed Amphitheater in Andover for FREE! Bring your lawn chairs and some snacks, kick back, and relax! Free Movies at Capital Federal Amphitheater 2023: Sunday, June 25, 6 p.m., Family Camp Sunday, July 30, 6 p.m., […]

Free at Home Covid Tests

Free Covid Tests

Free Covid tests are back as of September 25, 2023! Every U.S. household may place an order to receive four free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to your home. You can order a set of 4 tests from USPS.com. I just ordered ours, and it took less than a min,ute and no payment was needed. […]

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 […]

September Events at Botanica

September Events at Botanica

Welcome to a New Season at Botanica! Fall is quickly approaching, and Botanica has plenty for you to do and experience. This September don’t forget to squeeze in a final peek at their exhibit, “Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors.” You can also celebrate the Monarch butterfly’s migration with student interactives and tours. Music […]

Greater Andover Days Fall Festival 2023

Greater Andover Days

The theme for this year’s Greater Andover Days Fall Festival is Celebrating Our Heritage. This is the perfect family-friendly event for all ages, a date night, or to get out of the house. Set aside September 28 – October 1, 2023. Thursday’s activities will be held at The Heritage in Andover, and most of the […]

Advanced Learning Library in Downtown Wichita

Advanced Learning Library

The Advanced Learning Library at 711 W. 2nd Street in Wichita replaced the old Central Branch location. This library is a great addition to Downtown Wichita, with neat indoor and outdoor spaces. It has cool new features that will make this library a place for the community to gather and collaborate. Although the library looks […]