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FREE Books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Imagination Library Free Books in Kansas

Dolly Parton’s children’s book donation program, Imagination Library, has now expanded to allow EVERY child under age 5 in the state to be eligible! This expansion is possible through increased funding provided to the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund and the Kansas Legislature. The funds supplement local and regional resources to ensure equitable opportunity […]

Free Movies at Capitol Federal Amphitheater Summer

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: [sc name=”double-check-reminder” ] Sunday, June 25, 6 p.m., Family Camp Sunday, July […]

Summer Sol Fest Music and Art Festival

Summer Sol Fest

Summer Sol Fest is a Music and Art Festival that takes place at Hidden Lake Venue in Wichita, KS. This event is on July 22 & 23, 2023. Odd Fellow Hall is putting on this event.  Tickets for Sol Fest Wichita:  Genneral Admission is $25 Grants you access to the festival and all activities, excluding […]

ICT Burger Battle in Andover

ICT Burger Battle

The Burger Battle is back in Wichita on Saturday, August 5th, 2023. Local restaurants compete to see who has the best burger in town, and the proceeds benefit KETCH.  The event has grown so much that it will be the Andover Amphitheater. Here’s more info from the event organizers: ICT Burger Battle is Wichita’s hottest […]

Book-a-holic Fill a Bag Event

Book-A-Holic Book Sale

A book hoarder’s dream! One of Wichita’s favorite second-hand bookstores is holding an incredible sale, on July 21st & 22nd. Get a bag, fill it to the brim, and pay just $10!  Here’s what you need to know:  Only their warehouse sale books are available for bag stuffing  The store will provide the bags 9am […]

National Day of the Cowboy Event at Cowtown

National Day of the Cowboy

Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita is celebrating the National Day of the Cowboy which is an annual celebration of the workers who created the American West and their impact on the history of Wichita. There will be demonstrations of the many skills that were required to do this tough, demanding and unpredictable work, including branding, […]

The TBT Basketball Tournament in Wichita

TBT Basketball Tournament

What is the TBT Basketball tournament in Wichita? It is an action-packed Basketball Tournament that kicks off in July in Wichita.  64 teams are competing in a winner-take-all tournament for a chance to win the $1 MILLION prize money. Don’t miss out on the chance to see history in the making. Tune in or come […]

ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo

ICT Comic Con & Science Expo

The ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo is super! The comic con promises to be an epic celebration of comics, science fiction, movies, gaming and, of course, super heroes! The organizers have announced their plans to hold the CT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo in the Exhibition Hall at Century II on August 26 […]

Wichita Kansas Fun Facts about our City

Wichita Fun Facts

My husband and I were born in raised in Wichita, and we both love our city. Well, I guess my husband technically grew up in Andover but close enough. We have been compiling a list of interesting facts about Wichita, KS. Some of the facts we learned from Visit Wichita, Historical Sites, and more.  Wichita […]

Moth Mania at Great Plains Nature Center: Free Event

Moth Mania Great Plains Nature Center

The Great Plains Nature Center welcomes the community to a FREE event called: Moth Mania where for one night only they will be open late. Grab your flashlight and join them for a night of exploration under the stars!   Chisholm Trail is open dawn to dusk- But… They are breaking the rules for this special […]

Rock River Rapids: 1/2 price season passes!

Rock River Rapids half off Season Passes

Okay, so I know summer is going by fast, but that doesn’t mean summer is over! We have plenty of time to take advantage of this deal from Rock River Rapids. The waterpark is offering 1/2 price season passes starting July 10, 2023. The water park stays open until August 14, so you can still get […]

Sedgwick County Zoo: free admission for first responders July 18

Sedgwick County Zoo First Responders

The Sedgwick County Zoo will offer FREE admission to all law enforcement, fire, EMS, and 911 operators. They are running this special for first responders day on July 18th, 2023. More about the FREE day for First Responders: Tuesday, July 18th, from 9 am – 8 pm A first responder and up to four guests […]

Free Outdoor Movie: The Sandlot at Maize Amphitheater

Are you looking for some family fun this Summer. Enjoy a FREE outdoor movie at the Clair Donnelly Amphitheratin Maize, KS. They are showing the Sandlot at 8:30 or t dark on Saturday, July 1st.  They will have activities that begin at 7:30. It Is $5 for the youth at the gate to participate in […]

Scheels Wichita

Scheels Wichita Kansas

Scheels Wichita is opening on July 1st, 2023 at Town East Square. What is Shceels? It’s a sports retailer with so much more. They have a 16,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, candy shop, a wildlife mountain, arcade games, and great shopping.  I have been to the one in Kansas City and LOVED it. It’s a one-stop shop […]

4th of July Fireworks, Parades, Events and Fun: In & Around Wichita

Fireworks Wichita KS 2023

Happy Independence Day! We have lots to celebrate this 4th of July and you might be wondering, “Where can I see fireworks near me?” Below, we are listing some of the upcoming 4th of July fireworks in Wichita and surrounding communities that are planned for 2023. Some festivities may be before July 4. No matter […]

FREE Automobilia Moonlight Car Show and Street Party

Automobilia Moonlight Car Show and Street Party will be happening again in Wichita on Saturday, July 8, 2023.  It’s FREE to the public. “Automobilia Car Show is One of the Largest Car Shows In The State of Kansas. We block off approximately 2 miles of downtown Wichita streets. We have seven bands playing simultaneously with […]

Family ArtVenture at the Wichita Art Museum: Summer Celebration

Family ArtVenture Wichita Art Museum

This is a great FREE event at the Wichita Art Museum in downtown Wichita. Cool down at their fun-filled Family ArtVenture celebrating our summer exhibition, Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass. This event is on July 22, 2023.  Enjoy FREE admission to the exhibition, a performance by Wichita War Dancer, glass-blowing demonstrations, and artmaking. Beat the […]

Disc Golf Courses in Wichita

Disc Golf Courses Wichita

Disc golf, also known as frisbee golf, is a fun and accessible sport that combines elements of traditional golf and the popular recreational activity of throwing a frisbee. Instead of using clubs and balls, players use specialized flying discs to navigate a course and complete each hole with the fewest throws possible. Believe it or […]

The Big Float on the Arkansas River

The Big Float Wichita

The Big Float is a river float and beach party on the Arkansas River in downtown Wichita. The goal of the Big Float is to build support for improving river access and creating a river habitat for Wichitans.  Because this is a fundraiser to fund our River’s water quality improvements and education opportunities, refunds are […]

Wild & Wet Wednesdays at Tanganyika – Kids Get in Free

Tanganyika wet and wild Wednesday

Wild & Wet Wednesdays are back in June and July 2023 at Tanganyika Wildlife Park. This is an opportunity to bring the whole family at a BIG discount. If you’re looking for a fun and affordable summer activity for the whole family, you need to head to Tanganyika Wildlife Park. Every Wednesday is Wild Wednesday […]

Free Frosty at Wendy’s

Free Frosty at Wendy's

For a limited time, you can get a FREE Frosty at Wendy’s. The official start of Summer is on June 21st so now until June 21, 2023 they are offering FREE small frosty with any purchase. To get the deal you have to order through the Wendys app or website.  You can get the classic […]

Kids Eat Free and Cheap in Wichita

Kids Eat Free and Cheap in Wichita

Nowadays, for most families, going out to dinner is a decision based on how much money is in the budget. Wouldn’t you love a convenient list compiled of local Wichita kids eat free (or cheap) deals? We tracked down some of the most budget-friendly and kid-friendly restaurants in Wichita, KS here in this list. Keep […]

Sunset Concert Series at Hartman Arena: Free

Get out those lawn chairs and blankets because there is a FREE live concert series this Summer at the Hartman Arena parking lot! Beginning July 14, come out every Friday with the family and jam out to live music from your favorite local bands until August 11. Here is what you should bring: Lawn chairs […]

Exploration Place Wichita Summer 2023 Exhibits

Exploration Place Summer Exhibits

Kansas families with kids in pre-K through 12th grade can download the Sunflower Summer app to receive free All- Access Passes for one visit funded through the Kansas state Department of Education to keep learning going over the summer. Sunflower Summer starts May 26 and runs through August 13. All-Access Passes include all permanent exhibits, […]

Kansas State Fair $10 BOGO tickets

BOGO Kansas State Fair

You won’t find a better deal on gate admission than this $10 Buy One Get One Free ticket offer! Order on Wednesday, June 21st, 10am to 10pm to get this First Day of Summer Deal. How it works: We will send a promo code via email on June 21 before 10am. Go online to order […]