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Octoberfests in Wichita

Octoberfest is a famous celebration of all things German. We have a list of events in Wichita to help you celebrate. From beer tastings to bratwurst, Wichita has many activities for people of all ages.  There are so many things to do and see in Wichita this October! So get out there and join the […]

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 […]

Dinosaurs Around the World Exhibit at Botanica Gardens

Dinosaurs around the world Wichita

Stop into Dinosaurs Around the World at Botanica. From May 20 through September 17, 2023, visitors can experience the one-of-a-kind, “Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors,” exhibit at Botanica Gardens in Wichita, KS. The exhibit is included with general admission and features 10 animatronic dinosaurs nestled in throughout the gardens, several over 27 feet […]

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 […]

Great Plains Nature Center 2023: Free Events and Info

Great Plains Nature Center

Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita is always FREE to visit. They provide opportunities for the public to investigate, understand, and develop an appreciation for wildlife. They have weekly  FREE events that and no registration is needed! Great for homeschoolers, kiddos who aren’t quite in school yet, or anyone else available in the morning hours.  […]

Autumn and Art at Bradley Fair

Wichita Festivals and Bradley Fair have teamed up to present Autumn and Art, a weekend-long fine arts fair that will be held at Bradley Fair from September 15 – 17, 2023. This will be a juried art show that brings in artists from across the U.S., including some from right here in Kansas. The show […]

Labor Day weekend Events and Deals 2023

Labor Day Events and Deals

This Labor Day weekend in Wichita is a great one, with awesome weather forecast and plenty of fun, frugal (or FREE) things to do. Labor Day 2023 is on Monday, September 4. For many of us it’s a long weekend, so you might be looking for fun and inexpensive things to do for Labor Day. […]

Walking and Biking Trails Wichita Kansas

Walking and Biking Trails Wichita Kansas

Not much is cheaper or more relaxing than taking a walk or biking outside. Thankfully, there are some really great walking and biking trails in Wichita that ensure we never get bored with the scenery. From picnics to biking to fishing, Wichita is the best place to do so. Discover 9 of Wichita’s best walking […]

Wichita Girl Creating Art to Raise Money for St Jude

Taylor Price Art

A local 12-year-old in Wichita is creating art to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital more than 40 years after St. Jude saved her uncle. Taylor Price is a 12-year-old at Andover Central Middle School and a budding artist. She had an idea to start a business making bracelets while she was home during […]

Fall Festivals, Craft Fairs & Events Near Wichita

Fall Festivals, Craft Fairs in Wichita

Nothing brings the local community together better than a big party and the upcoming fall festivals and fairs are just the ticket! The cooler weather brings opportunities for countless outdoor family activities and vendor markets. Our community is beaming with excitement to welcome autumn celebrations with open, flannel bearing, arms! Let’s explore together all of […]

Tallgrass Film Center Downtown Wichita

Tallgrass Film Center

The Tallgrass Film Center has a theatre and plays films all year long. Escape the hustle & bustle of the big cinemas and enjoy a fantastic movie-watching experience, just like your home theater – but better! Experience the great atmosphere, fantastic film selection, and friendly smiles at the Film Center. This is truly a hidden […]

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, […]

Coffee Shops in Wichita and Who Has the Cheapest Coffee

Coffee Shops and Cheapest Coffee

Coffee is great, but it can get expensive. As a college student, I don’t want to spend $5-$7 on a small cup of coffee. Since I’ve been in Wichita, I have been to many coffee shops and trying to decide which one is the most affordable. Here is a list of coffee shops that I […]

Teacher Discounts All Year Long

Teacher Discounts all Year

If you are a teacher looking to save on supplies, here is a list of year-long discounts you can get, typically with a teacher ID or badge. Being a teacher is more than just a job—it requires a financial commitment too. Preparing for the classroom can be expensive, with textbooks, supplies, and technology all adding […]

Wichita Detailing Co. Special Discount

Wichita Detailing Co.

Wichita on the Cheap has partnered with Wichita Detailing Co. to bring you a special DEAL ONLY for our followers. If you mention this article or Wichita on the Cheap, you will receive 20% off any service now – October 1st, 2023. Life is too busy to spend time scrubbing out stubborn stains and vacuuming […]

Tips for Back to School Shopping and How to Save Money

Summer might not be over, but with school enrollment starting, it’s time to start thinking about tackling that giant school supply list that you will be receiving. Even though it’s a pack of crayons here and a couple of glue sticks there – it all adds up and can really hurt the wallet! Below we […]

Wichita Summer Checklist of Activities on a Budget

Wichita Summer Checklist

Are you looking for things to do in Wichita? Our  city is filled with lots of things to do during the summer months. From fan-favorite events to little gem locations, there is so much to explore. Bust the boredom in your household and knock out these list items all summer long!  Summer Checklist for Kids […]

Chicken N Pickle on a Budget & Free Events

Chicken N Pickle on a Budget

Want to visit Chicken N Pickle Wichita but on a budget? We have made it easy for you. Below is a list of what you can do at Chicken N Pickle that’s completely Free, what days and times can you get the best deals on court times, happy hours, and more. Chicken N Pickle is […]

Blue Star Museums: Free Admission for Military Members and Their Families

Blue Star Museums Wichita

This year, the Blue Star Museums program will open on Armed Forces Day to Labor Day (It usually starts on Memorial Day). Blue Star Museums offers FREE admission to more than 2,000 museums across America for active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. It’s a […]

Back to School Free Rug Giveaway for Teachers

Free Rug for Teachers

Jabara’s Carpet Outlet is doing it again! They want to show their appreciation for local teachers by hosting the 6th annual Back to School Rug Giveaway! Starting August 7th – August 31, 2023, Jabara’s is showing appreciation to all the dedicated teachers in the area by giving away over 500 FREE rugs for classrooms.   […]

Convoy of Hope Free Giveaway: Food & Backpacks

Convoy of Hope

Area Churches, businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies are all participating in Convoy of Hope in Wichita. This event will give tangible hope to families living in situations of desperate human need. You are invited to share in this united act of compassion.  MOST SITES WILL STILL BE DRIVE-THRU, BUT ONE OR TWO WILL OFFER WALK-ON SERVICES. (See […]

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 […]

Sam’s Club offers 60% off Membership to Teachers

Sams Club Teacher Discounts

Sams Club is offering Teachers a significant discount on their membership. Teachers can join Sam’s Culb for 60% off. Teachers are often on a budget and need to find ways to save money while stocking up on supplies for their classrooms. One of the best ways to do this is by buying in bulk. By […]

Car Wash Deals in Wichita

Car Wash Deals in Wichita

Everyone loves having a clean car but doesn’t always love paying full price to make that happen! Read more to see limited deals, weekly specials, and unlimited plans happening in Wichita. They get as good as 50% off a wash!  Weekly Car Wash Specials:  Mondays: Joe’s Car Wash Wichita Joe’s Car Wash offers season ticket […]

Free Fries on National Fry Day

Who can resist the golden temptation of the famous McDonald’s fry? Not me! Now, you may already be aware of their Free Fry Friday deal. That weekly treat can be redeemed any Friday if you purchase an item through their app. This new fry freebie, however, requires no purchase!!    Today, July 13th, is National […]