Wichita on the Cheap

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4th of July Party Tips to Save Money

4th of July Party Tips to save you money

If you are like me and host the family for the Fourth of July Celebration, it’s easy to spend a lot on just one party. Here are some tips for hosting a great gathering but not spending a fortune.  The 4th of July is a great time to get friends and families together. Before or […]

Great Plains Nature Center: 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 and no registration is needed! Great for homeschoolers, kiddos who aren’t quite in school yet, or anyone else available in the morning hours.    […]

Wichita Summer Checklist of Activities on a Budget

Summer Checklist Wichita

Here is our ultimate Summer Checklist of things to do in Wichita this Summer. This list includes things to do with kids’ and Adults’ activities in Wichita. Our city is filled with many things for kids and adults to do this summer. There is much to explore, from fan-favorite events to some of our Summertime Free […]

Fathers Day Deals and Events in Wichita

Fathers Day Events and Deals

Father’s Day is always the third Sunday in June. This year, Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 16, 2024. Give Dad a little special treatment without paying a fortune with these Father’s Day freebies and deals in Wichita and nearby. Some of these events and deals are during the week/weekend, so Dad can sleep in […]

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

Blue Star Museums Wichita

This year, the Blue Star Museums program opened on Armed Forces Day (it often starts on Memorial Day) and continues to Labor Day. The Blue Star Museums program offers FREE admission to more than 2,000 museums across America for active-duty military personnel and their families. The free admission program is available for those currently serving […]

Public Golf Courses in Wichita 

Are you trying to find a place to play golf in Wichita? Whether you’re a golfer or not, hitting the driving range or playing a few rounds of golf is a fun activity to do. Wichita has four main public golf courses available to all with many specials and events, most during the summer.   […]

Kansas Road Trips & Scenic Drives

Now is a great time to explore natural areas near us here in Wichita by taking a nice scenic drive with the family. Over the past couple of years, we’ve been writing about fantastic places to see in our Kansas Road Trips series. I thought it would be a good time to reshare these since […]

Bradley Fair Summer Concert Series

The summer concerts at Bradley Fair are among our favorite events of the year, and the best part is that they’re completely FREE! Here are the details for the 2024 Summer Concert series.  This summer’s Bradley Fair Summer Concert series begins June 6, 2024. In the past, the concerts have been solely jazz music, but […]

ICT River Rides: Boat on the Arkansas River

Pontoon Boat Rides ICT

Did you know you can ride a Boat down the Arkansas River with ICT River Rides? Thats right! Enjoy the beautiful river view, the iconic Keeper of the Plains, and downtown Wichita from a pontoon boat. This is a unique thing to do in Wichita and a summertime bucket list.  We took our daughter on […]

Wichita area Summer Camps for Kids

Summer Camps in Wichita

Are you looking for a summer camp 2024 for your child? We get a lot of requests from parents for inexpensive summer camps in Wichita, so we’ve put together a list of resources for you to explore. Prices for Wichita Summer Camps vary, so we listed them all so you can pick what works best […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bin Stores in Wichita Liquidation Deals

Bin Stores Wichita

I didn’t know what a Bin Store was but now I do and it’s awesome! A Bin Store is a liquidation place with crazy good deals. They get their items from retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot, Dollar Tree, and Target. Prices you can’t beat.  So what can you expect? It’s a store that […]

Salon Brands Tent Sale

Stop by Salon Brands at their Tyler Location for a BEAUTY(ful) Tent Sale. This sale is the biggest deal of the year for salon-quality products. Save up to 90% off shampoo, conditioner, styling products, nail polish, cosmetics, styling tools, and more! They will have all of your salon-quality products on major sale, so make your calendar for May […]

Treehouse Experience in Sedgwick, Kansas

Treehouse in Sedgwick KS

Ever dreamed of staying in a treehouse? We fulfilled that dream at Diamond Springs Ranch, and it was a fantastic experience. Our overnight stay in Sedgwick, KS, was the ultimate getaway, and we didn’t spend a fortune. Nestled in a treehouse, we enjoyed horseback trail rides, roasted marshmallows, and cherished quality family time. Sleeping among […]

Derby Shores Beach

Kansas is getting a manmade beach, and it’s right outside of Wichita. Derby, Kansas, is getting a $160 million dollar beach, ziplining, BMX, and more. This will be a destination for the Midwest. Derby Shores is a 4.5-acre lagoon with white sandy beaches, water sports, lounging, waterfront restaurants, waterslides, and more. This destination will be […]

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 […]

Solar Eclipse in Wichita, plus where to find Eclipse Glasses

When is the solar eclipse in Wichita, Kansas? It will be on April 8th, 2024. Visit an eclipse watch party or buy solar eclipse glasses. Keep reading for more info! What’s a solar eclipse? For just a few minutes, the moon will pass between Earth and the sun,  blocking the sun’s light — bringing temporary […]

Labor Day weekend Events and Deals 2024

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 2024 is on Monday, September 2. For many of us it’s a long weekend, so you might be looking for fun and inexpensive things to do for Labor Day. […]

Wichita Riverfest Button Increase for 2024

Riverfest Button Price Increase

The Wichita Festivals just announced an increase in pricing for 2024 Riverfstival buttons from May 31 to June 8, 2024. They announced the increase in price along with the Saturday performance of Hunter Hays, a five-time Grammy Award-winning artist.  Everyone must purchase a Riverfestival button to attend the festivities in Downtown Wichita. The button sales […]

Easter Egg Hunt Ideas & Ways to Save on Easter Celebrations

How to Save this Easter

We love all holidays, but dont love breaking the bank. We have come up with some creative Easter Egg hunt ideas and ways to help you save money over Easter this year. The one thing all kids love about Easter is the Easter egg hunts. Kids also love candy, but here are some new ways […]

Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Bunny Photos and Activities in Wichita

Easter Egg Hunts, Events and Photos in Wichita

It’s time for a round-up of the best Easter Egg Hunts in Wichita, Kansas! You have come to the right spot if you are looking for Easter events, activities, and egg hunts near you.  Every year, literally thousands of families search for Easter egg hunts in the Wichita area. And that’s because in Kansas, we don’t […]

316 Day in Wichita

316 Day in Wichita

On March 16 each year, Wichita celebrates 316 Day. For those residing in Wichita and its neighboring areas, the number 316 holds significant recognition as it encompasses the majority of our telephone area code. Embracing this code, Wichitans utilize 316 to showcase their city pride through various mediums like stickers and t-shirts, especially on March […]