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Pumpkin Patches in and around Wichita

Pumpkin Patches Wichita

Thank goodness for agricultural tourism in Kansas. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and fun farms are all enjoyed outdoors, so go have some fall fun in 2023! Every year, we see lovely family-owned farms near Wichita that offer pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and other fall fun for families. These are some of the best pumpkin patches […]

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 […]

Barn Sales, Flea Markets, and Shopping Events

Barn Sales and Markets

Is it handmade? Secondhand? Covered with dust or restored with care? Those are the things we want to see for sale at the markets in this list. Here’s our updated list of 2023 barn sales, craft and art fairs, vintage sales and artisan markets, and flea/antique markets in the Wichita area. Many of the local […]

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 […]

Sunflower fields near Wichita, KS – Where can you see sunflowers in bloom?

Sunflower Fields in Kansas

Seeing row after row of blooming sunflowers – it’s one of the perks of living in Kansas. Many readers have asked me where they could find sunflower fields near Wichita or around the state. In the past, that wasn’t an easy question to answer since only a few were planted specifically to be enjoyed by […]

Indoor Play Places and Activities for Kids in Wichita

Indoor Play Places in Wichita

If you are looking for things to do indoors in Wichita, we got you covered. If it’s too cold or too hot out, sometimes you just need to get out of the house.  Are you tired of being cooped up inside? Check out all the fun things you can do indoors in Wichita! From bowling […]

Farmers Markets in Wichita 2023

Farmers Markets Wichita

Farmer’s Markets in Wichita and surrounding communities with locally grown fresh food, plants, honey, handmade items, and more. Some markets offer kids activities and live entertainment; all offer an excellent opportunity to meet your neighbors, learn more about local produce, and share in the fun of discovering things produced right here in our own state […]

Splash Parks in and around Wichita

Splash Pads In and Around Wichita

Wichita’s newest trending attraction during the summer months is splash parks (aka water playgrounds, splash pads, or play fountains). They are cost-effective and require less maintenance. Therefore, several have popped up in the past few years, funded by the city. In fact, a few run-down city pools in the area have now been replaced with splash […]

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 […]

Citywide garage sales near Wichita: 2023

Citywide Garage Sales near Wichita Kansas

Citywide Garage Sales Here’s our list of 2023 Wichita-area neighborhood and citywide garage sales, which we’ll be updating on a weekly basis. If you haven’t yet, subscribe to Wichita on the Cheap by email so you get the notification when each month’s new sales are added. Garage sale shopping tips: Bring a friend Bring cash, […]

Wichita Summer Movies Events & Discounts: $2 Movies & More

Summer Movie Events and Deals

Take a break from the heat by taking in a movie. Below is a round-up of the most budget-friendly summer movies in or near Wichita. If you’re looking for inexpensive movie options year-round in Wichita, click here. Have I missed any? Please share it in the comments section below! Keep scrolling to see a list […]

Mothers Day Weekend in Wichita: Events and Deals

Mother Day Weekend Wichita

Mother’s Day in Wichita will be fun if the weather plays nice! This year Mothers Day is on Sunday, May 14, 2023.  We’re compiling a list of things to do for Mother’s Day near Wichita, including free admission, things to do and restaurant specials.  If we learned anything last few years, it’s that you don’t need […]

Free Community Paper Shred Days in and around Wichita, KS

Paper Shred Days Wichita

You know you’re not supposed to just throw confidential information into the trash, but sometimes the shred pile gets pretty high if you don’t have a paper-chewing monster of a shredder like mine. (We’ve had it for years and yep – it’s every bit as good as they say it is.) If you’ve been putting […]

Wichita area Summer Camps for Kids

Kid Summer Camps Wichita

Are you looking for a summer camp 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 for […]

Wichita Winter Activity Checklist

Wichita Winter Checklist ICT

We all get a little stir-crazy when winter seems to drag on during these cold months. It can get to the point where we all feel like shut-ins and, as a mom of a small child, I get tired of cleaning up all of the glitter and slime that I provided as indoor entertainment. (Note-to-self: […]

Valentine’s Day Wichita events and deals 2023

Valentines Events in Wichita

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Wichita 2023. Valentine’s Day is about being sweet to those you love, and Wichita certainly gives you lots of unique options for celebrating together – some of which are even FREE! There are all kinds of ways to spend the national day of love –and with this wide variety of sweet […]

Super Bowl Sunday Deals and Events in Wichita

Super Bowl Deals and Events Wichita

Whether you’ll be watching the Super Bowl at home or you want to go out somewhere to watch the big game, we’ve found some deals and events for you to enjoy on this upcoming Super Bowl Sunday! The Kansas City Chiefs will be playing the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, February 12th, 2023 at 5:30 pm.  […]

Free Christmas tree disposal, recycling in and around the Wichita area

Christmas tree Disposal

Sedgwick County residents can recycle real Christmas trees for free! When you’re ready to get rid of your Christmas tree, you can take it to one of more than 20 locations to have it turned into mulch. The program is run by Sedgwick County Environmental Resources. While you’re there, you may also pick up free mulch — if […]

New Year’s activities and things to do for NYE in Wichita

New Years

Happy (almost) 2023, Wichita! Come and ring in the new year, ICT style! Our city has loads to offer when it comes to NYE celebrations, events, and just really fun locations to toast to 2023. Below we have listed out events, locations, and even some fun local hot spots we suggest for you. We’ve put the […]

Illuminations at Botanica Mini Holiday Village Display

Botanica mini village

Illuminations at Botanica, the Wichita Garden has been a family favorite for years. When you think of the holiday season you think of the ever-growing event of Illuminations. With over 2 million lights and national recognition by USA Today for Top Light Displays it is considered one of the best holiday shows in the country. […]

Christmas Lights Wichita Kansas 2022

Christmas Lights

Updated for 2018! Find Christmas lights in and near Wichita, KS. This is a current list of Christmas light displays we love. Driving around looking at Christmas lights is not only a fun family tradition, it’s also really inexpensive (even after you factor in the price of gas)!

New Years Easy and Cheap Traditions

New Years Traditions

It is almost the New Year and we have a list of New Years’ fun facts and cheap and easy traditions. It marks the start of a new year. It’s often time for people to come together with friends and family to celebrate. New Years Fun Facts: Eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is […]

New Year Cheer Family ArtVenture at Wichita Art Museum

New Year Cheer Wichita Art Museum

Looking for some family fun for New Years for 2023? Visit the Wichita Art Museum for their Family ArtVenture: New Year’s Cheer on December 31, 2022. This event is FREE!  Join us for a day of family-friendly New Year’s cheer! Finish 2022 with timely artmaking activities, music, hourly countdown celebrations, and more. Make some noise […]

Safari of Lights Holiday Display at Tanganyika

Safari Lights

Tanganyika Wildlife Park presents Safari of Lights. Bring your family or friends together this holiday season to enjoy the drive-thru holiday light display that is synchronized to your favorite holiday tunes. Hot cocoa and popcorn are also available for purchase, so you can make this an evening to remember! What is Safari of Lights? A […]

Wichita Restaurants Open Christmas Day

Restaurants Open Christmas Day

Just in case the dog gets to the turkey, ham, or prime rib before you do – or even if you just want to skip preparing the big holiday meal – it’s good to know you have some alternatives. For whatever reason, if you want to go out on the town to eat on December […]