Wichita on the Cheap

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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 […]

Exploration Place Parkrun

Wichita’s Parkrun is a vibrant event for outdoor enthusiasts and a fantastic free activity for our community. Held every Saturday at Exploration Place, Parkrun welcomes both runners and walkers for an organized and enjoyable experience. If you’re looking for a free, active weekend activity in Wichita, this is for you! Joining a group for a […]

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 […]

Splash Parks in and around Wichita

Splash Pads In and Around Wichita

Splash pads in Wichita are a big attraction during the summer months. These splash parks (aka water playgrounds, splash pads, or play fountains) are a great way to enjoy summer for free. They are cost-effective and require less maintenance. Therefore, several have popped up in the past few years, funded by the city. In fact, […]

FREE Summer Gym Membership: Planet Fitness Teen Summer Challenge

Planet Fitness has a great summer program where teens can get a free gym membership. Starting June 1st, 2024, teens ages 14-19 can work out FREE all summer at participating Planet Fitness locations in Wichita and around the country. This great FREE opportunity can boost physical and mental health. Last year, 3.5 million High School […]

Free admission to the Sunflower Balloon Festival in Anthony, Kansas

Sunflower Balloonfest Anthony KS

The annual Sunflower Balloon Festival in Anthony, Kansas, is happening this May. Admission is FREE, and they have fun activities planned for everyone. The Balloon Festival is a three-day event, May 17 – 19, 2024, and always includes tons of fun activities, like hot air balloon rides, a parade, helicopter rides, a kite festival, car […]

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 […]

O.J. Watson Park Wichita

OJ Watson Park is such a fantastic place for families, and it’s even fun for teens or anyone who wants to get outside and enjoy some outdoor activities. This is the Wichita park that has the yellow brick road! The opening weekend should be pretty fun. And it kicks off spring break week for Wichita […]

FREE: Smoke on the Plains, Derby BBQ & Music Fest

Smoke on the Plains BBQ & Music Fest

The annual Derby BBQ Festival in Derby’s High Park will be fun! It’s this weekend, June 7 & 8, 2024! This is an annual family-friendly event with live music, food, and kid’s activities. Admission is FREE. There are an average of about 50 professional BBQ teams from the Midwest. A full slate of activities will […]

Open Streets ICT NoMar 2024

Open Streets NoMar 2024

Open Streets event in Wichita is a family favorite of ours. The City of Wichita has planned a fun and FREE community called Open Streets ICT NoMoar for Sunday afternoon, May 5, 2024, in the North Market neighborhood. This event is a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and its FREE to attend. This […]

The BEST Places to Fly Kites in Wichita

There’s nothing quite like the tug of a kite catching a breeze and pulling up into the sky. Kite flying is a fun and cheap thing to do in Wichita and anyone can do it when you have a little knowledge, a little wind, and a great place to fly your kite! To help you […]

Learn to Swim Scholarships in Wichita

We just learned about this excellent scholarship offered by Wichita Park & Recreation to help you receive affordable swimming lessons in Wichita. Learning how to float, tread water, and swim can save lives. Plus, swimming is an excellent form of exercise, and once you learn to swim, you can enjoy swimming in pools, lakes, rivers, and more. Whether […]

FREE Event: Come Fly a Kite!

Come fly a kite free event in Wichita's Chapin Park

A kite-flying event is planned at Chapin Park for Saturday, May 4, 2024. “Come Fly a Kite” is FREE and fun for all ages! The Wichita Parks and Recreation Department and Wings of the Wind Kites team up to promote the joy of flying kites. At the event, kits of all sizes and shapes fill […]

Free Dance Fitness at Naftzger Park

Wichita Park and Recreation is holding FREE dance fitness classes at the Evergy Pavilion in Naftzger Park. The free classes are open to everyone ages 8 and up. (Those 18 and younger will need an adult accompanying them.) Here’s a description of the upcoming SHiNE Dance Fitness classes: “Enjoy this unique workout rooted in traditional […]

Wichita Riverfest Guide: May 31- June 8, 2024

Wichita Riverfest 2024

Wichita River Fest is the biggest festival in the Wichita community. This massive event is the region’s largest, longest-running, and most anticipated festival. The Wichita Riverfest is an annual festival held in Wichita, Kansas, celebrating the city’s vibrant culture and community. When is Riverfest 2024? It will start May 31 – June 8, 2024.  There’s […]

Free fun, live music, and more at Sedgwick County Fair

roasted corn sedgwick county fair cheney ks

Yup, it’s happening. The Sedgwick County Fair organizers announced we’re having a fair this year. And every night they’ll have free live music on their open air stage, too! Admission to the county fair is FREE. (Yes, free!) We’re so ready for the “spectacular return” they promised, and it does look spectacular – activities every […]

Self-Service Kayak Rentals in Wichita

Self-Service Kayak Rentals Wichita

Wichita Park & Recreation now offers self-service kayak equipment rental stations in three locations in Wichita. Users scan a QR code on the cage to reserve and pay for a kayak rental for a specific amount of time at the location. All users must be 18 or older and are only available during park hours. […]

Kansas Road Trip: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Visitors Center at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Here’s a free family getaway you’ll be remembering long after its done. If you live in Wichita or nearby, you have an easy drive to see and experience something rare and unique. This is also a really fun and educational day trip! At the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas, you can see what the […]

Open Street ICT at WSU and Shocker Neighborhood 2024

Open Streets ICT WSU

Open Streets ICT is returning to WSU and the Shocker neighborhood this Spring. Open Streets ICT will host another FREE community-building event that will take place alone on 17th street—South of Wichita State University.  17th Street, just south of Wichita State University, will be bursting with lively activity. A day brimming with physical enjoyment, delectable food […]

Pricing at Chicken N Pickle: $10 for Outdoor Court

$10 Outdoor Courts at CNP

Take advantage of the new Chicken N Pickle outdoor court pricing! Save big by renting an outdoor pickleball court for just $10, Monday – Friday, from 8 am – 5 pm. and late night from 9 pm until close. Discover why pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the US! Chicken N Pickle has so many […]

Pickleball Open Play at Wichita Parks for $3

Pickleball Open Play $3

The enthusiasm for pickleball is on the rise in Wichita, and here’s an affordable way to join in on the fun. Wichita Parks and Recreation is organizing open play sessions for pickleball players of all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced player, you’re welcome to join in and engage with fellow pickleball […]

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 […]

Table Tennis FREE Pro Event at Chicken N Pickle

Table Top Tennis at CNP

Join Chicken N Pickle for a free event hosted by Major League Table Tennis on April 4th, from 6 to 8 pm. This informal occasion will allow you to challenge some of the nation’s top players. These professional players will stop by the Wichita Chicken N Pickle on April 4th before their tournament at Koch […]

March Madness in Wichita

March Madness Where to Watch the Games

Are you ready for March Madness in Wichita? The tournament starts on March 19th, 2024. Sixty-four teams battle it out for the National Championship title. This tournament is a single elimination, so every game is a big game. Overall, March Madness is a celebration of college basketball that captivates sports fans nationwide with its drama, […]