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Free community block parties around Wichita

This is the season for neighborhood and community block parties in the Wichita area. We’ve found several events around town that are free and open to neighbors and friends.

Some of these have a back-to-school theme, while others simply celebrate the end of summer or beginning of fall.

Browse our list and find an event near you for family-friendly neighborhood fun!

August 1

West Heights UMC Party in the Park at 746 N. Caddy in Westlink Park. Family fun, food, petting zoo, music, and games from 5-8 p.m. Nice folks!

August 2

8th Annual Community Block Party at East Heights UMC and WAY FM Wichita. Food, games, and prizes for all ages from 6-8 p.m. Friday night. 4407 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67218 more info

National Night Out Block Party at Pathway Church. Hot air balloon and more fun; fundraiser for the Wichita Police Foundation from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 2001 N. Maize Rd., Wichita, KS 67212 more info

August 6

National Night Out for Haysville The Haysville Police Department will host National Night Out event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on August 6, 2019. This event for the Haysville community will include free hot dogs and fruit, an officer dunk tank, free admission to the Haysville Pool, Kohl’s Safety Town, and police demonstrations. 523 Sarah Ln. in Haysville. more info

August 10

Back to School Bash sponsored by The Movement Church. Bounce house, cotton candy, Sno Cones, popcorn, hot dogs, chips, and lots of fun games plus FREE school supplies for young people on August 10, 2019 at 200 S. St. Clair, Wichita, KS 67213 more info 

August 11

4th Annual Back2School Block Party from ICT Launchpad. Free backpacks, school supplies, dental screenings, haircuts (for the first 50 kids) face-painting, fire truck, dancing, community resources and more to help youth and families get started off on the right foot. 1156 N. Oliver Ave., Wichita, Kansas 67208 more info

Over 800 backpacks filled with school supplies were given out last year. Volunteer, donate, or become a vendor here.

September 7

2019 Block Party at The Center. Free food, bounce houses, games for all ages, and more on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 3-7 p.m. 1914 E. 11th St. N, Wichita, KS 67214 Pre-register here to participate.

October 5

Community Block Party at Asbury Church FREE community event for all ages with games, entertainment, inflatables, live music, food, animals, and more. 2801 W. 15th St. N, Wichita, KS 67203 more info

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