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Cars for Charities Car Show in Wichita has FREE Admission for Kids

The Starbird-Devlin car show – now renamed Cars for Charities Rod & Custom Car Show- will be held this January in Wichita 2023.

Kids 11 and younger get in free!

The annual Wichita car show is a three-day event that was started by Darryl Starbird in 1957.

It features award-winning show cars, hot rods, custom cars, motorcycles, restorations, and more.

The event schedule includes live entertainment and a free kids zone with face-painting, model car make-it/take-it, coloring station, and more.

2023 Show Times: 

  • Friday, January 13th, 2023 open 12pm to 9pm.  Kid’s Zone open 5pm to 8pm
  • Saturday, January 14th, 2023 open 10am to 9pm. Kid’s Zone open 12pm to 8pm.
  • Sunday, January 15th, 2023 open 10am to 5pm.  Kid’s Zone open 12pm to 3pm.
  • Trophies at 4 p.m. Sunday
  • Cars exit immediately after trophies
  • All buildings must be cleared by midnight Sunday

Starbird Car Show Wichita

Photo Courtesy Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show

Car Show Tickets

Adult tickets are $14; tickets for youth ages 12-17 years are $8; children 11 and younger get free admission. You can save $1 on tickets by purchasing them in advance from Quik Trip or other local sponsors. Click HERE to get your tickets 

Ticket proceeds benefit two local Wichita charities: The Arc of Sedgwick County and Starkey.

Car Show Dates and Event Schedule

The show begins at noon on Friday at the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center.

Saturday night is family night, with a variety of family activities and special pricing on food.

The Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Convention Hall, and the general public is welcome to attend. The show closes Sunday at 5 p.m.

The free Kids Zone is located in the Exhibition Hall Balcony with:

  • Inflatables
  • Face painting
  • coloring stations
  • Jewelry making station
  • Ballon animals and clowns
  • Games 

Cars for Charities Car Show
Dates: January 13-15, 2023
Friday, Noon – 9 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Century II Convention Center, 225 W. Douglas in Wichita, KS
Adults $14
Junior (12-17) $8
Kids (11 and younger) FREE
Discounted tickets are available at Quik Trip. Ticket proceeds benefit local Wichita charities.

For more information, visit the Cars for Charities website.


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