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Greater Andover Days Fall Festival 2023

Greater Andover Days

The theme for this year’s Greater Andover Days Fall Festival is Celebrating Our Heritage. This is the perfect family-friendly event for all ages, a date night, or to get out of the house. Set aside September 28 – October 1, 2023. Thursday’s activities will be held at The Heritage in Andover, and most of the […]

Final Friday Food Truck Rally at the Wichita Boathouse

Final Friday Food Truck Rally Wichita Boat House

The Wichita Boathouse will be the scene for the Final Friday Food Truck Ralley each month. Admission is FREE for all ages. Manny local artists & small business vendors will be set up at the Wichita Boathouse. There will be a booze truck, yard games, and more!  The monthly event starts at 5 p.m. on the […]

Free Movies at Capitol Federal Amphitheater

Is there anything better than relaxing and watching a movie? Yes! Relaxing and watching a movie outside at the CapFed Amphitheater in Andover for FREE! Bring your lawn chairs and some snacks, kick back, and relax! Free Movies at Capital Federal Amphitheater 2023: Sunday, June 25, 6 p.m., Family Camp Sunday, July 30, 6 p.m., […]

Inexpensive Weekly Bowling Specials in Wichita

Bowling Deals and Specials Wichita

Ready to go bowling in Wichita that won’t break the bank? Everyone’s a winner when it comes to having fun with bowling!  Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, bowling is a fantastic way to bond with friends and family in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Whether you want to round off that perfect […]

Monthly Wichita Flea Market

Wichita Flea Market

The Wichita Flea Market Market is back again for 2023! This year they will be doing a “Tour of Wichita” each show will be at different locations. This is a monthly Flea Market in and around Wichita with typically over 200 local and regional vendors. Perfect for “one-stop” shopping.  Shop locally through booths that include […]

READiculous Book Sale at Wichita Art Museum

Readiculous Book Sale Wichita Art Museum

Enjoy a lovely FREE Saturday at the Wichita Art Museum, browsing a curated selection of gently-used books on subjects from art to zoology. This event is completely FREE!  The book sale is on Saturday, May 5 -7, 2023. Admission is now always FREE to see the permanent collection so when you’re done shopping, you can […]

Twilight Tunes on the Terrace at Botanica

Twilight Tunes on the Terrace Botanica

Formerly known as “Tuesdays on the Terrace” Botanica is opening a new similar concert series: Twilight Tunes on the Terrace 2023.  Relax and unwind this summer at Botanica with their new concert series. Twilight Tunes on the Terrace at Botanica are a summertime treat for grownups. Botanica calls this event a mixing of live music, […]

FREE screening of Academy Award short films

Academy Awards

The Wichita Public Library will once again host free screenings of the Annual Academy Award Nominated Short Films in 2023. Wichita Public Library was one of the first organizations in the nation to provide a way for the communities outside of major cities like New York and LA to see the nominated films. Since 1986 […]

Orpheum Theater Film Series

Orpheum Theater Film Series

Here’s an experience you can’t get anywhere else, and it’s not too expensive. Wichita’s Orpheum Theater shows a classic film on one Thursday night every month in its one-of-a-kind beautifully renovated theater for $8 a ticket.  However, the price is even lower for season pass holders. Season passes are $75 + Fee for the year. […]

Starlite Drive-In Outdoor Movie Theater 2023

Starlite Drive In Movie Theater

The Starlite Drive-In will kick off its 2023 season and will open on February 17, 2023. There is nothing like a drive-in movie. Everyone loves the vintage atmosphere of drive-in movie theaters and you can’t beat the price.  This will be Starlite’s 70th year. The theater got a new owner in 2019, then had to […]

Wichita Snow Glow Event (rescheduled to January 27th)

Snow Glow Wichita

Wichita Park & Recreation is hosting a Snow Glow event at the Mid-America All-Indian Center for 2023. It was scheduled for January 20th but they have moved it to the 27th due to the weather!!  It’s a night sledding event you’ll never forget featuring music, LED light show, food trucks, and snow provided by Snow […]

Live music events in Wichita

Live music events in Wichita, KS

Live Music Events in Wichita, KS The more we learn about Wichita, the more we realize we have so much to uncover! And that is especially true when it comes to free or inexpensive live music events happening all around town. The venues that offer live music are as varied as the artists playing them. […]

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides in Wichita 2022

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Dashing through the snow and oh what fun it is! Every year, we have several places in Wichita that usually offer free horse-drawn carriage rides in Wichita.There is something incredible magical about the experience of an old fashioned carriage ride that will put even the must ‘humbug’ of people into the Christmas spirit!  Look below […]

Wichita First Friday Art Show

First Friday

The First Friday Art Crawl has been an ongoing free event in Wichita for years and years. The Art Crawl allows the public to enjoy art and light refreshments at art galleries, museums, restaurants, and other venues all over Wichita. Other cities also have monthly art crawls, and over the years a tradition has developed […]

FREE: Gathering at the Gazebo with live music in Haysville

Outdoor Games

Haysville Recreation will host a fun night out with food and music at the gazebo in Haysville’s Historic District this fall. Admission to this event is FREE. It would make a great date night or a night out with friends. Bring your blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the free fun. Gathering at the Gazebo […]

$3 zoo admission Twilight Tuesdays

Two teens taking photos at Sedgwick County Zoo

You will want to mark your calendars! On Tuesdays in July, the Sedgwick County Zoo stays open late and gives us a special admission discount. And yes – Cox Twilight Tuesdays at the Zoo are happening in 2022! This year, 2022, CONCERTS ARE BACK for Twilight Tuesdays at the Zoo!  Twilight Tuesdays Zoo Hours During […]

Free fun, live music, and more at Sedgwick County Fair 2022

roasted corn sedgwick county fair cheney ks

Yup, it’s happening. The Sedgwick County Fair organizers announced the dates for 2022. 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 for 2022, and it does look spectacular – activities every […]

FREE: Tunes + Tallgrass at the Wichita Art Museum

Tunes + Tallgrass at the Wichita Art Museum - free summer movie and music event!

The Wichita Art Museum and the Tallgrass Film Association are teaming up again this year for a free night of music, film and fun. This free event will be held outside in the museum’s outdoor amphitheater. Tunes + Tallgrass on the Art Garden Lawn is happening on Friday, July 15. “Doors” open at 6:30 p.m. […]

Phlox: Fire + Dance

This amazing group in Wichita dances with fire

This is a must-see local show – and it’s free! Wichita has a talented group of local performers who put on an amazing show combining dance and movement with fire. The group, called Phlox, will be performing regularly throughout the season – weather permitting – in Old Town Square. Whatever time the show is scheduled […]

Music Theatre Wichita shows

MTWichita's 2022 season

Get ready for the fantastic 2022 summer season of Music Theatre of Wichita shows. The season begins with Jersey Boys!  This year, Capitol Federal Amphitheater in Andover’s Central Park will host the MTWichita performances.  Tickets start at just $25, although VIP tickets are available, which include dinner and drinks from Two Olives. Jersey Boys The […]

Brickyard Old Town events

Wichita Blues Crawl at the Brickyard in Old Town

Brickyard in Old Town is such a fun venue for outdoor concerts and other events. It’s got a cool courtyard vibe, surrounded by brick walls and open to the air above. A colorful mural adorns one side of the space, and trees and a covered pavilion provides some shade for those sunny Kansas days. The […]

Art After Hours: Wichita Art Museum

Calling all cool cats! WAM welcomes everyone to make a jazzy night out of this last-chance-look at the exhibition American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918–1939 before it closes at the end of May. Enjoy Art After Hours on Friday, May 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wichita Art Museum. Spend the […]

Buy ICT Summer Market at Union Station

Buy ICT, Women Empowered Market, and Bringing It Black will host a summer market at the historic Union Station in Wichita this July.  They shared the event information on Facebook:  We’re BACK with another summer celebration of local shopping and fun, downtown on the Union Station Plaza! A partnership with Women Empowered Markets, Bringing it […]

Sunday Funday at CSB

Sunday Funday june 5 popup central standard brewing

Central Standard Brewing is hosting a popup “Sunday Funday” on June 5, 2022. Kick off summer on CSB’s patio.  They’ll have a DJ spinning vinyl records, some vendors, along with handmade taquitos (including a vegan option) and homemade cookies for sale.  $5 sangrias will be available all day and of course you can sip CSB’s […]