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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 […]

Reminder: Derby’s Spring Into Art this Sunday

Spring into art - Derby, KS

The City of Derby will host its annual Spring Into Art celebration on April 24, 2022, in Madison Avenue Central Park. Spring Into Art is free and open to the public! This family-friendly event will feature art for sale, live entertainment, make-and-take art stations, the Kansas Grown Farmers Market, wine tastings, and more. Spring Into […]

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson in Wichita

This year we have even more opportunities in Wichita to participate in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson! Help break a Guinness World Record at city pools and at Rock River Rapids this June. It’s FREE to participate. Related: Where to Swim in Wichita Splash Parks and Water Playgrounds The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is an […]

FREE Kite Festival in Derby

What better way to take advantage of one of Kansas’ natural resources than participating in the FREE kite festival in Derby on a nice May weekend? The 2019 Derby Kite Festival will be held May 18 at High Park in Derby (2801 E. James St.). Since this is an outdoor event, be sure to visit the […]

FREE Meal for Veterans at LaHacienda in Derby

Free meal for veterans at La Hacienda in Derby

La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant in Derby wants to serve those who have served our country. They’re offering a FREE Veterans Day meal for all active-duty military and military veterans who provide proof of service on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The free Veterans Day meal is valid for dine-in only. La Hacienda is located at 1138 […]

Free Disc Golf Clinic Saturday in Derby

The Derby Recreation Commission is holding a free disc golf clinic Saturday, March 24 at the Derby disc golf course. Wichita on the Cheap reader Crystal E. told us about it on Facebook. She says her husband is teaching the clinic. While the clinic is free, registration is required. I talked to Travis from the […]

Derby Summer Fest and Fireworks

The Derby Summer Fest is a free event for the whole family with fun activities, an ice cream social, and a free Movie Under the Stars. What makes it even better is this year the festival will include the City of Derby fireworks show with a performance by the Derby Community Choir. (The fireworks had […]

Free Admission to Rodeo with Military I.D.

Saturday, January 23rd is Military Appreciation Night at Mattox Arena in Derby. Show your military I.D. and get free admission to watch the bull riding and enjoy entertainment provided by Monty “Hawkeye” Henson. The event begins at 7 p.m. Mattox Arena 4418 E. 83rd Street, Derby, KS 316-308-6063 or 316-788-1618 See map and directions