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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 […]

Great Plains Renaissance Festival: Spring

Spring Renaissance Festival

The Great Plains Renaissance Festival and Wichita Scottish Festival is happening at Sedgwick County Park in Spring 2024. At the Great Plains RenFest, you’ll find what the organizer’s dub “jests and jousts, fire-breathing daredevils, aerial acrobatics, falconry, bagpipes, singing pirates, The Wichita Highland Games , Black Oak Shillelagh and other fine medieval Celtic music, The […]

Citywide garage sales near Wichita: 2024

Citywide Garage Sales near Wichita, KS

Citywide Garage Sales Near You Here’s our list of 2024 Wichita-area neighborhood and citywide garage sales, which we’ll update weekly. Garage Sales in Wichita are a great way to save money and find great deals. If you go shopping, check out our city-wide garage sales list in Wichita and the surrounding areas. This is a […]

Where to Walk in Wichita

Where to Walk in Wichita Kansas

When the weather is nice, not much is cheaper or more relaxing than taking a walk outside. Thankfully, there are some really great walking trails in Wichita that ensure we never get bored with the scenery. Following is a list of a few that are favorites of my own and those I’ve been told about […]

Great Plains Nature Center: Free Events and Info

Great Plains Nature Center

Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita is always FREE to visit. They provide opportunities for the public to investigate, understand, and develop an appreciation for wildlife. They have weekly  FREE events and no registration is needed! Great for homeschoolers, kiddos who aren’t quite in school yet, or anyone else available in the morning hours.    […]

Splash Parks in and around Wichita

Splash Pads In and Around Wichita

Wichita’s newest trending attraction during the summer months is splash parks (aka water playgrounds, splash pads, or play fountains). They are cost-effective and require less maintenance. Therefore, several have popped up in the past few years, funded by the city. In fact, a few run-down city pools in the area have now been replaced with splash […]

FREE Open Streets ICT event Downtown 2024

Open Streets FREE Downtown

Wichita Parks and Recreation will host another Open Streets ICT – a FREE event in Wichita, KS. Over 100 vendors will be in attendance. Open Streets ICT brings Wichitans of all ages downtown for an active, fun, community-building afternoon on Wichita’s iconic Douglas Avenue. We will be participating this year. Find the Wichita on the Cheap […]

Holiday Bazaars, Christmas Craft Shows and Holiday Markets 2023

Holiday Markets, Craft Shows & Bazaars in Wichita

Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts and handmade items at these upcoming holiday bazaars, Christmas craft shows, artisan markets and other holiday shopping events in and around Wichita. Local artists and crafters have been hard at work throughout the year making awesome, unique items for the craft fairs. Enjoy their handiwork and support your local artists at […]

Wichita Trick or Treat and Fall Fun Events for Halloween 2023

Trunk or Treat Wichita

Trick or Treating and Trunk or Treat near me in Wichita 2023. We have the ultimate list for you if you want Halloween fun.  Leave the tricks at home, you’re in for a treat! Below we have compiled the full list of all of the great places to take your family this October for a […]

Tanganyika Wildlife Park – Pumpkins at the Park

Pumpkins at the Park Tanganyika

Tanganyika Wildlife Park will host Pumpkins at the Park again this year! This spooky good time is for the entire family EVERY Saturday in October from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Get into the Fall spirit with five nights of fun. From toddlers to grandparents and everyone in between, they have something for everyone this […]

You-pick Farms Near Wichita: Apples, Berries, Peaches & More

You Pick Farms Wichita

Every year readers ask me where they can find “you-pick” places in the Wichita area. They’re talking about the orchards and farms where families can go pick fresh produce right off the tree or vine. This is so much fun to do, and it’s a great way to enjoy fresh air and sunshine together as […]

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 […]

Pumpkin Patches in and around Wichita

Pumpkin Patches Wichita

Thank goodness for agricultural tourism in Kansas. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and fun farms are all enjoyed outdoors, so go have some fall fun in 2023! Every year, we see lovely family-owned farms near Wichita that offer pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and other fall fun for families. These are some of the best pumpkin patches […]

Fall Festivals, Craft Fairs & Events Near Wichita

Fall Festivals, Craft Fairs in Wichita

Nothing brings the local community together better than a big party and the upcoming fall festivals and fairs are just the ticket! The cooler weather brings opportunities for countless outdoor family activities and vendor markets. Our community is beaming with excitement to welcome autumn celebrations with open, flannel bearing, arms! Let’s explore together all of […]

ICT Burger Battle in Andover

ICT Burger Battle

The Burger Battle is back in Wichita on Saturday, August 5th, 2023. Local restaurants compete to see who has the best burger in town, and the proceeds benefit KETCH.  The event has grown so much that it will be the Andover Amphitheater. Here’s more info from the event organizers: ICT Burger Battle is Wichita’s hottest […]

Halloween movies in Wichita this Fall

Halloween Movies

Scare yourself silly this month with several classic (and new) horror movie screenings at various theatres around Wichita. Below is a list of Halloween-themed or scary movies and films that are guaranteed to keep you up at night. 2022 Scary Movie Screenings Bradley Fair Outdoor Movie This event is only $5 per child and FREE […]

Haunted Houses and Wichita Halloween Events for Adults

Haunted Houses & Halloween Events for Adults

If you’re a thrill seeker, here are some spooktacular Halloween events and haunted attractions for the older or more scare-proof crowd – not for the little kiddos. This is the best list of events happening near you in Wichita Kansas this Fall!  (See the list of kid-friendly Halloween events here.) The Wichita area has lots […]

Botanica’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

This is a community favorite Halloween event in Wichita for 2022. Botanica will be hosting the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular again this year from October 12 through 15.  There’s even a way you can get in FREE to this  event if you want to volunteer during the event. They have indoor and outdoor options along with helping […]

Smithsonian Magazine FREE Museum Day 2022

Museum of World Treasures Dinosaurs

Free Museum Day will be back in Wichita again this year, compliments of Smithsonian magazine.  Free Museum Day is planned for this September! We have this list of Museums in Wichita, Kansas listed below.  Whether you’re at home or traveling, you can enjoy FREE admission to hundreds of museums and cultural institutions across the U.S., […]

Ballet of Wichita Free Performances in the Park

Wichita Ballet in the Park dancers - free family event

One of my favorite free events in Wichita every  year is back for Fall 2022. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the FREE Wichita Ballet in the Park again this year! The Wichita Ballet will perform a Tom Sawyer at various parks in and around Wichita. Ballet in the Park has been delighting audiences […]

Free gate admission with concert ticket purchase for Kansas State Fair

Kansas State Fair Concerts

Unlike last year’s Kansas State Fair promotional deal, now you can purchase a Grandstand concert ticket at ANY TIME and still get free gate admission on the day of the concert!  The 2022 Kansas State Fair is September 9-18th. Grandstand concerts this year include:  Parker McCollum with Priscilla Block – Saturday, Sept. 10th at 7:30 […]

Cabela’s FREE Trick or Treat Event

Trick-or-treating at Cabela's

Sportsmen, sportswomen, and sportsmonsters are all invited to trick or treat at Cabela’s Wichita during October. Dressing up in costumes is encouraged! The kiddos will get to collect candy and other take-home treats from trick-or-treat stations set up in each department.  We confirmed with Cabela’s in Wichita they are offering FREE trick-or-treating in the store […]

Hay, Hooves and Halloween at Old Cowtown

Bring the kids to Old Cowtown Museum on October 23 or 24, 2021 for Hay, Hooves and Halloween! They’ll get to enjoy a kid-friendly Halloween in a fun and safe environment, and you’ll get discounted admission of just $5 for all ages! Cowtown members and children 4 and younger will get in FREE. Family-friendly spooky […]

Krispy Skreme doughnut deals

2021 Halloween themed doughnuts Krispy Kreme

Grab your little goblins and ghouls in costume to scare up a free doughnut at Krispy sKreme on Halloween, Oct. 31. And you can get a deal on a dozen every Saturday between now and then! You read that right. Until October 31, the delish doughnut shop is calling itself Krispy Skreme. It even has […]

Haysville Fall Festival 2021

Haysville Fall Festival

The Haysville Fall Festival, which offers a fun assortment of events, entertainment and activities for everyone in the family, is on for 2021. Many activities are free, and some require a small fee. The festival is scheduled for October 15-17 this year. The theme this year is a theatrical Mask On, Mask Off. Festivities usually […]