Wichita on the Cheap

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FREE Spring gardening workshops

seedlings sprouting ready for spring

UPDATE: The Gardening Series will be offered in person or in a virtual format. Participants will receive a meeting invitation before the program. For more information, visit wichitalibrary.org/gardening. [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] Need a little help greening up your thumb? The Sedgwick County Extension and the Wichita Public Library have paired up to offer a series […]

Free Candy and Photos at Lowe’s Trick-or-Treat Tryouts

Lowe’s wants to give Halloween lovers an extra chance to dress up in costumes and get candy this Halloween. Families can visit Lowes.com/TrickorTreat to reserve a spot for Lowe’s Halloween experience at their local store, where they can show off their costumes and collect candy for FREE.  [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] Pre-registration is required. The Halloween […]

County Fair at Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita

County Fair at Cowtown Pie Eating Contest

Experience the sights and sounds of an old 1870s county fair at Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Although this year’s County Fair will look different (masks are required indoors, and also outdoors in situations where you can’t socially distance), it will still be a great time to experience life in […]

Best Hikes and Scenic Drives for Fall Color in Kansas

wagon at sunset in sedgwick county park

Best Hikes and Scenic Drives for Fall Color in Kansas I’m falling in love with all of the free and cheap things to do this fall in Wichita. From our pumpkin patches to our scary movies at the drive-in, there’s so much fall fun to be had. There’s so much going on, but don’t forget […]

BOOtanica 2021

bootanica activities crafts

Bootanica, Botanica’s fun family-friendly fall festival, will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021! During BOOtanica the entire 20 acres of gardens will be transformed with fall activities for children of all ages. It’s an opportunity for kids to give their costumes a test drive, make some crafts, play, and enjoy Botanica in the fall. (Costumes […]

Kechi Kite Festival and open house

Kite purchased from Wings of the Wind Toys and Kites in Wichita, KS

The Kechi Kite Festival and Open House is on for 2021! For several years now the city of Kechi, KS, has planned a day filled with fun on the third Saturday in September. It’s a Kite Festival, fall festival, outdoor antique market, arts fair, and small-business open house day all rolled into one. This year […]

Bel Aire Fall Festival 2021

Bel Aire is hosting its annual fall festival this year.  The fall fun day begins at 11 a.m., October 16, at the Bel Aire Recreation Center, 5251 East 48th St. North in Bel Aire, Kansas, with fun and activities for all ages. Costumes are welcomed! They’ll have a car show, music, vendor fair, family fun, […]

FREE Admission to Kansas State Parks

horseback riding gypsum hills in ks

The first weekend in May is Let’s Camp America! – an initiative to promote camping for first-time campers and outdoor enthusiasts. To celebrate, ALL Kansas State Parks are offering FREE park entrance on May 1, 2021. That’s a great deal! Kansas has 29 State Parks to choose from, including the newest state park, Little Jerusalem […]

Live Music: Playing in the Park

This outdoor live music event is music to our ears. Enjoy the Wichita Symphony Orchestra live in Naftzger Park for several performances this season.   On Wednesday, October 28, Thursday, November 5, and Friday, November 6 musicians from the Wichita Symphony will be playing music at Naftzger park! Venture to this recently renovated park to hear […]

Drive-Boo Trick-or-Treat at OJ Watson Park

If you are looking for the annual family-friendly Halloween event at Watson park, you’ve found it! Thanks to events like Drive-Boo at OJ Watson Park Halloween 2020 is not canceled. It’s one of many 2020 Wichita trick-or-treat events that are happening because organizations have found a way to keep the tradition alive. At the Watson […]

Krispy Kreme’s ‘Sweet-or-Treat’ Saturdays offers dozen doughnuts for $1

Can you make Halloween any sweeter? Well, Krispy Kreme is doing just that with its latest holiday offers. First, Krispy Kreme is introducing a new batch of monster doughnuts — available starting Oct. 5. The chain’s Scary Sweet Monster Doughnuts are a sweet take on three classic Halloween monsters, including: Frank Monster Doughnut — A doughnut filled […]

Apple Jam- 10 Year Anniversary of Meadowlark Farm

Saturday, September 19, from 3 pm to 8 pm enjoy a fun evening at Meadowlark Farm. Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Meadowlark Farm Orchard & Cidery with the acoustic rock and country music performed by Rock n’ Rick.   It is just $2 per person for ages 13 and older.   Enjoy some Hard Cider, […]

Wichita Blues Crawl

Fall Blues Crawl 2019 Wichita, KS flyer with schedule

Get ready for the 2019 Fall Blues Crawl in Wichita, happening Sunday evening, September 29. The annual event is one you won’t want to miss.  A $10 wristband gets you into all the venues plus the After Party. The Wichita Blues Crawl is really a good time with some great music. You won’t want to […]

Free community block parties around Wichita

Neighbors having fun at a community block party

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 […]

Delano Fall Fair

wichita's delano fall fair

Wichita’s Delano neighborhood will be holding a Fall Fair October 6-8, 2017 and everyone is invited. The Delano Fall Fair will be a family event where you can step back in time and stroll down the streets of Delano amidst cowboys and saloon girls, see a Western parade and other entertainment, participate in activities, and […]